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|Name:||Haven Night Shelter|
|Brief description and main aims|
The Haven Night Shelter is a non-profit welfare organization providing shelters and support to the homeless established in 1978 in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1983 The Haven was registered as a Section 21 (a) (Not for Gain) Public CompanyTheir vision “No one should have to live on our streets” The Mission “To get the homeless to a home”
The organisation provides temporary shelter rehabilitation opportunities, social welfare services, family reunification services, physical care and support to adult people living on the streets who are committed to reintegration. They promote community awareness of the social problems arising out of destitution and encourage the participation of the public in the alleviation of such problems therefore reducing the opportunities for people to continue to live on the streets.
- Assisting with various administrative duties (e.g. filing and sending out thank you letters to donors on a regular basis).
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
The volunteer male / female should be 19 years and older and have sound computer skills. The volunteer should have compassion, be hard working, and have a willingness to learn. Volunteers should be able to work in a diverse team.
Holidays: All Public Holidays. Volunteers who are in South Africa during December/January are encouraged to take holidays as local organisations are closed.
Wynberg, Cape Town
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
Volunteers will be living with host families who will provide meals. A small lunch allowance may be provided, should placement organisation not supply meals.
Social Development: volunteers would have experienced living and working within an alternate social environment, as opposed to the popular tourist notions of our country.