Youth Crime Watch of Liberia

Street Library Assistant

Monrovia, Liberia show on map

Youth Crime Watch of Liberia in search of volunteers/interns who have interest in organizing story time and reading circles for children in Liberia.

Liberia is faced with a lack of infrastructure and low secondary school attendance, Liberia’s literacy rate is estimated as one the highest in the world. The aim of the Street Library project is to help more children in Liberia, particularly those in rural areas, discover the culture of reading.. The Street Library works with communities to improve literacy rates in Liberia by facilitating access to information, books and technological devices while spreading the joy of reading across disadvantaged rural communities who would otherwise have little or no access to these resources.

The first phase of the program involves the movement from village to village with a mobile library in order to meet people who have limited access to books and educational materials. The library is set outdoors, inviting children and the youth to meet under a tent, open covered areas, or other structures to read individually or to listen to a reading. A collection of books covering different topics and book recommendations for all age groups is available on display. A manned stand is established to promote the library and provide information concerning learning and reading courses, as well as schooling possibilities. Additionally, the Street Library proposes creative writing competitions and similar activities. Due to the community of people targeted by this program, a “street” library is considered to be the best approach. When set in a building, a library often seems intimidating for less educated people. A mobile library set outdoors, in a friendly and informal atmosphere, makes books more accessible and visible to the whole community, and facilitates interpersonal exchanges and relationship building. This helps to swerve the barrier imposed by "genuine" libraries while keeping the same impact. Through the use of our Street Library, the volunteers/interns move from village to village, set up tent libraries and welcome children to help them improve their literacy.

Typical day

  • Run literacy clinics for children at the library
  • Evaluate when a student has graduated to the next level of literacy according to the SLG guidelines
  • Administer initial evaluations on children wishing to participate in the library to determine their level of literacy according to the
  • Street Library guidelines
  • Organize story time reading circles for children while they are at the library
  • Help children when they are reading independently
  • Help children when they are reading independently

Details on Arrival

Our Program is all year round. volunteers/interns will be picked up from the airport to the guest house based on their flights schedule  

Free-time activities

You will have the opportunity to explore the community and various aspects of Liberian life. We will facilitate cultural trips, as well as socializing opportunities by going to local bars, beaches, restaurants or exploring the historic culture Liberia have to offer 

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Creative, resourceful, confident and goal-oriented
• Strong written & verbal English skills needed
• Experience in teaching and working with children preferred
• Community service experience preferred
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Youth Crime Watch of Liberia.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia (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 Youth Crime Watch of Liberia

Program Costs include the following:

24 hrs Assistance and support from Experience Liberia Staff

Pre- Departure Information

Project Placement

Airport Pickup

Sim card

Work related transport

Visa Invitation letter

Airport Visa support

Orientation

Food  

Accommodation

Certificate of Participation 

 

Airport Pickup at Roberts International Airport

Our Program is all year round. volunteers/interns will be picked up from the airport to the guest house based on their flights schedule  

Accommodation

Experience Liberia will arrange for a homestay experience with a host family that can provide a highly secure environment with a private room, furnishings and access to water, a bathroom, a kitchen, fan and a mosquito net, however you are more than welcome to bring a mosquito net for your bed although usually not necessary.  volunteers/interns will share rooms with other international volunteers at our private guest house.                                      

The guest house has a cook, caretaker, electricity and security. Utilities include cooking stove, icebox, sitting room, and electric fans in all rooms. Local cooks prepare the food at the guesthouse under the close supervision of the International Staff Coordinator (ISC). Meals are provided twice a day: lunch midday (12pm-1pm) and Food for Dinner. There is a provision to arrange with the Cook or Guest Caretaker, to get breakfast materials ready; guests are encouraged to prepare their own breakfast.

The art of hand washing

 The Guest House Caretaker will help the international Staff with his/her laundry, and sometimes teach them the art of hand washing.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

During your time here, 2 daily meals will be provided. Meals mainly consist of rice, chicken, beef, bread, eggs, soup, potatoes, oats, fruits, fish, pasta and many fresh ingredients. Also featured will be torborgee, potatoes leaves, beans, cassava leaves and palm butter served alongside, as per being Liberian traditional foods. It is also easy to find familiar Western-style dishes from the supermarket, restaurants and market places around the guest house or in cities. Clean, treated, safe water will be provided to all volunteers /interns

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 Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Monrovia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Liberia.
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 Liberia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Liberia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Liberia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
5 weeks
$375.00
6 weeks
$450.00
7 weeks
$525.00
11 weeks
$825.00
19 weeks
$1,425.00
48 weeks (max. stay)
$3,600.00
Average fees
$75.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Monrovia/Liberia between 4 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Youth Crime Watch of Liberia 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 Liberia.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
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