Get Involved

Volunteer Common Good serves Cape Town through a diverse set of initiatives that focus on the areas of Early Life, Education and Employment.

We also work in and through the local church, to help congregations engage meaningfully with these pressing issues and form a Christ-like response to social justice needs in their communities.

We gather thought-provoking resources, create practical material and provide training opportunities for individuals to deepen their journey towards a socially just lifestyle.

On this page you will find a list of useful resources to help you on your way, and opportunities where you can get involved.

Be a force for change!

Find out how you can make a meaningful impact in our city by getting involved in one of our many volunteer opportunities.

Resources

Not sure where to start on your journey of living social justice? We’ve selected our favourite books, movies, articles, and sermons to help you on your way!

A Lifestyle Guide

Common Good has developed this short Lifestyle Guide to inspire Common Grounders to live social justice in a way that seeks to witness to our King and his Kingdom through:

  • A lifestyle of awareness
  • A lifestyle of reconciliation
  • A lifestyle of generosity
  • A lifestyle of influence

A Living Wage

In South Africa the minimum wage is less than half the estimated amount required to meet a family’s basic needs. Forming a response to this issue is not just a social responsibility but a crucial step in our personal journey of faith. Find out more

Diversity

  1. Download our “Read, Watch, Do” resource for ways to broaden your understanding of diversity and how to live it out.
  2. Take the LUTL Challenge - click here to find out more and to download the toolkit!

Giving with Dignity

We want to be a church that gives generously all year round. For more information on how and where to give, please click here.

  1. How I’ve Learnt To Give by Tim Hoffman
  2. Minding the Gap: Giving Across Socio-Economic Divides by Richard Lundie
  3. Confessions of an Amateur Giver: Giving Without Eroding Dignity by Sarah Binos
  4. Worthy of Dignity by Roger Wood
  5. A Living Wage

Books

  1. Generous Justice by Dr Timothy Keller
  2. When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Mike Fikkert
  3. Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
  4. Make Poverty Personal by Ash Barker
  5. Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis

Articles

  1. “What is Biblical Justice” by Dr Timothy Keller
  2. “Relief and Development: The Distinction is more than Academic” by Steve Corbett
  3. “The Gospel and the Poor” by Dr Timothy Keller
  4. “Where Justice and Mercy Meet” by Robert D. Lupton

Documentaries:

  1. Testing Hope: Grade 12
  2. God Grew Tired of Us
  3. Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Children
  4. Why Poverty? (BBC series)

Sermons

  1. Agents of Hope (Terran Williams)
  2. Act Justly and Love Mercy (Craig Stewart)
  3. How to Make Poverty Personal (Sarah Binos)

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