Construction and Renovation (Internship and Volunteering)
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Seeds of Change Cameroon
Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Ghana Street Nkwen
Are you interested in construction volunteer work where you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term development goals of communities overseas?
Seeds of Change offer affordable Construction and Renovation volunteer projects that enable international volunteers to work alongside local people to support building new structures for community use, renovating existing community buildings, and improving local infrastructure.
Our construction and building volunteer projects are often undertaken to support the developmental goals of hospitals,churches,palaces,schools, orphanages, community centers and recreational facilities. The renovation or construction volunteer work will vary depending on your location, the unique community needs, and the different stages of construction work.
You can choose to volunteer for durations ranging from 1 week to 6 months but you are free to extend your stay if deem neccesary.
You do not require any previous experience or qualifications to participate on our Construction and Renovation projects, as you will be supported and lead by skilled members of the local team.Working tools and materias avialable for volunteers. A strong work ethic and an enthusiasm for a challenge are the key requirements for these projects, which offer a rewarding opportunity for volunteers who like to see the physical results of their hard work that can change the community.
OUR ACCOMMODATION , MEALS AND AMENITIES
Volunteers are accommodated in four difference volunteer homes in rural and Urban areas.Volunteers choose to share or not to share a room with others. 4G internet services avialable.we recommend volunteers to bring their own towel and toiletries. The accommodation is safe and secure with the houses located in a safe area in town near the community where volunteers work. Living is comfortable and the volunteer houses have electricity and running water with Western toilets.
our volunteers receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and meals served in the volunteer house are typically Western-style. Breakfast consists of self-serve tea, coffee, toast and cereal. At breakfast time, volunteers are also provided with food for making a sandwich as a packed lunch for their project, this is particularly important for Teaching volunteers to note, as your day usually ends after lunch. Dinner consists of dishes containing meat, vegetables and a starch, such as potatoes, bread or pasta. Bottled water is readily available in Cameroon and you should budget approximately US$2 per week , however tap water is fine to drink in the volunteer houses and most other areas. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know as we program and make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should expect to eat more as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer.
Orientation is taken by our team at our offices in Cameroon. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Cameroon– Introduction to our Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Africa, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to our placement staff you will be working with.
Weekdays: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:
7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.
9.00 AM you will leave home and travel to your placements. Work and hours dependent on you.
1.00 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch break. You will take a packed lunch to your placements, prepared in the morning.
12.00 PM - 2.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You are free to travel back to the volunteer house, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.
7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.
On the weekends, you have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Mamfe and Bamenda or other areas in Cameroon. Long weekends can be taken if you wish to on safari, or travel to places further afield, such as the Mt Cameroon Although there are no cooks or staff during the weekend, food supplies are stored in the kitchen at the volunteer houses for volunteers to use to prepare their own meals.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers