BADISA Volunteer Programmes
Badisa would like to be the organization where people prefer to volunteer. We are a trustworthy organization and we offer structured volunteer programmes at our Badisa branches. The Badisa policy provides clear guidelines regarding the implementation of volunteer programmes.
Volunteerism will always be an integral part of non-profit organizations. The passion and commitment of volunteers keep organizations alive and they help balancing the budget by rendering essential services for free.
The 2 700 staff members of Badisa are supported by local and international volunteers in order to provide a more comprehensive service to the beneficiaries. Volunteers are used in all fields of service, as well as on management and professional level. This makes the organisation unique, effective and sustainable.
BADISA utilizes approximately 3 000 local volunteers on a daily basis. Some of the Badisa programmes also recruit international volunteers for full-time services.
- MANDELA DAY
Individuals or businesses can take part in Mandela day on the 18th July every year by giving 67 minutes of their time for Badisa to make a difference in the lives of people in need. Late Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life to fight for social justice in our country. You can give 67 mintes of your time to give back to your community.
- HOW TO APPLY
Any person that wishes to become a volunteer at a Badisa programme can send an enquiry via the Badisa website or can complete the application form and fax or email it to Badisa. You will then be referred to a Badisa programme of your choice. You can also click here to find the details of the Badisa programme and directly contact them to offer your services as a volunteer
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VOLUNTEERS
BADISA ‘ONE MORE’ VOLUNTEER AWARDS
Badisa is committed to recognise and celebrate volunteer services within the organisation.
At the Annual General Meeting, Badisa pays tribute to numerous volunteers who sacrificed time and effort for the benefit of others.
The organisation’s first volunteer awards were handed out in 2013. The International Volunteer of the Year award went to Cozmore Fungulani for his outstanding work at the Durbanville Children’s Home. Francois Agenbach received the Professional Volunteer of the Year award for his work on the Financial Committee, also at the Durbanville Children’s Home. Rotary Anns walked away with the Volunteer Group for the Year award, for their excellent work at Loeriehof Tehuis in Knysna and Ria Byleveld received the Award for Longest Service at Badisa Beaufort West. She has been a volunteer for more than 30 years. Charmaine Samuels from Badisa Wolseley and Peter Jack, volunteer at Durbanville Children’s Home respectively received Volunteer of the Year Award Rural and Urban and Andrea Smit won the award for Youth Volunteer of the Year for her work at a children’s home.
Every Badisa program includes a segment to motivate, train and look after volunteers and the winners of the Volunteer Program of the year were Badisa Koue Bokkeveld and the Durbanville Children’s Home. In a world where it is so easy to say no, it is wonderful to see that there are so many people that are still saying yes – they want to and they will make time.
OUR WINNERS FOR 2014 WERE:
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Tommy Buckle (Badisa Weskus)
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
(2nd place) Pieter Grove (Badisa Koue Bokkeveld)
PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Annalise Wiid (Badisa)
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Helmut & Stefanie Herbert (Herberg Kinderhuis)
VOLUNTEER GROUP OF THE YEAR
Goue Hande (Herberg aan See Tehuis, Gansbaai)
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR
Badisa Koue Bokkeveld/Dienssentrum
See the "2014 Award Slides PDF" to meet these people and to read about the amazing contribution they had made to the organisation.