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


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...

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 8, 2012

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to...

No Nuclear in Africa! Action in Sandton

Image gallery | May 29, 2012

Earth Day Activities in Durban

Image gallery | May 9, 2012

Earth Day Activities come to Durban

Blog entry by Nasreen Vermeulen, Greenpeace Volunteer | May 9, 2012

Sunday the 22 nd April 2012 marked the 42 nd anniversary of Earth Day. This is a historic event where people unite globally to take action and call for a sustainable future. Over one billion people in 192 countries and over 56,000...

Activist Voices: The Day I Did a Nuclear Clean Up

Blog entry by Taahir and Neoka | March 6, 2012

Yesterday activists staged a nuclear clean up on a beach in Cape Town. Here two activists speak about thier experience and what they were hoping to achieve.    Taahir After just a few hours of sleep we woke up at 3am...

2011: The Year In Pictures

Blog entry by Mike Townsley, Greenpeace International | January 6, 2012

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

Solar Power Roadshow: UKZN

Image gallery | October 21, 2011

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