WE NEED YOU
You need to be:
- able to handle being far from the hurly burly of city life
- emotionally and spiritually mature
- able to live closely with other people
- physically fit
- ready to get your hands dirty
- 18 years and older
All training, room & board, pocket money and basic needs are paid for by Rocklands.
Our Interns (and past volunteers)
Our internship programme has grown in the past years. We are called SOLID GROUND. Interns learn a tremendous amount about many different features of campsite life. They bless Rocklands with their time, energy, and many talents.
Our past volunteers have come from all over the world: South Africa; Ireland, England; America; and beyond!
We've had volunteers gifted in: media; maintenance; crafts; advertising; and creative games. Their after work interests vary: house music; kayaking; fashion; gardens; Goldfish; and more.
Read their bios below...
Charlotte explains the reason why she came to Rockland's is to find direction - she was not sure what to do with her life and God lead her here. Many opportunities were opened to her to explore her strengths and weaknesses. She is very excited as she finds her passion areas. She speaks confidently that she now knows that she does not want to become a teacher.
Romero is an 18 year old from Cape Town. He enjoys extreme sports and being outdoors. He will be studying Theology in 2017 and he will also go in to full time ministry. He is excited to be at Rockland's knowing that it will prepare him to get his heart in the right place and to put other's needs ahead of his own.
CAITLYN SHARMAN INTERN 2016
Caitlyn comes from a humble little Fish Hoek with a love for animals, music and reading. She enjoys working with people and always finds it interesting to hear the experiences they share. She has a huge interest in youth ministry and is hoping that Rockland's will show her a path with to regards to it. She loves experiencing new things and says she knows that God is a part of this one!
MATTHEW STEMMET INTERN 2016
Matt comes from a diverse background, being a missionary kid in Zambia for 8 years - he has had the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different cultural backgrounds. Matt explains that during his time in Zambia his passion for the outdoors grew. He also attended a school their that developed and encouraged his love for the outdoors. Amongst this, he enjoys playing badminton, cycling and running.
Nakeata is a vibrant 17 year old from Parkwood. She loves dancing and is a part of the CAPSDA dance group. She joined
Solid Ground in the beginning of 2016 and wants to study law.
Nakeata wants her year at Rockland's to grow her more that what she has already has.
EMMANUEL MAGWAZA INTERN 2015
Emmanuel is all the way from Durban. He loves camping, travelling and working with kids. He believes that working at Rocklands is what he should be doing this year and hopes that he will learn a lot and take in everything that Rocklands has to offer him.
PATIENCE HARA INTERN 2015
Patience is 18 years old and is originally from Malawi but has lived in Cape Town since the age of 6. She has matriculated from Good Hope Seminary Girls High School and explains that she has no idea which career path to choose. Her desire is to become a motivational speaker who will travel the world. Her two main priorities in Life is God’s name and God’s word. Patience is creative, discrete and trusts God whole heartedly “I know I will see Him one day”.
JOHAN HUGO INTERN 2015
Johan was born and raised in Parow. He has just matriculated and is unsure what he wants to do next. He believes that God has sent him to Rocklands to make a clear decision on which career to follow. He loves reading, history and being outdoors.
Crystal is an 18year old spiritual dancer from Grassy Park who completed her matric at Southern Suburbs Youth Academy. She became an intern at Rocklands Centre, trusting God; in hope that it would bring clarity as to what she want to pursue next year.
SAKHUMZI KLAAS INTERN 2015
Sakhumzi comes from Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. He loves God and people. He enjoys being outdoors and is absolutely passionate about youth ministry. He has served in the camping ministry while studying chemical engineering. He can see himself serving in full time youth ministry.
“This year at Rocklands will be a preparation for the next step which God would want me to step on” J
Charnél Izaks Intern 2014
Charnel is from Stellenbosch and she recently finished her education qualification. She has decided to join the Rocklands team because of her passion for camping and working with youth and young adults. She believes this is what God has called her to do this year, and looks forward to meeting new people and growing in God.
Maggie McGinty Intern 2014
Maggie is a free-spirited American from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels like God has given her this opportunity to grow as a person and strengthen her relationship with Him. She loves Mexican food, being on the water, and is a huge Beatles fan. She plans to finish university, continue travelling the globe, and plans to pursue a career working with people with disabilities.
