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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Activists remain in detention after peaceful Eskom protest

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 20:37

Today, Greenpeace Africa, groundWork and Earthlife Africa took action against Eskom's reckless coal expansion at the utility's headquarters in Johannesburg. 14 activists were placed in police custody after the peaceful protest and taken to...

Eskom gets put under new management

Image gallery | October 23, 2012

Eskom has failed South Africans: it's time for new management

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 11:00

Today, we joined forces with two other environmental organisation - Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and groundWork, to put South Africa’s energy utility, Eskom, under new management.

Reflecting on Durban Solar training

Blog entry by Nasreen Khan | October 9, 2012

It has been almost a year since the last solar training that was held in Durban and I am still extremely grateful to Greenpeace for having invested in educating their volunteers. The ten day experience was incredible, not only did I...

Solar Energy: The way of the future

Blog entry by Hellen Dena | October 9, 2012

It was an intriguing journey back to the physics class I left over ten years ago, as I embarked on making my solar lamp. After an interesting hour of putting together tiny cables, a bulb and a rechargeable battery, the lamp lit up and...

Maximising solar power: The better option

Blog entry by Laswet Savadye | October 9, 2012

Led by Dr Michael Gotz, a specialist in photovoltaic solar power and Ruth Mhlanga, Greenpeace Africa's Youth and Solutions campaigner, Greenpeace Africa staff and volunteers took part in an informative solar training programme last...

Promotion of clay stoves: Women lead the way in Koudiadiène

Blog entry by Philippe Ahodékon, Greenpeace volunteer | October 2, 2012

This inspiring story of women in Koudiadiène, 80 km from Dakar, has now spread across the country of Senegal and continent of Africa. Identified by Greenpeace as part of its campaign to promote energy-efficient stoves and renewable...

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Image gallery | September 18, 2012

Working for change

Blog entry by Melita Steele | August 22, 2012

I’ve been working for Greenpeace for nearly three years now as a climate and energy campaigner, and I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time on the Esperanza (one of the Greenpeace ships) before. That was over a year ago, and while I...

The Rainbow Warrior lights up the Rainbow Nation

Blog entry by Nick Mokobane | August 16, 2012

“Nick, we need all hands on deck in 10 minutes, we are leaving Argentina and heading for South Africa!” These were the words delivered to me by fellow deckhand, Manuel, so I leapt out of my bunk, with the excitement of a 10 year old...

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