Construction Volunteer - Rising Education (Bertoua, Cameroon)
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by HOPE FOUNDATION CAMEROON
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
We are currently accepting applications from volunteers interested in construction and outdoor work to join us for a school construction project in the town of Bertoua, located in the east region of Cameroon.
Rising Education is a collaborative project initiated by Hope Foundation, and 15 German architecture students from TU Berlin, Germany. The project will culminate with the construction of a multi-purpose school and community center in Bertoua, Cameroon. The facility will provide the local community with high-quality preschool and primary school education along with vocational training.
The Rising Education project advances at pace, with the project close to reaching the half-way point. The facility is anticipated to partially open in September 2016, and fully open the following year in anticipation of the 2017/18 school year. Current work in Bertoua is focused on the construction of the main class room building, with the construction of the sanitation system to begin shortly thereafter.
Together with the students from Berlin, the local community and local workers and students, volunteers shall carry out activities such as making of the foundations, producing bricks, raising walls, cutting wood, digging, painting etc.
For this project, hardworking and extremely flexible volunteers are needed. Be ready to be a team worker with a vision of bringing change and making an impact with your time and labour.
Benefits shall be good networks of exchange with students from around the works, the discovery of a new culture and style of living, the amazing summer warmness, the good food around Bertoua and more.
Hope Foundation is an organization with limited financial resources; therefore we require that each volunteer covers the cost of living during their stay in Cameroon, which we arrange for both safety and comfort.
In addition to arranging accommodation, Hope Foundation picks up and drops off volunteers from the airport, and provides three healthy meals a day for volunteers! In total, room and board is about 100 €/week and all volunteers receive a free T-Shirt. In the past ten years of receiving volunteers, this has proven to be both the easiest and most affordable way for volunteers to join us in Cameroon!
To enable us to easily prepare for the arrival of our volunteers, Hope Foundation asks for a deposit of 50% of the total amount prior to arrival of the volunteer.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
When you send your application, please let us know the following:
- which one of our programs you would like to volunteer with and why
- why you would like to volunteer with the Hope Foundation
- the date and duration of your stay
- you nationality and date of birth
- your occupation
- the languages you speak