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All good people of South Africa are welcome to volunteer with OLIVE LEAF Foundation in honor of 18 July, Mandela Day.

For more information about the Mandela Day initiative across the world visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation website.

On our volunteering notice board, the following sites have posted special requests:

Alexandra team

For Alex Site we would appreciate if volunteers and companies can organise an outing for our children and grannies to the zoo or a fun place.

Our communities identified the following as needed gifts:

• Educational Materials – Uniforms, reading  books, educational games and toys

• Clothes and Blankets

• Food parcels

• Financial support for kids club meals

Contact Person:

Alexandra Site Manager

Sophy Phalatse

072 092 6399


Port Elizabeth team

The following volunteering opportunities are available with our Port Elizabeth team:

• Packing donations received for the Children and the orphaned children and their caregivers in Port Elizabeth area.

• Taking orphaned children on an outing to Homeleigh Farm on Tuesday 20th July together with their caregivers

• Holding special KidZ Club meetings at the schools in Zwide on Friday 23rd July 

• Packing and Distribution of Groceries for orphaned families in Walmer Township. 

If you cannot give time at our planned activities , you can utilise your 67 minutes by asking friends,  work colleagues and family for items that are needed by the children in Walmer Township. This is an ongoing project and items are needed throughout the year. Or working and want to help ?? Hold an OLIVE LEAF tea at your home with friends and family and each guest pays an entrance fee and/or brings groceries towards feeding one family for a month. An OLIVE LEAF Foundation staff member will attend your tea and keep you up to date on “your” family’s progress. Any donations of goods and time will be welcomed. 

Our communities identified the following as needed gifts:

• Toys and books for children under the age of 10

• Items for food parcels for our Grannies and Support Group Members

• Blankets

• Clothing for any size – children and adults

Contact Person

Port Elizabeth Site Manager 

Terry Hattingh

084 593 0367


Durban team

Our care and support programme for people living with HIV and AIDS will conduct home visits in Chesterville.

Please contact Buyiswa Malunga 0836995930 to participate.

Our Orphan and Vulnerable Children programme will conduct Community Kidz Club  and distribution of food parcels in Cato Manor.

Please contact Thabani Kalala 0845300632 to participate.

Our Abalingani Gender Programme will conduct Health Discussions in Lamontville Clinic.

Please contact Thabani Kalala 0845300632 to participate. 

Contact details

Durban site manager:

Rooks Moodley

073 909 4711

For more information about the Mandela Day initiative across the world visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation website


For Mandela Day volunteers, please contact site managers directly.


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