Go Volunteer Africa has introduced the concept of international volunteering to Chad through our community volunteer work opportunities. Go Volunteer Africa is working directly with the Chadian Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and local development partners.
Most of Chad’s population live in abject poverty, life expectancy is under fifty years old, 20% of all children die before their fifth birthday and less than 1% of the population has access to electricity. Although violence against women is prohibited, domestic violence is common in Chad. Female genital mutilation is also prohibited, but the practice is widespread and deeply rooted in tradition; 45% of Chadian women undergo the procedure. Women lack equal opportunities in education and training, making it difficult for them to compete for the relatively few formal-sector jobs.
Our Chad volunteer trip starts and ends in N’Djamena the capital and largest city of Chad. You will be based in N’Djamena.
N’Djamena: A port on the Chari River, near the confluence with the Logone River, it directly faces the Cameroonian town of Kousséri, to which the city is connected by a bridge. It is also a special statute region, divided into 10 districts or arrondissements. N’Djamena is in the centre of cotton-growing, cattle-raising, and fishing areas and is thus an important market site. It has a refrigerated slaughterhouse and is the headquarters of many financial and light-industrial firms.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at N’Djamena International Airport in N’Djamena city. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Chad will meet you on arrival at Airport in N’Djamena. This airport services numerous international carriers. Chad has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house or host family will be your base for volunteering. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.
VOLUNTEER WORK IN CHAD
Go Volunteer Africa through our Chad Community volunteer work offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities in Chad from teaching, childcare, agriculture, conservation, culture immersion or healthcare projects. If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer and get immersed in the culture, Chad is an ideal destination.
Our Chad community volunteer work also has a focus on humanitarian aid particularly in the drought ridden areas, education, agriculture, maternity services for women (one in every 14 women die during childbirth) and the inevitable work with orphaned and abandoned children.
Volunteering in Chad is not for the faint hearted but offers a unique volunteer experience and its one the reasons to travel there and make a difference! This country is in extreme need of attention. Volunteer with passion and purpose. Keep optimistic and go out there and get stuck into it!
Chad has been ravaged by war and poverty. Due to these two issues, the country’s population struggles with defaced and damaged public facilities and food crisis. Go Volunteer Africa is focusing on helping to alleviate the suffering and your contribution as a volunteer could be invaluable to the recovery and livelihoods of the people of Chad.
Due to civil conflict within Chad, much of the country’s wildlife was killed and currently efforts are being made to replenish game parks. For volunteers interested in wildlife conservation work, Go Volunteer Africa recruits volunteers to help with the conservation efforts in the country. Volunteers in conservation can work in wildlife reserves such as Zakouma national park and contribute to restoration of a number of species and activities such as tree planting.
No particular experience required to get involved in our volunteer work in Chad. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
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 Chad volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Chad. 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.
Participants in our programs and tours in Chad are provided accommodation in a nice well organized guesthouse managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. Life at the accommodation facility is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!
The accommodation is neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteer tourists on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed. The facility has western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people.
The accommodation is very close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 30-60 minutes from the accommodation. Its equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities and spare electricity sockets.
Accommodation can also be organized with a host family for deeper culture immersion experience. 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 children, teaching 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!
Visitors to Chad must obtain a visa from one of the Chadian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Passengers with an Entry Authorization letter issued by the authorities of Chad before departure can obtain a visa on arrival.
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Chad 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!
|Availability:||All year round|
|Duration:||Minimum 2 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Dates:||1st or 15th of the month|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Families or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
|Language:||English, French and Arabic|
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
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. Have an inquiry? Contact Us