Get Involved

Your help, no matter the shape or form, is valuable in helping us enrich the lives of the women of Zimele. Here’s a few ways you can take action:

Volunteer- We rely on volunteers for so many of our activities in the UK. From admin, to running events, to selling Zimele craft, please get in touch if you can help.

Internships- If you're looking for a career in the third sector, an internship with a local charity can be a great place to start. We regularly take on interns to help us with marketing, fundraising and event organisation. All our internships will be advertised online, but please check this page for updates on new positions. Alternatively you can make enquires via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fundraising- Support one of our fundraising events or start your own. We would be more than happy to share with you how you can help hold something like your own sponsored walk if you are not close to any of our existing supporters. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fairtrade Products- Do you have any interest in buying, selling, or distributing crafts products made by the women in our programmes? Please get in touch. We need your help!

Raise Awareness

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Our organisation rests on the goodwill of people here in the UK. A very important part of the help we need from our supporters is to raise awareness of Zimele and the work that we do.
We are interested in identifying opportunities to:

•    Connect with like-minded people who share our concerns and our desire to make a difference and promote a positive image of South Africa,
•    Explain the work that we are doing and the projects we are involved in,
•    Have input into shaping a better future in Africa.
You can help us to achieve these goals in two ways. You can invite us to talk to groups, community organisations and policy makers. Or you can use social media to spread the word. By engaging with our posts, and sharing them, we can use the power of today’s social media to tell the world about what we do and encourage people to help and support us in our work.

Become an Ambassador

We would like to establish an Ambassadors Programme. Organisations from around the world have sent out teams to see Zimele programmes in action on visits of between 1 and 3 weeks.
We believe that both parties gain from such visits by learning about another culture. Our visitors see firsthand the realities of life for many in the world by spending time in a rural community. They meet amazing women who are overcoming hurdles and forging a better life for their families. And they get to see some of KwaZulu Natal’s tourist attractions such as the Drakensburg Mountains and Hluhluwe Game Park.
Zimele gets motivated and enthusiastic supporters. We feel confident that everyone who visits the project will come back to the UK as passionate about Zimele as we are! The women in South Africa gain support and practical help; we want people who are prepared to join in and ‘get their hands dirty’.