Volunteer

Scat welcomes unpaid Interns and Volunteers either in our Head Office in Cape Town or in one of our Rural Partner’s Advice Offices spread all over the country.

Purpose of Internships and Volunteers

Scat recognises that volunteers and interns make a valuable contribution to our work and services. Through the labour, skills and enthusiasm we receive from our volunteers, the time needed to complete projects can be reduced, and paid staff are able to devote more time to tasks requiring their professional skills. Scat hopes to in return,  assist volunteers and interns achieve their professional goals while making a worthwhile contribution to a non-profit organisation.

Head office in Cape Town:

Volunteers at the Scat office typically assist with fundraising, communications, administrative, financial and or programmatic work, depending on the volunteer's skills and interests.  Scat prefers interns that are able to give three or more months of their time. The working hours are generally from 9am to 5pm 5 days a week, depending on which staff member is mentoring. Scat usually closes for holidays over the Christmas period - usually from the last Friday before Christmas Day on the 25th of December. Scat usually reopens the first Monday after New Years day.

Scat unfortunately cannot accept volunteers who wish to start in December. 

Rural Partner’s Advice Offices:

Our rural partners mainly need help in administrative work, communications, fundraising, support in organizing an event, etc. If you are interested in volunteering in of the offices, please have a look at our Rural Partner section on the website and see if you are able to give your time to a specific office.

Qualifications/ Criterias:

Scat is interested in candidates with expertise, experience or interest in human rights, with an emphasis on social and economic rights. All volunteers and interns will need to demonstrate that they are committed to human rights issues, be fluent in written and spoken English, and be computer literate.

Scat particularly values local unpaid interns who can speak Afrikaans or isiXhosa.

Applications:

Applicants interested in working in our Head Office in Cape Town should send their latest CV and a motivational letter to info@scat.org.za. Please specify in which area of work you are particularly intersted in. Applicants will need to participate in a telephonic or Skype interview.