Members of Board of Trustees

Wordworks is looking for expressions of interest from individuals who would like to make a meaningful difference to young lives in South Africa as a trustee on our Board. 

Board members are to act as an ambassador for Wordworks and promote its work in their personal capacity. They will be expected to attend three board meetings a year and may be asked to join a sub-committees depending on their skills and expertise.

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions.

Wordworks is committed to the Independent Code of Governance for Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa.

About the organisation

Wordworks is a well-established, dynamic and growing non-profit organisation that focuses on early language and literacy development in the first eight years of children’s lives, through the adults that care and work with them at home, in schools and ECD centres, and in the community.

We are known for our high quality, multilingual resources and training and for our programmes that are innovative and effective. We support a strong network of schools and ECD centres that use these programmes in Cape Town, as well as NGOs who use our programmes and materials in their own networks around the country. We work closely with government to support provincial initiatives to support early literacy development.

We received recognition for our work in 2019  when we were awarded the Social Innovator in Education Award at the Community Chest Impumelelo Awards.


We are looking for expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Non-profit/Development sector
  • Legal
  • Governance and risk management
  • Human resources Management
  • Leadership
  • Fundraising

Please find out more about Wordworks ( on this website.

If you believe you have the skills, values and commitment to make a strong contribution to our organisation please send your CV and a one-page letter motivating your interest to our Director by 15 December 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted before 31 January 2021.