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Kenya Kenya: SAFISHA AFRICA SCHOOL (CIVS/MLTV-08/2024)

Dates

30/11/2023   -   19/09/2024

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Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Nairobi (NBO)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Assisting teachers in writing lessons on the blackboard for the children
 Assisting in teaching children to write and pronounce words
 Assisting children in counting numbers for basic mathematics
 Playing with the children
 Telling stories of a different country to the children so as to motivate them
 Teaching young teenage girls about personal sanitation and health

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family around Buruburu or Sosian Estate. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the family while lunch will be served in school.

Location and leisure

Volunteers staying in this project will have an opportunity to visit Nairobi central district, giraffe centre, Nairobi National Park among other place

Project hosted by

Safisha Africa School is a junior school that was established in 2010 by a Kenyan teacher. It is focussed to providing education to the poor and vulnerable children around Mowlem in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. The school is dedicated to provide free lunch, books, access to medical care, school shoes and uniforms to the children who are either orphans or come from poor families however some children who are able pay something for school fees are allowed to do so.

The school runs from baby class to grade 6 has a total of 250 children majority being girls. The children are from the age of 3 years to 13 years old with a staff comprising of 4 teachers hence the need of assistance from volunteers. All the children have been trained to speak English fluently hence easy to interact with anyone who visits them. Since its establishment, 4000 children have benefited from the school. The school is also involved in feeding program, street child rescue and empowerment of young girls from the slums in Eastlands Nairobi.

Directions to meeting point

We will meet the volunteers join this project at the Airport. Please provide us with you arrival information in order to organise for your pick up

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Kenya Kenya: GREEN WORLD (CIVS/MLTV-24/2024)

Dates

02/01/2024   -   17/11/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

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Environmental
2
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Assisting in planting trees in different schools and the community
 Assisting in teaching the youth life skills
 Visiting prisons to pass knowledge of hope and change of behavior
 Assisting in teaching the community about Agribusiness
 Engaging in sports which school students

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accommodated at a host house and food will be provided. Volunteers may need to commute to different areas for tree planting.

Project hosted by

The Green World is a community-based organization that empowers communities through agribusiness and environment conservation activities. The organization also runs rehabilitation and economic empowerment programs in prisons. The green world is trying to make community members self-reliant through the creation of green-collar jobs within their locality to minimize rural-urban migration thus decongesting slums and creating a healthier environment. The community members are also mobilized to plant trees as a way of combating climate change and increasing forest cover to conform to government policy.
The green world is engaging in rehabilitation activities in prisons to make inmates feel part of society and give them hope of starting a new life upon coming out of prison. Usually, majority of people or family members are hostile to people who are released from prison due to the mistakes they made. This project helps with reintegration into the community in liaison with the local administration. The released persons start income-generating projects as part of reintegration process.
The organization is also promoting sporting activities in schools as a way of nurturing students’ talents hence creating cohesion and love within the community.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Kenya Kenya: FORTUNE LEARNERS’ CENTER (CIVS/MLTV-11/2024)

Dates

03/01/2024   -   15/11/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Children
2
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 100
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects
 Supporting early childhood development through age appropriate games & activities
 Helping in preparation and serving of food
 Assisting with administrative work of the school
 Providing HIV/AIDS awareness lessons to the pupils

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will stay in a host family in Buruburu near the CIVS office. The host family will
provide breakfast and dinner.

Location and leisure

This project will not be available during the months of April, August and December.
However, the volunteer will join alternative projects then resume after the school holidays

Project hosted by

Fortune Learners Centre is a project that was founded in year 2013 as a charity organization by 10 social workers from Kayole and Soweto slums who were working in various schools as untrained teachers. Their motivation was drawn by watching their former schools sending away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fees. They thought how they could better the lives of these poor children who had resorted to begging in the streets.

