Volunteer With Us!
We at Care For African Kids (CFAK) realize that without the dedication and support of volunteers, we would be very unsuccessful.
There are so many ways to volunteer your time to help our organization. Please consider collecting in-kind items with the help of your church, friends, coworkers, etc, for the children here in Uganda. You may also wish to visit Uganda for a short-term mission trip to visit the and assist in encouraging them and giving them hope. We have opportunities for short-term volunteer teams from churches, organizations, schools/colleges, families and individuals.
CFAK provides short-term opportunities to mentor, encourage and be a blessing to African children and youth during summer holidays. CFAK is looking for short-term volunteers, teams and groups to work with orphaned children, youth and families.
Volunteer work programs typically lasts between two weeks and six months (but can be longer or shorter depending on the need) and are scheduled between the months of May-December of every year. The CFAK Africa office handles all local travel and accommodation arrangements (transport to and from the airport, hotel bookings, food, housing, ground transportation, arrangements of meetings and work schedules).
CFAK facilitates volunteer trips to our Children’s Centers schools and other sites. During these weeks, volunteers focus on assisting with building projects, holiday camps, children’s clubs, outreaches and discipleship. CFAK Children’s Centers are located in Rubaga Kampala and in Wakiso Town.
In addition to weeks of work, the volunteer trips involve visit to various sites around the Country some of which include visit to the Source of the Nile River, and an opportunity to go “White Water Rafting” at Bujjagali Falls, in Jinja.
Please contact CFAK by e-mail with questions about volunteer opportunities and/or request for volunteer time scheduling for your group.
My name is Gill, I recently had the pleasure of spending a month in Uganda working with David and Robert from Care For African Kids. They were kind enough to allow me to be involved in all aspects of their organisation and together we have done a lot of work to increase awareness of the work of CFAK and also to begin to raise money for their essential work.
The courage and endless smiles of the children and families who live in desperate circumstances, in villages like Buwali, Gomba in Mpigi and Wakiso districts where they have the orphanages, was heartbreaking and shaming. I was amazed by the kindness they showed to me when I visited their homes and how even a little support can make a real difference.
I found both David and Robert to be inspiring people – who care so deeply about their country and the children who are suffering that they set up their organisation alongside their existing work and commitments. Their passion to help the disadvantaged in Uganda is commendable and motivated me to carry on supporting them when I returned to England.
If you are thinking of volunteering with an organisation where you can really benefit it’s development and provide lasting solutions for the children they support, get in touch with them and discuss what you would like to do – you won’t regret it!