Usindiso Ministries welcomes both international and local people to come and
serve at Usindiso Ministries. It is a demanding, yet rewarding experience for
all who are prepared to sacrifice their time and energy in giving to and loving
the most vulnerable in our society. Usindiso cares for and accommodates abused
women and their children, as well as students from 18 years and older. We also
have a nursery school that operates from Monday to Friday and provides day care
for the children accommodated in the shelter with their mothers, as well as
children from the surrounding communities. One must be prepared to form bonds
and have your heartstrings pulled in many different ways.
Farewell YWAM Team
For 3 weeks during end January and beginning February 2012, a wonderful
team of young people from YWAM Hamburg, Germany volunteered at Usindiso.
They worked with the children at Little Fish, at the Baby Day-Care, in
the kitchen, taught computer skills and in the workshop. The time flew by so
quickly and before we knew it, we were saying farewell!
Thank you so much
for becoming a part of our team, we will miss you!
Farewell to Kayla
We bid farewell to Kayla Wild, who volunteered with us from March to May
2009. Kayla is from Canada and will be returning home.
In the short time that she was with us, Kayla crept into our hearts and
became one of the team.
We wish her well with her future.
A Farewell Party for Barbara
Barbara Hoheisel, a German social work student, spent a year with
Usindiso to complete her practicals in social work as well as to volunteer
in different parts of the ministry.
During her time with us, her social work was supervised by our board
member, Vivian Moila.
At the end of her time with us, the staff gave her a farewell party.
- be born-again believers and disciples of Jesus Christ - see
- have a God-given desire to work with women, teenage girls and children who
have been abused and traumatized in their lives – the most vulnerable of
- be age 18 - 50 years at arrival date;
- be in good health;
- be prepared to come at your own expense;
- be immunized: Hep A (TB vaccination is suggested. TB can be passed from
adult to child but almost unlikely to be passed from child to adult. Malaria
pills are only necessary if you plan to travel further north - Kruger National
Park, Zimbabwe, etc.);
- * be in possession of a valid passport (and visa if applicable). *
* International volunteers.
- Spend time forming bonds with the women, students and children.
This will help to motivate them to see the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
- Work in the baby minder project. This is a project where the women can
leave their child during the week to attend training courses, workshops,
etc. The children in the project are aged from newborn to 2 years. It is
important that all the children are treated the same, so that all the
children grow, feeling loved. It is easy to have favourites, but this should
never be projected to the children.
- Work in the nursery school. The tasks here will be given to you by the
principal, but will include serving meals and snacks and helping the younger
children to eat their meal.
- Helping the children and students with their homework and
- Working in the kitchen, laundry, linen room and taking stock.
- Work in a team environment with staff members of a variety of cultures
- Flexibility is a must as we have several areas of ministry. You may be
placed at any of these throughout your stay.
- You may also be asked to assist in other duties such as taking children
to the clinic and/or hospital, collecting food donations from local grocery
stores, and small office tasks.
- Your roster of duties will be worked out during your orientation period,
which will be two days, after your arrival.
Application to Volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, please print, read and complete the relevant documents:
Complete the Application Form that is applicable to you, and mail (together with any supporting
P O Box 28229
Any queries or requests for assistance with the above may be directed to Pastor Jay - email: