Volunteer Opportunities

Gala Host Committee Members

Global Camps Africa, a Reston-based nonprofit whose mission is the prevention of HIV in vulnerable South African youth, is seeking volunteer Host Committee Members for their annual gala, One Night for Sizanani, taking place on April 27, 2019. Host Committee Members are responsible for the fundraising portion of the event, helping to secure sponsors, auction items and selling tickets and tables. Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets as we make every effort possible to raise the most amount of funds for the mission. Secondary to the fundraising component, Host Committee Members also get to flex their event planning muscles and help make decisions about entertainment, logistics and other aspects of the event.

The Host Committee commitment is completely virtual. Committee conference call meetings are held bi-weekly for an hour in the evening.

The Global Camps Africa Host Committee is a group of passionate individuals in the DC/Maryland/Virginia community, dedicated to equipping South Africa’s vulnerable youth with the tools to lead healthy, empowered lives and make positive impacts on their communities. We’d love for you to join us in this worthwhile work!  Active Host Committee members will be acknowledged on our event marketing materials and in the gala program.

If interested, please email gala@globalcampsafrica.org with your contact info and why you are interested in joining the Host Committee.

Ambassador for GCA at Reston Farmers Market:

Represent Global Camps Africa at the Lake Anne Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, May through November.  Staff our information table, tell market visitors about Global Camps Africa, and sell handmade South African crafts to raise funds that support our programs.  Volunteers should be available from 7:30am to 12:30 pm to set up the table, stay through the market and put things away at the end.  Volunteers should be comfortable dealing with the public, able to carry 25 pounds, and must be at least 14 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.  Job may be broken into 2 shifts or shared by 2-3 volunteers.

Pack “Care Packages” for Campers:

We need volunteers 3 times a year to make “care packages” of small toiletries for HIV affected campers in South Africa.  You may collect donations of sample or hotel sized items or use those we have on hand.  Perfect for individuals or small groups.  Under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  

Create Your Own Fundraiser to Benefit GCA:

There are many ways that you can help us raise much needed funds to support our programs for HIV/AIDS affected children and youth in South Africa.  Commemorate an important occasion or honor someone special by making a donation or requesting contributions in lieu of gifts.  Turn an athletic event into a fundraiser by creating your own personal fundraising webpage and requesting sponsorships (It’s easy.  We’ll show you how).   Host a gathering of friends, show our video, and set out a donation basket.  Hold a bake sale, car wash, dog wash, or dress-down day at work or school.  Whatever you think your friends and family will enjoy.  The sky’s the limit and we’ll help you by providing advice and informational materials, and showing you how to create your own fundraising web page.  

interested in any of these opportunities?

Email our Office Manager, megan@globalcampsafrica.org to express your interest.