Child and Youth Supporter

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opgericht in 2010
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Improve the future prospects of the children of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

The program

Acknowledging the huge need for supporting the children and youth of the Victoria Falls area, a Child Center was developed in 2012 specifically to offer this support and empower those in need. The Center is run by our program partner, a non-governmental, non-profit organization which works to target those in greatest need and offer programs and activities to encourage greater educational opportunities, self-development, confidence and skills. The Center acts as a recreational hub for children and youth to spend time in positive activity and away from anti-social behavior which is a risk for those marginalized in society and with a lack of entertainment and employment opportunities. With the ongoing success of the project, an additional center is currently under construction in Sizinda, a rural community 17kms outside of Victoria Falls. The credibility of the program is highlighted by the amazing support from international organizations, with the construction of the center funded through the Elisabeth Foundation and the Roger Federer Foundation. Volunteers are now essential to help run the work of the program in both centers and help these local youths into brighter futures.

Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the future prospects of the children of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • To promote volunteerism as a tool sustainable community development
  • To offer affordable and exciting volunteer projects in one of the magnificent world heritage sites, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • To create a better understanding of the African culture and value system

How you can help

Volunteers play an integral role in achieving the goals of this project, facilitating the day-to- day running of the activities and ensuring that those attending have a positive educational and recreational experience. It is only through volunteer labor that the program can operate and offer a safe, welcoming and positive hub for children and youth to learn and play.

Volunteers contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist with supporting extra curriculum for those preparing for national education examinations
  • Converse in English to the children and youth
  • Facilitate and play indoor and outdoor games and sports with the children and youth
  • Help the children and youth complete projects
  • Assist with projects at the center to develop facilities

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:00am Breakfast at the host family accommodation

8:30am Walk or bus to project site

9:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

9:15am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

3:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

3:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

3:30pm Walk or bus back to host family accommodation

Evenings Free time to relax and have dinner with your host family or explore the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls!

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Victoria Falls is a town in the western portion of Zimbabwe, across the border from Livingstone, Zambia, and near Botswana. The town lies immediately next to the falls which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Although the falls are the major attraction, this popular tourist destination offers both adventure seekers and sightseers plenty of opportunities for a longer stay. While in Victoria Falls you will have the opportunity to undertake many leisure activities ranging from white water rafting and bungee jumping to canoeing, fishing and boat cruises. Your program coordinator can assist you if you wish to book one of these activities and they often get a better price for volunteers.
Watersport
Bezienswaardigheden
Klimmen
Wandelen

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
Emergency contact en Police check
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
While this highly rewarding project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food & Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Local transport
  • Registration fee included
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Victoria Falls Airport

Upon your arrival in Victoria Falls, you will be collected at the airport by a representative of the local project team and delivered to your host family accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (CODE: VFA)

Accomodatie

Volunteers joining our team in Victoria Falls are accommodated with one of our carefully selected local host families - which are perfectly located in the safe and convenient suburbs of Chinotimba and Mkhosana in the heart of the Victoria Falls township, within convenient access to local restaurants, internet cafes and shops and of course the UNESCO world heritage site of the majestic Victoria Falls! In most case they provide the volunteer with a private room, but during busy periods you may need to share with other volunteers. The families are experienced in hosting international volunteers and will take very good care of you.

Staying with a local Zimbabwean family is a great way to be truly immersed in the local culture. All families have been fully vetted by our local team and have plenty of experience in hosting international volunteers. Plus, transport to and from the project site is provided daily (included in program fee).

Eten & Drank

On working days, volunteers are provided two meals (breakfast and dinner) on a daily basis while at their home stay house, while lunch will be provided at the partner office on weekdays. Lunch will be taken at home on the weekend. If you’re working over your lunch break you can take a packed lunch with you.

For those social occasions with your fellow volunteers, Victoria Falls has a sprinkling of top class restaurants, several African buffets and a few coffee shops, sandwich shops, and fast food options. Easy!

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Zimbabwe.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Zimbabwe biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Zimbabwe dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Zimbabwe.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Dit programma was gepauzeerd wegens COVID-19

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.447
6 weken
$2.125
8 weken
$2.677
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.781
Gemiddelde kosten
$338 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Love Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Love Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Love Volunteers

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Child and Youth Supporter

Improve the future prospects of the children of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

$338/week

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