School Liberia has previously welcomed a diverse array of volunteers, who have helped train teachers, teach kids, and make a lasting impact in Liberia. As the locals say, ‘it’s not easy’, but if you come to Duazon, you’ll never really leave.
Ideally volunteers are independent, self-motivated, like working with kids, culturally sensitive, eager to learn, energetic and want to make a positive impact. School operates Monday-Friday from 8am-2:30pm. Volunteers should contact us to discuss their skill set and how they might best help, but volunteers have a choice of working in the following areas:
Assisting regular classroom teachers.
Running after-school programs (sport, art, singing, tutoring).
Assisting in our school vegetable garden.
Assisting with general maintenance tasks (painting, grass-cutting, basic carpentry, electrical repairs).
Computer training with administrative staff.
Opportunity Focus Area:
Note: Free accommodation available in our guesthouse on campus. Private bedroom with shared bathroom, kitchen and living facilities. Clean, comfortable and secure with running water and power 13 hours a day.
Note: Free breakfasts and lunches available from the school cafeteria on weekdays, though volunteers are responsible for all other meals. These may be cooked independently, or together with other volunteers staying in the guesthouse. There are also several local ‘spots’ (restaurants) where meals can be purchased relatively cheaply. Travel to larger supermarkets can be arranged with project staff, though private taxis and motorbike rides are also available.
Note: Volunteers will be greeted at the airport by project staff who will drive them to campus.
Note: School can help with laundry facilities.
Note: Volunteers can expect to gain experience in teaching, staff coaching/skills transfer or agriculture. You will work with both young children and teenagers, build cross-cultural awareness, and learn to problem-solve on your feet.
Note: For younger volunteers (particularly under 18s), this is a great chance to build confidence, independence and social awareness.
Note: Chance to be part of a real Liberian community.
Note: Internet is freely available in guesthouse and school, but limited downloads and speed.
Note: Within Liberia, many goods and services are available locally, but for trips to Monrovia, transportation can also be arranged in the project vehicle for cost of gas and driver (approximately USD 10 per round trip), or using private shared taxis.
Note: Volunteers are responsible for their own flights and airfares.
Note: Volunteer travel insurance