Social Welfare has many projects that need help and the volunteers can make a positive contribution to: Children Orphanages, Abused children and orphans, Homes for physically and mentally challenged.
Duties of volunteers vary from feeding and clothing younger kids, to playing and assisting with homework and with those struggling at school. The kids mostly need someone to listen, a helping hand, warm hugs and affection. At the homes for abused women and children the volunteer will assist with day to day activities. These may involve:
assisting with cooking
helping out with tidying up
helping with awareness programs, and
Volunteers need to be flexible and willing to help wherever help is needed.
Volunteers should be at least 21 years of age. A love for people and lots of patience are very important. A willingness to help in other areas of the project would also add value e.g. upgrades to the facilities. Projects are open throughout the year but kindly note that placements during December are limited. Things are generally very quiet over the festive season and most homes close during school holidays as children are placed in foster care, therefore few or no children are at the homes.
As this program involves working closely with orphaned and at risk children a four week minimum commitment is required to participate.