Simon White-Phillips Intern 2014
Simon is a young matriculant from Wynberg Boys' High School who has taken a year at Rocklands to wait on God for future study plans, whilst taking the opportunity to serve. He is a passionate drummer and is always keen to spark up a conversation with someone new! Although, Simon's light, red-headed, complexion ensures the sun to be his kryptonite, with enough SPF 50 and God's vision for his life, he believes that 2014 will be a year of tremendous growth to prepare him for his life's next step.
Matthew De Wet Intern 2014
Christine De Lange Intern 2013/2014
Christine joined our team at the beginning of 2013 and is from Fish Hoek.
She feels that God has called her to serve at Rocklands; working with people and children is her passion. She prays that this year is an opportunity to serve God and do His will, while growing in her personal relationship with Him. She is excited for the endless possibilities that God has in store for her. Christine especially enjoys being around family and friends and spending time outdoors.
Katherine De Lange Intern 2012
Katherine joined our team and is from Fish Hoek. She believes that God has called her to be part of Rocklands. She patiently awaits to see what God has in store for her, and is excited as she takes on her new venture as part of the Solid Ground team. Katherine loves being outdoors, hikes and meeting new people.
Junior Rodriguez Intern 2012
Junior has done a lot of thinking about who he is and who he wants to become in Christ. He is positive and appreciates family and friends and the impact they have in made in he's life. He enjoys hiking, exploring outdoors and finding some one on one time with God. Through this you discover your strengths and weaknesses . Exceeding your spiritual limits. He loves music and eating healthy. Heaven to him is the the prize at the end of the road!
Roxy Booysen Intern 2012
On Fire for God and geared up passion for Jesus, this Joburg woman loves the outdoors and sea. She has lived on her own for 2 years and loves the camping ministry. She finds herself in a place where she wants to grow more in all areas of her life by giving all she is for God. she loves waking up to God. She adores children and loves playing the piano.
David De Wet Intern 2012
David enjoys camping and spending time with people who loves God. He is continuously praying for Gods intentions with his life and believes that being at Rocklands is what God intended/wants him to do!
Sydney Davis Intern 2012
Sydney is originally from the States but has lived in Cape Town for most of her life. She believes God has given her the heart for youth. She loves watching them grow in spirit and leadership. She loves worshipping God with drums and paintbrushes and is truly passionate about this.
Kirk Adams Intern 2010/2011
Marius Van Jaarsveld Intern 2010/2011
"The best thing God has given us is the nature around us". He enjoys being surrounded by God's grace. Though he's a city boy, he loves the outdoors. His goal is to make a change in the lives of others and himself, to touch lives no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. Marius' motto is: "HAKUNA MATATA”.
Sherman Marcus 2011
Sherman joined our team and is from Fish Hoek. He is passionate about camping and working with children. He's camping experiences as a child sparked in him the passion to work with younger kids and share with them, many of God's lessons.
Michael Mationshek Intern 2011
Michael is a young, goal orientated and trustworthy intern from Pretoria. He is very passionate about Jesus Christ and believes that God wants him to be a soldier for Christ. He is ambitious and belives that he is going to have a great impact on the youth.His hobbies are cycling, jogging and hiking. He is adventerous and loves staying fit.
Sam Davies Intern 2011
Sam joined us in January and is from New York. He explains how God has placed many desires in his heart. He believes that he has been called to be a leader, particularly in leading worship through music. Some activities that he enjoys are being outdoors, specifically hiking, playing his guitar as well as other instruments, playing tennis and snorkelling in the Ocean.
Zinhle Mqadi Intern 2010
Zinhle is an energetic and bubbly 18 year old from the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal. She enjoys playing hockey, the guitar and hanging out with her family and crazy friends.
Hussein Nyende Intern 2010
Hussein is from Uganda, we were blessed with his presence for 3 months. He is a simple man living a simple lifestyle. He believes in simplicity and that life should not be complicated. He enjoys travelling. His greatest enemies are sickness, disease and poverty and vows that he has sold his life to fight against these. He is served by the grace of God and feels everybody is entitled to this Grace. His passion everyday is to know more of God and to make Him known to others.
Tessa Louise Hane Intern 2010
Tessa is American and enjoys long nights around a camp fire with friends and family. She enjoys playing sports, drinking coffee and listening to country music. She has an extreme passion for Christ and trusts God will use her in the future to show His power.
