Building & Construction Worker

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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Experience Kenyan culture and language
Gain Swahili language lessons
Become a passion inspiration in your volunteer experience
Make memories about changing someone life
Visit Nairobi and other safari sightseeing areas
If you are passionate about being outdoors and have a good level of fitness, this will be a perfect project for you This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

 As a volunteer on Building and Construction project, volunteers will work alongside local people to help improve the infrastructure in small rural communities. This project focuses on the construction and renovation of children’s homes, clinics, community centers, toilet facilities and schools.Volunteers may also have the opportunity to meet chiefs and community elders, and learn about the various cultures of the different communities through music and dance.


Volunteer tasks may include painting, brick laying, plastering, digging, block shaping, carpentry, steel bending, mortar mixing, etc. The projects and volunteer roles will vary from community to community,volunteers should come prepared willing to help out wherever thier support is most needed.


Volunteers are not required to have experience in construction to participate, as they will work closely with members of our local team who will guide their work each day.


Volunteers should bring gloves, flash light, light weight scarf for sun protection or hat, insect repellent, working boots and water bottle to the project site.


 Our projects are sustainable and allow the local community to continue the work after you’ve left. By taking part, volunteers will get to immerse in the local community and get to know the people you’re helping.This experience is a safe and sociable way to give back where it’s needed, while building your own confidence and understanding of global issues.


Volunteers will always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.


Superior support - your experienced Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Kenya will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.

Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams

New friendships - as a volunteer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.

Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Kenya with your new-found friends.

Typical day


First Day: On the first day of volunteering, volunteers will be escorted to their placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff they will be working with. A typical daily schedule would be as follows:

7.30AM Breakfast with host (childcare volunteers usually get up earlier to assist the children with bathing and having breakfast).

8.00AM Volunteers can expect to leave home and walk to their placement, where they join the placement staff. Volunteers will be given a duty roster and plan for their work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break.

2.00PM - 5.00PM Work at the project usually ends. Volunteers are free from this point to go sightseeing or do some shopping.

6.30PM Dinner at the volunteer accommodation.

Please note, this schedule can vary depending on the project that the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Kitale, wider Kenya and Eastern Africa. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield (i.e. Mombasa, Uganda or Tanzania), or to embark on a safari. Sunday is a religious day of rest. If you wish, you can accompany your host family to their local church, as a Kenyan church service is a unique and special experience for many volunteers.
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Communication skill
- Self Motivated
- Self Confidence
- Hardworking
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
Program Fee
  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The program orientation begins on the 1st and 15th of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Nairobi on the day before orientation.


After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.


When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.


If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Nairobi on the day before your program orientation.


Orientation is hosted by our local team in Nairobi. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Kenya – Introduction to Kenya, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once your orientation is complete, you will be transported to your homestay and introduced to your host family.

Accommodation

Volunteers on most projects are accommodated in homestays with local families, who have been​ ​approved by our local ​team in Kenya. Volunteers can expect to share a bedroom​ ​​with two to four other volunteers, comprised of single beds and bunk beds. Bedding is provided.


It is important to note that​ ​there are often power outages and water shortages​, and ​​volunteers need to be prepared to have the occasional bucket shower or​​ ​some time .In these locations you​ ​​can expect to find​ ​squat/pit toilets​.​


Our local team gives your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to​ ​stay with a host family, providing you with a​ ​unique opportunity to learn about the​ ​Kenyan way of life, meet local people, try local food, speak the local language and​ ​engage in local customs and traditions​.​​


WiFi can be accessed from local cafes and restaurants within walking distance of most homestays in Kitale & Nairobi.

Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. If you wish to snack or eat outside of meal times, this will be at your own cost and there are local shops within the villages where you can purchase snacks. Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical Kenya  stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. The tropical climate of Uganda also contributes to a healthy choice of seasonal fruits, including bananas, watermelon, papayas, mangos, jackfruit, and pineapples. 

Bottled drinking water is readily available in Kenya and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

 The program orientation begins on the 1st of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Nairobi on the day before orientation.


After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Kitale about 7hour trip from Nairobi.Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.


If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Nairobi on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team in Nairobi. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Kenya – Introduction to Kenya, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once your orientation is complete, you will be transported to your homestay and introduced to your host family.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 560
3 weeks
$ 840
4 weeks
$ 1,120
5 weeks
$ 1,400
6 weeks
$ 1,680
7 weeks
$ 3,360
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,617
Average fees
$ 291 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Building & Construction Worker

If you are passionate about being outdoors and have a good level of fitness, this will be a perfect project for you

$291/week

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