GEM: A year to remember

For the Going The Extra Mile project, 2017 was a year of milestones and great successes, with volunteers from around the country banding together...

GEM Project

Play Your Part has partnered with the GEM Project, an app that links volunteers to good causes, in social events that aim to uplift...

Volunteers play their part at Ethembeni

Volunteers have a big role in helping Ethembeni Children's Home care for children infected with or affected by HIV/Aids. The Go The Extra Mile...

Malaika orphans smile on Mandela Day

All the love and attention they got on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, is evident on the faces of the children at Malaika...

GEM volunteers splash colour on Mandela Day

Volunteers joined GEM and Play Your Part to give Sparrow Schools a little facelift and a burst of fresh colour on Mandela Day. (Image:Tshepang...

Earn Gems by playing your part

GEM volunteers not only help uplift the communities for which they work but also earn Gems that can be redeemed for airtime, data, pre-paid electricity...

GEM looks to bring hope to vulnerable children

Ethembeni teddies thumb

The GEM mobile app is, once again, bringing volunteers together to play with and feed the kids of Ethembeni Children’s Home in Johannesburg.

GEM gets dogs’ tails wagging again

Ark thumbFew people can resist the cuteness of a puppy, which may be why volunteers thronged to GEM’s activation at Ark Animal Centre, where dog lovers from around Johannesburg spent time playing with and caring for the lovable canines.

Children the focus for January activations

Play Your Part activations thumbMake 2016 your year for doing something for others – and start as you mean to carry on. Already there are several volunteering opportunities planned at which you can earn GEMs for playing your part.

Eskom offers incentives to go solar

Eskom is offering home owners rebates of 15% to 20% - translating to savings of between R1 800 and R4 900 - on the cost of installing solar water-heating systems.