Earn Community Service Hours
Stationery Ice Cream Tub
Collect secondhand stationery and confirm that everything is working in good condition. Check that all markers have caps, and sharpen all pencils and crayons. One ice cream tub = 1 community service hour
Shop for a Family
Donate 2.5kg maize, two tins of meat, 3 tins of baked beans or vegetables, a treat (chocolate, fizzers, etc) and an encouraing note to a family in need. Deliver to our offices to earn 1 community service hour.
Pack a Toiletry Bag
Pack the following items in a nice bag: deodorant, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, soap and a treat.
Each pack earns 1 hour of community service.
Build a Road
Construct a road for toy cars that can be used at one of our partner preschools and earn 3 hours of community service. This project requires minimal construction skills.
Download the instructions here: Make a Toy Car Road
Social Media Influencer
Spend 1 hour researching Africa Food for Thought and creating a post that encourages your friends and family to get involved with one of our campaigns.
(posts must be factually correct and contain a link to our website or Facebook page).
Virtual Job Shadowing
Virtual Job Shadowing
Our children are often unaware of the many career paths that are open to them. Record a video on your cell phone showing a typical “day in the life” of your job, and explaining what it is that you do. Please share with us how you got into the job in the first place. Edit your video so that it is between 5 and 10 minutes and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for examples.
Sew a Mask
Sew a Mask
All of us know that our facemasks are here to stay. But they don’t always last as long as we’d like. Make a mask for an adult or child. Masks for children are our greatest need. Masks with adjustable straps are particularly helpful for the many different sizes of heads that we are looking after! You can use this link, or your own pattern. Once you have a stack, drop them off.
Collect devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones from your home or your friends and re-set them to their factory settings. The students in our bursary programme, as well as the teachers in our creches, need access to the internet in a world that is more digital than ever. Unlock the key to their future by donating a device, in a condition they can use!
Seasonal Volunteering Opportunities
January & July
Donate new or gently used school stationery or help us pack the donations into pencil cases or bundles. We run this drive twice a year to help our students have all they need to thrive at school.
Get involved by donating Easter eggs, colouring Easter stickers, or joining us for a distribution day at one of our community preschools.
Socks, Bras and Underwear
Donate new underwear, and new or very gently used socks and bras for the people in our programme. Run a donation campaign in your social circle, or join us for a day of sorting at the offices.
You can knit year-round for this volunteering opportunity. We need beanies, scarves and blankets in all sizes to keep our beneficiaries toasty. We also have a cute poncho pattern available on request. Drop off your knitted or purchased items in June.
Upgrade a Creche
Get your company’s CSI department involved and partner with AFFT to upgrade a creche in our programme. Trusted providers will do the renovations and you can join us to add the finishing touches. This is a fun and very rewarding team building activity.
More than a Jar of Cookies
Bake cookies (6 dozen of your favourites) and deliver them to our offices in November. Join us for a packing day, or buy a bunch of jars for your family and friends this holiday season. Tried and tested recipes available on request.
Monthly Volunteering Opportunities
Being a team leader is a commitment of one day each month spent delivering food to families in need. Each team leader completes a trial period of 3 months before making a minimum one year commitment and being assigned ‘their own families’. Current trial opportunities are available weekday mornings.
Pack Hygiene Bags
Spend 1 to 2 hours each month helping us pack cleaning products for our families. The products are donated by our partners at Dynachem – we just need your hands to pack them out of their boxes and into individual family bags. Packing is available between the 15th and 19th each month – confirm the dates with the office.
Spend 2 to 4 hours each month helping us sort our clothing and homewares donations into packets for each of our families. Skills needed include a good eye for stains, and attention to detail. We want to make sure that our families receive only clothing in good condition, and that the right sizes end up in each family’s box!