VOLUNTEER WITH US
Please be aware that regardless of your qualifications you will need to complete an application form from our website, send us a Police Check to work with children from other countries. Often these checks take several weeks. Once received by Johnny our volunteer coordinator, you will be informed if your application has been successful and he will communicate with you and answer any queries.
As per our volunteer policy we ask for a donation of £500
1. £100 will cover your accommodation
2. £100 will cover your food
3. £25 will cover the cost of your airport transfers
4. £75 will cover the cost of induction and co-ordination
5. £200 is a donation to El Shaddai for the charity
£500 for up to 4 weeks with us and £100 (or equivalent) per week thereafter. An equivalent amount of £500 can be paid either in Dollars or Euros.
Arrival dates can be on weekend of every month and the Orientation will be on the Monday.
You can make your own arrangements for a place to stay, but we also have a house for volunteers! You can see pictures here.
An Enhanced CRB will be mandatory for UK citizens, prior to being accepted as volunteer. Assistance to obtain the Enhanced CRB can be arranged by us in the UK. Non UK Volunteers will have to obtain Police Clearance (to work with children) from their local Police Authority in their country.
People who are sponsoring our children can become ‘Friends of El Shaddai’ and help us while they are in Goa on their holidays. They will need the relevant Police checks and may be selected to help at the discretion of Anita and Matthew . Often Friends of El Shaddai promote us and fundraise for different projects.Visitors are welcome in the Homes between 4.30pm- 6pm daily. The Shelters have open visiting. As we do not require Police checks for visitors you will not be alone with the children. Many friends help on our beach programmes between 3-5pm on Sundays at Big Banana Shack CSM road Baga and on Sunday’s Spotty’s Shack Beach Road Candolim.
Click here to view the VOLUNTEER INFORMATION GUIDE and download a printable copy of the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM.
To make your volunteer payments kindly click the below link.If you have a special skill please contact Deepa. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No: +91 9225901274)
If you are visiting Goa and you would like to bring things for the children, that would be much appreciated. Useful items are underwear for boys and girls, clothes, such as T shirts with sleeves, second hand football shirts for Chelsea, Man U etc., boys shorts, one piece swim wear for girls age 2-8 years, swim shorts for boys, beach toys, etc. We can try to help you to get an allowance for free excess baggage from your tourist company or your airline. Please write to us at least one month before you travel to email@example.com, giving all your flight details and we will try to help you.
You can also find out the current list of things needed for the childrens at : http://childrescue.net/index.php/get-involved/need-list/