After experiencing Saturday’s events it became clear that those wonderful children were teaching me life-skills too!
- Lester-Mark


Sisanda FunDaytion is a non-profit organisation working with volunteers to influence the lives of disadvantaged children in South Africa through recreation and fun. 

Our vision is a world in which all children can experience the joy of being children and have the chance to laugh, run, jump and play. Through our programmes we harness the energy of volunteers to help our children enjoy the wonders of the world they live in.

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Vacancy - Fun Day Coordinator


Sisanda FunDaytion seeks to appoint an energetic person with general project management skills as our Fun Day Manager.  The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the Sisanda FunDaytion annual Fun Day programme and will coordinate all the logistics relating to the preparation, execution and follow-up for the individual Fun Days on a monthly basis.

This is a part-time; office based role (20 hours per week) working mornings from our office in Wynberg, Cape Town, and does offer a degree of flexibility.   There will be some weekend activities as you will need to attend the monthly Fun Day, generally taking place on a Saturday.  

The successful candidate will report to the Board of Trustees and will be an integral part of a small and dynamic team.  

Responsibilities would be as follows:

  • Planning, coordinating and finalising details for every Fun day;
  • Safety & risk assessments for areas and activities taking place on the Fun day;
  • Programme budgeting, managing finances on the day and maintaining financial records;
  • Brief and supervise the group of Activity Leaders as well as various Volunteers;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Identify potential new funding sources and implement a strategy, alongside the Operations Manager, to secure funds;
  • Build up the Fun Day Corporate Team Building Programme.


  • Team leader / Junior management experience;
  • Creative and dynamic personality;
  • Ability to work in a small team and to lead a team including volunteers;
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal;
  • Ability to think on your feet and adapt easily to change; 
  • Experience of project management in the NGO sector desirable;
  • Own car and laptop;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged children;
  • Xhosa speaking advantageous but not essential 

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to  

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