The Best Volunteering Opportunities In South Sudan & Juba

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Last updated on November 15, 2022 by Wandering our World

South Sudan is a beautiful, welcoming and friendly country, but it’s also a country which has suffered greatly in recent years.

So it’s understandable that many people – like yourself! – have read about South Sudan and want to do something to help. Such as volunteering your time and skills.

However it’s not always so easy to find volunteer opportunities in South Sudan, Juba, and the rest of the country, so that’s why we’re here to help!

We’ve collated some of the best volunteer roles in South Sudan and Juba – some with local organizations, others with large international NGOs – to get you started on your volunteering adventure.

Before we get to that, we’d recommend anyone thinking of coming to South Sudan to read up on the history of the country. One great book you have to get is Peter Martell’s First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace – Martell’s been reporting on South Sudan for the BBC for years.

Nicholas Coghlan’s Collapse of a Country: A Diplomat’s Memoir of South Sudan is another must-read.

Now you’ve read up on South Sudan, here are the organizations that need your help!

Aerial of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with the river Nile running in the middle. Juba downtown is upper middle close to the river, and the airport can be seen upper left. The picture is from the south to the north.

1. Catholic Medical Mission Board

Working throughout South Sudan providing essential medical care to those who need it, CMMB, in their words, deliver the “best possible health solutions to women and children in need with dignity, respect, and love”.

They are frequently looking for people to volunteer in South Sudan, and are on the look out for medical professionals.

To find out what volunteer roles they have available at the moment, check out their volunteer opportunities page for South Sudan by clicking here.

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2. Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC)

This NGO provides a safe place for children to sleep, learn, and develop, as well as support households in need. In particular they run a care facility in Juba, and also provide education to children.

CCC is always looking for volunteers to help out, and asks that a potential volunteer is at least 20, and has a skill or skills (such as art or music) that can be utilized in their education projects.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do in South Sudan, then get in touch with them at their website which you can visit by clicking here!

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3. Forum for Community, Change & Development

Based in Juba, FOFCOD does important work transforming communities around South Sudan, and is dedicated specifically to the needs of South Sudanese young women and girls.

They further the rights of women in South Sudan, teach skills to women and girls, run education projects, respond to gender violence, and promote the rights of the disabled.

FOFCOD is looking for volunteers all year round to help out with a variety of their projects. A volunteer can be from anywhere in the world, and must be 18 or over.

If this sounds like an organization you’d love to volunteer your time with, then check out their dedicated volunteering webpage by clicking on this link here!

4. Hope Ofiriha

This organization runs a primary school, two nursery schools, and a healthcare clinic in Onura, Magwi County, South Sudan.

What they are looking for is enthusiastic university graduates (of any subject) who have good English skills, are hard working, and can commit to at least three months of volunteering in South Sudan.

As a volunteer at Hope Ofiriha you will be directly involved in the running of their projects, and working closely with the community.

To find out more, and how to start volunteering with this fantastic organization, click here!

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5. Partners in Compassionate Care

This Christian organization is always on the look out for volunteers that can work on their projects in South Sudan.

In particular volunteers can choose four sectors to work in: Administration, Construction, Medical, and Evangelical.

You can see and read more on their volunteer opportunities in South Sudan by clicking here.

6. Seeds of Wisdom

Seeds of Wisdom are a U.S. organization that provide educational opportunities and run education programs in South Sudan. They are always looking for volunteers – in particular for people who have training in “the areas of construction, health, education, or management

Does any of that apply to you? If so, you should get in contact with Seeds of Wisdom by visiting their volunteer page by clicking here.

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7. Steward Women

This NGO works with women in South Sudan supporting and upholding their, and their children’s, rights throughout the country.

In the organization’s own words:

“Our mission is to develop, shape and empower South Sudanese women to advocate for policies that foster equal economic opportunity, and secure human rights for women and children”.

Steward Women have asked for volunteers in the past, so if this sounds like the sort of organization you’d like to volunteer your time with in South Sudan then you should get in touch!

The best way to do that, is probably through their email at:

Recommended Reading For Your Trip To South Sudan

If you’re interested in volunteering in other countries on the continent, check out our pages on volunteering in Senegal, Somaliland and many others.

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