If you would prefer to work with slightly older kids and get involved in the classroom or with sports and other activities, we work with several projects that facilitates this. The children’s homes provide a safe and loving family environment for the children. They vary in size but we tend to work with the smaller ones that look after up to forty children. Most of them also have a school linked to them - either in the same compound or nearby.
What would I be doing as a volunteer?
Unsurprisingly, there is always a lot going on here as well! There are so many tasks that volunteers have the opportunity to become involved with at school, after school and during holidays.
The teachers appreciate assistance in the classroom and you may have the chance to lead a few lessons, particularly with the younger children. After school, there are many activities that the kids love doing and initiative from the volunteers makes a huge difference.
Most of these projects run during the school holidays, so volunteers are able to run their own activity ideas, such as sports tournaments, dance lessons and singing should they wish to. However it is not necessary to run your own ideas or have any particular skills - enthusiasm is all we require!
How long can I volunteer for?
Volunteers are welcome to come for any length of trip or as part of a combined adventure.