Dear KVCDP, On behalf of the 13 pre-medical students from Texas A&M University, I would like to thank you all for providing us with such a wonderful opportunity.The community members, administration,hospital/clinic
When you volunteer in Kenya, you are giving something back to the Kenyan Communities by lending a helping hand to people and the Oganization that is in need of your support. Volunteer in Kenya and Challenge Yourself.
- Children Program in Orphanages
- HIV/AIDS Program
- Medical/Health Program
- Teaching in local schools
- Youth Programs
- Environmental conservation
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- Volunteer Internship
- Operation Africa Volunteers
- Shangilia Day Care Center
- Support a Child in Kenya
Volunteer Home Visits
Shangila Day Care
Community Health Service
If you would like to make a meaningfull contributions in developing countries, but you are not exactly sure how, then you have come to the right place. This placement options are available in Primary health care, Social work, human right, Environment, Infrustrucrure, Agriculture just to name but a few. Since each placement is created for you, anyone can participate (university students, graduate students or experienced professionals). We will help you design the internship project to ensure that both you and the organization benefit. Internship opportunities include:-
Volunteer Medical interns are involed in various medical and nursing fields in healthcare work delivery in the community hospitals, clinics and health centers. Volunteers work under supervision of medical doctors, nurses, dentists and clinical officers to provide quality health care services for communities. ..read more info here.
Volunteers work in formal and non-formal teaching in both primary and secondary schools in rural areas. They teach English, Mathematics and other subjects as well as extra-curricular activities. This is a long term placement form 3 months to 2 years.
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Volunteers work in orphanage homes assisting the kids with creative activities. In addition to this volunteers help in the kitchen preparing meals, help with laundry, mop the floor, washing dishes and clothes, give those who are sick their medication and volunteers story telling skills will be put to good use inspiring and motivating the children mostly those who are mentally affected due to problems affecting the society from poverty to HIV/AIDS. ..read more info here.
Construction, Repairs, engineering, Alternative energy eg solar and others. Volunteers will assist on construction in a school, an Orphanage, a community church, repairing your host family's house, painting, renovating a classroom, a local church, an old lady's house e.t.c
Required skills Volunteers do not need to have any skills or knowledge about construction, as they will mainly be doing unskilled work such as digging, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks, sand and bricks, fetching water, and painting . They will be led by skilled Kenyans and work together with local community. Get your hands dirty to make a difference
Research projects could include:
-Effects of climate change.
-Effects of programmes on gender-equality.
-Research on (eco) tourism possibilities and small tourism-related industries (souvenirs etc.)
-Research and development of alternative renewable energy sources.
You are welcome for this placement if you meet the following requirements:
-For interns, you must be a proffessional with atleast 2 years of experince of work or a graduate with either higher diploma or degree in the following volunteer related fields: (organic) agriculture, livestock / poultry, forestry, water & sanitation management / irrigation, business, marketing, ICT, development studies, anthropology or human geography;
-An interest in developong countries
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team
-You are flexible and can adapt easily to different cultural circumstances
-Strong interpersonal relations, verbal and written communication skills
-You are comfortable to live in a rural environment with limited facilities and leisure opportunities
-High energy and goal oriented
-Good organisational skills, able to carry out research and and attention to detail.
-You are available for at least 3 months;
VOLUNTEER FEES TAKE CARE OF THE FOLLOWING :-
Airport Pick-up: On Arrival and Departure: Once you give us your flight details our project coordinator and a driver will be at the JKIA airport to pick you up.
Orientation: Including important pre-departure information as well as on-site orientation on local culture, history and customs.
Internship arrangement: All your internship arrangement and well being while volunteering is our big concern and priority and ensure your placement is secure and safe. Our coordinator will provide whatever support you may need at any step along and our supervisor will always assist at the ground.
Accommodations/Meals: We carefully select host family connecting you to the culture and social, economic and political events in the community and country. You are provided with three meals a day and you will be flexible to intervene and assist in cooking/food preparation.
Transportation to the project: Volunteers are transported to and from their placement location by shared bus/shuttle.
Certificate of Completion/Participation: You will be provided with a certificate showing your participation with us and a recommendation letter as an appreciation for volunteering with us.
Farewell: Is arranged on the last day either at the host family, School, and orphanages as a way of appreciation to the volunteer for the time and ability to give to the community. It is a day of exchanging gifts and celebrate for having successfully worked together.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUNTEER COST :
* International Airfare
* Medical Bill
* Tours and safaris
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FEE FOR YEAR 2012-2013
- Cost for two weeks US$ 527
- Cost for three weeks US$ 634
- Cost for one Month US$ 741
- Cost for five weeks US$ 848
- Cost for six weeks US$ 955
- Cost for seven weeks US$ 1062
- Cost for two Months US$ 1169
Volunteers pay additional USD 100 for every week thereafter.
WHAT YOU NEED TO VOLUNTEER WITH US
*All volunteers must be 18 years and above.
* A medical background is required for the Medical/Health Program.
* Have a positive attitude and be flexible to adjust to the living conditions.
* English speaking.
If you still want to volunteer with us, fill out the application form. Upon receipt of your form we will contact you within two working days.
All applicants will be notified by email on their placement and will be given a pre-departure information before arrival.