The untrained teachers agreed to start a community centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS education including psychological support to the orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers. Fortune’s core areas are education, orphan support and protection, economic empowerment for older orphans and caregivers, volunteer/Internships, educational trips, sports HIV/AIDS and gender based violence awareness. The school hosts nearly 100 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 3 and 12 years. The children attend classes from class 1 to 8. The school has seven teachers.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Requirements

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Kenya Kenya: MIKULINZI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (CIVS/MLTV-03/2024)

Dates

03/01/2024   -   15/11/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Social

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 350 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Assisting with coordinating hospital routines and taking care of patients
 Assisting with taking patients' samples, pulses and temperature information
 Preparing and updating of patients' and visitors records in the hospital
 Providing advice and emotional support to patients
 Assisting the medical staff in the nursing home to frequently check on patients or administer
medicines and meals

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family, which is about 20 minutes drive to the project. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the host family while lunch will be provided at the project.

Location and leisure

The volunteers joining this project will have opportunity to enjoy the real life of East Nairobi and visit many parts of Nairobi city

Project hosted by

Mikulinzi Community Hospital is a private community health facility that was established by a Kenyan Doctor. Having been approved to operate from 2014, the facility is registered by Kenya medical practitioners and dentist board. The nursing home has been providing care and treatment to the people in the poor community of Mowlem, Saika and Dandora. It offers services including outpatient and inpatient, laboratory services, minor surgeries, pharmacy services, antenatal services and child welfare clinic services. The facility serves an average of 20 patients per day.

The facility has a total of 30 inpatient beds and 2 day care observation beds with a labor ward which caters for maternity services. Most of the people served by the nursing home live below the poverty level and therefore this facility has been of great help to the community as it provides healthcare services at a subsidized cost. With availability of funds, the hospital expects to establish a theater, radiology, ambulance and dental services.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Requirements

All volunteers participating in this project will be required to have training and experience in medicine or nursing and shall bring copies of relevant documents for proof.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being
Kenya Kenya: ST. CHARLES LWANGA CHILDREN’S CENTRE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL (CIVS/MLTV-17/2024)

Dates

04/01/2024   -   25/11/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Teaching a combination of subjects i.e. Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Sciences
 Counseling sessions on issues relating to drug and substance abuse
 Organizing a life skill sessions with students
 Playing and organizing of games and sports with the neighboring schools

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accommodated within the project and all meals will be provided.

Project hosted by

St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School and Children’s Centre started as place where orphaned, homeless and abandoned children were rescued and provided with shelter, food and a place to call home. Brother John started by gathering children, rehabilitating and relocating them into schools, but later realized it was becoming difficult in some cases as existing schools didn’t want to integrate children from the street into their classrooms. This necessitated, in part, starting the school, which in just four years he transformed the little used residence, owned by the Order of St. Charles Lwanga, into classrooms, a dormitory, dining hall .The students, all former street kids living a difficult life in crime-ridden neighborhoods, now proudly wear their school’s uniform and call the Children’s Centre “home”. The children were rescued from the dumps and slums of Nairobi and given a chance to gain an education and end the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Today they are provided with a safe place to live, a reliable source of nutritious food and the opportunity to gain high school education with the possibility of post-secondary education. Brother John hopes that with donations to the Centre, he and his team can build a bigger school with an integrated approach to nurture children through academics to become responsible citizens of the world.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Kenya Kenya: NTIMI HOME OF HOPE ORPHANAGE (CIVS/MLTV-21/2024)

Dates

04/01/2024   -   07/12/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

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Children
3
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Helping with dressing and feeding of the smaller kids staying at the home
 Organizing of creative games through sports and music to stimulate learning and how to build the children’s self-esteem and confidence
 Assisting the children with their homework
 Resource mobilization through fundraising initiatives from different organizations and well-wishers
 Assisting the children on how to read and write as well as Assisting with Basic Computer lessons Creative Arts and Drawing
 Assisting in sorting out and arranging of clothes in the rooms
 Arranging and sorting out of books in the library

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accommodated by a host family in Buruburu Estate where he/she will have his/her own room. The project is about 20-30 minutes’ walk from the host families. Food (breakfast and dinner) will be provided by the host family while lunch will be provided at the project site. CIVS staff will be available throughout to provide guidance to the volunteers at the project.

