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Would you like to deliver aid to orphans and widows in person?

Now is your chance! Join Orphans in Need and travel with us to The Gambia for a challenging and rewarding opportunity and give back to vulnerable orphans and widows in person.  

Distribute thousands of life-saving food parcels to the needy, visit them in schools, help to cook nutritious meals, and participate in fun activities with our amazing children.  

Working on the ground will provide you with the unique opportunity to make a direct impact that alleviates the suffering of orphaned children and widowed mothers. 

Together, we can save lives. 

Nearly half of all Gambians live below the poverty line, and over 17.5% of children suffer stunted growth and malnourishment. 

Working as part of the Orphans in Need family, you will gain an intimate understanding of the struggles orphans and widows are facing in The Gambia and make a real difference in their lives.

Limited spaces are available. Don’t miss out!  

To register your interest, fill out the form below. Then sit tight, and we will send you a detailed information pack explaining everything you need to know. 

The Details 

Dates:  15th – 21st October 2022 

Registration Fee: £300 

Fundraising Goal: £2,000

Questions and Answers

Q: Who can take part?

Anyone over the age of 18 who is looking for a challenge can take part. These events are tough and exhilarating, but they are enormously rewarding.  

Q: How can I take part?

Fill in the contact form or contact [email protected], and an application form will be sent out to you. Please apply as soon as possible as spaces are limited. 

Q: How much do I need to raise?

All participants are required to raise a minimum of £2000. However, we want everyone to aim high and raise beyond £2000. The donations are not refundable if for any reason you do not attend the deployment.  

Q: What do I need to bring with me?

After registration, an Orphans in Need team member will be in touch with all the details in a wonderful information pack.  

Q: What kind of support will I get to fundraise and how will my donations be used?

Our team will make your fundraising page and give you tips on how to raise the funds. Your £2000 will be used towards Food Parcels. 1 Food Parcel is £30 which feeds a family of 5. This means you will be providing nearly 70 parcels.  

Q: What is the weather like?

In October, the average temperature in Gambia is humid and warm, with average temperatures of 28°C, reaching highs of 31°C in the afternoon. The UV levels are high so you’ll need to regularly drink plenty of water and apply sun cream. 

Q: What type of clothing should I wear?

Clothes that are comfortable and loose fitting, preferably cotton or linen. We provide hats for protection against the strong midday sun and we ask you to wear comfortable shoes, such as trainers during field work.  

Sign-up Form

To register your interest in deployment opportunities, please fill out the form below and a member of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.  

If you’re a student, please state your course, year and university.

I agree to maintain the confidentiality of any information marked 'confidential' as well as any information about Orphans in Need or the charity’s internal procedures, business operations, existing or prospective donor information, proprietary business information, personnel information and the like that is not otherwise publicly disclosed by Orphans in Need.

In accordance with the The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Regulation, I agree that Orphans in Need may hold and use personal information about me for volunteering and marketing reasons and to keep in touch with me. This information, including that contained in this form can be stored on both manual or computer files. It will be held securely and only accessed by authorized personnel.