CDH’s projects are based on a sound assessment of local problems. We can benefit from committed and enthusiastic people who bring ideas, and a variety of practical skills.
What is a volunteering program with CDH?
It is an exchange of knowledge and culture . It is more than simply unpaid work. It has a formal character within an agreed timeframe.
Self-discovery is an essential part of the volunteer experience. You will be confronted with a radically different way of life from what is familiar to you. There is limited comfort, but you will be happy and eat healthily.
There is a participation fee to cover the project’s management, and there are other optional costs that can be added, if you wish. You are responsible for your travelling expenses to Togo, and administrative costs such as vaccinations, visa, passport, insurance etc...
You need to have sound character and good physical condition, but do not have to possess particular skills. It takes place in the Plateaux region of Togo, especially in Kpalimé and its surrounding villages, and sometimes in other regions of Togo. The volunteer programs are organised through field camp missions, practical training and encounter workshops. You should expect the living conditions and methods used may be different from those used in the global North. You should be adaptable to the local situation, the pace of life, and the customs and traditions of the local people.
It is not a tourist visit but rather a learning journey. Volunteering with CDH is not so much a humanitarian mission as discovering and understanding a different way of life.