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The Needy Today - Sierra Leone

Caretaker for Children in need

Makeni, Sierra Leone show on map

the purpose in assembling aspects of this project is to device strategies by providing life changing solutions that would empower Ebola affected orphans through education

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. People with passion for our work are encourage to volunteer and help make a difference in the lives of these less fortunate children and their communities as a whole. We need volunteers from all category of life who can bring change and meaningful contributions. Some of these children are living in high social risk no security for their future. And we need change makers and other set of people. 

Typical day

A typical day for a volunteer is working with colleagues in the field, interact with communities and serve as animator. Volunteers are peered in two so that a guide is always provided. There are community norms that all potential volunteers will be guided with upon arrival. We are always expecting our volunteer to serve as change agent for the kids to always admire them and see reasons to be very much zealous in their academic pursuit. 

Free-time activities

Site seeing
we will organise trips to visit beautiful places of attraction.


Program Requirements

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)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English and Math at High School graduate level
Required Documents
CV and certificate and proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Psychosocial therapy, counsellor, technical skills, educationist etc
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

Suitable for


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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Needy Today - Sierra Leone (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Needy Today - Sierra Leone

Airport pick up and drop off

Airport Pickup at Lungi International Airport

pickup at the at airport to the accommodation and after serving for a specific period the volunteer will be drop off again at the airport for final departure back home.


The accommodation is located in the township of the main project site, that makes it very very nice for volunteer to stay. Each volunteer will be entitle to a single room self contain.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

We provide drinks like soft drink vimto, coke sprit etc
volunteer is entitle to breakfast

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Makeni/Sierra Leone between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. 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.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Sierra Leone.
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.
  Africa Western Africa Sierra Leone  Makeni, 17 Lunsar Road

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