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Volunteering with the Rwandan Orphans Project

Lukasz Zielonka

If you are a skilled, committed and dedicated worker who has something to offer the ROP and our kids, we would love to hear from you. You could come to Rwanda and volunteer at the centre directly or you could help spread the word about the ROP in your home area, encouraging others to get involved, and organising fundraising activities.

If you are interested in organising a fundraising activity in your area, please do! Email us at volunteer@rwandanorphansproject.org if you require any guidance, information or materials.

If you are interested in joining us out in Rwanda, please note that currently we are only accepting volunteers who can spend at least two months with us. This is for several reasons, but primarily to protect our children from a steady stream of friendships with new volunteers that only last a few weeks or days. Painting

Please note the following about volunteering at the ROP:

  • We welcome committed volunteers who are willing to spend at least two months with us on a regular basis (at least twice a week)

  • We ask that volunteers are self-starters who are prepared to work largely unsupervised

  • We prefer volunteers who can offer a tangible, transferable skill to the ROP or our children. Skills and training you can offer may include medical and dental advice, life-skills workshops, teaching, languages, office management, accounting, music, arts and crafts, social work, psychology

  • We are willing to accept shorter-term volunteers but this would have to be agreed on an individual case basis in advance

  • We expect volunteers to be comfortable working and living in the environment of a developing country

  • Unfortunately we are unable to help with any expenses volunteers incur including flights or living expenses, and we are also unable to help with accommodation

  • We ask that any volunteers who can commit to our schedule and have firm ideas of what they can bring to our center email us at volunteer@rwandanorphansproject.org.

    You will need to send a proposal of what you would like to do, indicating how it could be of benefit to the ROP, along with a CV/resume.

     

     

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