To be a community based, volunteer membership driven, people focused, self-sustaining and development oriented
organisation which is youth centred and gender sensitive.
The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) will contribute towards the development of South African
communities both urban and rural through local, national, regional and international volunteers to work together towards the
cultural, economic, socio-political well-being of young people and marginalised persons or groups through empowerment
workcamps programs and promotion of sustainable development.
The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association shall work and collaborate with other Volunteer driven organisation,
Regional Work Camp Associations, and organisations.
South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association is a member of Southern African Voluntary Network, Partner with Service Civil
International (SCI) and Full member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS).
Aims and Objectives
To conduct voluntary based work camps and community driven development programmes in South Africa nationally throughout the year and regional and internationally throughout the world participation.
To conduct capacity building training and skills development for young people.
To facilitate youth exchange for volunteers North to South, South to North, and South to South volunteer driven work camps
exchanges and developmental programmes.
To establish a volunteer work camp site in South Africa self-sustaining and youth oriented establishment.
Since its inception in 2012, SAVWA is looking to carry out projects in various communities of South Africa in the following
Construction: Roads and foot-bridges, low income housing, schools, clinics, churches and community center’s
Renovation: Royal buildings, archeological and historical sites.
Environmental: Soil and water conservation, tree planting
Health: Water supply, pit latrines, HIV/AIDS awareness and mitigation
Economic: Poultry, piggery and irrigation schemes, communal and home gardens and other income generating enterprises.
An international work camps consists of volunteers from different races, nationalities and other backgrounds although local
volunteers are usually in the majority; the latter are made up of two groups namely SAVWA members and local community