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The Kay Mason Foundation

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The Kay Mason Foundation


A volunteer is “a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking” or “a person who performs a service willingly and without pay”.

This definition is a hundred percent correct - it however does not include that a volunteer is an extraordinary and very special person. Yes, every person who decides to volunteer has a different reason why they want to do so, but every volunteer still gives of their time, skills and effort free of charge to assist someone by sharing their skills and time.

Here at the Kay Mason Foundation we are extremely grateful for the wonderful volunteers, who so magnanimously give their time and skills to assist our organisation and the KMF Scholar beneficiaries. We currently have a very small staff compliment (3) and as in most Non Profit Organisations there are numerous priority areas which require attention, time and management on a daily basis - too much for three people to cover. We truly appreciate our volunteers who play an integral part of our operations.

Volunteering from the United Kingdom

Alexandra Zintl

Alex studied philosophy and is now living in London while working in a law firm and leading the London Kay Mason Foundation project.

“Having moved to England from South Africa when I was twelve I have so enjoyed reconnecting with South Africa through the Kay Mason Foundation. There is so much energy and promise in the youth of South Africa which the Kay Mason Foundation helps to realise.”


Our needs

The KMF would like to extend an invitation to everybody with a desire to contribute, to contact us. We have a special place for everyone and our volunteers are making a meaningful impact. We would specifically appreciate the support of somebody who is computer savvy and knowledgeable about social media and who has a few hours to spare every week or every second week.

Should you wish to receive any further information about the KMF, please contact Noëline de Goede at 021-917 1853 or e-mail info@kmf.org.za


To be a volunteer at the Kay Mason Foundation you only need to be willing to share your time, skills, expertise and knowledge and you should have a passion for children and youth.

We really need to services of a Volunteer Coordinator who can manage our volunteer programme and establish our Friends-of-KMF network.

Volunteers from abroad should have a volunteer visa in order to volunteer in South Africa. We also accept interns. If you plan to be in South Africa for less than 90 days you do not require a visa.

Volunteers do not receive remuneration but by law we can reimburse volunteers for direct expenses incurred for the volunteer duties. Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Kay Mason Foundation please send an e-mail with your CV to Noëline de Goede at noeline@kmf.org.za