LIBERIA: Women Volunteer Project

Liberia Women Volunteer Project

Join us on our Liberia women empowerment volunteer project and work with local staff to help support these women and girls as they strive to find better futures. You will be involved in a variety of interesting activities to help the women and girls in the community. 

Volunteers are encouraged to share their existing knowledge and skills with the women on the project. Volunteers can lead workshops in business skills, IT, administration, financial literacy, people management and customer care. You can offer counseling, information on reproductive health or help with the harvest of cash crops or you can just join the girls in their sports activities.

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can train computer literacy to girls
  • You can enable women to form their own businesses
  • You can help women become financially independent
  • You can carry out Skills training and health workshops
  • You can participate in Adult education (English, Reading & Writing)

If you have areas of specialty, you may be asked to run focused sessions during your time at the Liberia women volunteer project site. You will find the experience extremely rewarding as you build trust and spend time sharing your own experiences with the women and girls, and listening to their own stories.

PROJECT LOCATION

Zwedru is the capital of Grand Gedeh County, one of the 15 counties in Liberia. Zwedru is located in Tchien District of Grand Gedeh County, near the Cavalla River in the country’s south-eastern region and near the border with Côte d’Ivoire. It is located 350 miles southeast from the capital city of Monrovia.

The town gets its name after the head of a local anteater creek. Zwedru is surrounded by a lot of forests, and lies in a tropical region. The north-western section of Zwedru has an important forest region with rare bird species. Zwedru was known for timber production and its wood products industry.

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ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Liberia will meet you on arrival at Airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Liberia has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION

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 Liberia you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS

You don’t need specific experience working with women’s groups but if you have training, teaching, counseling or business skills they will be most useful at our Liberia women volunteer project.  A willingness to help where needed, a genuine interest in supporting women in need and being sensitive are some of the attributes you should have as a women’s empowerment volunteer.

Volunteering on our Liberia women volunteer project initiatives is a great way to see the world, experience new cultures and contribute to a sustainable project, which will yield long-term results for the individual and the community as a whole.

Volunteers working with women empowerment program, work along with vulnerable women from poor communities in Liberia. In some projects, volunteers can also provide counseling and monitoring, help women by teaching English, and help in different vocational courses such as beautician work, stitching and handicrafts work. 

Volunteers can provide guidance for nutritional and wholesome diet; assist the local staff in organizing adult literacy classes for women. Volunteers can also help and give computer training to these women in the organization. Our Liberia women empowerment program allows our volunteers to really get to the heart of Liberian life.

Liberia Women Volunteer Project

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 Liberia volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Liberia. 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.

Liberia Women Volunteer Project

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION

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.

AGE REQUIREMENT

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!

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VISAS

Visitors to Liberia must obtain a visa from one of the Liberian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Yellow fever vaccination is required. A broader visa on arrival for tourists was announced in January 2019.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Liberia 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!

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PROJECT QUICK FACTS

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 16yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are welcome
Start Dates: Flexible start and end dates
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
Location: Zwedru
Language: English

IN A NUTSHELL

Volunteering in Liberia with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly.  The volunteer opportunities in Liberia are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.

Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Liberia. All volunteer programs in Liberia 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.

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Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Liberia. Most volunteer projects in Liberia are located throughout the country in places like Monrovia, Zwedru and in more rural areas.

Volunteer in Liberia with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization. Volunteer Jobs in Liberia are available throughout the year. Do volunteer charity work in Liberia, empower communities and vulnerable individuals, change both your lives and the recipients’ of your generosity.

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
One Week
$160
Minimum Duration
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
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3 Weeks
Three Weeks
$360
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Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Any Extra Week
Weekly
$100
Any additional Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $120 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.

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