Malaria Free Campaign Supporter

Malaria is the leading killer of pregnant women and children below 5 in Cameroon. One of the main objectives of Hope Foundation is to fight against malaria!

Malaria is particularly devastating in Cameroon, where it remains the leading killer of pregnant women and children below 5. One of the main objectives of Hope Foundation is to fight against malaria, particularly among the most vulnerable groups in Cameroon. We have therefore initiated the “Malaria-Free Cameroon (MFC) Project,” a multi-year effort to fight and eradicate malaria in malaria-threatened zones of Cameroon through the provision of protective nets, malaria drugs, enhancing diagnostic tests, and educating local communities. 

Volunteers will take part in training programs where they shall educate and create awareness about the life-threatening risks of malaria in the local communities and schools. Volunteers will particularly spread awareness on prevention strategies, such as removing dirty water ponds and bushes around the home where mosquitoes breed, using insecticide treated mosquito nets while sleeping, etc.

The main responsibilities of a volunteer include training other trainers so that several small groups of trainers can be formed. Since our target groups are children and women, volunteers will be required to visit schools as well as demonstrate malaria campaigns in local market places, bus stops, and households. Furthermore, volunteers and the Hope Foundation team shall approach local health centres where they could work together to reach more women, kids and inmates. Professional workshops shall be held in order to create awareness among some doctors and nurses. A number of events and activities related to malaria eradication shall be planned.

Additionally, volunteer might contribute in the Shoe Aid Project; spreading awareness on health hazards caused by not using shoes, and possibly distributing shoes to local people.

Needs / Requirements:

Volunteer should be highly motivated, open minded, flexible, out-spoken, and able to adapt to changes. No previous training is required. However, we expect you to have knowledge on malaria, keen to learn and interested in health education. You should be competent in English or French language skills.You can apply for a month or more.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Typical day

Work will always depend on the project phase activities in place and all volunteers are expected to commit and work as a team. Activities such as picking up and organizing donations to be distributed can be expected as well as attending the actual events and coordinating the educational activities while distributing the nets. Additionally, volunteers may be spreading awareness on health hazards caused by not using shoes, and possibly distributing shoes to local people.

Work will be outdoors and indoors starting from 8 am till 4 pm, Mondays to Fridays. The season will be warm since it will be the dry season from Nov-March with temperatures between 30-35° C. Weekends are reserved for sightseeing, traveling, and resting.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Other Skills
working level of French or English is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Free-time activities

Weekends and free time can be spent exploring, sightseeing, relaxing, and hanging out with other volunteers or newly made friends! The kids always like to engage volunteers in sports and games after work and on weekends, too!

Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?

Hope Foundation is an organization with limited financial resources; therefore, we require that each volunteer covers the cost of living during their stay in Cameroon, which we can arrange for both safety and comfort.

In addition to arranging accommodation, Hope Foundation picks up and drops off volunteers from the airport, and provides three healthy meals a day for volunteers. All volunteers receive a free T-Shirt. In the past ten years of receiving volunteers, this has proven to be both the easiest and most affordable way for volunteers to join us in Cameroon!

 

To enable us to easily prepare for the arrival of our volunteers, Hope Foundation asks for a deposit of 50% of the total amount prior to arrival of the volunteer.

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

A Hope Foundation staff member will pick the volunteers up directly from the airport, from there it is about 6 hours. 

Accommodation

The types of accommodation vary from one project to the next and from one location to another. A high amount of flexibility is expected from volunteers at this juncture where living conditions are not always the same as from their home countries. Volunteers coming in groups usually live together in shared accommodations while individuals stay with host families, a culturally immersive experience which allows volunteers to integrate into the local Cameroonian community through food, dance, music, dressing, and general lifestyle!

Detailed information about the project including map (s) / photos, helpful links, will be available and sent to applicants by email.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three healthy meals are provided per day to volunteers! In a host family stay, all meals are prepared for the volunteer. In the dorm building, volunteers have access to a full-stocked kitchen and a cook comes once a day to prepare lunch. Breakfast and dinner are made by the volunteers, though all groceries are provided by Hope Foundation.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$436
5 weeks
$545
6 weeks
$654
7 weeks
$763
8 weeks
$872
9 weeks
$981
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1308

You can volunteer at the project site in Bertoua/Cameroon between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Hope Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$109/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 Hope Foundation 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 Yaounde Airport (YAO) in Yaounde. 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.
East Region, Bertoua, Cameroon