Ethiopia Care

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Volunteer on Care projects overseas in Ethiopia
Volunteer on Care projects overseas in Ethiopia

Groups volunteering on a Care project in Ethiopia will prove invaluable to the staff and children at the kindergarten or day centre where they work. Our placements are based in centres for underprivileged children and provide a haven where children can learn and play in a safe and supportive environment.

Overseas volunteer work with Children in Ethiopia
Overseas volunteer work with Children in Ethiopia

The role of our Care volunteers is to assist staff in their day-to-day tasks such as dressing and feeding the children, as well as organising games, sports and activities and providing much needed care and attention for those children that attend the centre. As the number of tourists visiting Ethiopia increases, speaking English is becoming a valuable skill to have for Ethiopian people so you may find you can take part in some informal English teaching during your placement.

Projects are based in the capital city of Addis Ababa, a rapidly growing city that combines elements of old and new Ethiopia. First-time visitors are amazed by the variety of lush landscapes and spectacular scenery that the country offers. Projects Abroad volunteers live with local host families during their placement, which guarantees that they experience another underrated aspect of Ethiopia - its friendly and welcoming people. This region of Africa still needs much support, and it is a great location for anyone wishing to help by doing some overseas voluntary work.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: Lemlem Kindergarten
Project: Care
Region: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday 16:00 Arrival at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa
    18:00 – 19:30 Dinner at Old Milk House restaurant
    19:30 Rest & Relax
    2 Monday 9:00 – 12:00 Comprehensive Induction
    12:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Friendship Care
    14:00 – 17:00 Tour of Addis Ababa
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    3 Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30 Introduction to Lemlem Kindergarten
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 17:00 Start care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    4 Wednesday 8:30 – 13:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Organise games for the toddlers, and teach basic English to older children.
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at New York restaurant
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    5 Thursday 8:30 – 13:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    6 Friday 8:30 – 12:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 17:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 - 18:30 Dinner at Friendship Cafe
    18:30 Rest & Relax
    7 Saturday 07:00 - 10:00 Travel to Lake Ziway
    10:00 – 12:30 Visit Rift Valley
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Boat ride at Awassa lake and see Hippos
    16:00 – 18:00 Check in to Awassa Pina Hotel & Rest and Relax
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
    19:00 Rest & Relax
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 9:00 – 13:00 Visit Wondo Genet Hot Spring
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Travel back to Addis Ababa
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    9 Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 17:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    10 Tuesday 8:30 – 13:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 21.00 Quiz Night
    11 Wednesday 8:30 - 13:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    12 Thursday 8:30 - 13:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Care work at Lemlem Kindergarten
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    13 Friday 8:30 - 13:30 Farewell at Kindergarten
    13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 – 18:00 Visit Entoto Mountains
    18:00 - 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Packing for Departure
    14 Saturday   Departure

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