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Volunteer Abroad Cameroon Africa Buea Orphanage / HIV Programs www.abroaderview.org, A Broader View Volunteer Corp, Buea - Cameroon, Cameroon

Organization: A Broader View Volunteer Corp
Contact Name: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: n/a
Buea - Cameroon, Pennsylvania  
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Teaching, Social Services, Mentoring, Homelessness and Housing, Health and Medicine, Education, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


Cameroon is a safe Central African Republic bordered to the west by the Gulf of Guinea. One of the most diverse countries in Africa, Cameroon is often referred to as "Africa in miniature". Cameroon has everything you would expect from the African continent; tropical rainforests, deserted golden beaches, great expanses of desert, vast lakes and savannah, and volcanic mountains in-between. Compared with other African countries, Cameroon enjoys political and social stability. Nevertheless, large numbers of Cameroonians live in poverty as subsistence farmers. The unemployment rate is high and those who are employed perform mostly agricultural tasks. The HIV/AID crises have hit hard especially the children, many of whom lack proper healthcare. Cameroon has one of the highest school attendance rates in Africa. Although attendance rates are high, there is a shortage of teacher leaving schools chronically understaffed. Cameroon is having two seasons that is the rainy and dry season; the rainy season runs from March to September while the dry season runs from October to February. The major spoken languages are still English and French but a multitude of more than 200 ethnic languages are also in circulation, with various tribes populating the country. Our programs are located in Buea and the surrounding rural towns where English is predominately spoken. The nearest airport from our head office is Douala International, about an hour drive from Buea. All participants should book their flights to Douala Airport. The volunteer program goal is to give international support to local organizations helping needy children and young people throughout south west Cameroon. Our program focus is on community development, health, agriculture, housing, feeding and educating these needy orphans and street children. By implementing sustainable programs and working with the community, our projects work to strengthen the present living conditions to allow all orphans and struggling street kids a chance to survive the crisis of poverty. With our volunteer programs we allow you to discover the wonders of Central Africa, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural areas in Cameroon, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference. Volunteer with us and Gain A Broader View of the World! Location pages: * Buea Requirements: Program Length : From 1 to 12 weeks Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day Accommodations: Volunteer residence or local host family Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 17 years or older, an open mind to new adventures. Visit: https://www.abroaderview.org Watch our Videos at: http://www.youtube.com/abroaderview.org

Short Term Mission Trip Details

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Additional Detail

Who is A Broader View: A Broader View Volunteers is a US based non-profit organization in Pennsylvania. With our love for humankind, and a motivated spirit to help others, we created A Broader View on the belief that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. We are devoted to the support and improvement of communities in need. Our US office is operated by an enthusiastic staff with almost 20 years combined travel and hospitality experience. We offer volunteer travel placements in many countries which support local organizations in low income communities. A Broader View community-based projects in Countries in development allow volunteers to live and work side by side with local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and much more. With our volunteer projects, we offer travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in meaningful, rewarding service work. Gain A Broader View of the World: Volunteer your time and efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Get Involved - Contact Us: Please email your inquiries to us at: volunteers@abroaderview.org You can also contact us at: A Broader View Volunteers Corp P.O Box 14 Wyncote , PA 19095 USA 1001 Dell Lane Suite B, Wyncote, PA 19095 USA Toll Free: (866)-423-3258 Tel: 1-215-780-1845 Fax: 1-215-887-0915 Email: volunteers@abroaderview.org A Broader View office is open 9am-5pm (ET) Monday to Friday.

Benefits Offered:

  • Board/Meals
  • Room & Board

This cost includes:

Our program fees include the following services: * Prompt customer service answering your call and emails. * Pre-departure orientation guide with detailed travel, safety & cultural information * Detailed fundraising guide * Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses * Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily * Airport meet and greet * First night hotel accommodation *some programs * Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency * Orientation/briefing on arrival * Placement in a volunteer project * Transportation to project site on arrival * Departure transfer * Letter of completion

Application Deadline (MM/DD/YYYY)


Length of Trip

3 to 4 weeks

Initially Posted: 03/25/2008
Last Updated: 03/27/2018