NGO Directories

Do you know of an organisation that requires volunteers or an NGO that is not listed? We’d love to find out more about it.

50 cent project

They work as conduits to registered NGO’s and provide assistance in the form of feedings, fund raising and emergency support.
Tel: 076 378 7835


ABC for Life

Serves the Sentinel School community with English, Maths and Afrikaans bridging classes, a “Love of Reading” Programme, one- on- one learner support, and after school programmes.

Website – | Email: | Tel: 0847373024

Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation

Hout Bay works with young people and children in  Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg to empower and turn lives around through dance. Find them on Facebook: Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation Hout Bay.


Anton Lubowski Educational Trust

Aims to build hope and self-esteem, to foster home and school liaisons and to instill a desire for life-long learning.

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Tel: 0829239815

Animal Lifeline

We operate through community liaison volunteers who flag at-risk animals for intervention in under-resourced areas in Cape Town. Community-based volunteers are involved in giving vital assistance to animals in need – this includes trapping (TNR – trap, neuter, return) and subsequent feeding of feral cats, supplemental-feeding for a number of dogs and cats, negotiation for access to animals that are identified as at-risk and entering into dialogue with pet owners regarding the benefits of sterilisation, parasite control and general upliftment of their pets’ circumstances (obtaining kennels, runs-leads instead of short chains, etc.) Community education is an essential part of this process.

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Tel: +27 [84] 427 5687

Art in the Forest

A thriving ceramic centre and social business reinvesting their profits back into their foundation, the Light from Africa Foundation.

They provide free clay classes to children from disadvantaged communities and schools. Their aim is to deliver dynamic, creative, interactive programmes that facilitate the integration of life skills and self-esteem into the lives of vulnerable children through the use of clay.

Tel: 021 794 0291 | Email: |

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Provides skills development, social services and employment support for its 30 disabled clients.

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Bright Start

For the past seven years has been providing access to quality education to children from the age of three as well as training workshops for adults, from the historically disadvantaged communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg.

Website: | Email: | Tel: 0217900458


Aims to facilitate the inclusion of students  from previously disadvantaged communities of Hout Bay into the International School of Hout Bay by providing financial, social and educational support.

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Chic Mamas Boutique

Opened in 2011 as a quality second hand clothes shop/swap situated on Earl Street off Victoria Avenue. Their aim is to support education and build bridges between communities through sustainable fundraising and to promote the spirit of volunteering. Find them on Facebook; chic mamas do care.


Claws and Paws Rescue

Caring for pets in Hout Bay.

Liz 082 658 4084 | Karen 082 547 7191

Community Cohesion

Key stakeholder partners of the Department of Social Development (DSD) under their Social Crime Prevention Programme, specifically in their Victim Empowerment Programme.  All of this translates into providing psycho-social development, training, education and support with the objective of building family and personal resilience.

Email:  | Tel: 0616836943

The Community Cook Up

Contact Tjarla Norton 0824273167

A feeding programme that gives out nutritious meals at 5pm in a Friday evening in IY. Always looking for food donations and volunteers to help out on Friday afternoons.

Community Crime Prevention

(CCP)Hout Bay is an NPC 2015/267351/08 (Registering as PBO) Company with the aim of strengthening, supporting and capacitating existing organisations in Hout Bay, already /working in the area of Social Crime Prevention. Address: Shop 6, Bay Beach Centre, Beach Crescent, (9 Princess Street) Hout Bay, 7806 24/7

Control centre (24 Hr Control Room) 072 2654 853 021 790 9333| Fax: (Admin Office) 021 790 0300 (087 943 2433)

E-mail: | Web:

Community Police Forum

Consists of organisations  and institutions such as schools, civic organisations and businesses working together in partnership with the local police. The aim being to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for citizens living in the area.

Find them on Facebook; Hout Bay Community Policing Forum


Dance for Parkinson’s

To provide the Parkinson’s community with an uplifting and life improving movement program.

Contact Julie Symmonds 0829782399

Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation Trust

We are establishing the Denis Goldberg House of Hope, an arts, culture and education centre on the site of the Hout Bay Museum in Andrew Road, Hout Bay.

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A pro-life NPO that rescues, cares for sterilizes and re-homes abused, neglected and abandoned dogs and cats.

