Additional Activities




Winter School in Cross Roads


Team coordinator

Sarah Binos
021 686 2970

Activity description
We have just launched this exciting initiative with Imbasa school located in one the poorest townships in Cape Town. Sixty 14 – 16 year olds participate in a 4 day intensive learning programme, focusing on maths, English, science and lifeskills, implemented by 10 leaders.

Volunteer needs
Every year we need a team of volunteers (at least half must have teaching experience) to assist in designing and implementing the programme. We also need a catering team leader and volunteers who will assist with preparation and  distribution of lunch and tea.

Wish list
Winter school costs about ten thousand rand to implement so any cash donations would be greatly appreciated!




Maths tutoring with Papa Chris


Team coordinator

Papa Chris
072 644 4131

Activity description

Every Saturday morning, Papa Chris teaches the Grade 8’s at Imbasa school maths. Papa Chris’s dedication has paid off and he has found it exceptionally rewarding to work with these eager young minds.

Volunteer needs
Papa Chris needs help! He prepares a lesson for each Saturday, but he needs volunteers to assist in the classroom.
Lunch - We need a group of about 3 volunteers to coordinate the buying, preparing and dropping off lunch for the kids each week.

Wish list
Stationery such as notebooks, pens and pencils, erasers, sharpeners and geometry sets.




Golden Girls Bible study and tea


Team coordinators
Mickey and Jo Beley
083 327 2571 and 083 640 6480

Activity description
Once a month on a Saturday we visit seven elderly women in the Haven Home in Woodstock. During this time we facilitate a time of Bible study and prayer followed by tea, coffee and cake.

Volunteer needs
The team comprises of no more than seven people. There is currently a need for additional volunteers who have a heart for the neglected elderly people in our city.

Wish list
* Heaters for winter; and
* wool for knitting.



Bags of Love


Team coordinator

Lia Rattle
083 4129252

Activity description
Every year at Christmas 400 children receive a bag of love through this ministry. Each bag contains items bought with a specific child in mind, whose details and requests influence the selection of gifts for the bag.  

Volunteer needs
* Anyone can fill a bag!
* A team of seven people to assist with administration of the cards that the children fill in, sorting and delivery of the bags.



The Clothing Store


Team coordinator
Mike and Glenis Tilbury
Cell: 073 165 1700

Activity description

We collect good quality clothes for men, woman, children and babies.

Volunteer needs
* Everyone can either buy or donate good quality clothes that you no longer need or wear; and
* two people to assist with the sorting and delivery of clothing (sorting is done during weekday/office hours in the morning or afternoon, once a fortnight).



Food Parcels


Team coordinator
Nathalie Koenig
021 686 2970

Activity description

Once every two weeks Common Ground purchases and delivers food parcels for 13 families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

Volunteer needs
No volunteers at this stage, but funds for the purchase of parcels are needed!



Maintenance


Team coordinator
Nathalie Koenig
021 686 2970

Activity description

Once a month on a Saturday the maintenance ministry team assists one of our partner organisations with basic maintenance - from fixing gates, to painting rooms, to laying carpet tiles.  

Volunteer needs
We are always in need of a team of people who have DIY/handiman skills! This is a great opportunity for small group involvement.



The Toy Store


Team coordinator
Pam Berry
021 686 2970

Activity description

Once a year we collect toys for orphaned and vulnerable children.  

Volunteer needs
Anyone who can supply us with toys - but please make sure they are 1. clean 2. in working order. This is an ideal way to involve children in serving the poor.



Public relations support


Team coordinator
Sarah Binos
021 686 2970

Activity description

We are in the process of designing a newsletter for Izandla Zethemba. In the future, depending on the number of volunteers we recruit, we may extend this service to other inn-keepers.

Volunteer needs
Writers, editors and photographers.



Fundraising


Team coordinator

Denis Cassidy
021 674 1282

Activity description
Various fundraising activities result in our foundation being able to provide finances to our inn-keepers.

Volunteer needs
Anyone can join Denis in the annual Big Walk and raise sponsorship for the various organisations we support, or help him with the organisation of the annual Common Ground golf day.



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