Self Help Volunteer Support


We at HEED have embraced a Mission statement that compels us to participate in activities that lead to prevention and/or alleviation of poverty and its’ offshoots in under-served communities such as those found in less developed countries. HEED is thus involved in forming viable partnerships with groupings from under-served communities in as far as commissioning and running development projects.

HEED has through surveys discovered the need for individuals and Community Based Organisations to initiate Self Help Projects that are development oriented. HEED prefers that self help projects are initiated by individuals and/or organisations who/that are based in the actual needy communities.

It must be emphasized that participating individuals and Community Based Organizations are obliged to contributing resources (however small) to the projects that they initiate (hence the name Self Help). As a related matter, HEED has recognised that the resource that is typically abundant in most under-served communities is labour. HEED has found it inevitable to thus harness this abundant resource to the benefit of needy communities.

The latter constitutes the reason why HEED found it inevitable to establish the Self Help Volunteer Support Program. Under this program, HEED assists needy Community Based Organizations by facilitating the process of mobilization of labour resources (Volunteers) for development projects. The said human resources are thereafter deployed by Community Based Organizations in various capacities to specific development projects.

Utilization of volunteers in self help development projects has advantages such as dedication of volunteers to specific projects, volunteers contributing material resources to projects (however small) etc. Where necessary HEED mobilizes skilled labour resources, especially in cases where the project design has included portions that require the services of specialized labour resources. HEED prefers that the said specialized human resources are not required for lengthy engagements.

It must be pointed out that HEED also facilitates the mobilization of financial resources (from donors) for acquisition of materials for Self Help Development Projects. The latter notwithstanding, does not exempt Community Based Organizations from contributing any material resources that are in their possession.

Where requested by donors, HEED continuously monitors and evaluates progress and/or success levels of projects that receive funding from specific donors.

It must be emphasized that the Self Help Volunteer Support Program is not intended for organisations that will make profits intended to benefit individuals or families. The intention is to engage in development projects whose output (goods, services or profit) will benefit entire communities. The said development projects must, to the furthest possible extent, exclude those functions that are the responsibility of local, provincial or national governments.


Potential beneficiaries of the Self Help Volunteer Support Program are invited to forward applications to HEED. The applications must contain the following details:

(a) Name of the organization
(b) Postal address and Names of contact person(s) of the organization
(c) Telephone, Fax and e-mail address of organization (if any)
(d) Physical address of the organisation
(e) Registration status of organization (if registered, provide certificate of registration)
(f) Management structure of organisation (including all persons employed or involved in organization’s Self Help Project)
(g) Mission Statement of organisation or objectives of organization
(h) Name of bankers (if any)
(i) Financial statements of organization (if any) including details of funds obtained from other sources for the Self Help Project (if any)
(j) Summary of reasons why you initiated the Self Help Project and how the Self Help Project will be run (including a business plan, if available)
(k) Description of labour resources, infrastructure, machinery and/or equipment you will need for the Self Help Project (Provide specifications of labour resources, infrastructure, machinery and/or equipment, if available). Out of the list of labour resources, infrastructure, and/or equipment that will be needed for your Self Help Project, indicate the resources that your Community Based Organization will contribute to the Self Help Project that you are proposing
(l) Address, location, site or plot where you intend to carry out the Self Help Project.
(m) Quotations related to the cost of purchase or lease of the infrastructure, machinery and/or equipment in question

Applications must be sent to HEED Administrator Private Bag X 20715 Bloemfontein 9300. Enquiries must be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Note that, where necessary, HEED will use instruments contained in Empowerment and Development Programs to assist applicants with issues that are critical to the successful submission of their applications for financial assistance intended for acquisition of specialised labour resources, infrastructure, machinery and/or equipment. Empowerment and development enthusiasts are encouraged to read about the following  programs that are concurrently run by HEED and are found on the Home page:

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  • Conference Co-Ordination
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  • Fellowship, Internship, Bursaries, Scholarship & Studentship (FBSS)
  • Infrastructure Resource Mobilization
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  • Internet for All
  • Machinery And Equipment Mobilization
  • Non Profit And Community Based Organisation Support
  • Research, Publications & Guest Lecturer Program
  • Small, Medium & Micro Enterprise (SMME) Support
  • Student Exchange
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