Website: | Email. |Tel: 0217900383

Desiree’s Soup Kitchen

Hangberg soups kitchen situated Salamander Way.  Serving Monday and Thursday 3pm.

Tel: Desiree 0711696360

Dream Worker’s NPO

Finding work on behalf of the unemployed.

Register at our offices: 370b Main Road, 2nd Floor, Cape Town Science Centre, Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town

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Envirochild is an NGO dedicated to the goal of a healthy, sustainable, prosperous and united community in Hout Bay, creating inspiration and a model that other communities can follow in the same path.

Envirochild aims to facilitate ‘green, educational and sustainable development’ projects in Hout Bay and surrounding areas that share its vision and goals, by acting as an umbrella organisation. Envirochild is the legal and admin channel for micro and entrepreneurrial projects who share its vision and goals.

Email: Cellphone: 0727970904

The Eyethu Skate Park

A fantastic project which at the moment takes place in the Sunday Market car park while it waits for the final project to be built next to the soccer field presently occupied by Silver City.

The club has been happening every Saturday afternoon and has proved extremely popular with a wide range of kids. An important aspect of this project is that it attracts some of the most marginalized children who do not attend any of the other projects. Sadly the organizers have been forced to reduce it to just once a month due to the lack of hands to run it.


Facebook: | Tel: 082 337 7157

Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay

A dynamic NGO dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of the river system in this fragile ecological area. Find them on Facebook; Friends of the Hout Bay River.


Funda Kunye

Our aim is to empower caregivers about the importance of age appropriate stimulation, nurture and support for the children in their care. We want to create a space where we can learn and grow together to impact the educational standards of a community.



Hangberg Dreams

Hangberg Dreams NPC focused on recovery from misuse, and other related problems. We provide treatment, support and resources to improve the well being of individuals, workplaces, schools and communities through our programme. Our focus is the community, we strive to eliminate past stigma and illustrate a positive self worth, based on individual chouces to become sober through self motivation and that of the Team.

Email: | Tel: 062 291 4713

Hangberg Education and Development Movement

Has a feeding programme, help broken families as well as those with drug and alcohol addiction.

Email: | Tel: 0790671345

Help Hout Bay

An organisation that aims to bring the NGO’s of Hout Bay and the community together. It facilitates volunteering, donation of second hand items as well as networking for NGO’s in the valley.

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Hout Bay Community Health Forum

Aid communication between the many different local organisations working to improve health in the valley.


Hout Bay Cycling Club

Based at James House and was founded by a group of veteran cyclists who wanted to provide Hout Bay youngsters with an opportunity to experience the world of cycling while offering a healthy alternative to the negative influences found within their communities.

Website: | Email:

Hannes Wessels 0825726368 | Mike Calvin 0790369319

Hout Bay Music Project

Set up in 2003 by Leanne Dollman to give the children of Hout Bay, most particularly those in the IY and Hangberg communities the opportunity of learning to play an instrument with professional teachers in a safe environment.

Email: | Tel: 0217900141

Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch

Started in 2005 and today enjoys tremendous support of local residents, as well as of SAPS, the Community Police Forum and the security companies. It has grown and continues to engender a community spirit, and definitely has become a way of life. Neighbours watching over neighbours is what it’s all about.

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Hout Bay Partnership

Formed in 2014 as a non-political, self-governing organisation that seeks to create a model for integrated social and economic development through partnerships between different people and organisations  who are dedicated to finding a path for Hout Bay to get passed its most pressing challenges.

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Hout Bay Pets

Providing subsidized treatment and sterilization for pets in IY and Hangberg as well as education.  | Tel: Hilary: 0763059834

Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre

The Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, rescue and rehabilitation centre for injured and sick seals along the Cape coast.

Our centre is managed entirely by volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to help these beautiful animals who cannot help themselves.

All our efforts are reliant on donations from corporates and publics. Without your help, we would not be able to purchase much needed medical supplies, equipment and food that our centre desperately needs.

Hout Bay Victim Support

For victims of crime, providing counseling, debriefing and practical/legislative advice/assistance as required.

