CAEPA Cameroon welcomes volunteers from any part of the world to support in its projects. Volunteers are expected to donate to activities they find interesting. The program fee is solely used day to day running of the charity, for example allowance to volunteer assistant, transport to project site for supervisor and stationeries for the office. Volunteer Fees are paid upon arrival at project site. Volunteers who come with specific projects are part of the implementation team to ensure satisfaction and transparency in the use of funds. Your donations are calculated according to your stay in Cameroon.
From one day to 3 months is 250 Euros
From 4 months to 5 months is 150 Euros
From 6 months to 9 months is 100 Euros
From 10 months to infinitive is Free
BEFORE ARRIVING IN CAMEROON
Getting a Visa
Please contact the Cameroon embassy in your home country to obtain a visa. There is a 3 month or 6 month visa available. Usually one must provide flight ticket details, travel insurance and an invitation letter (which CAEPA Cameroon will email to you). Check if your country has a Cameroon Embassy.
Visa Issue to People who do not have a Cameroon Embassy
We advise all volunteers to get their visas before they leave their respective countries. It is not advisable to fly out from your home country without a visa hoping that it will be available at any of the Cameroon airports. You will most likely be denied entry, if such is the case.
If you do not have a Cameroonian Embassy in your country, we will need your contacts at CAEPA Cameroon to prepare an application to the Director General for National Security in Yaounde which will take approximately one month.
You will need to send in your scanned passport. Volunteers / interns will be responsible for the associated costs. Alternatively, volunteers from countries without a Cameroon Embassy could mail their documents to the closest embassy to apply for a visa.
Please also note that in order to enter the country, you will need proof of a Yellow Fever vaccination. We recommend that you see your doctor before travelling to Cameroon to get the necessary vaccinations and medications especially anti-malarials.
We do not insure volunteers, as we do not have liability insurance. A regional hospital and other effective hospitals are close by, which will help if there is an emergency with a volunteer. We encourage volunteers to obtain their own travel insurance before travelling. Here are some websites where one can get more information: WHO and CDC. If you have any disability or illness, please contact us so that we can advise you on what to do before you come.
CAEPA Cameroon is an organization that is evolving. Creativity is the watch word. We greatly appreciate volunteers who are able to carry resources such as books, computers, cameras etc. that will assist CAEPA Cameroon in achieving its objectives. Also, due to lack of funding to initiate new projects or for the everyday running of the organization, volunteers are advised to fundraise before coming to Cameroon to help with their work.