Through our Cameroon teaching volunteer project, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Cameroon. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities.
The help and assistance of participants in our Cameroon teaching volunteer project will be greatly appreciated in our schools and will be a refreshing change to existing curriculum. Volunteers can do a combination of both teaching and community development work at the project they choose to work at.
- Paint educative murals
- Learn French and experience the culture
- Share your culture and empower students
- Provide support for extracurricular activities
- Share your love and care with children & youth
- Teach English, and other subjects or organize games and arts
If you’re a native English or French speaker or with some teaching experience, you can be a valuable resource in the classrooms through our Cameroon teaching volunteer project. With your language skills you could teach proper pronunciation and usage.
Limbe: Limbé (known as Victoria from 1858 to 1982) is a seaside city in the South-West Region of Cameroon, At the 2005 Census, the population was 84,223. The city name Limbe is generally held to originate from a mispronunciation of the name of a German engineer called Limburgh.
Oral narratives hold that this engineer is responsible for constructing a bridge across one of the rivers in the city. Over a period of time, this river came to be associated with this engineer. In 1982, a presidential decree signed by president Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo, a changed the city name from Victoria to Limbe.
Limbe is located on a bay against the backdrop of a major mountain range. Black sand beaches make Limbe one of two coastal towns (Kribi being the other) that are popular among Western tourists. Attractions include the Limbe Wildlife Centre and Limbe Botanical Gardens also the Bimbia slave trade route . The Germans left a Bismarck tower in the vicinity of Limbe. It is the home to the Bakweri people.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Douala International Airport in Douala. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Cameroon will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Cameroon has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Cameroon you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
Through Go Volunteer Africa’ Cameroon teaching volunteer project, you will engage with cheerful and optimistic kids in a school in beautiful nation and complete your stay with an incredible wildlife experience. Your work schedule will be challenging and varied, but always enjoyable, as you embark on your teaching placement in a local community school. You will engage fully with your pupils, using your creativity and initiative to deliver a stimulating teaching program.
As a participant on our Cameroon teaching volunteer project, you will benefit in terms of personal and professional experience and will be encouraged to formulate ideas and develop your teaching skills and techniques. Working either with a local teacher or independently, you could be directly involved with marking pupils’ work, preparing homework and assembling innovative and effective lesson plans.
There are a range of extracurricular activities you could organize, depending on your personal skills and interests, whether it is coaching a sports team, planning a school play, organizing a choir or conducting one to one tuition for children who are struggling. Just use your initiative and get the kids involved! Whatever you decide, you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from inspiring these underprivileged children, whilst enhancing your own skills and experience significantly.
Even if you’ve never formally taught a classroom subject, you can assist the local teachers in their day to day work at the school. You don’t need to know the local language, or the methods of the local school system. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to share your knowledge and make a difference.
Through Go Volunteer Africa teaching volunteer project in Cameroon you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. Often no special skills are required. The need is expansive and long-term, so your opportunity to make a significant difference through service is likewise immeasurable.
You do not have to be a professional teacher to get involved, though some skills are highly prized; you simply need an open heart and a desire to improve the individual understanding of children and the world in general.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Cameroon Volunteering Program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Cameroon. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.
The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
All visitors to Cameroon are required to get a eVisa to enter the country, unless if they come from one of the visa exempt countries. As of 2023, prospective visitors may obtain transit, short-stay and long-stay visas online prior to entering Cameroon. Applicants who have submitted their application in a country with a diplomatic mission of Cameroon are required to collect their e-Visa at the diplomatic mission, while applicants who have submitted their application in a country without a diplomatic mission of Cameroon may collect their e-Visa upon arrival in Cameroon.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Cameroon has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
|All year round
|Minimum 2 weeks commitment
|Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
|Families are encouraged to apply
|Flexible start and end dates
|One day before the start date
|Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
|Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
|Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
|Host Family or volunteer house
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
|Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
|French or English
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Cameroon with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Cameroon are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Cameroon. All volunteer programs in Cameroon are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Cameroon. Our volunteer projects in Cameroon are located Mbende, Limbe and in more rural areas.
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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.