U.S. Embassy South Africa seeking Applications for “Promoting Volunteerism and Community Engagement” Program


Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy South Africa of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to develop and implement a program that would connect people who want to volunteer or intern with relevant volunteer opportunities at NGOs and corporations.

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This public-private partnership meets the U.S. Mission strategic goal to promote prosperity and good governance in South Africa with the goal of helping to close the skills gap and mitigate unemployment nationwide.

Program Objectives

  • To recruit a cohort of at least 100 volunteers and interns for training and placement opportunities.
  • To train South African volunteers and interns on workplace best practices.
  • To develop a website and searchable database of available volunteer and internship opportunities by partnering with at least three corporations and three NGOs, that also includes volunteer and intern profiles to match with these opportunities.
  • To create collaborative links between a U.S.-based NGO and South African NGO.

Award Information

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  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $90,000 to a maximum of $115,000
  • Total expected funding: $115,000

Participants and Audiences

The intended audience is university students, corporations, the NGO sector, USG alumni, and the general public.

Priority Region

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Project activities must take place in South Africa and be directed at South African audiences/participants.

Eligible Applicants

The following United States and South African organizations are eligible to apply:

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  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations;
  • Public and private educational institutions

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314286

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