UPSKILLING VOLUNTEERS AND PROMOTING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
Developed by the US Embassy and NGO, OneVoice South Africa (OVSA), the program aims to alleviate poverty, close the skills gap and mitigate unemployment in South Africa, by establishing a volunteerism and community engagement partnership between students, NGOs and corporations, that offers workplace experience, training and employment prospects to TVET College students, as they enter the 21st Century’s, World of Work. Program goals are to build volunteer skills through workplace preparedness training, provide them with realistic connections to workplace opportunities – and assist Corporations and NGOs meet their volunteer and workforce needs by ‘matching’ volunteer skills to Host Employer requirements.
In partnership with TVET Colleges, we recruit Participants to engage in the program.
Participants receive Workplace Preparedness Training, to upskill them with the soft skills required to enhance their contribution to the company/organization’s vision.
We source placements through our partner Host Employers, and match Participants to Opportunities and Employer expectations.
Having completed the volunteering/internship placement, we review their personal growth and employment potential with all parties concerned.
Committed to Poverty Alleviation and Job Creation.
Engaged with to provide potential recruits.
Selected from TVET Colleges to apply for the program.
Who were selected to participate and trained.
Partnered with to provide opportunities for Participants.
Placement opportunities with partner Organizations.
Some of our Success Stories
There is nothing like the success stories from our Participants to warm our hearts and motivate us to find more Partners, unearth Opportunities, upskill and place our Recruits. Listen to the stories of some of our Recruits below.
“Hello, my name is Cikizwa. The OneVoice training gave me an impact in my life. Because I did not know the things that I know now. I have gained more experience about how to conduct myself during the interview, how to work with a team and how to communicate, so I am very grateful, it really helped me a lot.”
Lungani Simon Dlamini
“My name is Lungani Simon Dlamini. It was a first experience to learn on-line. But it taught me self- discipline, that you do not need anyone to stand in front of you, to be disciplined. As we were learning without a teacher in front of us, but only us and our phones and laptops. So, it teaches us self-discipline...”
Our corporate partners are committed to leading change
We are proud to work alongside some truly amazing partner organizations, who like us, are "COMMITTED TO POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND JOB CREATION."