Make a REAL difference in Cameroon with Love Volunteers Childcare & Development Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This program plays an important role in providing quality care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Working with children aged 0 - 12 years old, volunteers on this wonderful program can really improve the lives of these children who have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, or have been taken into care direct from the streets, or who have been abandoned in hospital after birth. They include children with disabilities who were abandoned by their parents. The orphanage Love Volunteers works with in Bamenda houses children aged 4yrs – 18 yrs. The orphanage receives no funding from the government so relies on community help, child sponsorship and the help of volunteers. The children all attend school and the orphanage is working to teach them all how to cook, clean, garden and raise pigs and chickens to ensure they are self-sufficient as they get older and move on to having their own families. Volunteers play an essential role in the orphanage by giving children one on one attention which they just thrive on, and teaching them about the world.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential childcare to vulnerable children in Cameroon
- Improve the future prospects of the children in Cameroon
- Give orphaned and impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to assist in the ongoing support and development of marginalized and at-risk children of Cameroon. This highly interactive and varied project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist. However, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!