Our conservation volunteers are helping us plant trees, nurse seedlings, nourish planted trees to acquire roots, and supplying seedlings to students and farmers. We are planting trees to combat climate change. Trees that provide shade for children to play under and adults to hold gatherings under, trees that bear fruits that will feed the hungry
like mangoes and oranges; trees that enrich the soil, the air and whose leaves can be used for food and herbal medication, like Moringa and Neem Tree. Trees that thrive in hot climates and can provide cash for the local people like Shea butter. We are providing free seedlings for planting in local schools and communities being affected by drought and other climatic conditions coming from the clearing of trees. We are teaching farmers how to inter-plant trees with their crops and provide ongoing support. We are advocating for alternative pesticides and fertilizers that are eco-friendly. in all these, we need volunteers to work with us and be a part of this work toward our set goals.
If you wish to join the group community volunteering program which also include tree planting activities for environmental conservation where volunteers work in poor communities, orphanages and slums to plants trees, educate them on environmental conservation, providing literacy education and personal hygiene and nutritional education for children and mothers. Please refer to the community group volunteering program for details.
Volunteers working with us in Africa on conservation programs are accommodated and fed by a host family. Host families are selected from people holding honored professions like teachers, clergy and healthcare workers in the community. A volunteer gets own room, in some homes you have private bathroom, in other homes, its a shared bathroom with the family. Host families have been trained by us and they welcome you and live with you as a member of the family. So you get to do many things together. Like cooking dinner, attending social events and going out to experience your community. Volunteers who are friends and desire to share a room can do so.
Our volunteer programs for conservation work are open from 1st of March to End of July. That is the rainy season and good time to plant trees for them to get the needed rains and roots before the dry season comes up. You choose your own start and end dates from three weeks up to 16 weeks between the months of March and July. You do not require any skills so please click here to apply. Expenses and Funding: The expenses to come up for your trip include your air-fare, yellow fever and hepatitis immunizations, malaria medication, travel gear, visa fees, meals expenses, accommodation utilities expenses, money for local transportation and entrance fees to places of interest. We have programs helping our volunteers to raise money to cover some of these expenses. If you start early, you can raise enough to cover all expenses. Part of these expenses make what we classify as the program fees that we require of each volunteer. Please visit this page for information on the fundraising and the program fees.
"We could not do what we do without them!" - Americans Serving Abroad Projects Inc. A U.S. non-profit organization.
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