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Care & Community in Ethiopia for Teens

Overview
Project Info
Summer
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 2nd 2017 - Saturday July 15th 2017
  • Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017

  • Placement location: Addis Ababa
  • Types of placements: Orphanage or Care Center
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Local Languages: Amharic

By volunteering on a Care and Community project in Ethiopia, you will be offering children care and attention that they desperately need. Volunteers are based in an orphanage or care center in the capital city of Addis Ababa.

Depending on your interests and skills, you will also have the opportunity to teach the children a wide variety of subjects. Your time will be split so that in addition to spending time with the children you will also be able to have a lasting impact on the orphanage or center itself by helping with painting and renovation work.

Teen volunteer paints with kids at care placement on the Care & Community project in Ethiopia

On the Care in Ethiopia project you will live either with a local host family or you may even have the chance to live in guest rooms at the placement itself, giving you more time to spend with the children.

Over the weekend you will get a chance to visit the countryside outside of Addis on a trip to Entoto Mountain and visit one of the largest open markets in Africa or relax at some hot water springs.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Ethiopia Care Management Plan.

Volunteer Profile Former High School Special volunteer Jessica Dougherty shares her story from the Care & Community project
Jessica Dougherty
The children were all so friendly and loveable, I couldn’t believe it. Despite what was going on around them they couldn’t help but smile. The first day we arrived the children all ran up to us asking us the same questions ‘What’s your name?’, ‘Where are you from?’ and ‘What age are you?’ they were so interested in us and they were amazed by my blonde hair! Read more...
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