We have volunteered to be part of the Community Upliftment Project and are not paid employees of CBCSI.
We live at Safe Space
Most of us reside in a shelter called Safe Space that is run and managed by the City’s Department of Social Development (DSD).
60% of us are Homeless
60% of our volunteers are currently homeless and live in a shelter.
40% have homes
40% of us have homes to go to and we’ve been assisting people to park cars in Camps Bay for over 5 years.
How did we get involved with the project?
Peter Cookson, from the department of social development (DSD), notified us of a community upliftment project in Camps Bay whereby DSD has partnered up with CBCSI and CwC to provide candidates for this initiative.
Some of us who are not residing in the shelter, but have been parking cars in Camps Bay for several years, were approached by CBCSI to take part in the Community Steward Project.
We all went through a series of interviews with CBCSI and needed to produce compliance documents for us to have a SnapScan account.
We all have been vetted by the Camps Bay police station.
We have accepted to follow the rules and code of conduct that governs the project.
What we do
To assist drivers with parking their vehicles and leaving their parking bay safely.
To help keep the area in which they work clean by picking up litter.
To report any sort of suspicious person or vehicle to the CBCSI control room
To assist members of the public with any reasonable request in line with their code of conduct
What are the objectives of the Community Steward Project?
To provide work opportunities for displaced people living in the Safe Space shelter, and an opportunity for local parking attendants to be a part of a community upliftment project.
The Community Stewards solely rely on earning monetary tips/donations from members of the public for their services rendered to the community. By redirecting monetary tips/donations to the Community Stewards, we are hopeful to see unwanted parking attendants move out of the area due to their minimal earning potential.
To provide an opportunity for local businesses and residents by getting involved with the community upliftment project that is for the greater good of Camps Bay.
Are we Security Guards?
No, we are not security guards as we are not registered with a security qualification, nor are we accredited with the private security regulation body of South Africa, and therefore we are not recognised by authorities as a security official.
We are volunteers to this project, but we do report suspicious activity to CBCSI and uphold the law to the best of our capabilities.
How to support the Blue Team
Tipping your Blue Team
Safe & Easy
All Blue Team Members have been provided with a blue vest with our logo printed on it. They also have an ID and a SnapScan code for tips.
purchase your board
Purchase your member signboard and a portion of the cost will be allocated to community upliftment projects. Email [email protected]
Increase your donation
Voluntarily increase your monthly or annual donation so that this amount is allocated to community upliftment projects. Email [email protected]