Program Details

Do you love children? Want to help improve the lives of Ukrainian orphans? Become a Love Volunteer and help us to bring joy back into the lives of Ukrainian orphans!
Location:
Cherkasy, Ukraine
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Children, Education, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Want to help improve the lives of Ukrainian orphans? Ukraine has more than 100,000 children living in more than 140 orphanages and group foster homes across the country. Sadly children in these facilities often feel neglected, unloved and unwanted. The aim of this wonderful project is to help by bringing joy, love and compassion to these children, and often with very little effort, volunteers can brighten their day and bring happiness back into their lives. 

There are many ways volunteers can contribute within an orphanage program. These include the teaching of English to a range of ages, playing with the children in order to build up their confidence and improve their social skills, and taking part in or devising extra-curricular sessions in such subjects as drama, dance and assorted sports. Volunteers can also become involved by assisting local staff in carrying out the many daily tasks required to keep the orphanage operating.

If the placement falls in the summer, then volunteers may be assisting at a summer camp attended by the orphans.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 1 Week
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Language: Volunteers should have a good command of English.  Knowledge of the local dialect would also be of benefit but is not a pre-requisite.

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Love Volunteers provides individuals with the chance to travel abroad and immerse in a new culture, while participating in projects that provide help where it is needed most. Join us for a truly memorable experience volunteering abroad. All volunteer projects are responsible, safe, and affordable!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

For more information, or to join us on this exciting project, visit our website now!

 

Setting Description:
Accommodation on this project will be with one of our friendly local host families, where volunteers will be provided with 2-3 delicious meals daily. Volunteers will have evenings and weekends free to explore the sights and sounds of the surrounding areas and the rest of this beautiful country.
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $270 for one week! USD. Included: Accommodation, 2-3 Meals per day, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, Return Airport Transfer, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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