“Preparing our Children for a Future of Excellence.”



Email VOLUNTEER to arrange your volunteer time slot and community hours.  Please note we are not a baby home.  Our children are junior school and high school ages.

How do I Volunteer?

School children visiting the home must please be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. We offer leadership portfolio letters upon request, once the community hours have been completed.

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Social Responsibility volunteering is welcomed and can be planned through Susan Harris. We are SARS compliant, PBO compliant and we would love to partner with any corporate to earn B-BBEEE points through socio-economic donations. We can issue Section 18A tax certificates for item purchased (where an invoice is produced) for our home or for donations received. We are governed by a board of directors, and we are audited annually. The Village Safe Haven takes responsible giving very seriously.
Corporate Volunteering events can be arranged to suite your company profile and ethos. We welcome your support and friendship.

Individual Volunteering

Getting involved:               PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT A BABY HOME. 

The Homework Tutor program – Our tutor program is for the more mature person who has a bit of regular time they would like to donate.  Our program involves tutoring our children in their Math and English subjects. This tutoring is especially needed prior to exam time but can be useful throughout the year.  Our program runs on 2-hour slots once a week.  Agreed days and time slots can be arranged with Susan.

A health and nutrition program – How to eat right. Healthy me is a Happy me.  Mental health, wellness, and diet.

Art lessons - This would require you to bring your own mediums for an activity for a selected number of children. 

Music and or dance - Music would need to be basic such as the beating of drums and rhythm of dance could be incorporated.

Exercise Sessions - This can include dance aerobics or yoga sessions to music.  Please bring your own program.

Sorting of Donations Received.  This is normally done on a Wednesday morning.  We are in need of a volunteer to manage and sort our received donations.  Please contact Susan if you are in a position to help out.

How to Earn Community Hours Volunteering

Volunteer Information

Thank you for offering your time, talent and/or treasure to The Village Safe Haven.
It is only fair to warn you that we are not a baby home, although we house all ages, most of our children are school going. If you are thus looking to volunteer to play with little ones, unfortunately this is not the place.

Volunteer times: STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Tuesday to Saturday: 10H00 – 17H00

We have a few areas that always require an extra hand. All service areas are not required every day, thus you cannot make a choice as to what you want to do. We will delegate duties upon your arrival and as the need arises. Delegated duties will never be above your means, however the service cannot be your choice.  Whatever is required to be done on the day that you have chosen to do your volunteering hours, is what needs to be done. There are no prebooked service options. All projects are led by someone on the property and you will be guided in what needs to be done and how it must be done.

Short-term volunteering (community hours) can consist of the following: Cleaning, Gardening, Mending, Cooking Preps, Store Cleaning and Packing, Donation Sorting, General assistance with projects.  Community Hours can be booked through CommunityHours which will be directed towards our little home when there is a good fit.
Long-term volunteering requires dedicated and mature volunteers and can consist of the following: Homework assistants, tutors, counsellors, medical (doctors and dentists), fundraising, admin and skills development/mentoring.

What do you need, to be able to volunteer?

Younger than 16 years to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
16 Years and older to obtain an affidavit advising that you have never been charged with or involved in any criminal activity or sexual offence.
Long term volunteers to please have a Police Clearance Certificate.
Always be appropriately dressed, be responsible and wear a smile.


All rights are reserved by The Village Safe Haven Management and Staff to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children according to the amended child act of 2005. Childrens rights and responsibilities will be kept at all times. Any volunteer or visitor not adhering to the rules will be asked to vacate the premises with immediate effect.  Should you still wish to volunteer kindly please contact Susan Harris via email or WhatsApp.  

Products Made With Love

All our Selected with Care and Made with Love, homemade products can be purchased from The Village Safe Haven using our online payment portal, EFT, SnapScan or our Yoko machine. 

Please Whatsapp Michael Harris on 082 370 6991 your order for collection on Tuesdays and Fridays after 12h30.

  • Banana Bread 
  • Tomato Sauce 
  • Strawberry Jam 
  • Buttermilk Rusks per KG
  • Melon pieces in syrup
  • Biscuits
  • Carrot Cake
  • Christmas cakes made to order

Pricing available upon request.  Made by Granny & Grampies Home Industries.

Nelson Mandela - “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”