People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them like ugandan widows. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding
Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:
- Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly.
- Make a difference to the lives of others
- Help the environment
- Help others less fortunate than they are or without a voice
- Feel valued and part of a team
- Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:
- Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- Developing existing skills and knowledge
- Enhancing a CV
- Improving one’s employment prospects
- Gaining an accreditation
- Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro-bono)
For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- A chance to socialise
- Getting to know the local community
- We therefore urge you to come join us at our home in Naminya.
What can I do:
Volunteering can make a huge difference in your life and to those around you. We ensure that whoever wants to offer us their time finds something suitable for them to get involved in.
A pair of shoes could seem as just that to you but to a young girl in our orphanage, it could mean the world. The same goes for the time you spend with the children in the orphanage, sometimes all they need is a hug or a smile, someone to show them that they are not hopeless.
Help our organisation by helping and linking us to more sponsors and donors. People who are willing to sponsor or adopt a child. Help spread the word about Kidron valley Ministries through word of mouth or the social media.
Share your knowledge with us. You are out there and you have many skills that can help improve the lives of the widows, prisoners and the children. Come talk to them, teach them, share your life experiences with them, we as well as them will be greatly blessed
Who is eligible to volunteer?
We require volunteers who have the heart for the children and the needy. We welcome participants from all types of background. University students, family groups, professionals.
We are seeking individuals, churches or organizations to work with in order to support the community. You can look after the orphans and needy children, sponsor a child, work in village to increase access to health and education by planting trees, help build houses for the widows and the eldery, help set up a self sustainability project and support prisoners in any way you can.
We need someone who can lobby, who can teach children in primary section, someone who can train and support women in a community and teach them practical agricultural skills like better farming methods, how to look after livestock for better yields, family planning methods for the women and so on, someone who can mobilize resources for the orphanage, sensitize the community and share more with us.
Doctors, nurses, pre-med and nursing students, engineers, teachers, are needed and any other professionals. We need social workers, counsellors and health officers to volunteer.
How do I apply?
APPLICATION IS FREE
Accommodation and food costs
1. Under 3 weeks 300 $
2. 1 month 400 $
Some of the costs, you will need to personally take care of:
Your flight to and from the country, Visa fees, vaccination, travel insurance if you wish and airport taxes. You will also need some pocket money with you to use on personal requirements. If the volunteer is ready to come we shall send you a full information package known as the volunteer manual.