KENYA: Childcare Volunteer Project

Kenya Childcare Volunteer Project
Kenya Childcare Volunteer Project

For those interested in working with needy children in a deeper and more positive ways, Go Volunteer Africa offers an opportunity to volunteer at a local children’s homes and schools in Kenya. The childcare volunteer project in Kenya creates exciting activities to develop the children’s creative and communication skills.

These volunteer placements are for those who not only want to explore Kenya, but become immersed in local cultures and spend time giving back to needy children. For anyone who love to spend time working with children, this is the perfect volunteer project in Kenya for you. You don’t need special skills – all you need is compassion and love towards these lovely children.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
  • Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
  • Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
  • Organize fun activities when the children return from school
  • Prepare food for dinner

Some of the children and locals might not speak English but you will be able to help them and you might even pick up some of the local language- Swahili. There will also be lots of free time to relax and enjoy some of the culture and cuisine, Kenya communities are full of things to do and places to visit.

PROJECT LOCATION:

You can join our Kenya childcare volunteering project in Nairobi or Kakamega. Both project sites offer a very meaningful volunteer experience.

Kakamega: is a town in western Kenya lying about 30 km north of the Equator. It is the headquarters of Kakamega County that has a population of 1,867,579 (2019 census). Kakamega is 52 km north of Kisumu city, the third largest city in Kenya and a port city on Lake Victoria. Kakamega county is Kenya’s second most populous county after Nairobi.

Nairobi:  is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to “cool water”, a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 9,354,580. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

Depending on the project you choose, After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Kisumu International Airport in Kisumu City for Kakamega project site or Jomo Kenyatta Internationa Airport in Nairobi City for Nairobi Project. A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport. These airport services numerous international carriers. Kenya has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Kenya you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

By getting involved in childcare volunteer project in Kenya, you can work at our local school and children’s home. You can coach sports, teach English or organize extra curricular activities for kids in and out of school. Volunteering in Kenya with Go Volunteer Africa helps you to reach the heart of a local community, which can be challenging but also rewarding.

The childcare volunteer project in Kenya promotes the right to survival and development of disadvantaged children, as part of our Children’s Development Program. As a volunteer, your main role as a volunteer participating in our project is to bring some joy, hope to the lives of orphans and vulnerable children under this program and help local staff with the daily routines.

Volunteers at our children’s home and schools in Kenya are free to tutor the children, organize arts and crafts or sports activities, and help out with basic chores such as feeding the kids, and folding laundry. At the home, volunteers help with the daily care of the kids, playing with them, showing them attention, even to teach a bit English to the older children.

This volunteer project can be quite emotional when you see poverty close you but you will be able to help and you will be given full training and support when participating. You won’t be alone either, there will be volunteers from all over the world helping too.

Any volunteer interested in the childcare volunteer project in Kenya will be required to provide a CRB check to participate.  This is a life-changing volunteering experience to anyone who would like to spend their summer, career break, gap year or volunteer holiday working with children in Kenya.

Childcare volunteer project in Kenya provides to people of all backgrounds and ages an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  As a childcare volunteer you will be caring for children and providing a safe and loving atmosphere for them to play and live in. Volunteers in Kenya might be helping local staff with cooking, preparing food, dressing children, feeding them and keeping them busy.

Make the most of this opportunity by bringing about a positive change in the lives of the disadvantaged children; by providing them the love, care, and affection that they deserve. The opportunity is available throughout the year and you can choose your volunteering duration depending on your convenience. The minimum duration to volunteer is 4 weeks as we try to be ethical and avoid “children tourists”.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Kenya volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Kenya. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Kenya introduced an e-Visa system from 2 July 2015. According to the government an application should be done at least 7 days in advance and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with e-visa. Visa on arrival is still available and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with this visa.

From February 2014 Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda began issuing an East African Tourist Visa. The visa costs 100 USD and has no restrictions on citizens of any country. The visa is a non-extendable multiple-entry 90-day visa that has to be first used to enter the country that issued the visa.

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.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Kenya has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 6 to 17 yrs if traveling with parent/guardian
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Childcare Centre Volunteer Accommodation (Host Family or volunteer house, if you prefer so)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Nairobi or Kakamega
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

4 Weeks
$560
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
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Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us