from 941€

Outstanding 4.9rating (18)

Caregiver Supporter

location
4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Outstanding 4.9  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Below average response rate

Highlights

  • Working with children can be fun and a rewarding experience that anyone interested in children’s issues can join.
  • The only quality required of a volunteer is to have compassion, patience and desire to work with children.
  • Teaching volunteers will work alongside local teachers to improve participatory teaching methods, classroom management, assessments and gender equality in the classroom.
  • You do not have to be a qualified or experienced teacher to join the project
  • You are welcome to bring along with children play materials

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

About the program

Caring for at-risk infants and children who are abandoned or otherwise, resource limited can have a lasting impact on a child’s well-being and is one of most rewarding.

Children are every community’s hope for a better future. Caring for at-risk infants and children who are abandoned or otherwise, resource limited can have a lasting impact on a child’s well-being and is one of SAF’s most rewarding placements available for volunteers. Prepare kids for a bright ...

About the program

Children are every community’s hope for a better future. Caring for at-risk infants and children who are abandoned or otherwise, resource limited can have a lasting impact on a child’s well-being and is one of SAF’s most rewarding placements available for volunteers. Prepare kids for a bright future by playing games, serving meals, and giving much-needed one-on-one attention and love. The care placement is ideal for volunteers interested in working with children, caring for their needs and welfare.

During school terms, the majority of children at the our Centre attend school during the day and with that in mind, we combine teaching and care wherein volunteers can work at the school in the morning, then offer care and needed support, mentor or play games with the children at the Centre in the afternoon. This will make a greater impact on each child’s life by teaching them at school and giving them your individual attention, love and care in and outside of the classroom. You should come prepared with ideas for activities suitable for children of different ages – think of your favorite playground games, nursery rhymes, stories, arts and crafts sessions!

The volunteer care work in Uganda is an ideal way to get involved and help improve the welfare of vulnerable children. You can contribute toward this important development work during a gap year or career break, or as a meaningful way to spend your vacation. Whether you have a background in childcare, social work or simply enjoy caring for children, a smile or a hug can make a real impact in the life to a child with an aching heart. Working with children can be fun and a rewarding experience that anyone interested in children’s issues can join. The only quality required of a volunteer is to have compassion, patience and desire to work with children.



Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their ...

Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their assigned tasks including those going to the field or attend external meetings. We have team breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 1:00 pm at office 

However flexibility is very important at this level


Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and ...

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. 


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Education Requirements

Kindergarten at College or University level level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

CV and recommendation letters

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

no specific skills are required however flexibility and patience are very important as you will be working with children of different ages and levels of ability. A background or some knowledge of performing arts is an asset for this project, whether in dance, drama, or music. Any experience of teaching , play would also be an advantage but is not essential. You should keep a flexible attitude towards working in a new and a multi-cultural environment.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Saint Ann Foundation

  • Airport pick-up,
  • Pre-Departure Information,
  • Accommodation,
  • Orientation,
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff,
  • Certification of completion

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

Accommodation

We provided a home stay program at the Saint Ann Foundation kindergarten.

We provide a shared room for single sex volunteers, private room for couples.

We have both an indoor and outdoor bathroom and bathroom.

Our accommodation rooms are 10 x 12 feets.

Volunteer(s) are advised to come with personal tents and mosquito repellents for Camping.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

Volunteer(s) are welcomed at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer(s) arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteer(s) are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 941€
8 weeks 1,882€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,822€
Average fees 235€/week

Program fees

235€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Saint Ann Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Saint Ann Foundation

Outstanding 4.9 rating (18 reviews)

Non-profit

Verified by Volunteer World

  Below average response rate

Coordinated by

Abel Robert

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Non-Government Organization established for purposes of improving lives of vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

Meet your organization

Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) is an indigenous Ugandan nonprofit organization and 501(C3) in US under Internal Revenue Service (IRS), that makes all donations tax-deductible. Our EIN: 83-0562651. SAF is a Company limited by guarantee and NGO under NGO Act 2016 in Uganda, operating in peri-urban (underprivileged slum areas) and in hard-to-reach rural communities of Uganda, with a special focus on availing life opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalized in society.
Our partnership model is an effective approach that leverages the strengths of each partner, while maintaining collaboration and transparency. Through a grassroots approach, our development programs are implemented in consultation with the local/beneficiary community to identify the needs they want to address, utilizing their existing resources, knowledge, skills and materials. We seek to build local capacity by empowering beneficiaries to become responsible for their own development so as to ensure sustainable impact from our interventions.

Our Vision: Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) envisions a world where children are nurtured, loved, and given the necessary support they need to live life to their full potential, rescuing them from extreme poverty and deprivation, and where girls and women have the opportunity to actively contribute to their communities.

Our Mission: We exist to promote a coordinated effort aimed at the efficient acquisition and utilization of resources in order to enhance the welfare of children, girls, and women.


18 reviews · rating4.9

Grace Thornbrough rating5

2021 at Caregiver Supporter

Spending time with the children at the St Ann foundation's school was amazing and a very memorable part of my Uganda experience. To be able to play with the kids, teach them and learn from them was an incredible experience and everyone who worked there was welcoming and kind. ..
Tonya Carrington rating5

2021 at Caregiver Supporter

The entire trip was outstanding! Abel does any excellent job with caring for the children. The children are feed, clothed and schooled very well by Abel and volunteers. I commend them ...
Nicole Coolegem rating5

2020 at Caregiver Supporter

Amazing school staff and children were so beautiful abs helpful, such a rewarding school to go too, can’t wait to go back and see all the beautiful teachers and children, everyone really cares about the children ...
Molly Fromont rating5

2020 at Caregiver Supporter

Had an amazing time working with St Ann’s, there was a huge amount of incredible people to meet who helped direct what activities it would be helpful for us to complete. We were able to meet many amazing children and it felt like we made a difference to their lives ...
Esther Mathews rating5

2019 at Caregiver Supporter

Being a part of Bridge of Hope Global and being able to venture to Saint Ann Foundation is refreshing, full of blessings and so much fun! The children and staff are so full of life and they always welcome us in with big smiles, great entertainment and great food. Being able to see there classrooms, ...
Katie Middleton rating5

2019 at Caregiver Supporter

Having volunteered at Saint Ann Foundation, I am incredibly impressed with their operations. Saint Ann Foundation is an NGO concerned with the promotion of children’s rights and the removal of barriers to successful childhood development. Saint Ann Foundation facilitates the flourishing of many ...

Location

Africa > Eastern Africa > Uganda > Kampala

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