This role involves working in the Primary School, based on the Russ Campus. Our Primary School boasts 120 students of various ages from 4 to 10 years old. The children all come from rural villages surrounding the Russ Campus, alongside a small number who live at our Home for Children without Parents.
All of our volunteers have a real chance to get fully involved in the daily school routine, alongside any additional events that occur throughout the year. Additionally, our volunteers are able to sometimes take part in our Community Outreach works, particularly at the Evening Tuition Centres that we operate for children who are unable to attend school.
Being a Care Work volunteer is a great chance to spend time at the Home for Children without Parents, currently home to 39 children with various backgrounds. This is a truly rewarding opportunity to get the chance to really influence the lives of children that all have their own unique, often horrific, stories to tell.
All of the children at our home have been given a new life, where they can prosper as individuals – and spending time here is often a highlight of any volunteers time at the Russ Foundation. Whilst here, you will also have the chance to spend time at the school.
Our Medical placements offer you the chance to get an insight into work on the front line. At Russ, we are proud to run many Outreach programmes, typically with a focus on Sexually Transmitted Diseases – such as HIV/AIDS – and also our Doctors Clinic, that enables people from rural backgrounds to be properly diagnosed and treated for various ailments.
As with our other placements, volunteers are based at the Russ Campus, meaning you still have plenty of time to interact with the children at the Home for Children without Parents!
We have outlined our placement times, alongside the cost below. Unlike the many ‘Voluntourism’ companies that are now operating, we do not take large administration fees. The costs below cover all of the following;
Our fees do NOT include the cost of flights, visas, or insurance. We can organise your flights on your behalf, for a small additional fee.
6 month Placement – £1,800 (Best Value – just £300 per month!)
5 month Placement – £1,650 (£330 per month)
4 month Placement – £1,500 (£375 per month)
3 month Placement – £1,200 (£400 per month)
2 month Placement – £900 (£450 per month)
1 month Placement – £500 (£500 per month)
Every week, you’ll be guaranteed two free days. If you would like more, this is also fine – but as a minimum, we’ll make sure you have two.
What can I do during my free time?
Volunteering opportunities are typically open between January and April of each calendar year.
Why? This is so that we can ensure that you always have contact available with our placement trustee, Carol. Applications typically open around the Summer of each calendar year, for the upcoming New Year.