Skills

There are two types of volunteer placements available: those for care givers and those for skilled workers.

Care givers

Care givers do not need to have specific qualifications or experience, although experience with working with people with disabilities is very useful.

What is required is a healthy dose of perseverance, patience and love for those who are the most vulnerable in society. The main task is to provide our children with the basic care they need (e.g. washing, dressing, feeding, playing etc.)

Care givers should work with and learn from other members of the staff rather than try to advise. The main qualification would be a willingness to adapt to a new context and provide loving care for the residents. Basic care work requires only these qualities and could be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Skilled workers

Skilled workers should have at least two years experience in the relevant field as well as qualifications from their country. They will be able to advise our staff within the boundaries of the job description, which will be negotiated on arrival with members of management.

We are in need of qualified physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, special education teachers, agriculturists. For these positions, we would of course need details of your qualifications and experience, and would hope to work with you closely to improve the provision of services at our sites.