Children's Caretaker and Mentor

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founded in 2013
VACK jitolee Africa
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Coordinator | Fanuel
Coordinator | Fanuel


Experience serving with local swhili natives
Living with the locals offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture
Discover your inner self and the hidden skills by serving in this international experience
Explore the local coastal lines and join our educational tours across Kenya
Visit the interesting areas across Kenya
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.

Likoni orphanage whose basis of formation being to care and protect orphans both affected and infected by HIV/AIDS epidemic, abandoned, neglected and the less privileged children in the society. It was founded in the year 2000 after bearing witness to vulnerable children languishing in the corridors of the sprawling slum of Timbwani. It was by then that the vision of being rays of hope for African children came to birth.

Below are the mentioned programs;

  • The basic needs support sponsorship program, this includes feeding, clothing, accommodation and security.
  • The educational sponsorship program that ensures that the children stay in school and get quality education.
  • The medical care plan program that caters for children’s health issues.
  • Guiding & counseling program
  • The Technical Vocational Education Training program that equip the children with life skills like tailoring, bead work, T-shirt printing and many more.
  • The volunteering program that allow volunteers to visit and stay at the orphanage in aid of both manpower and financial support.
We provide all these programs through the support from well –wishers and volunteers who visit the orphanage and offer to help the children. For that reason, we gladly welcome volunteers to our volunteering program basically for children’s support. Currently the home has a capacity of 30 children, 17 boys and 13 girls  21 pupils of the above said 30 children are in primary school 6 in secondary school and 3 in polytechnic. In our outreach program, we cater for 55 children whom we support partially while staying with guardians in different parts of our country.

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
  • Cooking and cleaning
  • Education development at Timbwani Primary School
  • Sport development of the children
  • Outreach programs within the community to reach out to single moms and widows
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



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

What's Included

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.

Guest Family 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


Details on arrival

Volunteers are allowed to join this project any time of the year

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.

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Children's Caretaker and Mentor

Help in our orphanage and give orphaned and abandoned children the care and love they need to grow up into mature and responsible people.


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