Environment Conservation Assistant

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founded in 2001
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High­lights

Experience Kenyan lifestyle
Gain language immersion and cultural learning
Become a passionate about your work with us
Make memories you will never forget
Visit local safaris
This project is well suited to enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers who are passionate about using education as a vehicle to inspire youth to understand the importance This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Volunteers on this project can expect to work with sustainable community partners in community gardens, public parks, urban farms, and other outdoor spaces to assist efforts toward making these spaces clean and environmentally sustainable. 


You will assist with nature conservation efforts such as the removal of dirty residues from lndian  Ocean beach and help to combat pollution by promoting the viable use of green spaces, tree planting, river cleanups, and environmental education within the community via outreach programming, which in turn will help to make the city a healthier, safer and environmentally sustainable place for those who reside there.

If you like getting your hands dirty, working in nature and are passionate about environmental sustainability efforts then this is the project for you!

It’s important to note this project predominantly involves working outside and volunteers should keep this in mind for the time of year you are choosing to volunteer. Volunteers should come prepared for the seasonal weather 

Typical day

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

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast with the host family.

8.30 AM - 2.00 PM Volunteers travel to their placements and meet with the placement staff. Work and hours at the placement are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at. There is usually a morning tea break and lunch break.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their homestays, go sight seeing or do some shopping.

7.00 PM - 8.00 PM Dinner with the host family.

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

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, visit local markets or relax poolside. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield there are many great destinations to choose from including Nakuru,  and many other nearby tourist places around the local community.

Water Sports
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Swahili (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
Good communication
Ability to work in a new environment
Self Confidence
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

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

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.

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 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. 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.

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 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. 

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Nairobi. We will book a train to travel to Mombasa a day after your arrival or on the arrival day it depends with time of arrival in Nairobi.

Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation in Mombasa.

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 in Mombasa .

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)
$378
3 weeks
$503
4 weeks
$713
6 weeks
$923
8 weeks
$1,027
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,719
Average fees
$166 /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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Environment Conservation Assistant

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