Urunji Child-Care Trust is an international humanitarian organization headquartered in Malawi working to fight hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, malaria, climate change, and poverty. They have various initiatives that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
UCCT seeks specifically to aid and assist in the protection of children by engaging with the community itself to implement sustainable and meaningful solutions. UCCT is not an orphanage and all their projects are aimed at supporting children from their communities. They believe that every child can be put in a home — be it in an extended or adopted family.
The primary purpose of voluntary work is to fill in the gaps that regular UCCT employees cannot manage to fill under normal circumstances. Volunteers are either skilled individuals who help with unique activities like offering music lessons, teaching unique sport or offering career guidance to children and their families/communities. Volunteers are not permitted to perform any administrative functions and/or duties. This is in compliance with local legislation and the governing instruments of UCCT. In most cases, over 98% of volunteers’ time is spent on working with children and communities in programs and projects.
UCCT partners with various academic institutions to provide civic engagement opportunities including but not limited to internships in Malawi, Africa. Their student attachment program is comprehensive and gives students the opportunity to build their skills, maximize their potential and explore a new world.
GV strongly recommends that volunteers working with children on this project commit to a minimum one month—longer stays support the better welfare and development of young children.
UCCT charges fees to meet food costs, airport pickups. They do not pay for weekend meals nor local travel expenses. Fees are as follows: one week $500, two weeks $800, three weeks $1200, and four weeks $1500.
Internships with UCCT do not have program fees.
Other ways you can help
UCCT highly encourages helping remotely through social media volunteering, fundraising, and being an ambassador.
For more information about volunteering with Urunji Child-Care Trust, visit them online: