Volunteer program in Kenya for interns and learners
This is our volunteer program in Kenya. – Our organization started in 2011 and have been working with other local organizations, partners, volunteers, interns, and professionals. All our projects were inclined to ensuring the betterment of the community. We work on:
- HIV/AIDS awareness,
- agriculture, and many more.
We welcome interns, volunteers, and those individuals or organizations interested in helping carry out the mission of the foundation to work with us and work with the rural communities in need. We normally have our programs set up in the course of Mondays to Fridays where each day’s activity depends on the days’ schedule. Our approach allows our volunteers to have freedom of choosing a project to build on and advance it to a self-sustainable stage.
How many volunteers could you host?
We can host groups of volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
All year long
How many hours of help per day?
6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
After your successful volunteering with us, you are awarded a certificate of participation and a recommendation letter for your profile upgrading purposes. As an award-winning solution to the community, we have had qualified staff to delegate the duties and they are committed and dedicated to serving the community with minimal supervision.
We have received numerous compliments and recommendation from the government and organizations. We do hope to hear from you soon and we promise to get back to you promptly.
Are accommodation and food included?
We ask a daily/weekly fee for the food.
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Hotel Room
- Private home
- Private room for a couple
During your stay in Nairobi, you will be housed in a homestay where you will share the accommodation with your fellow volunteers. There is plenty of hot water for showers. Accommodation is in African-style houses, hostels, homestays in rural areas is often more basic or in a modern homestay placement with the room, bathroom, and toilet.
Diet – nutrition information
We provide three local delicious balanced diets and a vegetarian diet. Our meals contain fruits, vegetables, and treated water. Food is provided three times a day accompanied by intermittent food like snacks and fruits the food provide is plenty and nutritious. Take this chance to sample the delicious foods and drinks of Kenya. Additional items can be sourced when you need it at an extra cost. Vegetarians and vegans can often be accommodated but be certain to inform us ahead of time so they can make the proper arrangements for you.
Volunteer program in Kenya – Fees transparency
- You will usually be served 2-3 local meals a day for $15.
- Accommodation costs $10 per day.
- There will be airport pick (to the project site and drop off) Transport to and from the projects/field is inclusive in the program fee ($650) as you can read more from the orientation package on request.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters
Volunteer program Kenya benefits:
- Valuable experience and transferable HR skills that can be used in future employment;
- Fantastic opportunity working with a growing Foundation in the non-profit sector;
- Insight into International Aid and Development NGO-s organizational management processes;
- Training and professional development opportunities
- You shall be awarded a recognition certificate and be featured in all our publication
- Have an exceptional opportunity to frequent to our Kenyan and Ugandan projects
- The opportunity to work a network within a group of like-minded individuals;
- The knowledge that you are assisting to make a tangible difference to the lives of the communities living in challenging situations, below poverty margin, marginalized, and disadvantaged.
- You can be either office-based with some opportunities for home-based working even when you complete your volunteering with us. Volunteering work will also at times involve visiting organizations that use volunteers, outreach work, and site visiting.
- Co-ordination will be able to work at a local level with communities or outside the Country.
- There shall be some incentives on the total funds raised by the volunteer.
What to do in the free time
Volunteers can organize for picnics, camping, hiking, boat ride, play tennis, football, visit tourist centers, beaches, swimming pools, shopping, basketball, and many more.
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How to get to our site
Airport Pick-up and Transportation to the Project:
Benson will meet you at the Nairobi/Kisumu/Eldoret/Mombasa airports when your flight lands. Benson will be holding a sign for you at the gate in the airport lobby once you exit the security checkpoint (right after you get your luggage). Once we meet, you should use the ATM in the airport (it is to the right side of the lobby once you leave the luggage area) to get 18,000 (KSH) Kenya Shillings (that is about 200 USD) so that you have Kenyan currency.
Benson will bring you to a homestay in Nairobi located in a very nice suburb. It is a clean, nice guest home with hot showers, electricity, and enough beds. You will need to pay the taxi driver the taxi fare of 3000 Ksh (about $30 USD) for the ride from the airport into Nairobi. Meals will be ready at the time of your arrival. Take this time to get rid of the jet lag. All volunteers need to pay for their departure transport to Nairobi airport. Payment must be in Kenya Shillings – so make sure you use the ATM at the airport.
If you plan to do a safari,
you can book your safari and make the arrangements after you already get to the Make Home in heaven Ministries Headquarters. You do NOT need to book your safari when you arrive in Nairobi and do NOT need to pay a deposit then. We recommend that you wait to make these decisions until you get to the home and meet with other volunteers.
This way you can schedule trips together. If you as a volunteer feel uncomfortable at any time because you think the driver is trying to negotiate a new price with you, please let us know through the international coordination email: email@example.com (also see contact details below).
Volunteers in Nairobi for children care projects, farming and environment conservation and HIV/ADS projects stay in Nairobi homestays which are very safe and if you opt to help at our other projects located in Western Kenya we provide a comfortable transportation option for volunteers from Nairobi to Western Kenya.
Matatus and private taxis often break down.
The Easy Coach bus ticket costs 1500 Ksh (around $20 USD) and can be purchased on the morning of your departure at the bus station. Please make sure to tell Benson who picks you up at the airport if you have any need that you’d like addressed.
We will be in charge of the purchase of your bus ticket. Have no worry. Please note that this applies to the volunteers who wish to be placed in Western Kenya. Western Kenya borders Uganda where we have our other orphanage and women empowerment programs. This will be an easier transit.
Is there internet access?
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests
Volunteers, interns, and interested group to apply to send an initial application request through Benson Alakonya Keya. Make Home in Heaven Ministries Director Communication and Policy Strategy. You can also visit the www.thegenfoundation.org and submit an application and we will be reverting to you shortly.
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