Media & Communication Supporter

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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley
Assist with newsletter, media, blogging, film/ documentary, mailings, web design, promoting events and other projects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples

This project requires volunteers to have experience in website development, graphic design, videography or photography, and volunteers will initially work with our local team in Kenya to understand the needs of the specific NGO they will be supporting, to agree on a set of deliverables for their project period.

  • Experienced website developers can apply their understanding of the NGO’s goals and target audience to build a website incorporating relevant content and media to support their charitable initiatives.
  • Graphic design professionals can work with NGOs to create a range of marketing materials, which could include flyers, print advertisements, website content, social media posts, or logos. These materials will depend on the individual requirements on the NGO, however volunteers are invited to contribute ideas for effective campaigning.
  • Volunteers with experience in videography or film can create promotional videos for NGOs that do not have resources to create videos to support their campaign efforts.
  • Volunteers with experience in photography can work with NGOs to document their activities and provide them with media that can be used to support their social media and marketing materials. This could involve taking photos of the community members which the NGO supports, or helping to record activities of a local food bank.

As these NGOs do not have the necessary resources available, 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. Due to the time required for volunteers to understand the nature and goals of the NGO in which they are placed, this project has a minimum duration of 1 week. Volunteers on this project are required to have at least 2 years of training and/or professional experience in website development, graphic design, videography or photography. Please ensure you include all relevant qualifications and/or experience within your application when applying 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.

A typical morning schedule is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.

8.30 AM Travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the project that you are participating on.

1.30 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You will travel back to the volunteer accommodation for lunch or in some cases eat a packed lunch at your placement.

2:30 PM You are free to plan for the following day’s activities or use your free time as you wish. This could include sightseeing, some shopping or taking Swahili language lessons.

8:30 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 Nairobi or Mombasa, 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.

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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Teamwork
Professionalism
Communication
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • Airport Pick Up
  • 3 x meals a day
  • Induction and Orientation
  • In Country Supervision
  • Host Family Accommodation
  • Admin Costs
  • 24 hour/Supervision
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 Mombasa on the day before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 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. 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 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.

Accommodation

Volunteers 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 with​ ​bedding provided. Living is comfortable and most home-stays have electricity,​ ​running water and western bathrooms. ​I​t 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.​ Some rural home-stays​, ​​and all home-stays in Maasai, do not have electricity or running water​. In these locations you​ ​​can expect to find​ ​squat/long-drop toilets​.​

Our local team give 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 cafes and restaurants within walking distance of most homestays in Mombasa and Nairobi. If you’re a volunteering on the Teaching - Maasai project, WiFi can be difficult to access in Maasailand, so we recommend purchasing a local SIM card with data during your program orientation in Mombasa and Nairobi.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers in Kenya are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which is served at the homestays. Breakfast generally consists of chai (tea), toast, fruit and sometimes mandazzi (deep fried dough). A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit. Dinner usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapatti, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables. Bottled water is readily available in Kenya and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this (2 liters per day). If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you

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 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. 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 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
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 350
2 weeks
$ 550
3 weeks
$ 750
4 weeks
$ 950
6 weeks
$ 1,400
8 weeks
$ 1,900
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,900
Average fees
$ 296 /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.

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Media & Communication Supporter

Assist with newsletter, media, blogging, film/ documentary, mailings, web design, promoting events and other projects.

$296/week

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