Volunteers for Environment

contribute to the fight against environmental destruction and to mitigating the effects of climate change

Community Agriculture & Environmental Protection Association (CAEPA) reaches out to the rural poor by disseminating information and promoting education to acquire sustainable solutions in health, agriculture and the environment. CAEPAs various objectives range from enhancing crop and livestock production to introducing environmentally friendly practices into the communities.

volunteers will contribute to fight against climate and environmental change through the creation of community and school environmental clubs,carry out surveys on the impact of climate and enviromental change and report finding.

They will raise awareness on urgent environmental issues and encourage communities to participate.Volunteers will travel to different schools and communities with persistent environmental degradation,conduct surveys and produce findings.

Volunteers must have basic knowledge on environmental science and able to communicate with people of different levels.

A field guide will be given to volunteers to assist in travel and translation when communication differences arise.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to enjoy touristic site in different communities.

Volunteers for Environment Demonstrating Tree planting to student tree nursery Demonstrating tree planting to students World environment day celebration tree nursery creation

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and French (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Environmental Science at University level
Required Documents
CV and motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Communication skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at CAEPA are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Volunteers will contribute to fight against environmental destruction and to mitigating the effects of climate change through the creation of school and community environmental clubs. They will create awareness of urgent environmental issues and empower people to participate. Volunteers will travel to different schools and areas with persisting environmental problems, conduct surveys and analyze the findings. Another task will be teaching farmers and community groups about integrating agroforestry tree species into their farming systems.

Swimming
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking

Services

What's included?
Used for project travels by the volunteer an airport pick-up costs $150 which includes the cost of transport by bus, taxi hire from the airport, hotel for one night, and food and water needed during the journey to Bamenda. Travelling by bus from Douala to the project area will take about 8 hours.
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
Accommodation

The rest house is located near CAEPA Cameroon Office at mile 3 Nkwen in Bamenda. It has individual rooms with a shared parlour with a seating area, bathroom (toilet and shower) and a kitchen for food preparation. There is a gas cooker provided by CAEPA Cameroon but volunteers will need to buy their own gas. It will cost $112 per month.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are entitled to 3 meals a day. They may like to hang out and eat, this will be on their charge.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
12 weeks (min. stay)
$800.00
13 weeks
$867.00
14 weeks
$933.00
15 weeks (max. stay)
$1,000.00

You can volunteer at the project site in Bamenda/Cameroon between 12 weeks and 15 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. CAEPA will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$67/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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Cameroon and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in 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.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Cameroon while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon

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