:: MCFAcademy::

Volunteer Opportunities

The MCF Academy is a tuition-free school for children who cannot afford to attend most of the schools in Liberia.

The MacDella Cooper Foundation matches each student with a sponsor who will take on the responsibility of paying for their portion of the academy's annual operating budget. Therefore, the academy heavily relies on local and international volunteer staff.

Volunteer Positions

  • Teachers (specialized in Early childhood education)
  • Music Instructor (electric keyboard, local drums and string instruments)
  • Dance Instructor (performing arts, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, etc.)
  • Athletics coach (basketball, American football, baseball, etc.)
  • Extra curricular activity leader (photography, videography, etiquette & home economics)

Our List of Needs

Product Donation: Throughout the year, MCF collects school supplies, personal hygiene products, children's garments and shoes, educational materials, toys, and office supplies for the children we support. In the fall, MCF hosts a holiday gift drive and ships the donations to Liberia to the children for the annual Christmas party in Monrovia. We are in need of the following items:





The Wish List

  • School Bus or Van (to transport the children)
  • Diesel Generator or Solar Power
  • Materials for a driveway

Basic Supply Needs

  • Socks
  • Bed Sheets
  • Art Supplies
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Books
  • Backpacks
  • Gym Shoes
  • School Shoes
  • PE Unforms
  • Educational Toys

Sponsor a Child's Education

Education Sponsorship: In 2006, MCF initiated the education sponsorship program, matching international sponsors with a Liberian student. Through our ‘SPONSOR A CHILD’ program, MCF has partnered up over 70 orphan children with international sponsors. A sponsor receives a photo, progress report, grades, as well as personal letters from their sponsored child. The sponsorship for the student at the MCF Academy is $300 a year.

Those interested, can sign up to become a sponsor by calling the MCF office or sending a check made out to the MacDella Cooper Foundation. Please indicate ‘Sponsor a Child’ in the memo line of your check.

Click here to download a sponsor child form.

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