Volunteer in Children Program is a very challenging and rewarding field that demands a lot of patience, care, love, understanding, an open mind and a willing heart. These orphaned children's harsh living conditions have often alienated them from society.
A volunteers responsibilities depend on the needs of the orphanages and the day care centers they work in, the skills and interests of the volunteers. The orphanages and day care centers aim at the provision of education opportunities, access to health services, safe environment and nutrition to OVCs.
One of the most wonderful opportunities that working with the children can give you is the chance to share your love and skills with these children. Many volunteers have deemed the work life changing. By offering attention and love to the children, you are making a real difference in their lives. Whether you have a background in childcare or simply enjoy sharing love, a smile can offer something meaningful to the life of the children deprived of love and care.
-To offer support and care for the orphans and vulnerable children
-To develop their psychological and moral sense of belonging and responsibility.
-To create a platform for volunteers to mentor the children and offer them cross cultural exposure
-To provide an opportunity for the volunteers to offer educational support to the orphaned/vulnerable children
-To enhance access to healthcare for the OVCs
Volunteer's responsibilities: Helping the children in conversational English and assignments; Supervise the children to clean and dress up; Cook and feed the children; Design, teach, organize and play games-educational and environmental; Baby siting; helping the younger children to learn how to use the toilet; administration and community outreach work; Painting
In addition, the dialogue and interaction with local staff provides an opportunity for you to share ideas and build morale. In some placements you will quickly pick up on the daily routine while in others you may need to be more creative in coming up with ideas.
Program Cost: USD $90 per week
How many volunteers are needed: 8
Listed at: 30-04-2015
Last updated at: 03-06-2019