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Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO)

WCCO is committed to enriching the lives of Wits students by educating them about and connecting them to the needs of their community across campus, the country, and the world.

Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach


We promote active citizenship and community service by encouraging Witsies to donate their time, skills and talents to volunteer for local communities. Volunteerism is an essential part of community engagement, which is the third pillar of higher education.

Join WCCO and choose volunteer activities from the following programmes:

Wits Food Programme

Wits Food Programme – Help support your fellow students who go hungry on our campus

Masidleni Daily Meal Project – Help serve meals at lunch-time

Closes mid-March


Wits Food Bank – Help distribute meal packs on 3 weekdays between 3 and 4pm

Closes at the end of February


Wits Food Garden – Grow vegetables in your free time and support the Wits Food Bank

Open all year

Wits Food Garden

Tutoring Programme

Tutoring Programme – Become a tutor with work with learners in various projects on and off campus

Open until end September

Tutoring Programme

Community Campaigns

WCCO once off events – if you cannot commit to ongoing volunteer work – sign up for once off community campaigns  held on campus through the year  Help organize and enjoy

  • NGO Fair 
  • One Day without Shoes   
  • Spelling Competition
  • Mental Maths competition
  • Mandela Day 
  • Humanitarian Day 
  • Women’s Day

And many more….

WCCO events

Global Citizens for Social Justice Programme

Global Citizens for Social Justice Programme – attend a series of 6 to 8 dialogue sessions to engage critically with contemporary global debates and to reflect on issues of citizenship, social justice and community engagement.

Semester 1 – April and May – Thursday from 6 to 8pm – Join now

Semester 2 – September and October Thursday from 6 to 8pm – Join Now

  • Community engagement project – if you wish to do your own community outreach project on or off campus we can assist you.
    You are encouraged to initiate your own projects, to be creative and innovative in responding to community needs.
  • House Committee Outreach and, Clubs and Society Outreach – Work with WCCO to achieve your community outreach goals.
  • Rural Work Camps – experience rural communities with fellow volunteers for a more in-depth service experience. Takes place over one week in the July vacation.


Visit us

Hostel Road (between Cricket and Rugby Fields)
Wits Braamfontein Campus East
Tel: 011 717 9217 or 011 717 9255
Lizette.Norris@wits.ac.za or Karuna.Singh@wits.ac.za