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High­lights

Experience the life and the culture in a rural area in Kenya
Gain experience while staying with local host family in rural area
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us and making a difference.
Visit local areas in Ndura Museum, Saiwa Swamp Game Reserve,Lake Nakuru National Park and Masaai Mara.
We need a savvy handed videographer with digital marketing know how to promote our projects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the Program

Volunteers use creative and digital skills to help CBO in Kitale develop their online presence and boost their charity initiatives on this unique project. Volunteers with skills in website development, graphic design, videography or photography can use their expertise to help important local causes gain much needed exposure. Volunteers skills can make a significant difference for these worthwhile efforts.

Experienced website developers can apply their understanding of the CBO goals and target audience to help build a website incorporating relevant content and media to support their charitable initiatives.

Graphic design professionals can work with CBO in Kitale to create a range of marketing materials, which could include flyers, print advertisements, website content, social media posts or logos. Your creativity and graphic skills can come to the fore in contributing campaigning ideas.

Volunteers with experience in videography or film can create promotional videos, and those with photography skills can help CBO document their activities and provide images for social media and marketing material.

These CBO generally won’t have the necessary resources available, so volunteers need to provide their own laptops, design software (Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent) and/or camera equipment in order to participate on this project. Please ensure you include all relevant qualifications and/or experience in your application for the program.

Typical day

Weekdays: After the initial orientation, you will have a morning, afternoon or evening shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the specific project that you are participating on.

A typical daily schedule is as follows:

8:00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.

9.00 AM Volunteers with a morning shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project.

12.00 - 2:00 PM Lunch is served at the accommodation.

2:30 PM Volunteers with an afternoon or evening shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.

8:00 - 10:00 PM Dinner at the volunteer accommodation. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

Please note this schedule will vary depending on the needs of your particular project.

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.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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
Education Requirements
at University or High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Good communication skills
- Interpersonal relationship
- Self Motivation
- Confidence
- Minimum Supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • In country supervision
  • Airport pickup
  • Induction and orientation
  • Food
  • Accommodation 
  • Internet 
  • Local travel expenses to project sites
  • Admin costs
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 in Kitale outside in Nairobi.


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 and project placement in Kitale outside 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 Kitale. 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, 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.

Living is comfortable in a rural area   electricity,​ ​running water and squatting  toilets and bucket bathrooms. 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 without power.​ The rural homestays​, ​​ in Kitale, do not have electricity or running water​. 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 sim cards and airtime bundles  within walking distance of most homestays in Kitale.If you’re volunteering in Kitale  WiFi can be difficult to access, so it’s recommended you purchase a local SIM card with data during your program orientation in Nairobi before traveling to Kitale.

Bedroom (Single) Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

The wide range of Kenyan tribes, ethnicities and cultures are reflected in the diversity of the local cuisine. 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. If you are not returning home from your placement for lunch, you will need to pack your own lunch in the morning. Dinner is usually served around 8pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables. Volunteers on the Wildlife Conservation project can expect dinner around 6pm. 

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 $5 a 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 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 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 in Kitale outside 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 Kitale and 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
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 590
9 weeks
$ 990
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,290
Average fees
$ 128 /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.

Why book with Volunteer World

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We refund your fees if Musha Care Foundation cancels your trip
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All program fees are charged directly by Musha Care Foundation.

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Documentary Film Producer

We need a savvy handed videographer with digital marketing know how to promote our projects.

$128/week

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