IS Children Welfare Uganda RIGHT FOR ME?
Being Children Welfare Uganda volunteer requires professional and personal commitment, flexibility and adaptability to handle new situations and challenges, and the ability to live and work in another culture with an approach that values two-way learning and mutual respect.
WHAT’S THE VALUE OF SERVING AS KACOP VOLUNTEER?
Professionally, it is an incredible opportunity to both refine your skills and learn new ones. Volunteer placements often afford you the opportunity to try out new ideas, be resourceful, show initiative and lead.
HOW LONG ARE PLACEMENTS?
Usually Children Welfare Uganda have short term and long term volunteer placement ranging from 1 month to 3 month for short term and long term ranging from 6 month to 1 year.
AM I REQUIRED TO FUNDRAISE BEFORE I GO KACOP?
As a non profit organization in Uganda, Children Welfare Uganda funds its work through a variety of sources including individual and other donations. Therefore, as part of the volunteer’s participation in his/her placement, they will be expected to raise one thousand five hundred US dollars ($1500.). Part of this US320 is a non refundable fee for the administration work to begin the volunteer placement processes and the remaining US $1200 is donation fee used to fund Children Welfare Uganda programs. In accordance with fundraising policies or procedures. Children Welfare Uganda provides training, support and resources to help volunteers reach their fundraising goals.
WHAT TRAINING KACOP PROVIDE?
One of KACOP’s key approaches to development is a commitment to learning. We offer pre-departure and in-country training programs in addition to providing support for volunteers to conduct self-briefing throughout their preparation process. We provide briefing materials, references for further reading and contacts with returned volunteers.
Children Welfare Uganda expects you to actively engage in your own learning and attend a face-to-face training program.
Our training program explores issues related to personal preparation, health and security, values and behaviors in intercultural settings, the broader development context and ways that volunteers can involve their family, friends and communities in their overseas experience.
Upon arrival in-country, volunteers will be provided with in-country training. This training and learning session will focus on information specific to region of placement. Topics can range from very practical (health, safety and security), cultural orientation and development issues.It may also include a few language training.