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Child Help Sierra Leone

Girl Power Assistant

Makeni, Sierra Leone

Increase level of knowledge on ending early marriage, train girls in vocational skills, and social networking skills messages to end such practice

This volunteer program is to have people willing with the spirit to serve, to improve the socio economic status of female-youth in special need, through vocational education and advocating for their right. This is a 3 years volunteering program but anyone can volunteer from 3 weeks to 3 years opening upon his/her schedule.

To increase the level of knowledge on ending early marriage and unintended pregnancy issues and family planning services including the right of about 1,620 female-youths for empowerment to make informed choices during the project period.

Provide counseling and psycho-social support to affected female-youths.

Provide vocational training and education to 630 female-youths aged 15-25 years in productive skills training during the life of the project for 3 years.

To initiate and establish Welfare Forum in case of emergency events and Employment Service for graduates.


Dissemination of information and Visibility of project through storytelling, workshops, campaigns, traditional news media, print and broadcast news outlets, social media activities such as Facebook, LinkedIn etc, involving boys with key messages to prevent further spread of Ebola virus disease, early pregnancy and early child marriage.

Free-time activities

Climbing mount Wusum and Mena, Bintumani in Kabala, attending music entertainment places are free, swimming timely at the Wusum hotel requires payment and sporting freely


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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV and Teaching Certificates or high school diplomas
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Carpentry, joinery, Electrical, Building, construction, Tailoring, embroidery, Hair dressing, Cosmetology, Catering, Hospitality, Small-scale business management, Computer and internet skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

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

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We refund your fees if Child Help Sierra Leone cancels your trip
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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Child Help Sierra Leone.
Services by Child Help Sierra Leone

Volunteer fees pay for:
Registration Fee – ongoing support from staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, and travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
Program Fee – airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
Additional costs for volunteer: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, pick and return.

Airport Pickup at Lungi International Airport

Our team will pick up and return any volunteer to the Airport.


All rooms are self contained and will be provided with wireless internet, water facilities and maintain good toilets. It will be secured and protected. Breakfast will be provided, but Lunch and dinner will be at the Volunteers expense. The electricity power is 100% with availability of electric fans and not air conditioners. Costs varies to according to the need of volunteers.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Breakfasts and Soft drinks will be provided but not Lunch and dinner. If any volunteer wants us to provide Lunch and dinner, it must be stated specially for such requests. Alcoholic drink will not be provided but any volunteer wishing to take such, will be directed to secured and protected near by Bars and restaurants.

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)
3 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
10 weeks
18 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Makeni/Sierra Leone between 3 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Child Help Sierra Leone will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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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 Child Help 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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