Email: | Tel: 0217903397

Hout Bay Community Crime Prevention (CCP)

An NPC 2015/267351/08 (Registering as PBO) Company with the aim of strengthening, supporting and capacitating existing organisations in Hout Bay, already /working in the area of Social Crime Prevention. Address: Shop 6, Bay Beach Centre, Beach Crescent, Hout Bay, 7806 24/7.

Control centre: 072 2654 853 : Fax: 021 790 0300 E-mail: Web:

Hout Bay Volunteer Ambulance Service

100% Volunteer and manned by trained paramedics. Can be reached via Watchcon 790 3333 or Metro Ambulance 10177

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Ikhaya Le Themba

Founded in 2004. Their aftercare program for children affected by HIV/AIDS runs 5 days a week. They also run workshops for the parents.

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Tel: 021 7916060

Iziko Lobomi

A church-cum-adult training centre, providing a place to meet and learn, as well as providing food for many in the community.

Website: | Email: Tel: 0217905827

Iziko Lobomi

A church-cum-adult training centre, providing a place to meet and learn, as well as providing food for many in the community.

Website: | Email: Tel: 0217905827

Iziko Lo Lwazi

Makes fine stationery products from recycled paper and apply unique beaded design elements hand-crafted by local women.

They offer an enterprise development programme, English literacy, skills training, life skills and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Loans and business mentoring are also made available to these women from the informal settlement of Imizamo Yethu.

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James House

First established in 1986, now has a range of child protection, youth development and empowerment programs, which reach over 600 vulnerable children, young people, and their families from the Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg communities of Hout Bay every year.

Website: | Email: |

Tel: 0217905616

Kronendal Music Academy

Set up in 2007 to provide music education in as many forms and styles as possible to Hout Bay’s under-privileged and economically challenged communities, while fostering a platform from which to initiate racial and social interaction and integration amongst the three very distinct communities in the area.

Tel: 021 790 4457 or cell:082 331 4062 | Email

The Ladies of Hout Bay Harbour Feeding Programme

Contact Kaylin Faku 0728449955 Feed in Hangberg on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm. Donations of food and money always welcome.

Lalela Project

Works to create possibilities and positive change through the global exchange or ideas, art and music, as a way to listen to one another and understand how to make our world better, together.

Website: | Email: | Tel: 021 790 1108

Lions Club of Hout Bay

The Lions Club International is a worldwide organisation dedicated to serving the needs of the less fortunate. Lions are ordinary men, women and young people from all walks of life who bridge religious, political, economic and social boundaries. They are united in their desire to make a difference by contributing their personal time and talents to help other people. Their motto is “We Serve”.


Mandela Park Mosaics

They create beautiful and decorative mosaic art.  Their mission is to create unique handcrafted products, with a strong social responsibility focus and emphasis on supplying the local & international market with a truly African décor product

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Maths Clinic

Maths Clinic is a registered non-profit organisation in Hout Bay which offers after-school maths and science tuition to grade 8-12 learners living in Imizamo Yethu.  Founded just last year, Maths Clinic is already at maximum capacity with 21 students enrolled; demand for places is massive and they want to grow their existing classes near Silikamva High School and then open in Hangberg too.

The founders need more volunteers to teach classes; some previous experience in teaching and/or mathematics to matric level preferred but there are roles teaching younger age groups which just require numeracy and enthusiasm!  Volunteers need to commit to at least one afternoon a week for a  minimum of a term.

Maths Clinic is funded entirely by donations so any assistance would be gratefully received.

Contact Mpumezo (071 075 1235) or Bheki (073 568 9692)


Miriam’s Grace Centre

Started feeding patients at the IY clinic in 2011. She now feeds 70 patients at the clinic as well as providing 40 meals to some of the most disadvantaged in Imizamo Yethu every week. She is supported by a few organisations including the Rotary Club but still needs to finance the food herself to some extent each month.

Tel: 0724189914

Monwabisi Community Christian Women’s Organisation

Provides community based primary healthcare for 110 terminally ill and disabled people

Contact: Rachel Mphaselwa

Tel:  0733153270 | Email:

NSRI: The National Sea Rescue Institute

Over 900 unpaid volunteers who respond 24/7/365 to save lives on South African waters. They also teach disadvantaged children about basic water safety through their proactive educational initiative the WaterWise Academy. Hout Bay NSRI are at the heart of our community and act as the base for many local crises’ including providing great support for those fighting the recent fires.

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Pink Ladies

The Pink Ladies are an independent group of volunteers, affiliated and associated with The Pink Ladies (a registered Section 21 NGO). The organisation was established for the primary purpose of reuniting missing and endangered children and loved ones with their families and/or caregivers. They are a national organisation working throughout South Africa.

Contact: Desiree

Tel: 072 214 7439 (national contact number) | Email: | Website

Rainbow Dreams Trust

RDT operate township youth clubs and camps for those underprivileged and additionally challenged, often by illness or disability. They act as a second family providing much needed structure in young lives: homework times, choir practise, quarterly parent and school meetings, and people to talk to when things are tough. Their “To Be A Child Again” club operates in Imizamo Yethu.

Tel: 021 790 8375 | Email: |

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Rotary Club

One of 35,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide, we are committed to ‘Service above Self’ and provide invaluable support to the Hout Bay community, focused on education, health & welfare, and youth services.

Website: | Email: | Alison 083 633 5694

South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO)

A go-between for Government and community.  Contact Clifford: 0734493964

SHAWCO Medical Clinics

Contact Shelli Louise Marxs: 0827585963

Siyazama Creche

A crèche in Imizamo Yethu run by Funisile Cele, it cares for approximately 80 children in 3 class rooms.

Tel: (063) 864-4009‬


Shaygam’s Shelter

Supports abused and abandoned dogs and cats in Hout Bay Harbour.

Tel: 084 256 7890


A Girls Club in Imizamo Yethu, aimed to empower, support and educate young women.

Contact: Sylke Funk

Tel: 078 494 2525 | Email:


Splash Back

Run by Caralee of Splash swim school, teaches kids to swim who might not otherwise get the opportunity.


St Luke’s Hospice Second Hand Shop

Crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, linen, curtains, clothing, furniture, toys, books, electrical goods, bric-a-brac

Tel: 021 790 5794 | Next to Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant, Shop 2, Victoria Ave, Hout Bay

St Peter’s Church on Main Road

Feeding the hungry at midday on Thursdays. Always looking for volunteers to help cook and serve soup, only an hour of your time needed.

Contact 021 7901029


Committed to empowering communities by facilitating and providing treatment support and preventive, diagnostic and rehabilitation services for TB and HIV  clients.

Website: | Email:

Thrive Hout Bay

An organization that unites Hout Bay through environmental awareness events and action projects. They encourage every individual to make a difference that will benefit the environment and the community residing in it. Encouraging communities to see waste as a precious resource, grow local food and vegetables, take care of their water and biodiversity and find energy solutions that work in harmony with nature.

Website: | Email:  | Tel: 021790 7226

Thula Thula Hout Bay

Our main aim and objective is to create a centralised drop off and distribution system offering coordinated relief to victims of disaster in the valley. We would like to proactively collect toiletries, clothing, non-perishable foods, household equipment such as cutlery, crockery and bedding in order to offer a timeous, accountable, reliable and transparent distribution system.

Email: | Phone: 0823257250



A youth and community based organisation that mainly focus on creating opportunities to inspire change in the lives of Children, families and the community of Hout Bay, by providing counseling, social support and empowerment. They specialize in youth at risk. As an organisation they provide a platform to effect change. They have a variety of programs including aftercare, gang awareness, leadership and boys and girls groups.

Website: | Tel: 0217901121

Underdog Project

An animal assisted therapy organisation working with at-risk teenagers and shelter dogs.

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Tel: 082 412 2772


Numerous programs including sending volunteers in to schools to help younger children with literacy, providing training and mentoring for Grade R teachers,  as well as training Home Visitors to support 20 families of children who are not attending pre-school.

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Tel: tel:0217889233


A shared DIY workshop incorporating  design, manufacture, education and training. 500 square meters of workshop divided up into fully equipped  zones including – automotive repair bay, woodworking shop, Engineering shop, Concept development area, Craft and hobby,  Pottery and glass zone, Computer with design software and 3D Printer, CNC Routing machine, Lounge and Gallery area with free coffee and WiFi. They also provide workshops, courses and network functions.

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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.