African Sunrise - Who Are We

An Introduction to the African Sunrise Team

African Sunrise is an all-female company based in Observatory, Cape Town. We place interns, volunteers, field studies groups and Bachelor Thesis students at projects that match specific criteria and requirements of each person. African Sunrise's main goal is to provide you with a life-changing experience where you will make a real difference in the lives of some of Cape Town's most vulnerable people.

African Sunrise works on the premise that a successful volunteering, internship or field studies experience can only happen when a person is matched with the right organisation and project initiative for their needs. We won't place anyone at an unsuitable project, and we liaise with every prospective volunteer, student or intern thoroughly before a final decision is made. If it doesn't add value to everyone involved, then it's not part of who we are as a company.

The African Sunrise team's approach differs from other volunteering companies. We all spend a lot of time with the organisations we work, offering assistance wherever we can. That's because we all have backgrounds in the NPO sector or have spent time volunteering. We understand how difficult it can be to set up and run an organisation. We attend every event and get as involved as much as possible.

African Sunrise is part of this positive move towards an equal society, not just in Cape Town, but all over South Africa. Genuine change can only happen when the participants speak and live their truth. Our truth is simple - we can only create meaningful experiences by being involved in the process 100%.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
Trading in the Summer House in Denmark for

It's hard to believe that we're now entering the second quarter of 2019 already and summer is nearly here. And we've been informed by our Swedish friends that everyone in Denmark and the other Nordic countries are thinking and planning all things summer. Due to our connections with Scandinavia via Sweden we've read up a lot...

2 months 1 week ago
Volunteers from Finland – Do Something Different

From what we understand about Finland, summertime is a big deal. A season with days of endless sunshine and plenty of festivals, food, drink and good times that stretch throughout June, July and some of August. To be honest, a Finnish summer sounds so tempting we might even come across to join you someday! However, this summer...

3 months 3 days ago
Why Not Swap Fellesferie in Norway for

Even though we're at the beginning of 2019, you might already be thinking about what your plans are for this summer. You might be planning on renting a summer home in Oslofjord or in Sweden or Denmark with family or friends to relax and unwind. However, like many of our Swedish friends, you can choose something entirely...

3 months 3 weeks ago
Voluntourism vs Volunteering, Part Two: The

Every African Sunrise blog begins with us giving a little statement about who we are and what our purpose is. We do this because it's essential for us to portray ourselves and our company honestly and transparently. Not only that, we want potential volunteers, interns and students to get to know us more. ...

4 months 3 weeks ago
Looking Back at 2018: An African Sunrise Year

Wow – all I can say to start of this blog is that it has been another fantastic year for the African Sunrise team. True, there have been challenges and obstacles to work through, but essentially, the network of NPOs and organisations we work with in Cape Town in stronger than ever.


5 months 1 week ago
A Short Guide to What's Included in Every

A Short Guide to What's Included in Every Internship, Volunteer and Field Studies Package


The African Sunrise team works hard to make sure anyone who is planning on visiting SA to intern, volunteer or...