Become a Volunteer
Heartlands offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, we utilize the passion and dedication of our volunteers to help make a difference in the lives of little babies and children. In addition to working with the children volunteering assistance is also needed on such programmes as maintenance, cooking, reception, administration, transport, book shop and charity shop, fundraising etc.
We are also able to facilitate international volunteers – arrangements are done via external volunteer agencies.
If you are interested in becoming a local volunteer you are welcome to attend one of our information sessions. The date of the next session will be announced on this website and on Heartlands Facebook page.
You do not need specific qualifications or expertise to apply. To volunteer at Heartlands, the following characteristics are needed:
A love of children, regardless of their race, health, gender or handicap;
An ability to put a child’s needs first;
Honesty and Integrity;
The ability to make a commitment of 2 hours per week for 12 months;
Older than 18 years
The ability to work as part of a team.
Agree to follow the guidelines, policies and procedures as laid down by the Organisation.
Further documentation needed:
A Police Clearance Certificates which can be obtained from your local police station.
Two Certified copies of your ID
Filled out application form (you will receive this during the intake session: See Step 3)
Name clearance on the National Child Protection Register – this will be clarified during the information session.
If you want to become a volunteer but don’t want to work with the children or younger than 18 years you are welcome to get involved with the other volunteer opportunities like, community service, support services, fundraising, etc.
Attend Compulsory Volunteer Information Session
When you have decided to become a volunteer you first have to attend the Compulsory Volunteer Information Session. Heartlands usually have 3 to 4 Volunteer Information Sessions per year. The date of the Volunteer Information Session will be announced on our website as well as on our Heartlands Facebook page. No persons will be able to become a volunteer unless he or she has attended a Volunteer Information Session. After the
Volunteer Information Session you will be required to complete an application form which you need to send to the social worker who is the volunteer coordinator.
VOLUNTEER INTAKE: 2019 TBA (to be announced)
Screening and Training
After the volunteer coordinator has received your application form and the required documentation you will have to undergo a screening and training session before commencing duty with Heartlands. This will be arranged by the volunteer coordinator.
Should you need any more information e-mail the volunteer coordinator Eunice Pretorius at firstname.lastname@example.org