If you are passionate about music, dance and drama, then consider sharing your talents on a volunteer project in Kenya. Share your passion, talent, creativity for music, dance and drama by volunteering with young people in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. With Go Volunteer Africa, you’ll be able to positively impact local communities in Kenya while immersing yourself in the vibrant local cultures.
Go Volunteer Africa is striving to enhance understanding and awareness of the diverse world to the children and youth of Kenya through music and dance project. Go Volunteer Africa is offering meaningful volunteering opportunities in Kenya for arts lovers and this project will give you an opportunity to spend your vacation teaching music, dance, drama or teaching arts.
You could be using music and dance as a therapy to help children and youth who are abused and under stress or teach music and dance to children and youth to help them develop their awareness and appreciation of music, and learn how to play a musical instruments. Grow personally and artistically as you help empower local communities in this beautiful country!
Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival: One day before the start date
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Experience Kenya intoxicating cultural diversity and breathtaking natural landscapes by joining one of our weekend safaris and tours. We offer a range of travel and excurcion deals in Kenya.
Volunteers interested in teaching performing Arts in Kenya, can participate in the project during their gap year or career break, or just as a volunteering vacation. This is a great opportunity to learn about music, drama, art and dance in different cultures and languages and be inspired!
Go Volunteer Africa and her partner in Nairobi have setup this project at a local children and youth centre. We also collaborate with schools in Nairobi. A volunteer in this project can choose to combine this project with another program, like teaching, games and sports or get involved in community social services projects.
You can teach children various instruments like the piano, cello and guitar etc. The children are aged between 8 and 19. It is therefore important that volunteers be enthusiastic about music and able to inspire the children to develop both theoretical and practical musical knowledge and skills.
Through this music and dance volunteer project in Kenya, a volunteer can utilize arts to address social issues and enable children to express their frustrations and confusions - and perhaps help them to understand and learn to cope with unwelcome situations. Art, Dance, Music or Drama help teach children life skills, communication and socialising skills. And it's fun!
- Contribute your musical expertise to children in a community with great needs
- Build relationships with local Kenyans and other volunteers
- Explore one of the most beautiful countries on the planet with our volunteer travel support
- Immerse yourself in the diverse culture of one of East Africa’s most interesting and thrilling destinations
Volunteering at this music and dance volunteer project in Kenya will offer you a way to empower others and yourself. You will truly help people unleash their talents, realize dreams, and/or give them a hobby to enjoy for a lifetime.
On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.
LIVING IN NAIROBI
Go Volunteer Africa's volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work they do but also in the atmosphere they live in. Volunteers in Nairobi are housed at either, our in-country Coordinator’s home, host family or volunteers’ house, depending on the project site. All accommodation environments allows volunteers to meet other travelers and to get to know each other better outside the work-site and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
The accommodations of course are clean and comfortable and will quickly become your second home. The African and western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people and, while we can’t always guarantee the hottest water, the facilities are more than adequate. The accommodation is always equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities, telephones, and spare electricity sockets. Life at the accommodations facilities is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!
You will be provided with three good quality meals every day, so you shouldn’t ever feel hungry. The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes, using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of rice, bread, ugali, sweet-potatoes, beans, noodles, corn bread, banana with vegetables such as sukuma, cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Water and tea/coffee are included throughout your stay whilst soft drinks (coke, sprite etc) and other beverages can be purchased from the local supermarkets in town.
The hard work volunteers put in during the week undoubtedly warrants some fun and relaxation during evening free time and on the weekends. During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings. We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world. Musical ballads are known to break out from time to time as well as the always entertaining pub-quiz nights.
Yet one of the biggest perks of volunteering in Kenya lies in the plethora of weekend outings we organize. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Kenya will meet you on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. This airport services numerous international carriers including the national airline Kenya Airways. Kenya has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
§ Placement Booking & Confirmation
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Project orientation
§ Three meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour international HQ back-up
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Flights: Flights are not included in our program costs. However, GVA has partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteer travelers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travelers.
Visas: The Republic of Kenya, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all African countries to obtain a visa on arrival. Citizens of most other countries you can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. To minimize time spent queuing at the airport; get a visa before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the e-visas website. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. Check this page - http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
Insurance: You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
BOOKING AND APPLICATION
To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.