Community Support Assistant

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founded in 2001
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High­lights

Experience Kenyan lifestyle
Gain cultural experience living with locals co
Be passionate of interaction with locals
Make memories you will never forget when living with locals
Visit local safaris and other sight seeing areas
If you’re someone who is open minded and interested in supporting the women in Tanzania then this is a great project for you. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Volunteers can make a significant difference to the prospects of disadvantaged women, helping with education and supporting them to become more self-sufficient.

As a Women’s Education volunteer you’ll be based with a local self help group that focuses on empowering women and giving them the skills to be healthy and financially independent. Many of these women would struggle to find these kinds of opportunities to upskill and support themselves without these volunteer-driven initiatives. You’ll help with a range of activities which can include:

1- Teaching English and business classes
2- Distributing menstrual pads to women and girls
3- Assisting on a project to teach women how to breed chickens for income
4- Helping women to get finance for their start-up businesses
5- Teaching women how to cook
6- Jewellery creation
7- Providing childcare

Volunteers can also participate in community outreach visits. 
Visits take place every one to two weeks, and you’ll be able to visit women in their own homes. During these visits, you’ll provide food, companionship, counseling and medical assistance to those in need.

Typical day

First Day: On the first day of the volunteering placement, you will be escorted to the project by our local staff and introduced to the staff at the project you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house or homestay.

8.00 AM Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. Work and hours are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at.

2.00PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel home, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.

8.30 PM Dinner at the volunteer house or homestay.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers have free time to relax and explore the local area, or travel further afield. There are plenty of things to do and see around Mombasa and volunteers are able to go safaris, beach, visit local markets or relax poolside. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield there are many great destinations to choose from including Arusha,  and many other nearby tourist places around the local community.

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding

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) or Swahili (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication skills
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

What's Included

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

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

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Moi Kenyatta International Airport (MIA) in Mombasa. 

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. 

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 Mombasa. 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.
Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Camping
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are served at the accommodation.

Breakfast is served around 7am and generally consists of chai (tea), toast, fruit and sometimes mandazi (African donuts). A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit and is served around 1pm.

Dinner is usually served around 8pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables.

Tap water is not safe to drink in Kenya, though bottled water is readily available. Volunteers typically drink around half a gallon, or two liters, per day, which adds up to cost around $10 per week.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please make a note on your application so arrangements can be made. However, it is important that volunteers do not expect to eat as you normally do at home.

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 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.
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 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 Moi International Airport (MIA) in Mombasa. 

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. 

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

Orientation is hosted by our local team in Mombasa.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
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$609
5 weeks
$817
6 weeks
$1,027
7 weeks
$1,132
8 weeks
$1,342
9 weeks
$1,447
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,657
Average fees
$145 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. 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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Community Support Assistant

If you’re someone who is open minded and interested in supporting the women in Tanzania then this is a great project for you.

$117/week

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