Bumhudze Old People’s Home
Description: Bumhudze is a center for elderly people in Chitungwiza, about 30 km from Harare.
Type of Work: The volunteers will be involved in the general care of the old people, working in the local centre for elderly people. Moreover, volunteers will be involved in helping in organizational duties and office work at the old people’s home
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in dorms. Food and accommodation will be provided for the duration of the camp. Most of our camps are self catering (unless it is stated otherwise) and sufficient money is provided for the for you to buy and cook food together as a family.
Requirements: Volunteers should be e.motionally competent and feel comfortable to work with people who are advanced in age. Participants should remember to bring suitable clothes (e.g. winter/summer clothes) depending on the geographical location of the workcamp they have would have chosen, a good sleeping bag, small mattress, working boots and gloves.
Approximate Location: Chitungwiza- Mashonaland East Province (About 30 km away from Harare)
Notes: Participants should arrive at least two days before the camp starts for orientation and they should not go direct to the camp before coming to ZWA office. It is important to note that projects locations may change due to several reasons beyond our control. There might be few applications for participation, late cancellation by volunteers or the community failing to make its contribution to the project in the last minute, and finally insecure situations. Therefore volunteers are urged to be flexible and accept alternative options. On arrival at the airport, please take taxi to our office, which are in MT Pleasant in Harare. Our offices are closed over the weekend and public holidays. Please NOTE: Do not leave your baggage with the taxi driver.