Charity Work

Building Homes in South Africa

The Mission

Volunteers fly out to South Africa in order to build ‘houses of hope’ for the orphans of AIDS victims.

I have supported the charity ‘God’s Golden Acre (GGA)’ since my first group went out in 2006. In total, 77 people in 8 groups have enjoyed this great experience with me in South Africa.

I do this as an individual, being passionately interested in helping those less fortunate than myself. I am not an organisation and do not do this for profit

The work is based in the ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’ near Durban, a region of Zululand in ZwaZulu-Natal, which is less than one hour from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.

At its peak there were estimated to be over 120,000 orphans in KZN alone and 200 babies a day were being born in South Africa with HIV.

Rather than put them in orphanages, God’s Golden Acre has started a programme to keep the children in the community by building cluster houses for them.

Houses of Hope

Over 2-3 weeks groups of up to 10 volunteers build a home for the orphans to live in.

The groups work hard, there is no denying it, but it is very satisfying!

Volunteers don’t have to have any experience of building either, but it helps. However, there is a local building team to show the groups how it’s done.

The building is a simple structure made from concrete blocks with a corrugated roof, metal windows and front door.

The groups tend to consist of about 10 people for a 2 or 3 week period building a house, usually for children on their own or a parent who has particular needs.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering for GGA is an incredible opportunity to explore South Africa, whilst making a real difference in the lives of children in need.

You’ll have the chance to experience:

The Trip Of A Lifetime

A holiday with a difference and a chance to give something back.

Build Homes for Orphans

Spend 3 weeks building homes for children in need.

Experience A New Culture

Get immersed in a Zulu culture in a rural area of South Africa.

Meet The Orphans

A chance to meet the orphans whose lives you’ll be changing.

Go On Amazing Trips

Weekends away on safari or on day trips into the mountains.

Experience A Food Drop

See food drops being delivered first hand.
Your Contribution

Each volunteer will be expected to pay for their flights and weekend trip, as well as raise money to cover their portion of the build cost (which is about £500).

Find Out More

If you’re interested in volunteering on our next trip or making a donation, send me a message using the button below.