Psychological support for orphans and their replacement mothers
This volunteer position takes place at an
SOS orphanage in Tanzania. There are several such orphanages at
different locations and the place where the volunteer will be working
will be decided according to the human resource needs of the
organisation. Volunteers will have the task to psychologically support
the orphans and their replacement mothers.
10 to 12 children live together in a
family-like situation with a replacement mother. The
children’s village provides room for 10 such families; as a total there
are between 100 and 120 children and adolescents living in the village.
They are raised by replacement mothers and additional women, called
“replacement aunts”. To come close to the natural composition of a
“family”, children and adolescents of different ages are mixed, as well
as boys and girls. The task of the replacement mothers and aunts is to
prepare the children for an independent and self-supporting life as
young adults and give them emotional stability. The women live around
15-20 years together with the children in the children’s village and
are aged between 35 and 55 years.
Individuals interested in this volunteer
work should be students or graduates of psychology or adults who have
experience in working as psychologists or with children.
Place: Different locations in Tanzania
Duration: 3 - 12 Months
Special qualification required: Yes
Costs: free of charge (Trouble-free package for € 500 is optional)
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Not included
Included: Placement in the project; if
you opt for the trouble-free package the whole range of services which
is part of the trouble-free package is included
Not included: Travel, health insurance, visa, work permit
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