Wishlist & Volunteers


The Vulindlela Scholarship Programme is always in need of donations. The scholarship programme finances the schooling of 7 children from our community to attend a good school in Mthatha from grade 1 to at least grade 12. The fund finances all schooling, living and traveling expenses. The children on the Vulindlela Scholarship Programme are progressing well and are currently in Grade 6 at Vela in Mthatha.

For more information, click here: The Vulindlela Scholarship Programme

Our online interactive technology programme – iiTablet Tshomiz – that we are running in our primary schools needs your help.  We believe that through technology support, our children can leapfrog the many challenges of an under-resourced schooling environment.

For more information, click here: iiTablet Tshomiz and see A Real Opportunity to Help

Questions? Call:  0475778908 or email: rejane@bulungulaincubator.org


Laptops or tablets (new or in good working condition)

School and office stationary, educational materials and toys

Cameras for recording projects

A4 Annual Diaries for field workers and project managers

These can be posted to:

Bulungula Incubator

PO Box 43



or for courier ONLY:

Bulungula Incubator

c/o The Comfort Zone

24 Willow Drive

Fort Gale



  1. sixolisiwe rozani

    I would love to help those in need of my help! I’m available during holidays because I’m still studying @ a tertiary level! I’m very keen to help so please allocate me wherever I’m needed
    Don’t hesitate to call me on 073 457 5959

    • Bulungula Incubator

      Hi Sixolisiwe. Thank you for the enquiry but unfortunately, we are not set up for short term volunteers. Our programmes require longer commitment. We, therefore, consider volunteers only for a minimum 6 months stay with a preference for volunteers who can commit for 1 year.

      thanks Rejane

  2. Larah Fisher

    Hi there

    I am a UCT student very interesting in using my holiday time more productively. I would really love to come help out with the organisation and practice some Xhosa basically at any point in the next 3-4 months. It looks like you guys are doing a great job over there and I would love to be a part of it.

    Warm regards

    • Bulungula Incubator

      Hi Larah. Thank you for your interest in our work! We do have volunteers assist us with some of our programees but we only consider volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 6 months with preference for 1 year volunteers.

      There are organisations that run specific volunteer programmes, one I can recommend is Volunteer Africa: http://www.volunteerafrica.co.za/ They are set up specifically to help induct short term volunteers immediately and help them make the most of their stay.

      You can also try Axium, an organisation based just north of us on the Wild Coast that does great work with the schools in the area http://www.axiumeducation.org

      thanks Rejane

  3. Hi there,
    I’m very interetsed in what you are providing for your community, I’m 32 years old never married with no dependants and commitments. I’ve read through your website and I think its amazing that there are people that give back and I would love nothing more than to be a part of what you are doing.
    I’m not qualified in anything but I have a heart of gold and am very passionate about helping others. Skills I do have is I’m very good with my hands.

    I have more time on my hands than I know what to do with so If you need a volunteer for ANYTHING, please PLEASE feel free to contact me, I live in Cape Town, Hout Bay and would make my way to where I’m need as soon as you let me know.
    Yours sincerely
    Duane Botha

    • Bulungula Incubator

      Hi Duane

      Thank you for your interest in our work. We will let you know if any volunteer vacancies arise.


  4. HI

    I am a graduate engineer from the University of Cape Town and have grown up in East London. I am looking to get involved in any one of your initiatives as a volunteer.

    I have had experience in teaching english and maths, as well as entrepreneurship and engineering.

    I can also speak Xhosa.

    Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.


    • Bulungula Incubator

      Hi Sean. Thank you for your interest in our work. We do have opportunities for volunteers but these are limited by our organisational capacity. However if your skill set and the time you’d like to work with us matches one of our projects, we may be able to use your help! Please email me at rejane@bulungulaincubator.org with your CV and your time contraints/parameters. Thanks rejane

    • Bulungula Incubator

      Hi Annette

      Thank you for your interest in the Bulungula Incubator! We do not have general volunteer positions. We prefer to match the skills and time requirements of volunteers with the requirements of projects that are running at the time that the volunteer wants to visit. We have limited capacity to accommodate volunteers since we are in a remote rural area therefore there are only a few places available every year. The specific skills that the volunteer brings is very important and I’d suggest that you email your CV to me first (rejane@bulungulaincubator.org) with information about when you’d like visit and what your specific interests are. As I’m sure you’ll understand, we try to employ members of the local community as far as possible and volunteers assist with skills that we cannot procure locally. We also prefer volunteers that can commit for a good length of time: 1 year/6months, at least a minimum of 3 months.

      best, rejane

  5. Kiki

    First of all, great project.

    My two boys (8 years and 6 years) and I (female, Swiss economist, 39), we will travel throughout the African continent from August till end of 2011. We would love to stay a little while at your place helping you with your projects.
    With whom I can get in contact?

    Thanks for your answer. Kiki

    • Bulungula Incubator

      Hi Kiki

      Thanks for your interest in our organisation! Unfortunately, all our volunteer spaces will be full during the time that you’re visiting. You are, of course, welcome to visit our offices, meet with our project managers and see the work we’re doing in the area. I’m not sure if you have already had a look at the websites of the Bulungula Lodge and of our homestays where you can stay when you visit: Bulungula Lodge http://www.bulungula.com or http://www.bulungulahomestays.com, for a true village experience.


  6. James


    I am an African-American English teacher of 14 years. Recently, I completed a master’s degree in English and would like very much to volunteer a few months teaching or supporting the Bulungula schools in some other way.

    James S.

  7. Samantha Sanderson

    Hi there,

    It looks like you are getting flooded with requests but I thought I’d try anyway: I’d like to volunteer too! I just finished a degree in Human Biology and would love to volunteer before I start Med school in January 2012. I could help teach Biology or Science. I also worked as a hotel receptionist while traveling the world – so, I could do accommodation admin type stuff too 🙂

    Thanks a bunch,

  8. Jade Khoury

    I have emailed my letter of interest and my CV. I am sout african and I have spent the last 11 years studing and working in Early Child hood Development . I am qulaified with years of experience and I am free this year and would love to come volenteer for 3 months.
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Jade Khoury

  9. Molwenie 😀
    I am an American woman of 24 years. I have lived in Port Elizabeth for one and 1/2 years. I am familiar with rural living and the traditions that occur. I am studying isiXhosa and child development as well as sustainable living. I prefer not to work for money but rather offer my skills and labor to your environment in exchange for food and accomodation. Please consider my interest. Thank you 😀

    Nkosi sikelele

  10. Nina Herff

    Hello there,
    I am a 25 years old German student and I am going to study social work and pedagogics for one year in South Africa cause I am very interested in the culure and history.
    Before the university will start I have got 3 or more month to do a practical course, and I would be very overjoyed do support your projekt.( September 2010) I am not interested in money, I only want to something useful during that practical course.
    In Oktober, I am in South Africa for holidays and would like to visit Bulungula.
    Hoping to get a replay, best wishes Nina

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