We consider those who stay one month or more to be long term volunteers. They usually stay on the Emmanuel Church compound right next to Discovery School. They have a room (cooled by a fan) with an attached bath and kitchenette. We set them up with breakfast foods, and they eat lunch and dinner with other staff members living nearby for the first few weeks, then gradually begin taking over more and more of their own meals.
We can use anyone who is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, is 18 or over, and is fluent in English. For those who plan to stay over one month, we require a written testimony and a video meeting, as well as reference from a church leader who knows you well.
Those staying longer term can do any of the things listed as options for short term volunteers and/or help us with the following big needs 1- Teach. Take over teaching one of the Discovery School’s classes for one trimester to a whole year. Burundian staff will rotate through your room serving as your assistant and translator for one month. This will improve their English and the students’ English. It will also help improve the level of education Discovery School is able to offer, both by teaching the students and by helping the Burundian teachers to improve their methods. We are particularly desperate for high school chemistry and biology teachers. 2- Help in the Accounting Department. Our accounting department is constantly overwhelmed, and an experienced accountant who could do any of the following would be an incredible blessing: audit the books, help streamline our systems, do some computer & general accounting training help get reports published 3- Administrative Assistant: We truly need someone to come alongside us who has mad organizational skills (and some computer skills, too). We need to organize digital resources, digitize some resources that aren't already in that format, and file digital pictures so they are easy to access for the school's future. Help creating a good paper filing system/ determining what needs to be kept on paper would also be amazing. (Don't worry, the staff & students' permanent records and everything needed for the government are all already in good order).