Clean Water Ambassador

Implement emergency measures to protect and extend the water supply in the Batibo district (pop. 70,000).

CAMAAY is a grassroots community empowerment NGO that is working with local elders and residents to solve a crisis in the availability of clean water in Batibo and the 13 other districts of the North West Region of Cameroon.  Although most have water supply systems that were built fairly recently, many were poorly designed and most have been improperly protected and maintained. The villagers often end up drinking from nearby streams polluted with pesticides and animal feces, causing disease and even death.

We have complete baseline surveys of 7 of the districts, including Batibo, that identifies the current state of the system and the improvements needed but are in desperate need of volunteers to collect the information needed for feasibility studies that will make sure system extensions and replacements are properly designed and sized, and to protect water quality and availability until these improvements can be completed.

Volunteers will:

  • Work with schools and committed individuals within the community to set up and maintain a water flow measurement system in each of 20 villages.
  • Help construct fences and install locks on access points as necessary to protect water catchment areas.
  • Help plant trees to protect water catchment areas from runoff and erosion.
  • Work with our Community Organizer to run village workshops about the importance of clean water and to brainstorm ways to conserve water.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
CV or resume
Other Skills
Ability to work cooperatively as a team member with individuals from other cultures
Ability to work on your own in sometimes difficult circumstances, with limited guidance or supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Free-time activities

-Lake Oku; Lake Oku is a beautiful crater lake surrounded by lush forest. You can chose to either hike there and back, or take a motorbike taxi there and hike the return part of the trip. Oku Forest is a nature reserved, set up by Bird Life International and there are many species to be found there, including the rare Bannerman’s turaco and a rare breed of frog which is endemic to the area. There are many other rare flora and fauna within the forest.
-Contact Al Hadji in Mbam (Just outside of Fundong) for a nice day of horse or pony riding through the Mbam highlands in Cameroon. Experience is not required as the staff will be able to find an appropriate horse/pony for you and will adjust the pace or guide the animals if required.
-Savannah Botanic Gardens (SABOG);The gardens are situated in the town of Bafut and were created by Professor Ngwa Che Ntehnda. The gardens contain many interesting features other than plants, such as the ‘Gardens of Gethsemane’ meditation area and a fruit orchard. There is also a restaurant and bar (housed in a traditional boukarous) and a child’s activity area. It is possible to book a room at the gardens if you want to stay overnight in Bafut.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Services

What's included?
covers airport pick up, initial orientation, and first day's food and lodging. We will locate appropriate housing and a housekeeper/cook if desired, but volunteers are expected to pay their own way,
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

We will meet your flight and transport you to the accommodations we have located for you.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$100
5 weeks
$100
6 weeks
$100
7 weeks
$100
12 weeks
$100
20 weeks
$100
36 weeks (max. stay)
$100

You can volunteer at the project site in Bamenda/Cameroon between 4 weeks and 36 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. CAMAAY will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$14/week
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 CAMAAY during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Cameroon

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

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Douala (DLA) in Douala. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Cameroon you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cameroon.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Cameroon upfront.
PO Box 905, Bamenda, 00237 Bamenda, Cameroon