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 week 6 days ago
Save South African Tourism Campaign – African

The COVID-19 virus is affecting everyone, and as many of our followers know, African Sunrise is now unable to operate. The Coronavirus lockdown has decimated the volunteering and tourism industry in South Africa.

Businesses of all sizes are struggling to cope, with...

1 month 2 days ago
The Positive Impact of Volunteering, Both During

The Positive Impact of Volunteering, Both During a Crisis and Afterwards

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has made an enormous impact on all our lives. Whether it's falling ill, self-isolating, losing a job or...

2 months 1 week ago
Coronavirus Update – Its Impact on Volunteering

As most of you will be aware, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 is now present in most parts of the world and it’s something we all need to take seriously. Everyone can do their part to help reduce the number of people who become infected, as well as conscientiously sharing fact-based information online....

3 months 1 week ago
Volunteer Recruiters Wanted – Make Some Money

The African Sunrise team is looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces in 2020, and we're hoping to bring over as many people as possible by adding some freelancers to our team.

African Sunrise is now looking...

4 months 2 weeks ago
The Issues with the #HelpingNotHelping Campaign

Over the last five years, there has been a slew of blogs and newspaper articles that have been published in opposition to volunteering. While the content differs and the approach or framing of their argument varies, most portray volunteering in a negative light. And in most cases, there's little effort to form a discursive...

7 months 3 weeks ago
Five Reasons to Complete Your Bachelor Thesis in

African Sunrise has been placing volunteers, interns and field study students at some amazing projects in Cape Town for over three years. We started off by arranging social work and healthcare students' programmes which has grown into multiple fields of interest. In addition to our core programmes, we also cater to bachelor...