Regina Guidici Volunteer 2009
Dani Marais Volunteer 2009
Jean Van Der Walt Volunteer 2009
Johanke Van Zyl Volunteer 2009
Joanke is a South African Kleinmond girl with a lot of enthusiasm and zest for life. Johanke enjoyed getting her hands dirty and had a habit of finding the wildlife at Rocklands. She had alot of fun programming and loved doing the night hikes we provide here and she was an encouragement for the campers who were lead by her. We pray that God will continue to reveal his mighty and amazing plan for her life.
Mariska Janse Van Rensburg Volunteer 2009
Mariska is a born and bred South African. She joined the Rocklands team from Sasolburg in the Free State. She is a joy to be around with her laughter, bright smile and energy. She enjoyed crafts and working with the campers. She has a younger brother and lots of pets. Mariska unfortunately left us very suddenly due to a family emergency, we really trust and pray that God will continue to draw close to her and continue to give her strength through all her trials and tribulations.
Grant Easom Volunteer 2009
Grant arrived in January and spent 6 months with us. His maintenance skills from his previous job in George were greatly appreciated. He enjoyed watching football and cricket and was dissapointed to find a staff house full of unsporty types! He was always available for a chat and inspired lively discussion in the staff house. We wish Grant all the best as he gets married and begins the new adventure God has in store for him.
Carolyn Janszen Volunteer '08 - '09
Carolyn seems to have a talent for finding extremely beautiful places to live. Life can't be too bad when you wake up every morning to the ever-changing vista of sky and mountain and sea. After living in Sydney (Australia) for 2 and a half years and working in the city, it's refreshing for her to be out in the wide open spaces of the world. It's also a great source of inspiration for her creativity, which manifests itself in writing, painting, playing the piano, dancing and singing.
She loves travelling, and was lucky enough to see some of the other countries in Africa before settling at Rocklands including Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Carolyn is now traveling around the world again and we as the Rocklands team wish her all the best with her travels.
Paddy Brown Volunteer '08 - '09
Paddy is an English gent who loves river kayaking, rockclimbing and mountaineering.
'I think Rocklands is a fantastic place to live and work, beautiful surroundings, excellent management and a brilliant opportunity to share the gospel. A fringe benefit is the constant opportunities to 'hunt' baboons and persuade them that the campsite is not a buffet! I would honestly and whole-heartedly recommend volunteering at Rocklands- it can be tough, the hours can be long, but it is the most rewarding work I've done!'
Paddy is back home in England, still exploring the rivers and mountains!
Darla Hane Volunteer '08 - '09
I'm American and have lived on four continents and been involved with Christian camping in America, Scotland, and South Africa.
Rocklands is one of the best campsites I've seen; so volunteering here is painless. I am constantly surprised and pleased that management actually allowed me to work in areas that interest me: website design; decorating; managing the shop, etc. Sure, there were some unglamorous jobs that just had to be done, but fun projects far outnumbered them!
I am helping out at a great camp in the States and really miss the sunshine and beaches of Cape Town!
Siya Gqamana Volunteer 2008
Siya is from the Eastern Cape. He volunteered with Rocklands in 2008. He really enjoys sports of every sort. His preaching style greatly inspired the staff!
Amey Europa Volunteer 2008
Amey volunteered with Rocklands in 2008. She is South African and enjoys peanut butter and house music. Her great style and fun personality were great to have!
Kate McGrath Volunteer 2008
Kate is South African and volunteered with us in 2008. She enjoys sampling cakes in cafes. We miss her calm manner and mad skills with paperwork!
2010 - 2011
Kate became part of our permanent staff in 2010, but chose to pursue a career in teaching at the end of 2011. We wish her well!
Andrew Wallace Volunteer 2008
Andrew is one of Rocklands international imports; he is Irish and volunteered in 2008. He really likes the South African band Goldfish. Andrew taught many campers Irish dancing and was an excellent tour guide for our other volunteers!
Lanet Hane Volunteer 2007
Lanet, 'the tall one', is American and volunteered at Rocklands 2007. She plays a million instruments and is still very involved in Christian camping. She gave amazing introduction speeches and formed a soft spot for the Easom's living room couch!
Stacey Valentine Volunteer 2007
Stacey is South African and volunteered here at Rocklands 2007. She has a great laugh and dramatic flair. Stacey's fighting style helped the team relax after a hard day!