Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Are you hoping of making sure that children have access to essential care and support, and do you want to volunteer your time helping local people within communities to promote better health, education and development outcomes for young people?
Our Childcare volunteers provide assistance in a range of environments – community centers, day care centers,Pre-nursery, orphanages, after school programs, and feeding programs. Volunteer work is led by local staff and tasks vary depending on the specific placement, but generally involve providing personalized attention, mentoring, educational support, or playing games and assisting with daily operations, such as cooking and cleaning.
The objective of these projects is to provide operational support to under-resourced childcare centers, while fostering a two-way cultural exchange between international volunteers, children and staff at the centers. As a SOC volunteer, you can feel confident that you will have a meaningful impact, while developing your global awareness and opening the minds of the children to new culture
OUR ACCOMMODATION , MEALS AND AMENITIES
Volunteers are accommodated in volunteer houses and you chose to share or not to share a room. 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 for this (5 liters per day), 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 to be use by volunteerss and possibilities.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers