Childcare in a children's home

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founded in 2014
LifeTime Projects
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Coordinator | Laetitia
Coordinator | Laetitia
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High­lights

Action packed days and outings with the kids !
Gain fluency in French in Cameroon !
Put your talents and passion at good use with these lovely and energetic kids !
Visit the exotic beaches in Kribi on your days off !
An exciting multicultural experience !
In Cameroon, child protection is a major issue. This program helps protect and give opportunities to vulnerable children in orphanages. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

LifeTime Projects supports Cameroonian children's homes situated in the capital of Yaoundé. The homes care for children from birth to adulthood and doe sits best to get the children back into their families whenever possible. Unfortunately this is not always possible as many of the children come from the streets. The aim of this program is to guide these children through a healthy and happy childhood. We lead projects all throughout the year to give the children to extracurricular and character building activities like sports, art, drama, music and dance.  These activities are carried out but local youth workers and you can help them with their workshops when they are around. You can also offer to share your talents and passions with the children by leading your own exciting activities with them. Our aim is to support the local team in offering a better, brighter future to the kids. 

Typical day

Volunteers arrive at the orphanage at 10 am and help prepare and carry out activities for those kids that aren't at school. 

At 2pm all the kids come back from school and volunteers help serve lunch
by 3pm volunteers help with homework and cleaning up the home. 
4h30 pm volunteers carry out more activities with the kids. 
6pm time to go home for an evening with your host family ! 

Free-time activities

We do not organise activities for you but there is a local gorilla reserve which is really worth a visit, plus the local market, the beaches at weekends and some local monuments

Swimming
Sightseeing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

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) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
A psychological test with our psychologist
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good sense of team work, cultural awareness and intercultural communication skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by LifeTime Projects
  • Your LifeTime Projects membership;
  • A personalized and quality project;
  • Personalized preparations for the departure;
  • Organization and supervision of your project 24/7;
  • A guided tour of the village;
  • Transfer from the airport of Cartagena to your accommodation;
  • Housing;
  • Food (three meals a day);
  • Medical and liability insurance.
  • A donation to the project 
Airport Pickup at Nsimalen Airport

We can pick you up from the airport at anytime, any day of the year except for Christmas a new year

Accommodation

You will be welcomed into the home of. local family so as to discover Cameroonian culture in total immersion ! 

Our host families are all well known to us and are selected on strict hygiene and comfort criterion. 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Your host family will provide drinking water and three meals a day

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Nsimalen Airport (NSI) in Yaounde. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cameroon.
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 Cameroon provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Cameroon you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cameroon.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can arrive at any day or time except Christmas and New Years eve please ! Our local team will pick you up from the airport and take you to you host family. The next day they will take you for a tour of Yaoundé to change money, buy. local SIM card and to show you how to use local transport. 

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,905
5 weeks
$2,048
6 weeks
$2,191
7 weeks
$2,333
11 weeks
$2,905
50 weeks (max. stay)
$11,300
Average fees
$351 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. LifeTime Projects will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with LifeTime Projects during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Childcare in a children's home

In Cameroon, child protection is a major issue. This program helps protect and give opportunities to vulnerable children in orphanages.

$311/week

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