Application Deadlines

South Africa: There are four application deadlines for volunteers to South Africa throughout the year:


For travel to South Africa between 12 January – 1 April, the application deadline=December 1st (the previous year)


For travel between 11 April and 24 June, the application deadline=March 1st


For travel between 18 Jul and 30 September, the application deadline=June 1st


For travel between 10 October and 13 December, the application deadline=September 1st


The following dates are public holidays in South Africa and we strongly recommend you do not volunteer during these times:

April 2-11, June 25- July 18, October 1-10

December 14- January 19.


Rwanda: There are also five application deadlines for volunteers to Rwanda throughout the year:


For travel between January 4 and February 12, the application deadline=November 25th (the previous year)


For travel between February 22 and March 26, the application deadline=January 20


For travel between April 12 and June 30, the application deadline=February 20


For travel between September 6 and October 22, the application deadline=July 10


For travel to Rwanda between November 1 and December 17, the application deadline=September 25


The following dates are public holidays in Rwanda and we strongly recommend you do not volunteer during these times:

February 12-22, March 26-April 12, June 30- September 6, October 22- November 1, December 17- February 12.

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For general enquiries, contact:


England and Wales Charity Number: 1119443

England and Wales Company Number: 06051122


South Africa Non-Profit Company Number: 2017/212994/08

USA 501(c)(3) Foundation Number: 82-1037862


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Dramatic Need is a registered charity and company in England and Wales, numbers 1119443 and 06051122 respectively; a registered non-profit company in South Africa, number 2017/212994/08; and a registered 501(c)(3) foundation in the USA, number 82-1037862 


Official Patron: Her Excellency, Dr. Lindiwe Mabuza, former South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.


Board of Trustees UK and South Africa: Ms. Vanessa Garwood, Mr. Phil Drew, Mr. Simon Oakes, Ms. Amanda Lambert, 

Mr Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mr James Mullighan and Ms Helia Ebrahimi. 

Board of Trustees USA: Ms. Aubrey Henderson Siegel, Ms. Amanda Lambert, Ms Holly Noland Dunlap.