Early Bookings: 20% off (Book Your Placement For 2017 before 25th Jan-2017)
Go Volunteer Africa 2017 Work-camps will typically bring together a temporary community of 10-30 international volunteers every month from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects of Eastern Africa.
The volunteers will carry out skilled and unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local communities.
Go Volunteer Africa 2017 Work-camps are available in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda 2017 in February, March, June, July, August, September and October. Just choose the perfect month and country by emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the online volunteer application form
The Go Volunteer Africa 2017 Work-camps will be a wonderful learning experience on many levels, particularly for languages, but also for practical work skills, social and interpersonal skills, geographical and intercultural experience, self-awareness, understanding the realities and hopes of the hosting community, seeing life as it is from a wholly different perspective… Tolerance of differences, willingness to share, a sense of humor and a constructive approach to solving interpersonal problems are essential qualities for work-camp volunteers.
The beneficiaries of our projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you. They can take you for walks to see the monkeys and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants.
Go Volunteer Africa 2017:
Volunteer on Community Building and Construction Projects:
Volunteers, who will indicate their desire to work in construction and building, will enjoy a wide variety of projects to choose from every week. This is the most flexible branch of Go Volunteer Africa operations, as volunteers may choose to work on different projects every week or, alternatively, work on various stages of one project through to completion (assuming they are able to stay throughout the duration of the project).
When your volunteer vacation comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty. But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of local children, youth and general community. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you\’ve done and happy memories of the people you\’ve helped.
We wish to set up a a village school in Kamuli Dsitrict, Eastern Uganda in favor of its inhabitants and surrounding villages – to supply and support them for an independent life step by step. The plan is to construct 2 buildings with different functions.
On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.
The type of work volunteers get involved with will be dependent on their interests, abilities, level of experience as well as their comfort levels.
Volunteer on Children and Youth Development Projects:
Through our Youth Development projects, we aim to enhance the physical, social and emotional development of children in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Volunteers can get involved at a local daycare centers, participate in the skills and youth leadership training or participate in our Sports Program and Music, dance and drama.
Volunteer at Child Care Centers:
These Centers provide at-risk children a safe environment in which they participate in any number of extra-curricular activities. These activities are designed to provide kids from 3 to 10 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to make constructive use of their time. These centers are managed by local teachers with the support and involvement of volunteers from Go Volunteer Africa. Volunteers help children to practice reading, writing, arithmetic, and English while making time for various games and recreational activities. Go Volunteer Africa also helps coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children in either Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda. The kids are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
Volunteer at Music, Dance, Drama or Sports & Recreation Projects:
Go Volunteer Africa MDD, Sports & Recreation Program collaborates with local communities to promote healthy lifestyles amongst local children/youth through teaching basic skills and tactics of football (soccer) and volleyball, teaching music, dance moves and drama. Given the lack of adequate recreational opportunities available to kids in the villages, our programs seek to provide at-risk children and youth with a safe environment where they can practice these activities in order to make productive use of free time. In addition, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. Volunteers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the activity, this program is available in all our 4 country destinations.
Volunteer at an Education Projects:
Education is the key to a child’s success in Africa. The Go Volunteer Africa Education Program focuses on English language classes, international cultural exchanges and educational murals. These initiatives are aimed at a wide range of audiences, from school children to local villagers.
Education is a priority, it is one of the most important tools Go Volunteer Africa and its partners can give the children in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives and to help them become independent adults. Some children excel at academics and strive to earn scholarships to attend university. Others receive vocational training in one of many hands on professions like ceramics, carpentry, hairdressing, tourism, computer sciences, electronics, child care, and husbandry.
The murals our volunteers paint are directed towards local schools to help raise awareness on key issues such as personal hygiene, recycling and environmental preservation. Improved knowledge of English provides locals with a crucial skill in seeking further education and can unlock new job opportunities in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Volunteer Teaching English Classes:
Some communities were we work have shown great interest in learning English from our international volunteers, most of whom speak English as a first or second language.
Volunteers teach English to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations. Yet one of the most unique aspects of our English classes is the incorporation of a cultural exchange element, which allows locals to learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds and customs of our volunteers while enriching volunteers’ own understanding of the local culture.
We are always looking for people with TEFL certification qualifications or previous teaching experience to manage our English programs by coordinating with local counterparts regarding new and existing courses, preparing appropriate lesson plans, teaching classes, and training other volunteers who are interested in supporting this initiative
Volunteer at Community Development Initiatives:
Volunteers wishing to get involved in one of our Community Development Initiatives in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will work as part of a team dedicated to a particular project pertaining to one of our three main program areas: Education, Child/Youth Development, and Environmental Conservation. These volunteers have the chance to interact directly with the community by preparing and coordinating workshops and activities with local counterpart organizations, community groups and NGOs whose goals are closely related to those of Go Volunteer Africa. They are also actively involved in the execution of educational training workshops and project monitoring and evaluation. Go Volunteer Africa’s Community Development Initiatives provide volunteers the unique opportunity to continuously improve program parameters and best practices. Go Volunteer Africa volunteer programs are constantly enriched by the participation and insight of volunteers with a wide range of experience and educational backgrounds.
This is a very hand on, hands dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required.