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 Africa instils forest values to youths during the 5th World Forest Day...

Press release | March 21, 2017 at 8:35

Yaoundé, 21st March 2017. Greenpeace Africa has today organised activities with youths to commemorate World forest day. This year’s festivities celebrated under the theme“Forest & Energy” underscores the importance of the forest with regards to...

Greenpeace ships: Warriors at Sea

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | February 12, 2017

1971. This was the year it all began. You’ve heard the story about how a boat load of (very brave) volunteers and journalists sailed to Alaska to stop the American government from running nuclear tests? The U.S government started...

The Rainbow Warrior awoke the Warrior in me

Blog entry by Anele Msweli | March 24, 2015

Being part of the Rainbow Warrior ship tour was the most beautiful experience I have had in my entire life. This somewhat paved a little piece of a pathway of the journey I would like to take in the future. I have never felt such joy,...

My galley experience aboard the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Nafeesa Amod | March 24, 2015

So you all know about my ranting and raving as to how I could not wait to set my foot on the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior and be part of the crew. Well I was not disappointed, I tell you!  I thoroughly enjoyed my duty working in...

Activism for the Future

Blog entry by Eugene Wankya, Rea Lekalakala and Diana Waters | September 8, 2014

At the core of our work at Greenpeace Africa is our dedicated team of volunteers from across the continent. Often the first we turn to when we need an extra pair of hands, these individuals are fuelled by a passion that unites them,...

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...

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