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

2 weeks 6 days ago
Field Studies!

At African Sunrise, we offer a unique Intern/Volunteer experience - Field Studies. We currently have groups of about 20 students that are studying at the same University and completing the same course, that come over to Cape Town for 6 weeks to do Field Studies with a project of their choice.

Field studies is a fantastic way of getting to know what...

1 month 4 days ago
Gap Year Volunteering

Deciding what to do on your Gap Year is often a difficult thing to do. You’ve just finished school and you have taken the decision to have a year ‘off’ before heading to University, College or work. How do you find a meaningful experience abroad, that is within your budget, and suits your needs and interests?


1 month 2 weeks ago
If music be the food of love, play on!
by CJ ARMSTRONG, Director

These past four weeks, we've had an amazing time with our sister project Breaking Bread and an awesome local Cape Town Band Money for Bali

For the staff here at African Sunrise, the highlight of our week is ending it off with SoupSessions...
4 months 2 weeks ago
Volunteering is for everyone, even you

While enjoying a hot cup of coffee, a cupcake and some good conversation with a Swedish friend of mine, this article was birthed. My friend had just completed a short trip in Cape Town volunteering at a children’s hospital and we were having a debrief session about the whole experience and her thoughts after this, as she was...
4 months 4 weeks ago
The beauty of Cape Town and to do something that
by Emma Engström, Volunteer, Sweden

It’s kind of strange how two months can pass by without you even noticing it. It still feels as yesterday when I was heading to the airport in Stockholm, ready to finally let the adventure begin. I had no idea what to expect, I mean I left all I knew as my comfort zone and just threw myself into something unfamiliar and new. During that long flight...
8 months 6 days ago
To be a social worker intern in Cape Town
by Tove Byröd, Sweden

Hej alla fina människor! Jag heter Tove och är en 23-årig socionomstudent från Göteborg. Jag gör min praktik på ett boende för utsatta kvinnor här i Kapstaden, vilket till stor del beror på att jag känner väldigt starkt för frågor som rör jämställdhet och kvinnors rättigheter.

Ni vet hur alla säger när dom varit iväg på en lång resa att det är så...