Volunteer At AIDS HOPE


We always need volunteers that are passionate in caring for the vulnerable and we will be excited to have you join the team and serve with us! More details can be found in the FAQ section. Or you can contact us for more info

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What do volunteers do?

We expect volunteers to be flexible, open and teachable. Each volunteer is involved in all our ministries and is required to assist in different tasks that make the ministry run smoothly. You will be involved in picking up food at the store, teaching a bible story to children, building relationships to people addicted to drugs and help keep the centre clean, just to name a few.

You can find more information about the ministries in our ministries section and HERE you can find how your weekly schedule could look like.

How long can I volunteer?

We accept short term volunteers from three months up to 1 year. We encourage volunteers though to join for long term. (1 year and longer). In any case, please contact us and we can find out what will suit you and us best.

Can anyone apply to be a volunteer?

You should only apply if you have a good knowledge and understanding of the English language.

If you are considering joining us for more than 1 year you are required to do parts of the Missions Discipleship training with our partner organization Operation Mobilization (OM). More information about the MDT you will find HERE.

Please contact us so we can put you in contact with the OM office in your country.

Will I need a visa for my stay?

For most countries you will not need a visa if your stay doesn’t exceed 90 days. For any longer period, you are required to apply for a visa. We will assist you in the application process though.

Will I get paid for my work?

AIDS Hope is a volunteer organization and we do not have salaried positions. You are required to raise your own support for the duration of your stay. Please contact us for the detailed budget.

Where do volunteers live?

Our centre is situated in the beautiful township of Mamelodi and while we run our ministries from there, the centre is also called home to most of our volunteers.

The Meetse a Bophelo Centre has many rooms, though the rooms are small they allow a bit of seclusion for those who need to get away after a long day of work. You will have access to a large common room and kitchen for relaxing and preparing food.

I have heard that AIDS Hope is a Christian organization. What does that mean
for me?

AIDS Hope is a NPO based on Christian values and ethics from the Bible. Our vision is to reproduce those values in the people we serve and see many more Jesus followers in our community. We expect your lifestyle to be aligned with those values and ethics and for you to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I have heard there is a high rate of crime in South Africa. Is that true?

South Africa is known as being a country with an above average amount of crime. The centre where we are staying is equipped with a security system in order to protect staff and their belongings. While crime is a reality, it is not often that we have been personally affected by it. However, you must be aware of this reality when bringing valuables with you.