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The Enhanced Livestock Productivity Project is a new project to be established in the Xhora Mouth Administrative Area.  This project aims to improve agricultural productivity in our region as it is one of most important economic activities here. The current method of managing livestock is not increasing the number of cattle and is not generating income for the farmer. With this project we hope to increase the number of cattle in our area as well as dramatically improve the health of the livestock.

For more information on this project, click here: Enhanced-Livestock-Productivity-Project.

The Vulindlela Scholarship Programme is always in need of donations. The scholarship programme finances the schooling of 7 children from our community to attend a good school in Mthatha from grade 1 to at least grade 12. The fund finances all schooling, living and traveling expenses. The children on the Vulindlela Scholarship Programme are progressing well and are currently in Grade 6 at Vela in Mthatha.

For more information, click here: The Vulindlela Scholarship Programme

Our online interactive technology programme – iiTablet Tshomiz – that we are running in our primary schools needs your help.  We believe that through technology support, our children can leapfrog the many challenges of an under-resourced schooling environment.

For more information, click here: iiTablet Tshomiz and see A Real Opportunity to Help

Questions? Call:  0475778908 or email:


Laptops or tablets (new or in good working condition)

School and office stationary, educational materials and toys

Cameras for recording projects

A4 Annual Diaries for field workers and project managers

These can be posted to:

Bulungula Incubator

PO Box 43



or for courier ONLY:

Bulungula Incubator

c/o The Comfort Zone

24 Willow Drive

Fort Gale



22 Comments Post a comment
  1. sixolisiwe rozani #

    I would love to help those in need of my help! I’m available during holidays because I’m still studying @ a tertiary level! I’m very keen to help so please allocate me wherever I’m needed
    Don’t hesitate to call me on 073 457 5959


    November 14, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Sixolisiwe. Thank you for the enquiry but unfortunately, we are not set up for short term volunteers. Our programmes require longer commitment. We, therefore, consider volunteers only for a minimum 6 months stay with a preference for volunteers who can commit for 1 year.

      thanks Rejane


      November 19, 2013
  2. Larah Fisher #

    Hi there

    I am a UCT student very interesting in using my holiday time more productively. I would really love to come help out with the organisation and practice some Xhosa basically at any point in the next 3-4 months. It looks like you guys are doing a great job over there and I would love to be a part of it.

    Warm regards


    November 6, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Larah. Thank you for your interest in our work! We do have volunteers assist us with some of our programees but we only consider volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 6 months with preference for 1 year volunteers.

      There are organisations that run specific volunteer programmes, one I can recommend is Volunteer Africa: They are set up specifically to help induct short term volunteers immediately and help them make the most of their stay.

      You can also try Axium, an organisation based just north of us on the Wild Coast that does great work with the schools in the area

      thanks Rejane


      November 19, 2013
  3. Hi there,
    I’m very interetsed in what you are providing for your community, I’m 32 years old never married with no dependants and commitments. I’ve read through your website and I think its amazing that there are people that give back and I would love nothing more than to be a part of what you are doing.
    I’m not qualified in anything but I have a heart of gold and am very passionate about helping others. Skills I do have is I’m very good with my hands.

    I have more time on my hands than I know what to do with so If you need a volunteer for ANYTHING, please PLEASE feel free to contact me, I live in Cape Town, Hout Bay and would make my way to where I’m need as soon as you let me know.
    Yours sincerely
    Duane Botha


    June 19, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Duane

      Thank you for your interest in our work. We will let you know if any volunteer vacancies arise.



      June 26, 2013
  4. HI

    I am a graduate engineer from the University of Cape Town and have grown up in East London. I am looking to get involved in any one of your initiatives as a volunteer.

    I have had experience in teaching english and maths, as well as entrepreneurship and engineering.

    I can also speak Xhosa.

    Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.



    January 3, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Sean. Thank you for your interest in our work. We do have opportunities for volunteers but these are limited by our organisational capacity. However if your skill set and the time you’d like to work with us matches one of our projects, we may be able to use your help! Please email me at with your CV and your time contraints/parameters. Thanks rejane


      January 7, 2013
  5. Hi! Could you please inform me when new volunteer positions open? Thanks!


    November 23, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Annette

      Thank you for your interest in the Bulungula Incubator! We do not have general volunteer positions. We prefer to match the skills and time requirements of volunteers with the requirements of projects that are running at the time that the volunteer wants to visit. We have limited capacity to accommodate volunteers since we are in a remote rural area therefore there are only a few places available every year. The specific skills that the volunteer brings is very important and I’d suggest that you email your CV to me first ( with information about when you’d like visit and what your specific interests are. As I’m sure you’ll understand, we try to employ members of the local community as far as possible and volunteers assist with skills that we cannot procure locally. We also prefer volunteers that can commit for a good length of time: 1 year/6months, at least a minimum of 3 months.

      best, rejane


      November 24, 2011
  6. Kiki #

    First of all, great project.

    My two boys (8 years and 6 years) and I (female, Swiss economist, 39), we will travel throughout the African continent from August till end of 2011. We would love to stay a little while at your place helping you with your projects.
    With whom I can get in contact?

    Thanks for your answer. Kiki


    May 18, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Kiki

      Thanks for your interest in our organisation! Unfortunately, all our volunteer spaces will be full during the time that you’re visiting. You are, of course, welcome to visit our offices, meet with our project managers and see the work we’re doing in the area. I’m not sure if you have already had a look at the websites of the Bulungula Lodge and of our homestays where you can stay when you visit: Bulungula Lodge or, for a true village experience.



      May 19, 2011
  7. James #


    I am an African-American English teacher of 14 years. Recently, I completed a master’s degree in English and would like very much to volunteer a few months teaching or supporting the Bulungula schools in some other way.

    James S.


    May 13, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi James

      Thank you for your interest in our organisation. The best would be to contact our Education Programme Manager Annette Champion directly at



      May 16, 2011
  8. Samantha Sanderson #

    Hi there,

    It looks like you are getting flooded with requests but I thought I’d try anyway: I’d like to volunteer too! I just finished a degree in Human Biology and would love to volunteer before I start Med school in January 2012. I could help teach Biology or Science. I also worked as a hotel receptionist while traveling the world – so, I could do accommodation admin type stuff too 🙂

    Thanks a bunch,


    April 20, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Samantha

      We have limited space available for volunteers but you can send your CV to me at and we will let you know when something that fits your skills comes up.

      Thanks for your interest in the BI!


      April 20, 2011
  9. Jade Khoury #

    I have emailed my letter of interest and my CV. I am sout african and I have spent the last 11 years studing and working in Early Child hood Development . I am qulaified with years of experience and I am free this year and would love to come volenteer for 3 months.
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Jade Khoury


    January 9, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Jade

      Annette, our Education programme manager will be in touch



      January 17, 2011
  10. Molwenie 😀
    I am an American woman of 24 years. I have lived in Port Elizabeth for one and 1/2 years. I am familiar with rural living and the traditions that occur. I am studying isiXhosa and child development as well as sustainable living. I prefer not to work for money but rather offer my skills and labor to your environment in exchange for food and accomodation. Please consider my interest. Thank you 😀

    Nkosi sikelele


    December 2, 2010
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Linda

      Please contact us directly with your CV.



      December 18, 2010
  11. Nina Herff #

    Hello there,
    I am a 25 years old German student and I am going to study social work and pedagogics for one year in South Africa cause I am very interested in the culure and history.
    Before the university will start I have got 3 or more month to do a practical course, and I would be very overjoyed do support your projekt.( September 2010) I am not interested in money, I only want to something useful during that practical course.
    In Oktober, I am in South Africa for holidays and would like to visit Bulungula.
    Hoping to get a replay, best wishes Nina


    August 12, 2009

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