Who Are We?

African Sunrise is a company based in Cape Town, that places Volunteers and Interns at various NPO’s. We are a small team of Women, who strive to bring about change in the Cape Town area, by not only providing Volunteers and Interns with great, life-changing projects, we also get very involved!

We also have Swedish speaking Staff, who have made Cape Town their permanent home, and are always on hand for our foreign volunteers and interns.
We do fundraising activities for our projects, as well as Soup Kitchen Sessions every Friday. Our company is unique, as we have staff members from NPO and Social Work backgrounds, among a few. Our projects are carefully chosen to provide the volunteer and intern with exactly what they need, and also to maximise the good they can do for the children and adults in need. We tailor your experience to fit your studies, your interests, and also to offer you a life-changing experience. All of our projects are very hands-on.

Read our Blog

1 day 23 hours ago
On THE Island....with Annica


Robben Island- Growing up, I knew it as the prison on water; where no prisoner could escape.

After a decade and some years, I am on the grounds of this prison. I cannot help but imagine and feel the pain, isolation and hurt felt by the people who were...

3 days 23 hours ago
The coming first day as an employee of African

I am no writer, but I have to share this with ya’ll.
It’s a Sunday evening, different emotions running through my mind. A part of me is praying that I can turn back the hands of time or elongate this evening and escape tomorrow.

Yeah, Yeah, I know they have met me before, but a girl can be frightened by her ‘official’ first day at work, right?
‘What the hell...

1 month 5 days ago
Zandra Nordström - Intern arriving in 2018!

My name is Zandra and I’m 22 years old. I’m living in the Southern part of Sweden and I’m studying my last year of social work.
I’m happy to say that I’m going back to Cape Town, South Africa in February 2018 for my second time to do my 3 months long internship in a school as a social worker and to work with African Sunrise and assist them when they are hosting a group from...
2 months 1 week ago
Expectations and hopes.
Here comes another interview with one of the swedish volunteers that will come and work for 6 weeks at a Home of Safety for Children in Athlone, Hanna Lindström: 
Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, how old are you and where have you travelled before?
Hello! My name is Hanna Lindström, I´m 21 years old and I´m born and...
2 months 2 weeks ago
Thoughts from a volunteer before arrival

It has been a while since we had some volunteers around so we are very excited to have threee girls arriving in a weeks time. Read a little interview with one of them; Johanna Plöen:

Hi! We are very excited to have you here soon and would love to hear some of your thoughts around your trip that will start in a few weeks’ time! Tell us a little about yourself,...

2 months 2 weeks ago
Why pay to come and give a helping hand?

When I first went to South Africa it was to do an internship during my studies in Social work/addiction treatment. I looked around for options and figured out it would be hard to do it on my own. Where would I stay, how do I know my internship will be a good one, what if something happens to me when I am in a country so far away from home or if I for some reason need to...