Somerset College aims to instill in every student an awareness of the needs of the greater community, and a sense of social responsibility.
As a result the College community is involved in a large number of projects which benefit organisations in the Stellenbosch / Helderberg area.
Social responsibility is encouraged in students from an early age and culminates in a compulsory 24-hour service commitment programme in Grade 11. In addition, the College holds coaching clinics and workshops in the sporting sphere for local students at underprivileged schools, as well as offering Mathematics and Science instruction.
A portion of the proceeds from the annual fundraising golf day is donated to a local charity that sponsors children's school fees in under-privileged schools in the area and the school commits 10% of all funds raised to charities benefitting the under-privileged within the greater community.