Volunteers are the beating heart of Greenpeace!

More than 15,000 passionate people around the world dedicate time, energy and skills to Greenpeace's core values and campaigns.

Here is how you can join the network of volunteer across the African continent.

Join the Local Volunteer Groups

You want to act on environmental issues that matter to your community, and be part of the global campaigns taking on the big challenges? Join a local group near you


If your country or location is not in the selection, please go to GreenWire to start your own initiatives!


Become a Cyber Activist!
Are you far from locations where the local groups exist? Do you spend many hours in front of a computer? If you are interested in becoming a cyber activist, please visit this page.

The latest updates


Greenpeace Drums for Justice

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | November 15, 2013

The Arctic 30 have now spent almost 60 days in detention in icy Russia, for staging a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Our colleagues and friends were arrested under charges of piracy and recently, the Russian...

Joburg Group Newsletter August 2013

Blog entry by Rebecca Henderson | November 1, 2013

In this Edition: • World forestry day by Cindy De Lange • I <3 the arctic by Ricardo Rodrigues • Community clean up in Orange Farm by William Tchadieu • Zero plastic week by Rebecca Henderson • Global day of action against coal by...

An 'electric' solar training experience

Blog entry by Cape Town volunteers | September 16, 2013

Two young activists share their experiences from our recent solar training session held in Cape Town: Thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world by Aphiwe Zothwa When a friend invited me to join the free Solar Training...

Is it possible to go plastic-free?

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | June 12, 2013

We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer. A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the...

The help our communities really need

Blog entry by Keanan Reis, Greenpeace Africa volunteer | April 24, 2013

The world often sees government's relationship with Greenpeace Africa as shaky, at best. When Greenpeace isn't chaining themselves to power-station equipment, or dumping coal at Eskom's Megawatt Park, they're being spied on, or being...

Community clean ups and clear skies

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 22, 2013

Saturday morning came - and so did the rain, which had been falling, non-stop, throughout the early hours of the morning, with no end in sight.  After weeks of preparation and planning, expectation and enthusiasm, our clean-up project...


Video | April 18, 2013 at 10:28

Climate activists and Greenpeace Africa volunteers came together last Saturday to take part in a global movement to highlight the impact that climate change is having in the Arctic. Our actions weren’t just about the Arctic, though, they were...

One Planet. One Arctic. One Voice.

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 12, 2013

Starting this Saturday, and continuing on to the Global Day of Action a week later, thousands of people - from distinct cultures and diverse backgrounds - will come together to speak with one voice about saving a very special, unique...

Solar energy: Africa's future

Blog entry by Natasha Seck, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer | April 4, 2013

Unlike fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil), solar energy is renewable and inexhaustible. However, despite the abundance of solar radiation, the continent is handicapped by insufficient  energy. Only 23% of the population (one in four...

Deforestation is Dehumanisation

Blog entry by Amir Bagheri, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer | March 25, 2013

In many cases we tend to separate the well-being of the environment from the well-being of ourselves as a human species, not realising that a healthy environment is connected to human dignity, and therefore is a human right. On the...

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