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YPPD Sierra Leone

Assisting Communities Together Through Empowerment

At YPPD, we seek to provide our volunteers with valuable learning opportunities to increase their global consciousness, enhance skills and lead change

Volunteering makes important economic and social contributions, contributing to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens. It can be both challenging and rewarding and require you to use your skills in a new context. You can also transfer useful knowledge while gaining a greater understanding of the issues affecting other people.

For our volunteer program, the the organization aims at providing basic and supportive facilities for schools and communities including children, women and people living with disabilities. The organization further runs a range of advocacy initiatives among which is the national WASH Advocacy Platform. Therefore Volunteers will be working with schools and communities and then creating respective clubs to foster peer education, child welfare and development. Various capacity building opportunities will be created for children and young people especially through training in areas of Human Rights, Peace, Governance and more.

At YPPD, we seek to provide our volunteers with valuable learning opportunities to increase their global consciousness, enhance communication and leadership skills, and gain real world experience. Our projects are anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 months long or beyond and allow volunteers to choose the theme of their service whether it is discovering something new or growing within a field where an interest already lies. For YPPD, our Volunteers have the opportunity to form lifelong friendships, connect with grassroots organizations worldwide and network locally.

YPPD is further inspired by the conviction that volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling some of the daily challenges communities are faced with. Everyone can contribute their time, skills and knowledge through volunteer action and their combined efforts can be a significant force for achieving development which is anchored on placing people first.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs
Assisting Communities Together Through Empowerment Capacity building training Assisting Communities Together Through Empowerment peer mediation program Community Mapping Exercise Creative Art Program Assisting Communities Together Through Empowerment

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at YPPD Sierra Leone are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Free-time activities will range from climbing, going to music festivals/concerts, safari to some attractions, visit to the national museum and beach swimming among others.

Soccer is also an area most of our volunteers get interests. So the pleasure is ours to also learn from any proposal for free-time activities which we can learn from as a team.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Our team of local volunteers will assist with Airport Pick Up and drop off services.

Accommodation

We do assist our volunteers with finding very secure and cost-effective living facilities.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Internet Access
Good access at the project site

Get ready to volunteer in Sierra Leone

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Sierra Leone. Please check the visa regulations for Sierra Leone.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Sierra Leone.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Lungi International (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.
Vaccine Checker
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.
18 Priscilla Street, c/o WASH-Net Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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