Where is it
Volunteering Moldova currently support three state run residential homes; an orphanage located in the capital city of Chisinau for children aged 0 to 7 years, a small group home with residents aged 3 to 18, and a home for disabled males aged 5 to 35 in Orhei.
What will I be doing?
Volunteering Moldova need volunteers that can offer one to one interaction and play to the children they care for, in addition to this volunteers are also needed to facilitate activities and outings. They currently need the following types of volunteers:
- Special Educational Needs Teachers
- No Specific Skill
- Baby / Child Carer
- Playgroup Facilitator
- Adult Carer
- Doctors and Nurses to volunteer in an advisory role
What impact would I have?
Volunteers are essential to what we do and are our lifeline to achieving our goals. Volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of the individuals in the institutions that we support through providing one to one interaction that the individual does not otherwise get.
The main aim is to build the residents’ sense of self confidence and self worth and develop their current skills and abilities and experience new activities. Our ultimate goal is to have at least one volunteer with every group at each institution Mon-Fri all year long. It would be ideal if every resident of the institution could have one to one interaction for at least an hour every day.
Who would I be working with?
You will be working with the employed staff at the homes, the children and adults that are resident and other volunteers.
Accommodation is shared and costs £200 a week to volunteer at the children’s orphanage, and £400 a week at the disabled institution (as it includes travel to the institution). This includes accommodation, breakfast and airport transfers. Discounts are available for those who stay 1 month+.
Meal (excluding breakfast). Volunteers will also need to cover their own expenses for outings.