Whether you donate time, talent, items or cash, you can make a difference to the survival of the endangered African penguin and other seabirds in distress.
Ways To Get Involved
Any way that you can assist will aid SANCCOB and whether it's financial or gifts-in-kind, your support is appreciated.
Adopt A Penguin
Adopt and name an African penguin at SANCCOB for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Financial contributions assists SANCCOB to cover operational expenses to continue critical conservation projects and provide seabird patients with the very best veterinary and rehabilitative care.
Local and overseas volunteers play are integral to operations at our Cape Town and Gqeberha centres, providing thousands of hours of much-needed conservation work on a daily basis.
Become A Member
By joining SANCCOB's membership programme, you add your voice to marine conservation.
Create your own fundraising campaign. You can run a race, host a fundraising dinner, or cycle to work for a month and get your family and friends to sponsor each kilometre. If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, consider asking your friends and family to support your fundraiser instead of buying a gift.
Items on our wish list can be purchased and donated to SANCCOB, and help to reduce operational costs. You can do so in your personal capacity or as part of a group, company or school. These items range from cleaning products to veterinary supplies, and stationery for our education and volunteer programmes.
Leave A Legacy
Leaving a bequest in your will to a charitable organisation is a popular tradition among people of vision and may be something you would find worth considering. You can make a positive impact in perpetuity when you bequeath SANCCOB.
Join Our Mailing List
Sign up to receive SANCCOB's newsletter and get all the latest news on seabird rescues, successes in conservation and where your support is most needed.
Get A Myschool Card
Every swipe counts! You can name SANCCOB as one of three beneficiaries on your MySchool card and it doesn't cost you anything.
Become a Member
Join SANCCOB’s membership programme and lend your voice to the conservation of seabird species in southern Africa. An annual membership will keep you connected to our cause and gives you access to a host of exclusive benefits including:
- Voting rights at SANCCOB’s Annual General Meeting (not applicable for Junior Members)
- Be the first to receive news updates from SANCCOB
- An annual tour for two at our centres in Cape Town or Gqeberha
- A SANCCOB lapel pin
- A penguin adoption
- A membership certificate
You can join as an individual or choose a corporate membership.
(Does not include voting rights)
One sentence in your will can make a lasting impact
Leaving a bequest to a charitable organisation is a popular tradition among people of vision, and may be something you would find worth considering. Many times we try to make a positive impact in our lifetime but you can do so in perpetuity when you bequeath SANCCOB. When our founder, Mrs. Althea Westphal, started SANCCOB, she could never have imagined that her legacy would live on to become a world renowned seabird institution. Contact Tonia Wyngaard at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about SANCCOB's Legacy Programme or let us know if you have already bequeathed SANCCOB. We want to connect and thank you for your kind consideration.
In the same way, you have the power to make a lasting impact on the way our world will look in generations to come – simply by including SANCCOB in your Will.
Our Wish List
Our wish list contains essential items that are used in our centres on a daily basis. These items range from cleaning products to veterinary supplies, and stationery for our education programmes. When these items are donated, it helps us reduce our operational costs. You can VIEW THE FULL WISH LIST HERE. To donate any of these items, please get in touch with Tonia Wyngaard at email@example.com or make a donation towards the purchase of Wish List Items.
In 2022, we hope to acquire an additional vehicle at SANCCOB Cape Town, such as a minivan or single cab to improve our rescue operations to collect and release seabirds and accommodate rehabilitation staff during transport. Please email Ronnis@sanccob.co.za if you can assist with sponsorship or refer us to a company that can assist.
Start Your Own Fundraising Campaign
Create your own fundraising campaign. You can run a race, host a cake sale or fundraising dinner, sell or auction your art, or cycle to work for a month and get family and friends to sponsor each kilometre. If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, consider asking your family and friends to support your fundraiser instead of buying a gift; platforms like GivenGain or BackaBuddy make it easy to set up your campaign. These are safe and secure platforms where your supporters can donate to your campaign from anywhere in the world. You can be a fundraiser too and help create awareness of the plight of seabirds.