Much of the work that Rays of Hope does with school children in the Rose-Act Saturday School, and the Ignition tertiary education support programme is made possible by volunteers who give of their time to invest in the futures of these children from Alexandra – and we’re looking for more volunteers to join the work we do in 2020.  

Rose-Act volunteers can help out with a number of tasks, including:  

  • Collaborating with another tutor to lead a class of around 25 learners for two hours every Saturday, working from a prepared curriculum. Rose-Act offers training for its tutors, with training sessions running up to four times each year.  
  • Assisting tutors with class admin, discipline, and some teaching  
  • Helping out with administration  
  • Collating and evaluating data derived from the programme  

Ignition volunteers can help in a number of ways too, including:  

  • Volunteering to mentor a student for a year 
  • Seeking placement opportunities for the graduates in the programme 
  • Finding work experience or job shadowing opportunities for students and graduates 
  • Helping with fundraising to ensure the sustainability of the project 
  • Volunteering time to help our one full-time staff member with admin, marketing and fundraising.  

Both programmes are immensely rewarding, with all volunteers inspired by the powerful contribution that they are making towards changing the lives of these young people for the better.  

If you would like to volunteer your time – either for two hours every weekend with Rose-Act or for monthly engagements with Ignition – please contact info@raysofhope.co.za telling us why and how you’d like to be a part of these massively meaningful programmes.