International Development Assistant

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Ximena
Coordinator | Ximena
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High­lights

Experience Kenyan experience lifestyle
Gain cultural influence by living local Kenyan family
Become passionate about your experience with us
Make memories you will never forget in Kenya
Visit Mombasa and safari program
The main aim of this project is to work with local women and help underprivileged communities develop socially and economically. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Are you interested in international development and relations, working with a non-government organization? 

We are especially looking for volunteers/interns to help us help with;

Fundraising and Grant Writing, finding and contacting sponsors, creating fundraising campaigns for our projects; 
Training trainees (village leaders, women, youth & children)

Social Media, helping us with social media, communicating with overseas supporters,  volunteers, sponsors, donors. 

Travel Writing, Blogging, Video- and Photography. 

Web Design, Web Development, Improving our websites and online content, our visibility and user friendliness. 

Our main way to reach out to volunteers, interns, donors is via internet. 

Besides main tasks, interns get a chance to help train our local people, take part in our popular learning camps and  visit field projects!

Join our cultural projects and assist  project team. Help disadvantaged people, protect threatened nature! An enriching experience that stands out in your CV.

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 is as follows:

7.00 AM Breakfast in the volunteer house or with your host family.

7.45 AM Volunteer leaves home and travels to the project. The volunteer joins with the local staff and will be given a duty roster and plan for work. Work and hours is dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.

12.00 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch break. During this lunch break you are welcome to stay with the children at our children centre.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to travel home, sightsee or do shopping.

7.00 PM Dinner in the volunteer house or with the host family.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore their local town, or other areas of Kenya, such as Nairobi National Parks, or the beaches in Mombasa.
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University & College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Professional
Hard working
Punctual
Good communication
Flexible
Commitment
Self innovation
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 06:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
What's included
Accommodation
Meals
24/7 in-country support
In-country program orientation
Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
Airport pick-up
Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists

Certificate of International Volunteering
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.

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. Your accommodation is covered by your 

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 are accommodated in a volunteer house, where you can expect to share a room with three to seven other volunteers. Bedrooms are comprised of bunk beds with bedding provided, which includes a bottom sheet, blanket and pillow.

Volunteer houses are located in Nairobi . The volunteer houses have electricity and running water and the majority of rooms have private bathrooms. In each volunteer house, there is a sitting area, dining area, television and WiFi.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
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 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. 

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 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. 

 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)
$399
6 weeks
$1,447
7 weeks
$1,657
8 weeks
$1,970
9 weeks
$2,285
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,600
Average fees
$208 /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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International Development Assistant

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