Location and leisure

This project is located in the Eastern part of Nairobi and the volunteers to this project will be able to explore different parts of Nairobi

Project hosted by

Ntimi Home of Hope orphanage is a non-profit-making community-based organization registered trust formed in the year 2018, operating various charity initiatives in Nairobi including the Ntimi Home of Hope Kenya. The project’s initiatives encompass Rescue, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Prevention (3RP) to safeguard the rights, safety, well-being, dignity, and development of children.

The project targets a population of less fortunate persons, who due to circumstances find themselves in a state of disadvantage. They do this by providing of basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, support, care and protection to vulnerable children including orphans, children from the street, child mothers, neglected, child laborers, children who are terminally ill, parents and children who are living with disabilities, abused and abandoned children among others.
Currently, there are 100 Children at the project. At the community level, they take care and support widows and widowers, destitute grandparents, vulnerable youth, displaced populations and victims of floods and other natural disasters.

They guide, support and mentor organizations, agencies, individuals and corporate groups around Kenya in constructively reaching out to children in need of care and protection. The rallying call of “Saving Children’s Lives” is modeled along the key intervention geared towards impacting child protection and development initiatives.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Kenya Kenya: ST. MICHAEL DAY CARE AND RESCUE CENTRE (CIVS/MLTV-02/2024)

Dates

05/01/2024   -   18/08/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Children
Educational
Social
1
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

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Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 45
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Nairobi (NBO)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

At the Centre:
 Assisting in the preparation of meals, serving and feeding of the children, Cleaning the utensils,
ensuring the center is clean and the hygiene of the kids is considered
 Assisting the 4/15 day schooling children with their homework (The rest are boarding)
 Developing and facilitating age appropriate sports activities for the kids for leisure
 Developing and facilitating extra-curricular activities such as drawing, arts and crafts, music
and dance to help the children discover and promote their talent

At the nearby school: (only during school days)
• Assist in planning and facilitating for children's extra curriculum activities such as games and
sports.
• Coordinate with the teacher in charge to assist in teaching subjects such as English,
Mathematics, Arts, Music and environmental science.
• Assist in planning for Hygiene and environment days at school and to conduct school weekly
general cleaning which includes: landscaping, slashing of weeds, planting and watering trees,
collecting, disposing and burning garbage etc.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will stay in a host family within the project site. The host family will provide meals.

Location and leisure

The project is located in the coastal region. There are plenty of leisure activities such as going to the beach, visiting Ukunda town, visiting the coastal forest or Shimba Hills National Park as well as Mombasa town.

Project hosted by

The project was established in 2013 to take care of the pre-school aged children within Diani area and its environs. Many of the parents find themselves away from the area the entire day in the search for food, water and work and are not able to afford to pay house helps to take care of their children. The daycare takes care of children whose parents have low-income jobs or are unemployed is mostly women with semi-permanent jobs using the daycare. While they go looking for work, St Michael’s Day Care Centre provides a safe place for the small children by providing meals and basic education. The project also seeks to respond to the needs of girls who have been abandoned and do not have a place to call home. The founder takes care of these girls whose age ranges from 7 to 14 years. The girls also go to nearby schools within the community to get access to basic education.

Directions to meeting point

When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. However, if a volunteer will arrives on another date, we can still organize for a full orientation.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Requirements

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Kenya Kenya: CIVS COMMUNITY SERVICE (CIVS/MLTV-07/2024)

Dates

05/01/2024   -   19/12/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Social
Social
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

  1. Website Content Maintenance:
     Review the current CIVS Kenya website, suggestions on improvement or modification and
    implement action on agreed areas to achieve the up-to-standard website image.
     Assist in regular drafting of articles or blog posts for website content updates (news update) to
    promote maximum and active engagements.
    2. Social Media Marketing:
     Monitoring & analysing the current activities of CIVS Kenya on social media platforms and
    suggest on actions for improvement to enhance and improve social media competitiveness.
     Making suggestions for improvements for social media appearance & interactions and helping
    in implementing action on agreed areas.
     Design upcoming volunteers’ events poster to market CIVS Kenya’s volunteering programs.
    3. Assisting in volunteer support activities like orientation, city tours, airport transfers etc.
    4. Conducting online research for potential volunteers’ sending organizations in Europe and solicit
    help solicit them for partnership.
    5. To brainstorm ideas aboard to help improve the general operations and services of CIVS
    organization to improve competency with other related organizations.
    6. Write engaging stories and profiles highlighting the contributions of our volunteers and the
    impact of their work.
    7. Assist with creating online training materials (videos, power points, evaluation forms, etc.) for
    volunteers.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site where they will get breakfast
and dinner.

