Support Us


To provide an efficient fire fighting service to the people of Cape Town and surrounding areas the VWS need ongoing funding. We rely on donations from the public and businesses to meet our annual running costs.

You can help make a difference by making either a once-off donation, or by pledging your support on a regular basis.

If you would like more information before making a donation you can contact our Vicechair and Fundraising co-ordinator on

You Can Support Us:

1. Donate

We've teamed up with Secure Donation Services (SDS) to simplify the process of making once-off donations or recurring donations. Alternatively, there are various ways to donate and support us below.

2. Join Us

Click here to find out more about how you can contribute your time and expertise to the VWS.

3. Shop

Visit the VWS online store and help fund the operational costs of fighting wildfires.

Recurring donations

If you would like to contribute to Volunteer Wildfire Services on a regular basis, then please select and complete one of the Pledge Forms and managed by Secure Donations Services (SDS)

Once Off Donations: Donate Via EFT

If you make a donation, please use your name as a unique reference as well as sending us an email so we can thank you for your valued contribution. (It also helps us keep track of incoming funding for the auditors).

Please send your Proof of Payment to and

Bank Deposits or EFT Payments can be made to:
Account Name: Volunteer Wildfire
Bank: First National Bank
Branch Code: 250655
Account Number: 627 5001 6521

Other Ways to Donate


Secure Donation Services (SDS) is a full service agency, providing a unique spectrum of fundraising services including:

• SMS Donation Platform (SMS VWS and your name to 41006 to donate R25)
• Database Creation & Management
• SMS Marketing
• Telemarketing
• Debit Order Administration
• Play-it-forward Card Campaign

“Our dedicated team ensures that our charitable partners achieve their organisational objectives with the backing of a sustainable revenue model".


Contact Information

Telemarketing Fundraisers

Debit Order Administration

For queries, please contact our Fundraising Director:


We’ve partnered with GivenGain to improve our user experience and advance our online fundraising campaigns.

Sign up with MyPlanet

You can support the VWS every time you shop! MyPlanet partners will donate a percentage of your spend to the VWS, on your behalf without costing you a cent.

Get your free MyPlanet card (no monthly fees, no costs to you!) and nominate the Volunteer Wildfire Services. Swipe your card at our partner stores when you shop. They will donate a percentage of your purchases on your behalf.

If you don’t have a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card yet, simply apply for your free card now and select Volunteer Wildfire Services. Once you start swiping your card we will very gratefully start receiving funds.

If you already have a MySchool card, but would like to change your beneficiary or add Volunteer Wildfire Services, simply call our Client Service Centre on 0860 100 445 or email us on – there is no need to get a new card!


Scan the QR code below:

Thank you for your support!

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