Volunteer Botswana

 

Volunteer Botswana


Unlike many other nations in Africa, Botswana is relatively wealthy not least because its the world's largest diamond producer and that wealth is for its modest population of just two million. Whilst poverty is evident, particularly in rural communities, the real problem facing Botswana is the rampaging HIV/AIDS epidemic which has left nearly one hundred thousand children in the country orphaned with over 15,000 children aged under 15 yrs infected themselves. It is also estimated that 25% of all adults have the virus. And therein lies the problem in Botswana. It may have relative wealth, but it has too many orphaned children and too few adults to care for them. And money can't buy parents.



As such, much of the volunteer work in Botswana is about supporting orphanages and helping to build stronger families; and also supporting those families which are headed by a child themselves after the parents have become too ill to provide care or have passed away. Other projects focus on infrastructure for rural communities where safe water and hygiene facilities are scarce leaving both adults and children alike exposed to waterborne diseases such as bacterial diarrhoea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever. Other volunteer work opportunities include conservation and animal welfare work.


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Botswana have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVId-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Botswana let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




Volunteer Work Botswana: The Lighthouse Project

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Volunteer Work Botswana: Love Botswana

Volunteer Work Botswana: Love Botswana


A faith based organisation with education, HIV/AIDS prevention, social outreach and church programs.

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Volunteer Work Botswana: Modisa Wildlife Project

Volunteer Work Botswana: Modisa Wildlife Project


Modisa Wildlife Project is for people who want to make a difference in wildlife preservation.

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Volunteer Work Botswana: Cheetah Botswana

Volunteer Work Botswana: Cheetah Botswana


Offering a variety of tasks dependent on the current plan and the volunteer’s skills and interests.

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Volunteer Work Botswana: Botswana Orphan Project

<Volunteer Work Botswana: Botswana Orphan Project


Volunteer work in one of the care centres in Botswana with children who have been orphaned by AIDS/HIV.

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Volunteer Work Botswana: Child Sponsor Botswana

Child Sponsor Botswana


Another way to volunteer in Botswana is to do so by sponsoring a child there. Details of how to sponsor a child in the country with Botswana child sponsor organisations, charities, programs and projects.

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Volunteer Work Botswana: Botswana Country Profile

About Botswana


In another of our African country profiles, find out all about Botswana in a series of information articles, latest daily news, videos, and images together with volunteering and child sponsorship opportunities.

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