Volunteering at the Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust is an opportunity to help out in a dynamic community and to immerse in a new culture. Volunteers from Stellenbosch join at the Trust Centre.

Work Placements

Volunteer placement depends on the personal interests and skills of the volunteer.

For example:

Vision AfriKa Primary School

You can work at the crèche or pre-school programme or in the school as a classroom assistant supporting the teacher. Volunteers may also suggest an activity or a skill they can offer the project. Examples would be painting with the children or presenting dance classes. Your support would include helping the children with their homework, but also encouraging children individually and giving them learning support. Once a week there is an activity club offering various sport, arts and music activities.


SEED is for volunteers who can help the new entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. If you are entrepreneurial and can help with business plans, this is a good experience.

InZink amphitheatre

In the InZink amphitheatre, volunteers can help with activities such as music, performance theatre, poetry performances, film screenings and so forth. There are programmes for young and old.

Application Procedure

Download the Volunteer Application Form and send the completed version with a copy of your CV to brian@schliemann.co.za or sarita@visionafrika.com. A selection committee will consider all applications.

There is a Tips & FAQs section on volunteering, but please feel free to contact us for more information.


During your stay you can either live in the town of Stellenbosch itself or in Khayamandi. You could also start by living in Khayamandi for three months and then decide where you want to live. Living in Khayamandi will give you the opportunity to see the community and it is also convenient to live directly next to your working place.