Volunteering

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We have been working with dedicated volunteers from all over the world for a number of years to ensure that our children receive the best possible education, help and support. Our five volunteers care lovingly for the children, organize and supervise the Study Time as well as excursions and events and support our housemothers and the management with the performing of their respective duties.

To apply for a position as a volunteer you should be at least 18 years old, have some prior experience with volunteering and ideally already have worked with children before. Educational or medical skills are also always needed in our facility. But don’t be discouraged by the aforementioned wish list! We don’t expect you to be able to painlessly amputate limbs without anaesthetization or that you can successfully teach Einstein’s theory of relativity to five year olds. Dedication, openness, endurance and a lucid mind are our main selection criteria.

If you are interested in working for twelve months in the Omaruru Children’s Haven, to live, laugh and sometimes cry with our kids, then you should apply now! Send us your CV and a little letter explaining why you are the perfect volunteer for the Omaruru Children’s Haven and send it to info@omaruruchildrenshaven.org. Please be aware that our selection process takes a certain amount of time, since we want to make sure that we recruit the best candidates for the few positions we are able to offer. This means that if you apply in July and want to start in August already your chances to succeed are rather slim. We are looking forward to receiving your application!