Location and leisure

Host family, Nairobi, BuruBuru

Project hosted by

CIVS Kenya is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized
and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. We pursue an integrated socio-economic and
cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Kenyan
communities under the maxim “DEVELOPMENT BY PEOPLE”. We believe that people
should retain the responsibility for their own development while CIVS supports guides and
mentors their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services.

Additional comments

.CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships to achieve the Goal No Poverty
Kenya Kenya: KAIMOSI SPECIAL SCHOOL (CIVS/MLTV-10/2024)

Dates

08/01/2024   -   31/10/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

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Disabilities
3
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Helping in preparation of meals, serving and feeding the children
 Helping in nursing services such as taking care of the sick and giving them medicine
 Engaging in dressmaking and tailoring
 Training children vocational skills such as agriculture, weaving, tailoring, carpentry and bead
work
 Playing together with children through extracurricular activities such a sports and dance
 Assisting with physiotherapy
 Assisting in mobility
 Organizing and Giving guiding and counseling sessions
 Taking them to events outside the school such as music and sports

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will be accommodated in a host family, which is 15 minutes walk from the project. Breakfast and dinner shall be provided at the host family while lunch shall be served at the project. There are toilets, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project

Project hosted by

Kaimosi Special School was founded by missionaries from Quakers Friends church in the year 1987 with an aim of empowering the disabled people (both mentally and physically) from the communities. The project also was to give them basic education and hope for future life as well as to make them be self-reliant and integrate them into the society. Currently the School hosts about 104 disabled people who are children and young adults whose ages range from 6 years to about 32 years and they are from different communities. Most of the beneficiaries have autistism, Down syndrome, other mental challenges, multiple handicapped and epileptic and therefore they are engaged to different classes according to their disabilities and their level of understanding. The school offer skills to them in different classes such as Autism class, Foundation class, and intermediate class, prevocational and vocational class. The school is now a full boarding national school which is supported by the government of Kenya and the friend’s Quaker church.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities
Kenya Kenya: ST. CHARLES LWANGA SECONDARY SCHOOL- KAKAMEGA (CIVS/MLTV-05/2024)

Dates

08/01/2024   -   10/10/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Educational
3
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Assisting in teaching of various subjects such as Mathematics, Sciences, Languages and
Computer lessons
 Helping to to organize debates and symposiums
 Helping to teach life skills
 Organizing extra-curricular activities such as sports, games and music
 Provision of guiding and counseling services to the students

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project site where they will have their own rooms and will get basic meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Location and leisure

The volunteers can visit Kisumu City and see Lake Victoria as well as taking nature walk at Kakamega Rainfores

Project hosted by

The Catholic Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga founded St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School & Child Support Centre in 1970. The Brothers main mission was to address the needs of Orphans and vulnerable Children in Kenya through providing them with basic needs such as offering quality education, accommodation, shelter and health care. The school also helps the vulnerable and street children get access to quality education and become reliable members of the society. It also provides psychosocial support to the students and their parents as well as enabling the students to realize their talents through games, sports and music.

