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How to Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? We would love to have you!

How to volunteer

Volunteers at the Botswana-Baylor clinic are diverse and have a wide range of skills and talents, but all volunteers have a passion to improve the lives of children and adolescents living with HIV. Our programming could not run without the support and dedication of our generous volunteers. If you would like to join this exceptional group, please:

  1. Fill out an application form (download it online under Volunteer Program>Toolkit or pick it up at our office!)
  2. Bring your filled application form, your CV, and a copy of your Omang/ID to the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinic
  3. Schedule an interview with our Adolescent Services Staff
  4. If selected to volunteer after the interview, participants must attend a volunteer orientation

Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Club

Teen Club’s mission is to empower HIV-positive adolescents to build positive relationships, improve their self-esteem and acquire life skills through peer mentorship, adult role-modeling and structured activities, ultimately leading to improved clinical and mental health outcomes as well as a healthy transition into adulthood. Volunteers (21 years or older) are needed every last Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 1:30pm.  Examples of volunteer duties include: Facilitating activities, motivating teens and encouraging participation, and/or explaining activities to teens in language teens can understand.

Morning Play Group

Volunteers (18 years and older) are needed from Monday to Friday from 9am to 11am to play with the children who are waiting for their appointments. Besides drawing, painting or ballgames, volunteers are asked to talk about topics such as hand washing, oral hygiene or basic nutrition referring to our morning play group lesson plans. Examples of volunteer duties include: Teaching basic lessons, reading to children or helping them read, leading games and activities, assisting with arts and crafts, and/or keeping the play area and toy room tidy.

Tutoring

Volunteers (18 years or older) are needed every Saturday except for the last Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 12:00pm. Each tutor assists one student on any subject with which the student needs assistance. Examples of volunteer duties include: Helping students with homework, explaining confusing concepts in terms students can understand, assisting with English language literacy, reporting student progress to supervisor, and/or creating a relationship with the assigned tutee.

Office work

Volunteers (18 years or older) are needed from time to time to help around the office. Volunteers are needed in the morning from 10 am to 12 pm, and in the afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm. This volunteer position is a great way to get experience in an office. Examples of volunteer duties include: Calling Teen Club participants, translating documents, taking inventory of supplies, and/or inputting data.

Baylor-SSI Youth Program

Volunteers (21 years or older) are needed Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm for the out of school youth program. Volunteers assist in facilitating life skills sessions, English literacy tutoring and help foster a safe space for participants. Examples of volunteer duties include: One on one English literacy tutoring, facilitate group life skill sessions, supervising and assisting with homework, computer literacy training, and/or vocational training.