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.

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Ecology starts with you

Blog entry by Nokwazi Qumbisa | May 6, 2014

Because of circumstances like the ever decreasing size of land compounded by a lack of basic services, organizations like the Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa Durban, Citizen Gardens and Green Squad Alliance, have launched a series...

Defending our right to a clean and healthy environment.

Blog entry by Ricardo Rodrigues | May 5, 2014

This year marks 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa, and that fills me with a deep sense of pride in this country and our people, especially as a Born-Free. As activists, we understand very well that along with this...

My Journey With Greenpeace Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | February 12, 2014

When I stepped into Greenpeace back in October 2008, I was told I was the first African lady to join this organisation in Africa. I felt it was a continuation of the duty I started when I worked at Oxfam. With the latter, I was...

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...

AFRICA ♥ ARCTIC

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...

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