Beacon of Hope Uganda supports two orphanages and two children’s homes in Uganda. With limited staff, resources and facilities, these centers are struggling to provide care, love and support to children.
Being hugely understaffed, homes and centres have few learning or extra-curricular activities. Beacon of Hope Uganda through its domestic and international volunteers is able to provide the homes with support and help.
These could be in the form of improving the existing facilities, assisting the staff, teaching and helping with the general running and administration of the orphanage/children’s home.
Volunteers usually help in refurbishing existing buildings, improving facilities, teaching Basic English, drawing, drama, conducting games etc.
At these orphanages and children’s homes you are typically greeted with big hugs, toothless smiles and children curious to touch and get your attention.
These children are here due to poverty, disabilities, and homelessness and also as the only way to attend school. Through Beacon of Hope Uganda childcare volunteer opportunities, you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. You can care for children in many ways.
Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to spend time playing, reading, exercising and share time with the children. Since the host project is short-staffed and the volunteers’ attention gives the children the extra love they need.
The need is expansive and long-term, so your opportunity to make a significant difference through service is likewise immeasurable. You can help expand and maintain residential training and daycare facilities or help host staff conduct recreational activities, teach classes and serve meals.
If you have first-hand experience working with children with disabilities, professionally or personally, your expertise can be especially useful in this project.
You can also provide direct services to deaf or mentally challenged children. No matter what your age, background, gender or ability, you can be a valuable resource to demonstrate the universal language of love, compassion and make a difference to the children’s’ lives!