Are you considering taking a gap year but you’re not quite sure? Well, let’s start by saying that a gap year can be a great way for you to learn more about yourself and to get ready for the rigors that come along with heading off to university. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in something entirely different than what you’re used to, and you’re also going to have a great experience, especially if you take your gap year in Cameroon. But just why would you want to? Well, we’re going to tell you all about it.
First, you’re going to be able to make a difference for the people who live in Cameroon by volunteering here. This amazing country is struggling in a number of ways, but the most important thing that connects them all is poverty. The people here, in many parts of the country, have very little money and this can lead to problems with their health, community, housing, agriculture and education. By getting involved and taking your gap year in Cameroon you can actually make a huge difference for these people, and help them to build a better life.
Working with the street children, especially, is a great way that you can make a difference for this country. These children, both on the streets and orphans, are struggling in a number of different ways, but education is one that can be extremely important. By helping to educate these children you can give them a chance at a better life as they grow up. You can help them to learn skills that will let them support themselves as they grow older and the families that they may find. This makes a huge difference in their lives and the lives of everyone in the community.
Another great aspect of Cameroon is that you’re still going to have some time to spend for yourself, and when you first seem Cameroon you’re going to be more than happy with that. That’s because this amazing country has a little bit of everything that you’re looking for. It’s filled with rainforests, beaches, mountains, lakes, savannah and deserts. And you’ll never have your fill of exploring those amazing places. Not only that but you’re going to love the opportunity to get to know all of the people with this Peace Corp alternative.
If you thought there was only one way that you could give back in the world you were definitely mistaken. Taking your gap year in Cameroon can make a huge difference for you, and it can absolutely help you to give back to the world. Whether you’re looking to help out with healthcare or agriculture or education, you can find a way to make a difference in Cameroon and you’ll definitely be glad for the way that you spent your gap year. There’s no better feeling than being able to say that you gave back to someone in need and that you have helped make the world a little bit better place.
This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural areas in Cameroon, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
- Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
- Arrival Airport: Douala (Code: DLA)
- Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7-8 hours per day
- Requirements: Flexible Start & end date (except school based program)
- Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
- Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
- Airlines: Brussels Air, Royal Air Maroc, Delta, AirFrance
- Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Malaria Medication, Hep A-B wwwnc.cdc.gov
Volunteer Programs in Cameroon Buea
Are you ready to help people in need, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and culture of a new country and have the experience of a lifetime? With poverty, disease and a lack of skilled providers putting a strain on important services such as health and childcare in developing countries across the globe, there are many corners of the world which rely on the help of volunteer travelers like yourself.
Volunteer in Cameroon with A Broader View Volunteers a top rated non-profit charity organization, which works tirelessly to support our wonderful volunteers and serve the local communities where our volunteer programs are located. Placements in Cameroon are based in the city of Buea. Program placements are tailored to the volunteers different interests and skill sets, but still allow volunteers time to explore the African local culture and activities during their free time.
The type of programs in Cameroon vary widely, offering everything from education to health care. Volunteers can choose between 2 program opportunities in the orphanage. International volunteer help is not only appreciated by the local community, it is severely needed by the millions of Cameroonians living below the poverty line. With thousands of children living and working on the streets, as is so often the case in developing countries like Cameroon, our volunteer programs are designed to support the needs of local teens and children in desperate need of assistance.
Many of our volunteer abroad programs cater to underprivileged women and children’s care, education and health requirements. Our extensive range of social programs near Buea, Cameroon programs include: Orphanage Care, Children Education and many more.
Volunteering in Cameroon is an incredibly rewarding experience. We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds to join us. Whether you’re seeking volunteer abroad programs for college students or voluntary work for over 60s, as a trusted non-profit organization which prioritizes the safety of our volunteers, we are the go-to for volunteers across the globe. We also offer customized programs with flexible arrival dates to best suit the needs of the remarkable volunteers we depend on to help us make the world a better place.
If you’d like to volunteer, Cameroon is just one of the countries we’ve taken under our wing, supplying a steady flow of volunteers and providing year-round financial support to local projects in near Cameroon. Wherever you decide to volunteer, A Broader View give you the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service work, learn a foreign language, make lifelong friends and discover that one person really can make a difference. Your search for the best volunteer abroad programs ends here – volunteer in Cameroon with us and gain A Broader View of the world.
Welcome to Cameroon! 🇨🇲. My name is Orock and I am your ABV coordinator while you are staying in Cameroon. Our country has one big city, Yaundé. But you will be working in Buea. We will be ready for support 24/7 in case you need to contact us urgently. We will introduce you to your volunteer location and staff. You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.
You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.
What's the best time to go to Yaoundé in Cameroon? Here are some annual weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:
- On average, the temperatures are always high.
- A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months of: March, April, May, June, August, September, October and November.
- Yaoundé has dry periods in January and December.
- On average, the warmest month is March.
- On average, the coolest month is January.
- October is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain.
- January is the driest month.
Reviews & Multimedia
I didn’t know what to really expect from this trip. I was excited to be in Buea but was unsure how the kids would respond to me. I loved getting to know all the children. Their kind spirit and smiling faces despite their rough backgrounds was powerful reminds to not take things for granted.
This has been one of the most incredible, yet most heart-breaking experiences of my life. The people here are so welcoming and appreciative of anything at all you can provide them and they love to share their culture.
My three weeks in Cameroon were fantastic. When the school closed I was able to get involved in many other community programs like the woman's sewing club. Cameroon is a beautiful country with a fascinating culture you will learn so much about both the country and yourself during your time. It really was a wonderful experience.
Prices for Cameroon
Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501c(3) charitable organization, You can fundraise (optional) for the expenses of the trip after you get confirmed in our programs. Prices are per person and in US dollars (US$).
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- Accommodation: Share Volunteer Housing
- Meals: 2 meals per day
- Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
- Orientation: Project Overview and Nairobi Orientation
- Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
- Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Extra costs: Flights to Rwanda. Entry Visa. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet
Most of our programs run year round, you can start any volunteer/internship program on any day. When you apply you will lets know your start and end dates. Our programs run year round and have volunteers arriving almost every day from many different countries.
Since our programs sometimes depend on the local holiday calendar, there are brief occasions when normal programs work is suspended. For example, schools/daycares often close for long winter/summer vacations. During these times, we arrange for alternative work programs that are similar in substance to our ongoing programs, but address the short-term, direct needs of the local communities.
If you would like to arrange your start and end dates around the local holidays, please call us at 1.866.423.3258 or email us at [email protected].
A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.
Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 4.5 million dollars in international aid.
By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.