The school has a population of 360 students and 24 teaching staff. It has eight streams of about 45 students per class. The school draws its strength from the spiritual formation of students, parents and guardians, which supports the students to perform very highly due to the strong discipline levels. The school is located in a serene environment that is conducive for learning. It has produced very high-ranking individuals in the society that include; doctors, politicians, businesspersons, Administrative security officers and other prominent persons in the country.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Kenya Kenya: BADILISHA ECO-VILLAGE (CIVS/MLTV-13/2024)

Dates

09/01/2024   -   24/12/2024

Feedback from 17 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Social
Social
1
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 40
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Permaculture which generally involves farm work activities like digging, weeding, slashing,
mulching and clearing of bushes in the project’s farm
 Teaching of mathematics, English and creative arts subject in the school
 Assisting with general cleaning to the old and sick
 Weeding, slashing and clearing of bushes
 Soil conservation and planting of trees in the nearby schools
 Beach cleanup exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers

Location and leisure

This project will not be available during the months of April, August and December.
However, the volunteer will join alternative projects then resume after the school holidays.

Project hosted by

Badilisha means “change” in Swahili. Badilisha Eco Village aims to bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS, lack of education among other pressing issues. It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local population towards a more holistic and responsible way. Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth care, people care and share of surplus. It is a model farm, or epicentre, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development. Badilisha successfully hosted a Permaculture Development Course in March 2011 and aims to become an International Permaculture Center. There is a primary school also within the project which was established with an overall objective of providing education to the children around the community. The project’s main aim is promote and demonstrate sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger
Kenya Kenya: ESIKOMA COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT (CIVS/MLTV-12/2024)

Dates

10/01/2024   -   19/12/2024

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Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 350 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Assisting the medical and non-medical staff in the community hospital.
 Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients.
 Taking patient samples, pulses, and temperature information.
 Offering voluntary, counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS.
 Assisting in Preparing and updating of records in the hospital.
 Providing advice and emotional support to patients.
 Participating in community visits for HIV patients.
 Engaging in other income generation activities like brick making and tree planting.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live at a host family house, 10 minute's walk to the project site. Volunteers will have their own rooms. Water is fetched from a nearby well, there is electricity at the project though not reliable sometimes. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the project.

Location and leisure

Volunteers in this project can visit Kisumu city in weekends

Project hosted by

Esikoma Community Health Project was established by the Esikoma Community Health Self-Help Group, which has been in existence since 2016. The project has constructed a community hospital which will be opened on 25th November 2022 to begin offering health services to local community. The hospital comprises of doctor’s consultation rooms, Maternity wing, a pharmacy, patients waiting bay and temporary wards. More facilities are still under construction.

The Self-Help Group is comprised of volunteers operating within Busia County, with the mission of spearheading the implementation of community health, environmental projects and development programs. The group focuses on Health and community development and other health-related issues. The group received training on HIV/AIDS prevention, VCT Counselling, Community mobilization, and home-based caregiving and education from the German foundation for world population.

During this period, the trainees realized that there was a big health problem in their community. Apart from HIV/AIDS as the main problem, there were more health issues such as an increasing number of orphans/ vulnerable children, and jigger menace as a result of parents’ death from HIV/AIDS. Most orphans were infected by jiggers, this was as a result of parental and guardian poor care. In general, such children lack basic needs such as health care, shelter, education, and clothing among others.

Having realized all these problems within the community, the Community Health Volunteers decided to establish a group and named it as Esikoma Community Health Volunteers (ECHV). The group is engaging in activities like providing medical services, Jiggers eradication program, creating tree nurseries and planting trees, Health Education in local schools and Distribution of sanitary pads to schools. The profit generated from selling of the trees is channelled to the hospital project.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Kenya Kenya: MSICHANA EMPOWERMENT KURIA (CIVS/MLTV-14/2024)

Dates

10/01/2024   -   20/12/2024

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Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Nairobi (NBO)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Engaging in capacity building programs on sexual health
 Developing age appropriate games for the children of different age groups
 Providing guidance and canceling to teenage girls
 Teaching children how to speak read and write
 Assisting in Writing reports and documentation for the project
 Participating in annual campaigns and community events

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family close to the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.

