Volunteer organizations tend to vary greatly in size. The vast majority of them (in South Sudan) are small and often rely on the voluntary labor of their members. Also, they primarily constitute grassroots organizations with strong traditional roots, but without any formal legal structure, particularly in traditional village societies. On the other hand, there are very large volunteer organizations. Not to mention, some of these entities operate both within the national and international space with thousands of volunteers and paid employees.
- CCMB is a faith-based nonprofit that assists communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare.
- HLSS was founded in 2012 to eliminate poverty while increasing productivity and health in society.
- CRSO through its various support programs of emergency relief and sustainable development provides assistance to children in distress as well as abandoned kids or victims of abuse.
What are the top volunteer organizations in South Sudan?
In this article, we will consider some of the most outstanding volunteer organizations in South Sudan and their impact on the country.
1. South Sudanese Foundation of Fargo-Moorhead (SSFFM)
SSFFM provides a loving home for displaced individuals in South Sudan. The organization seeks to establish a united community that promotes love and togetherness. In addition to providing homes for displaced people, SSFFM also provides various humanitarian assistance. In 2020, the organization distributed over 6,478 food boxes. Also, through the help of volunteers, SSFFM is able to deliver education programs, youth support programs, advocacy, translation, and workforce development among others.
CCMB is a faith-based nonprofit that assists communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. The volunteer organization leverages volunteers to empower communities by providing long-term cooperative, medical, and development aid to communities. Through its global partnership, CCMB is able to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.
For over 100 years, the faith-based organization has been at the forefront of providing the needed health solutions to the most vulnerable populations in the world, namely women and children.
3. Health Link South Sudan (HLSS)
HLSS was founded in 2012 to eliminate poverty while increasing productivity and the number of healthy individuals in South Sudan. The organization seeks to achieve its aim by influencing the socio-economic, environmental, and political determinants of health in the country. With a good understanding of the community, the organization is experienced in the country’s diverse social backgrounds.
4. CRSO South Sudan
CRSO through its various support programs of emergency relief and sustainable development provides assistance to children in distress as well as abandoned kids or victims of abuse. Hence, CRSO undertakes strong advocacy work at the grassroots and national levels to influence the legislative framework on children’s rights. By and large, the various support programs of the organization include health, education, protection, food security and livelihoods, water sanitation and hygiene, and emergency responses.
Alight works with communities to provide some basic form of assistance. Also, the organization’s programs have been able to reach some of the furthest and most remote parts of the country. Presently, Alight is working to protect vulnerable women and girls in South Sudan. To achieve their aim, the organization is creating women and youth sanctuary centers, nutrition programs that nurse children back to health, and water and sanitation projects that provide communities with access to water.
Giving back to others gives us a true sense of purpose. The various volunteer organizations have become effective channels to reach vulnerable groups in society. Without a doubt, the feeling of helping those in need is unmatched and heart-warming. We can also contribute to the growth and development of countries such as South Sudan by supporting these organizations.
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