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Become a Love Activist

Giving ourselves, our time and resources, in service to others.

Love Activists are a volunteer force for good in our local communities. With thousands of dedicated, passionate volunteers across Cape Town and Johannesburg, we are able to impact positive change in our communities.

Our Love Activists – those who give of themselves, expecting nothing in return – show up at our programmes daily, from young to old, scholars, corporates, stay-at-home-parents. Our Love Activist programme gives people of all ages – from all walks of life – the opportunity to be part of something greater than themselves.

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You are at the heart of everything we do

There are so many ways for you to be part of our community – from chopping and prepping hot meals at our Dignity Kitchen in Cape Town or Jozi, to making sandwiches or jars of hope at home. It’s thanks to people like you that we can reach so far and touch so many lives.

It’s our community of volunteers who donate their time to charity that keeps the wheels turning and our operational costs down, ensuring that the donations we receive deliver the maximum positive impact possible.

“You are our Love Activists – Anyone who gives of themselves and/or their resources in service to others”

How to volunteer your time

Volunteer at our
Soup Kitchens

(Cape Town only)

Volunteer at our
Sandwich Hubs

(Cape Town only)

Help us prepare and serve healthy and tasty meals to people in need

Whether you choose to volunteer your services as a depot manager, driver, or kitchen assistant, we’d greatly appreciate your help. We’ve made it as simple as possible to join our team and make a real difference in our communities. To apply to become a volunteer for any of our initiatives, simply complete the registration form below.

Important: Completing the form does not secure your spot. Keep an eye on your email for confirmation.


On any day that you arrive to volunteer with Ladles of Love, you’ll be asked to complete a standard COVID-19 safety form to assess your risk level, along with having your temperature taken. If you don’t pass the safety assessment, you’ll not be permitted to volunteer with us at that time. PLEASE NOTE: All Ladles of Love volunteers must bring and wear their own facemask or they won’t be permitted to take part in any activity. All other equipment will be provided unless otherwise specified.

Want to volunteer, but don’t have the time or prefer not to mingle in public?

Join our Sandwich Drive

Make sandwiches or boil eggs at home, and drop it off at the collection point nearest to you.

Join our Groceries Drive

Support us with canned goods, non-perishables, and other essential groceries.

Share your special skills

If you’d like to assist in any other way, talk to us about offering your services as a skilled professional.

Currently in-person volunteering is only possible in the Cape Town region. If you live anywhere else in South Africa, you can support us through a donation, or contact us directly to discuss other ways of getting involved. Thank you for helping to raise funds for Ladles of Love. By giving your time and effort so freely in this generous way, you’re making a world of difference.

We simply cannot do this without you.

More ways to get involved

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Donate Groceries

Sandwich Drive

Raise Funds

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Donate Products/Services

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