Teach in rural communities

Do you have skills to help children who have difficulties in learning ... Then join RUDEC After/Summer school program and become a change maker.

RUDEC is seeking volunteers who wish to teach in rural Cameroonian communities. If you are interested, you can contribute teaching in a school and doing tutoring lessons (1 and 2), or simply doing tutoring lessons (2). Volunteers could teach in the school for varying lengths of time, between 1 month and 1 year (or more).

DURING SCHOOL PERIOD TIME

1.       RUDEC SCHOOL PROGRAM

At the moment, the actual rural schools are in a situation of being understaffed, under-resourced and overcrowded. Class size oscillates between 70 and 100 children at a commonplace. There is a lack of basic equipment such as desks and chalk. They also have shortage of books, papers, textbooks and all schools supplies. Many teachers are overstretched so poor children are not supported and often get left behind.

Volunteers are needed to work in schools, with children up to the age of 13, teaching in a range of subjects (Mathematics, French, English, Environmental Education, Hygiene and Sciences). This program is addressed to all children in the school.

2.       TEACHING ORPHANS AND UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN

This program aims to assist children who cannot cope well under normal classroom conditions. Volunteer Teachers would work with these children to provide them with additional support. This program also caters for children of mixed ages, but they will be taught together, in a dedicated classroom environment more suitable for their particular needs. This program is organized for after school; from 3 to 5 from Monday to Friday. Volunteers are needed to provide after-school tuition to children of all ages, in a variety of subjects as in the school. Those classes are only addressed to the children in RUDEC’s Orphan Project.

 

DURING HOLIDAYS (summer, Christmas and Holy Week)

If you wish to volunteer during these months, RUDEC has access to some classrooms in a school, which can be used to do a summer school (with the idea of reinforcing subjects, and also play games). This has been done before with quite a good outcome, but it has very little resources and is organized by the volunteers themselves (information about previous summers can be provided for guidance).

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
sociology, international development, business management, at Degree level
Required Documents
Letter of motivation and CV
Other Skills
Relevant work experience related to this posting.
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with RUDEC straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Cameroon? Volunteer World directly connects you with RUDEC

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Free-time activities

Volunteer will have to visit other areas of Cameroon on weekends so that they could enoy our culture and traditions.

Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding

Services

What's included?
We ask for project investment fees that is to pay staff, running cost for RUDEC.
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.
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
3 days (min. stay)
$360
1 week
$360
12 days (max. stay)
$360

You can volunteer at the project site in Bamenda/Cameroon between 3 days and 12 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. RUDEC will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$525/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 RUDEC 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

Check out first

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 Bamenda (BPC) in Bamenda. 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.
Church Street Road, C/o RUDEC, +237 Bamenda, Cameroon