About Help Hout Bay

Hout Bay is an amazing international and multi-ethnic community which unfortunately suffers from shocking disparities in wealth, education and security.

This website aims to help people who want to get involved but don’t know where to start! There are over 100 organisations in Hout Bay dedicated to improving the life of the community.

Can you assist?

Many of these are desperate for volunteers, skilled or otherwise, who can give as little as an hour a week. Volunteering is a unique way to get to know your community, while changing people’s (or in some cases, animals’) lives; the website has been designed to let you search for the organisation which can best use your resources and which is working in an area that interests you.


For those with physical donations of second hand items that would like to ensure their donation gets to where it is most needed, we are in touch with a network of social workers and NGO’s working with the most desperate in society. These organisations are always very grateful for anything we can give them.

The personal satisfaction of making a real difference is enormous – give it a go!


Find out more about the organisations in Hout Bay that could really do with a helping hand.


Choose an organisation that really appeals to you and best matches the time you have available and the skills you have to offer.

Directory of NGOs

This list is not meant for volunteering purposes as many of these organisations cannot use volunteers.