Community Based Projects
A Rocha Action teams bring together people from across
denominational lines to work together in caring for God’s creation.
A Rocha Action Teams are local teams of Christians who care for creation as an act of worship and obedience. Action teams involve themselves with local expressions of creation care trough practical environmental projects within their own communities.
These volunteer groups are currently active in KwaZulu-Natal (East Griqualand and Pietermaritzburg), Gauteng (predominantly Johannesburg) and the Western Cape (Cape Town region).
During 2021, Action Team events included a birding outing to Marivale Bird Sanctuary and Melville Koppies Nature Reserve; invasive vegetation clearing and tree planting at Ferncliffe Nature Reserve; ‘church in creation’ events in East Griqualand; river and beach cleanups (KZN and the Western Cape) and ongoing rehabilitation of a section of the Kuils River in the Western Cape.
Any Christian group or church who are in agreement with A Rocha South Africa’s faith statement are welcome and encouraged to start their own A Rocha action team.
We encourage our Actions Teams to commit to 3 to 4 events a year where they identify an environmental need in their community and address it. Please share your stories, photos and learnings from these events with A Rocha.
Please email A Rocha South Africa (ARZA) on [email protected] and request the registration form and our Action Team Starter Guide.