Our volunteers make an enormous difference in the lives of ordinary South Africans across the country through their generous contributions of time, skill, physical resource and commitment to our cause. At the Foundation, we view volunteers as a vital component in our vision of reducing heart disease and stroke- related deaths in South Africa. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, South Africa (HSFSA) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) with limited resources and actively seeks to recruit volunteers to support the foundation on many of our awareness initiatives.

Why volunteer?

Many see it as an opportunity to give something back to society in a meaningful way and for others, it is a way to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. At some educational institutions, it is an application requirement for a prospective student to volunteer at an NPO. The Volunteer Programme also gives an opportunity to volunteers from abroad, to experience South Africa’s diverse culture while making a positive difference.

Who should volunteer?

We encourage individuals, families, companies and students to volunteer. We also seek volunteers that can play a role in helping us to create awareness around heart diseases and strokes and prevention on the various social media platforms.

What you can expect from Volunteering

A chance to meet new and inspiring people, develop fresh ideas and sharpen your skills. Most of all, you will join a dynamic team of volunteers and staff of the foundation doing important health awareness work.

How much time is required

Our research, health promotion, advocacy and fundraising activities run all year round. We are can offer you both short and more long-term opportunities. Important to note that we roll out our biggest awareness campaign in the month of September every year and this requires the great involvement of volunteers during this period.


You will be paid on a daily stipend. The amount will be agreed upon should your application be successful.

How to Apply

Please join us in our efforts towards a healthier South Africa by emailing the following documentation on kinza.hussain@heartfoundation.co.za 

  • CV
  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of Proof of residence and affidavit from South African Police Services (this is required as a police clearance for past criminal offences and any pending cases that are current)

Should your application be successful, our team will get in touch with you.


VACANCY: Health Promotion Officer (GEORGE)

The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA), a non-profit organization, is seeking to appoint one (1) Health Promotion officer to be based in George.  The applicant must be able to fulfill the primary goal of the Health Promotion Programme which is the prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) through various activities, including health screenings and health education talks. The successful applicant will report directly to the Health Promotions Manager. This is a part-time/flexi-time position.


  • A health-related degree, diploma or certified qualification. Preference will be given to applicants with a nursing qualification, emergency services qualification, and those who are registered community health workers.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a health-related field (including Health Promotion)
  • Experience in data collection using digital technology for research-related activities will be an advantage
  • Ability to collate and write reports
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and Afrikaans
  • Must be computer literate (including, word, excel and Google Drive)
  • Own transport will be an advantage
  • Ability to Work in a team and have a strong work ethic
  • Have a South African driver’s license
  • Must be a South African or a Permanent Resident with a work permit
  • Being a trained, registered EMS worker or an experienced registered nursing sister will be an advantage


  • Community-based health promoting activities through health risk-assessments (screening), health education talks participating in community-based events and capacity building
  • Data collection for key health indicators
  • Develop partnerships with key people, communities and organizations, including the private sector, who can influence public health
  • Implement activities based on the strategic plan of HSFSA
  • Written and verbal communication with the public, media and partners


For more details about the position please contact Ms. Kinza Hussain on +27799846592 or email kinza.hussain@heartfoundation.co.za (alternatively, Heart and Stroke Foundation, South Africa Head Office can be reached on: 021-422-1586 or heart@heartfoundation.co.za )

Send your CV, three contactable referees and certified ID and qualifications to kinza.hussain@heartfoundation.co.za and bianca.snyders@heartfoundation.co.za

Contract will be negotiable.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will need to be provided.

In the subject line please indicate that you applying for the post in George.

Appointment will be pending police clearance. The HSFSA has the right to not appoint