Volunteer Orphanage Work in Africa
Volunteer orphanage work is available in orphanages in several African countries. We work directly with the orphanages where you will work and where your contribution will make a real and meaningful difference.
You will be offered a personal and customisable placement service. You will be also supported throughout the duration of your placement.
You will work with HIV/AIDS orphans, many of whom are HIV positive. Others have been abandoned after birth due to their parents or their own HIV status or left in the streets to fend for themselves.
African orphans are extremely disadvantaged and encounter a lot of hardships in their life.
They are deprived of many opportunities necessary for their development. The children in our orphanage projects have never experienced loving, caring and stable relationships.
Condition of Orphanages - Africa
Orphanages in Africa have severe funding problems, lack basic facilities and proper sanitation. Orphanage volunteering is one way in which they are able to get help in labour and donations such as clothing, shoes and other essentials.
As an orphanage volunteer, you will help vulnerable children. The children receive much needed attention, compassion, hope, encouragement, support and love from the volunteers. Through the education and compassion they receive from volunteers, the children are empowered to challenge life, poverty and exploitation.
If you choose to do volunteer work abroad in orphanages (especially Africa orphanages), you need to be adaptable, flexible and prepared to face and hear heartbreaking stories of the children's backgrounds.
No experience or qualifications are required for orphanage volunteer placements.
Volunteer orphanage placements and voluntary work with disadvantaged children is very fulfilling. Volunteering in orphanages in Africa will be one of the most challenging positive, life-changing, and rewarding experiences of your life.
Typical Orphanage Volunteering Work
Working in orphanages is not difficult. Volunteer orphanage work typically involves:
Teaching the school going children and helping them to do their homework after school
Help in keeping the children busy and organizing educational and recreational activities for them (games, art, music, crafts etc.)
Helping to keep the children’s home clean.
Helping with and monitoring the cleanliness of the children.
Basic chores such as cooking, washing of dishes, laundry, building structures etc.
Helping the children to learn common courtesies, moral education etc.
Making suggestions to the home manager for improvement.
Orphanage Volunteer Accommodation and Meals
You will stay in the orphanage or with a host family near the orphanage. 1 - 3 volunteers will typically be based in the same orphanage and 2 - 5 volunteers in bigger orphanages with more than 100 orphans.
Volunteer Orphanage Work Abroad is Suitable for:
We invite individuals, couples, families, students, researchers, and groups (churches, colleges, and student associations) for our voluntary orphanage work overseas.
Our orphanage volunteer programs are flexible and volunteers can arrive and depart on any day all year round.
The children’s home projects make for perfect volunteering work for college students and youth volunteering.
By volunteering at an orphanage in Africa, you have the unique opportunity to make a real contribution to the community, while experiencing the rich African culture and different aspects of life in Africa.