Volunteers Needed

Calling Volunteers

You can get involved as a UWN Volunteer to work as member of a team involved with UWNAID.

When you join UWN as Volunteer, you become an active part of a special department which was created to do powerful work in the community. The department is called UWNAID.

What does UWNAID do?

  • It is a special division of the UWN which provides "AID" through various means to people and communities.
  • Projects can also include from raising awareness of the UWN, to getting involved in community issues.

What does the Volunteer Team do?

  • The Volunteer Team is a group of 3 to 7 people.
  • The Team is dedicated to raising awareness and get support for the UWNAID programme and becomes active in the various projects as they are mobilized.
  • One of the most important functions of the Team is to get contributions for UWNAID.

What is the time commitment required?

  • You can join the team for a period of between 1 month, up to 3 months.
  • A Volunteer can choose to join one of two teams:
    • Week Day Team ... Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm
    • Saturday Team ... Saturdays, 10am to 4pm

What is the cost?

  • There is no cost to the Volunteer to get involved, other than that a Volunteer has to register as a UWN Member - the annual fee is R995.


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Please complete the form below if you are interested to find out more about joining the UWN Volunteer Programme. We will be in contact within 1 to 3 business days after we have received your submission.


What does a volunteer do?

  • A Volunteer is a person who is proactively involved in one or more of the activities and projects of the UWNAID as part of a Team (described above).
  • A volunteer is usually assigned with a specific set of duties and responsibilities within one or more of the Team functions.
  • Each volunteer application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any application without having to give reasons for such a decision.

What are the required skills, qualifications and experience that a volunteer needs to have?

  • The Volunteer Team activities and projects are versatile and we have opportunities for highly qualified and experienced individuals, school leavers, and almost any person in between.
  • If you are accepted as a volunteer, you will be engaged in a capacity where you will be able to function successfully within a Team.

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

  • Complete the contact form and we will be in touch to assess whether you would be a fit to join the team.

Where do volunteers work from?

  • Volunteers work from the Johannesburg office (in Modderfontein close to Edenvale) at this stage.
  • Note that volunteers cover all their own travel, transport, accommodation, food and other costs of a personal nature.

Does a volunteer get paid?

  • Volunteers receive rewards for successfully completed tasks and projects.
  • A reward is called UWNSterling. These rewards can be spent in the UWN Market. At present the UWN Market is in a first phase of evolution and will initially be spent on UWNAID projects.