The Open Circle values and appreciates our Volunteers. If you are interested to volunteer in some way, whether it is to assist with residents or staff or to provide practical assistance, please contact:

Tasneem Toyer – Occupational Therapist

Tel: 021-5101259 or


We will set up a meeting to discuss options with you and initiate the Registration process.

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The Open Circle is an NGO with PBO status and relies on fundraising and donations.

Only 40% of our Residents can afford to pay Fees required and subsidies received from Government are not sufficient to cover the significant costs of housing those with challenging behavior.

Deposits can be made straight into The Open Circle’s Bank account and can be declared by sending an Email to Helita Mankahla, Facility Manager at  Donations may be anonymous. NB. Section 18A Certificates can be provided for larger Donations.

Account details:

Standard Bank (Kromboom)

Branch No: 026209

Account No: 135240395

Reference: Donation with name / only Donation

Donation of new or used items

The Open Circle welcomes donations of new or used clothing, household consumables, furniture and equipment. These can be dropped off during office hours, Monday-Friday from 09H00-16H00.

“Adopt” a Resident Project

Many of our residents do not have family contact. Therefore we are encouraging individuals or groups to support such individuals by spoiling them with a gift on their birthday, visiting them from time to time or even buying them something special for Christmas.

To find out more, call the Occupational Therapist on +27 215101259 or email