Volunteer Cameroon

 

Volunteer Cameroon


Cameroon should be like a paradise with its olden beaches, tropical rainforests, lakes, deserts, savannahs as well as volcanic mountain ranges and an abundance of wildlife including lions and elephants. As such it is often called Cameroon is sometimes referred to as 'Africa in Miniature', but in reality it is only ranked in 153rd place out of 189 countries in 2019 and territories in 2013 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Cameroon has one third of a million children orphaned through HIV/AIDS with 45,000 infected themselves and over half of the child population live below the poverty line with child mortality rates for the under fives on the increase.



One of the major challenges facing Cameroon apart from the spread of AIDS, is safe and secure water as 75% of schools in some areas have no toilets or washing facilities and 44% in rural communities have access to safe water. This leads to many girls not attending school and getting educated in a country where females are seen to be best deployed in the home in any event. Volunteer work programs in Cameroon focus on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention within a broader health care roll-out, working with orphans and education as well as some conservation and preservation volunteer work opportunities. If you are considering some volunteer work in Cameroon leave time to explore this lesser known area of Africa with its contrasts between waterfalls, sea and desert; its abundance of animals, safari opportunities and rich cultural heritage. Bear in mind a couple of things; firstly transport infrastructure is underdeveloped where it exists at all; most people in Cameroon have an outright distrust of anyone taking photographs and the local officials have been known to be obstructive unless you are willing to bribe them! Apart from that!


Volunteer Opportunities Cameroon


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Cameroon 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 Cameroon let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




Volunteer Work Cameroon: The Lighthouse Project

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In a shameless bit of self-promotion, read this novel by the African Volunteer Network team about volunteering in Uganda. "Well worth the read especially for those working with non-profits abroad. In fact, it should be required reading."

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Green Cameroon

Green Cameroon


Green Cameroon is an NGO with environmental protection and conservation being its main focus.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Mbonweh

Volunteer Work Cameroon: Mbonweh


Mbonweh is a community-based organisation that addresses issues related to women and girls.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Berikids

Volunteer Work Cameroon: Berikids


A locally run organisation working with underprivileged and orphaned children in Cameroon.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue

Volunteer Cameroon: Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue


Working in collaboration with Cameroon's Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) to provide permanent sanctuary for confiscated chimpanzees.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Reach Out Cameroon

Volunteer Work Cameroon: Reach Out Cameroon


Reach Out Cameroon works in community development, health, sanitation and gender empowerment.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Limbe Wildlife Centre

Volunteer Work Cameroon: Limbe Wildlife Centre


Work hands on with rescued wildlife including primates at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Ape Action

Volunteer Work Cameroon: Ape Action


Ape Action Africa is looking for volunteers to help care for endangered primates in Cameroon.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: GMM Africa

GMM


A faith based volunteer organisation working with marginalized communities in rural Cameroon.

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Child Sponsor Cameroon

Child Sponsor Cameroon


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

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Volunteer Work Cameroon: Cameroon Country Profile

African Country Profiles: Cameroon


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

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