ACODO really welcomes, appreciates and needs volunteers. Our volunteers come from all parts of the world, from varying age groups and bring with them different skills and experiences.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of ACODO. Giving your time, skills and creativity can make an amazing difference. Volunteering is a two way process and each volunteer leaves us richer for the experience. Our children learn to trust others and have confidence in themselves.
As we have only been operating since 2008 volunteering at ACODO means you can quickly make a meaningful difference and reach out to our desperately poor children. If you are able to volunteer you will never forget this amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience helping us change children’s lives.
We have very few formal requirements. Unlike other charities we do not expect you to commit to working with us for a minimum period of time or ask you to pay excessive amounts for the privilege of helping us.
We do ask our volunteers to make a donation, which equates to the approximate cost of feeding all our children for one day. The donations will be negotiable for those who want to volunteer for long periods of time, such as three or six months.
Most volunteers spend their time with us teaching English. However, being a volunteer at ACODO is not just about teaching; it is about being part of our family to provide support and care to our children. Our volunteering program is available throughout the year on a full or part time basis. Besides teaching the children at the orphanage, volunteers also teach English to the disadvantaged students at the community-based schools supported by ACODO.
Volunteers usually find their experience truly rewarding and leave with many fond memories of our loving children. They often find it difficult to leave. Many try to extend their time with us wherever possible or come back year after year.