Children's Caretaker and Mentor

founded in 2013
VACK jitolee Africa
Coordinator | Fanuel
Coordinator | Fanuel
Help in our orphanage and give orphaned and abandoned children the care and love they need to grow up into mature and responsible people. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
About the Program
Kenya has a lot of orphans who have been affected by the AIDS virus as well as poverty. There is a need to help kids who have lost their parents through the many reasons available. We are presently working with more than 8 local orphanages in the different parts of the Kenya. At this program you mostly help orphans by tutoring, home schooling and organizing creative extra-curricular activities.

Cannan Orphanage was started in the year 2010 as a homestyle shelter and was shortly after registered in 2011 as an orphanage. After caring for young children and orphans in a home, the only solution was to look for a place that is spacious, safe and with at least one room where children could study and sleep well. The children welfare now had to come first. Starting the orphanage became a priority and we registered it.

We want to become a leading charitable organization in providing child care and support to orphans.

We want to promote behavioral change among the orphans and support them to be responsible members of the society through education, healthcare counseling and prepare them spiritually for the challenges in life. The home has 30 children at the moment with seven staff members offering services to help in the daily growth of these children.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide clean sanctuary and health care to orphans.
  • To provide high standard education from Nursery School to secondary school and beyond.
  • To provide counseling to traumatized orphans and offer them hope in life.
  • To provide a strong religious foundation of the child choice within the curriculum at the school.
  • For those children who may not make it to secondary school because of marks, the orphanage is to provide technical courses e.g. welding, masonry, plumbing, turner fitter, tailoring, home I applied science, carpentry, salon etc. starting at certificate level with opportunity to advance to diploma level. This will help in self - employment.
  • To engage in income generating projects and activities e.g. offering professional courses in accounting, computer, human resources, agriculture and livestock, business administration etc. to general public who shall be charged a fair fee for the services to benefit the orphans.
  • To provide boarding facilities and extracurricular activities like sports, exchange visits, engaging them in all government and community activities where relevant.
  • To provide shelter in a safe and healthy environment to the orphans.
  • To advocate for the right and upkeep of children in general with special emphasis on orphans.
  • To create awareness on issues of HIV I AIDS and drug abuse for the benefit of orphans and public in general.

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Saturday from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM including the following activities.

  • Tutoring
  • Home Schooling
  • Organizing extra-curricular activities
  • Teaching life skills
  • HIV awareness courses
There’s no such thing as a typical day! That’s part of the excitement of volunteering. Your life will become personally and professionally very different to what you know now. What is certain though is that you will be enjoying an all-new culture, mixing in a different community and challenging yourself professionally, in all new ways.

Free-time activities

  • Community visits 
  • Excursions 
  • Getting together with your host family
  • Sports
  • Hiking


Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV and Motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteer with an interest in caring for kids, developing their skills are highly encouraged to be part of the project. You need to have experience in childcare.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 18:00

Included Services

Services by VACK jitolee Africa
  • Airport pick up
  • Introduction training
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Project placement
  • Supervision
  • Evaluation
  • Donation to project
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Certificate and recommendation letter at the end of the volunteering period
Airport Pickup at Moi International Airport
We will pick you up from the airport.  Before you start your journey to Kenya, please confirm with us, that we have received your correct flight details. The costs for two airport transports (1x Pick up after arrival & 1x Drop off before departure) are included.

Volunteers will be accommodated with a host family or within the project where a room will be provided with bedding. Toilets and bath shelters are all available.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the host family. But sometimes volunteers will have their lunch at the project site or will carry a packed lunch.
Alcoholic and soft drinks are not provided.

Internet Access
Limited 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 Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. 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.
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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 600
5 weeks
$ 720
6 weeks
$ 840
7 weeks
$ 960
9 weeks
$ 1,200
11 weeks
$ 1,440
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,000
Average fees
$ 138 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VACK jitolee Africa 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 VACK jitolee Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Why book with Volunteer World

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process - including all necessary payments. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to our:
Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if VACK jitolee Africa cancels your trip
Support & Mediation
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by VACK jitolee Africa.

What are people saying about Volunteer World?

  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  Mombasa, P.O. Box 1376-00515 Buruburu, Nairobi

You might be also interested in

Sustainable Agriculture Supporter Nairobi, Kenya VACK jitolee Africa Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa
Community development has gained importance in Kenyan society by enhancing the involvement of community members in sustainable agricultural practices.
Childcare Assistance Mombasa, Kenya VACK jitolee Africa Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa
Support the academic development and offer social care to orphaned children.
Children's Teacher Nairobi, Kenya VACK jitolee Africa Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa
Volunteers needed to assist in the academic development of children within community schools in Kenya
Assist in Youth Empowerment Nairobi, Kenya VACK jitolee Africa Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa
The youth empowerment project is aimed at stimulating the involvement of young people in the development process of community structures.
Children's Special Needs Assistant Nairobi, Kenya VACK jitolee Africa Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa
Building the ability of children with mental disability to become self reliant through skills based training.
Rehabilitation of Street Children Mumias, Kenya VACK jitolee Africa Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa
Volunteers needed who will assist in the rehabilitation of street kids and offer social development services to them.
from $ 600 ($ 600)
see price table
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Why am I seeing this?

You requested a page that doesn't exist on this site any more. This could be caused by a link you followed that was out of date, by a typing in the wrong address in the address bar, or simply because the post has been deleted.

Take Me Home