Become a Mandela Day Changemaker

Change was the gift given to all South Africans by Nelson Mandela. Now it’s your turn. In the spirit of Madiba and his vision to spread justice and freedom for all, this is your chance to step up to the plate and become a part of a continuous global movement for good.

By becoming a Mandela Day Changemaker you can show that actions speak louder than words by giving a little of your time to make a change in an area that is close to your heart or by giving a little of your time to make a difference to the life of someone less fortunate.

An opportunity is created by Stellenbosch University (SU) Human Resources Wellness and the Division for Community Interaction between 12:00 and 14:00 on 18 July 2011 (Mandela Day) for staff members to volunteer their time to community organisations and projects to make a difference in the lives of others. This could also be a wonderful team-building opportunity for SU departments or divisions. 

So what are YOU doing on 18 July 2011 between 12:00 and 14:00? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. If you are already involved in volunteerism, plan to render your service to your charity/organization/project of choice between 12:00 and 14:00 on 18 July 2011.
  2. If you are still not sure about what to do, visit the website  for 67 ideas on how to become involved as a volunteer on Mandela Day.
  3. If you are looking for a charity/organisation/project in the Stellenbosch area where you can volunteer your services, please consult this list of organisations that are in need of assistance.
  • Please send your name and contact details to the Human Resources Wellness component (Maureen Kennedy – or (021) 808 4824 or Aurelia Capes – or (021) 8089271) once you have decided which organisation (from the list or otherwise) you would like to assist.

 We would also like to applaud those SU staff members who are already involved in volunteer or community work on a volunteer basis outside their working lives and would like to hear from them. Send your stories and pictures to

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