- Do you have 2 weeks to spare?
- Are you a hard-working, adaptable team-player?
- Are you a teacher, a nurse or someone with general skills?
- Would you like to contribute to community development projects that help vulnerable children and their communities in Africa?
- Are you up for the adventure of immersing yourself in a completely different culture?
If you answered ‘YES’ to these questions, read on to find out why volunteering with Friends From Ireland could be for you! Short-term volunteering offers a unique opportunity to travel and experience a new culture whilst giving a little something back to communities in need.
If you have ever thought about getting involved, but thought that you had nothing to offer in the way of building experience, think again. There is work for everyone willing to do it. Each project sees new volunteers joining some who have already been away with us. All are welcome once they have no fear of work. Age, ability or experience are not a factor once you are healthy and willing to work in a team. There is work for everyone and previous building experience, although a plus, is not required.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteer placements are allocated subject to the suitability of the applicant.
- You must submit an application form and be available for an informal chat.
- You must be available to attend all pre-trip induction and a reunion meeting after your return home.
Qualities we are looking for in volunteers
- Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
- An open mind and willingness to learn.
- Common sense, resourcefulness and maturity.
- Flexibility to adapt to unfamiliar situations.
- A developed sense of empathy.
- A grounded attitude and realistic expectations of what can be achieved in a 2 week
What else is required?
- Volunteers are required to fundraise a minimum amount, all of which goes directly to FFI projects.
- Volunteers must obtain all required travel vaccinations and anti-malaria drugs before departure.
- Volunteers must attend all pre-departure induction and training sessions.