Teaching & Childcare Helper

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founded in 2005
The Needy Today - Sierra Leone
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Coordinator | Dauda
Coordinator | Dauda
The Needy Today Orphanage Primary School is run by our organization. There are 599 pupils attending this school. 90% of them are orphans and are experiencing a lot. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 22+

About Us

We are a non-governmental and a non-profit making organization called “The Needy Today, Sierra Leone” formed since 2005. Presently we operate in all five districts in Northern Sierra Leone. Our target groups are vulnerable children and adults. General Protection is our mainstream thematic consideration i.e. Protection of children and adults. Among the categories of vulnerability we priotized our support to people with special needs like orphans, people with disability, pregnant and lactating mothers , children under-five years and Ebola affected/infected individuals off-late. But at the length of our support, children are the center of concern. Our interventions are in areas of healthcare/WASH, Food, clothing and shoes, Psychosocial Support, Advocacy, Education/Vocational training and Foster care.

Over the years relating our different schemes of support, we have been able to successful provide support to 5200 vulnerable children and 2710 vulnerable adults. We would have tap into many communities reaching out to many beneficiaries but the available resources has been a major problem limiting our efforts. However, we have made in-roads with the supports that have been available but there is many more in dire need of help more especially in deserted rural communities. The living conditions of most people in our target communities is very appalling beyond a story more especially children. Poverty and disease outbreaks are menacingly eaten our people with very little to salvage the situation even though the efforts from government and development partners. Hence, demanding calls for robust actions that would gradually overturn the situation on at least 70-75% realization.

What to expect?

The Needy Today Orphanage Primary School in Mathinka Community, Makarie Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali District is barely run by our organization. The school is the only Primary School serving 11 other communities. Presently there are 499 pupils attending this school. 90% of them are orphans and are experiencing a lot of challenges in both the school and homes. The very little we provide for them from our own local contribution and individual contribution from donations are not enough and their parents/guardians could not complement the process because they are very poor and limited in many aspects. The school is dilapidated and lacks school materials. WASH facility in the school is so poor with no source of water in the school vicinity. Most of the classes do not have desk and benches and children sit on the bare ground to attend classes. They lack school materials yet are willing to come to school every day because they want to be educated. And there are still many more children in these communities who have not been enrolled in school because of poverty. Over the years we have remained passionate in seeking to provide support for these helpless children but it has been very challenging. They still need more support that would help them realize a better future, otherwise, the years ahead will be meaningless for them. Therefore, we would really appreciate partnering with individuals/organizations who would want to provide supports in helping these vulnerable children overcome the present and future challenges more effectively.

Volunteers will be charge with the responsibility of teaching the kids, psychosocial support, Advocacy, Healthcare awareness raising etc 

Typical day

A day out here is sometimes busy with a lot of activities with the kids and helping them with their education program. Everyone is engage with diverse operations and other related project work. Because there are other community engagement as well. We engaged the communities through focus group discussions on several awareness programs like ending early forced marriage and female genital mutilation. These are some programs we embark on day to day basis. 

Free-time activities

In free time volunteers will choose to have fun out with friends and co-workers. Visiting places and the likes. And also, plan trip to visit different sites



In order to join the program you need to be at least 22 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English and Math at High School Graduate level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Social Psychosocial therapist, nurse, plumber, teacher, mason etc
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by The Needy Today - Sierra Leone

Pick up from airport and drop off

Airport Pickup at Lungi International Airport

Airport pick up and drop off at the airport again after completing his/her volunteering term


The accommodation is a single room self contain

Food & Beverages

We provide breakfast in the morning and drinks like coke, vimto etc

Internet Access
Good 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 Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Freetown. We assist you to find cheap flights to Sierra Leone.
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 Sierra Leone provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Sierra Leone you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Sierra Leone.

Dates & Fees

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,980
5 weeks
$ 2,388
6 weeks
$ 2,796
7 weeks
$ 3,204
11 weeks
$ 4,836
19 weeks
$ 8,101
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 20,750
Average fees
$ 455 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Needy Today - Sierra Leone 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 The Needy Today - Sierra Leone during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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The Needy Today Orphanage Primary School is run by our organization. There are 599 pupils attending this school. 90% of them are orphans and are experiencing a lot.


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