Location and leisure

The project is located in a rural environment about 2 hours drive from Kakamega Rainforest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City

Project hosted by

Msichana is Swahili word for girl. Msichana Empowerment Kuria project was initiated in 2013, with the main aim of ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other harmful cultural practices. It was also to support access to fundamental human rights of girls and young women in the Kuria community in South Western Kenya. With the hope of empowering girls and young women in accessing their fundamental human rights, the group is involved in the following activities:

 Supporting an after school program for a Children’s Rights Based literacy story telling program
for children 8 to 14 years aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and talents.
 Facilitating structured community dialogues for young men and girls.
 Organizing annual marches and community events.
 Providing the girls with an empowering experience with an emphasis on impact of the harmful
effects of Female Genital Mutilation

Directions to meeting point

When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. However, if a volunteer will arrives on another date, we can still organize for a full orientation.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Requirements

The project welcomes all volunteers who are motivated to join, however volunteers with qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance, Programing are needed more by the project.

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.

Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality
Kenya Kenya: BROWNHILL SECONDARY SCHOOL (CIVS/MLTV-09/2024)

Dates

23/01/2024   -   18/12/2024

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full for < 18

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 50
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

 Teaching a combination of subjects i.e. Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Sciences
 Counseling sessions on issues relating to drug and substance abuse and HIV/AIDS
 Visiting and helping orphans and vulnerable children in the nearby slums
 Playing and organizing of games and sports within the neighboring schools
 Teaching life skills such as first aid safety skills.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site or in Buruburu host family, which is 30 minutes’ drive to the project. Volunteers staying in Buruburu will commute daily to the project by public bus paying about 0.60 cent euro per day. The host family will provide both breakfast and dinner to the volunteers while lunch will be served at the project.

Location and leisure

The project being located in Eastern part of Nairobi, volunteers are able to visit many places in Nairobi such as giraffe centre, Nairobi Partk etc

Project hosted by

Brown Hill Group is a registered community-based organization, established in the year 2013 to offer community services to the residents of Embakasi. After its registration, the group immediately embarked on running an education facility that best suits the interest of its community members.
The group undertook the setting up of a secondary school that would enhance the quality of education offered in Kayole estate, and improve the transition rate of students joining public universities. The project started in 2012 with only 4 students. Since then, the institution has grown with total admissions reaching over 80 students after only a year in operation.
In addition to the academic objective, the school aims at nurturing of talents to some former school dropout teenagers. As a result, the school football team became Embakasi District champions and proceeded to Nairobi County games. The students are aged between 15 to 18 years.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Kenya Kenya: NANYUKI FURAHA FOUNDATION (CIVS/MLTV-06/2024)

Dates

29/05/2024   -   31/12/2024

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Children

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
1
Still room for
3 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

• Assisting in cleaning and care services at the home
• Assisting in mentoring and rehabilitation of the children
• Assisting in teaching at the schools where children go to
• Offering health and sanitation related information to the children
• Assisting in preparation of meals and feeding
• Assisting in clothing the children
• Developing and delivering age appropriate life skills sports and recreational activities
• Assisting in Counselling
• Other useful activities that the volunteer may think of

Accomodation and food

Our volunteer will be accommodated in a host family. The volunteer will be required to bring with him/ her a sleeping bag. If volunteers are two and of the same gender then they will share a room. Kindly pay attention to the things you should bring to make your accommodation more comfortable.
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided throughout the project duration. Only locally available foodstuffs are used for cooking.

Location and leisure

Mount Kenya

Project hosted by

Nanyuki Furaha foundation is a charitable children home that was started in 2014 by an Italian volunteer to Kenya in collaboration with the local community. The project was started to address the growing problems experienced by street children and it is a registered Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya.

The project provides accommodation, food, clothing and education to about 50 children of between the age 2 years and 14 years. In addition, the institution also supports other 14 children at their homes after they were reintegrated to their families and the community. In the project, the children comprise of orphans, under privileged and street children. The problem of orphans / street children is acute due to urbanization, commerce and foreigners in the town whome they beg from. Due HIV/AIDS deaths, re-marriage of deserted / widowed / divorced women, absence of love and security in the families and family disputes, the children are left without care and support. These children are therefore involved in drug abuse, participate in anti-social behaviours and criminal activities. The project strives to mainstreame such children in the national building by providing care, support and protection.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities