Musical Arts Therapist

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High­lights

Experience the east African culture!!
Dance to the beats of local musical instruments!!
Learn Swahili and share your knowledge of languages; take lots of pictures with the locals.
Make memories you will never forget in Kenya.
Unwind yourself on local excursions and weekend safaris; don’t forget to pack your camera along.
Musical, arts and dance are like mountains and forests, making the world more vibrant. This project aims to help visitors understand and exchange cultural nuances. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Do you like dancing? What kind of music do you like listening to? Would you share your taste with others? Are you carefree around kids? Let’s take out some time from hard work to enjoy our lives together.

They say if you understand music, you feel the essence of life itself.

Most east African communities are bereft of certain simple pleasures of life but that doesn’t make them immune to enjoyments and festivities. They know what music and dance is all about but they don’t understand the significance on a wider scale – how it helps individual expressions or how it reveals the pain behind a smile or how it gives freedom to the soul. Let them feel it!

We need people to join in hands and help these kids learn about emotional and psychological development through music and dance. In return, volunteers are free to learn cross-culture facts about African tribes and musical instruments. Volunteers with Music/Dance/ Art/Culture skills, we are inviting you to come and join us in Kenya to teach us any of the following;

  • Learn and share how to play a musical instrument.
  • Learn and share how to sing.
  • Learn  and teach about musical histories (based on where the volunteer comes from) of different countries.
  • Learning theater arts and dance (tiki-taka) lessons.

Besides main tasks, the volunteer(s) gets a chance to help train our local people, participate in our popular learning camps and visit field projects!

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes an addiction – Edward Lytton.

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your accommodation by a local coordinator/staff member so you can relax and rest. Following that, you will meet the admin and the staff members who will explain the work and the ongoing projects to be done. Please ensure to inform the admin/contact person about the flight ETA and other details, if required, prior to the journey. This would avoid any unnecessary loss of time by waiting at the airport.

Weekdays - A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

  • 8:30 AM: Volunteer leaves for the project destination. The volunteer joins with the local staff and will be oriented about the work to be done.
  • 12.00 PM – 2.00 PM: Lunch break. During this lunch break, you are welcome to eat out or eat at the accommodation.
  • 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM: Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to travel around and explore or do anything at his/her own choice.
  • 7.00 PM: Dinner in the volunteer house.

 Saturdays and Sundays are free days for the volunteers. They can choose to explore the city around or do as they wish.

Volunteers can assist the kids in household chores such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, dishes, etc. or career counseling sessions can be held with prior intimation.

Note – Volunteers are advised to bring a musical instrument and will work closely with social workers and teachers. Volunteers would assist the teachers in creating a positive and collaborative atmosphere and supporting them in giving instructions to kids and in make them learn music and practising an instrument. Volunteers will have the chance to see the kids enjoying music.

About the location, volunteers could be arranged to go to either of the schools under the social project based on the availability and requirement. Every locale will be coast-side so instructions would be forwarded after prior discussion. The surroundings are usually dusty so volunteers and music enthusiasts, in particular, are strongly advised to bring protective gear for their apparatus.

The best part about the project and the program is its time notwithstanding.

Free-time activities

In exchange for 5-6 hours of work and commitment per day, you can do the following in your spare time:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Occasional movies on a projector with other volunteers or kids
  • Cooking the local cuisines and teaching the local cooks/matrons how to cook exotic dishes, if possible
  • Social activities like cleaning/painting the school or helping with a bit of renovation like putting up fans or study lamps for the children.
  • Evening walks by the beach.
  • Swimming.

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the Mombasa locale, such as visiting the beach, planning a fun and entertainment program with the kids, etc.

Also, they can tour in and around places like Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa and so on.

There’s no dearth of places of rich and cultural heritage and the famed African wildlife. Fort Jesus, Haller National Park are some of the weekend tourist hotspots.

NOTE- The program coordinator/director can arrange for sightseeing, only after proper intimation and discussion.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Sports
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
music, psychology, dance arts, drama at high school level
Required Documents
CV and certificates affiliated to music and drama school (if any)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Cheerful.
• Diligent.
• Respectful.
• Loves music and theatre arts.
• Has a passion to share and work in accord.
• Flexible.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by LA4CC

What's included:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (full board/half board depending on the site).
  • Pre-departure navigational and visa assistance.
  • In-country program orientation.
  • Certificate of International Volunteering from the organisation (performance-based).

What’s not included:

**The visa arrangements, pre-departure PCR tests, vaccination costs (if the traveler is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) and the flights have to be done on the applicant’s part. The program supervisors will try their utmost best to make the volunteer’s journey and stay hassle-free.

According to current rules, if the visitor is unvaccinated, don’t get scared. We got you covered. You can come to Kenya and get it for free! Sounds good, right?


SPECIAL CONSIDERATION -

We do understand that some volunteers may not be able to spend as much so it is better that they discuss with the management prior to arranging a stay. In the times of the pandemic, empathy is a route to better communication and compassion. Although the money is directly invested for the provisions of the volunteers and the children and the caregivers, what we need in exchange for a budget compromise is your love, energy and ideas that can suit our betterment.

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 bedding, blanket and pillow.

The volunteer house has electricity and running water. There is an additional lobby for meals and meetings.

The second project is in Mwtapa, which is 1 hour away from Mombasa amidst beautiful green locale.

Currently, works are underway to accommodate Wi-Fi and running internet in the projects.

The volunteers are strongly advised to get a mosquito repellent and other essentials as the children's center may not be able to cater to all the needs.

Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are served at the accommodation. However, in case of lunch, it may be at one’s own expense or sometimes shared with the school staff.

Breakfast is served around 7-8 am 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 1-2 pm. Dinner is usually served around 7-8 pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mbuga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables.

Tap water is usually not safe to drink in the project site due to its closeness to the Indian ocean, though bottled water is readily available. However, clean water is available at the accommodation. Volunteers typically drink around half a gallon, or two liters, per day, which adds up to cost around $5-10 per week although drinking water is available at the volunteer house.

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
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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

No specific start date would be announced. However, with the new programs fast approaching, It would be useful for the volunteers to make the journey at the soonest and get the maximal experience. It also avoids expensive flight tickets in a hassle.

The program orientation begins usually on the day of the volunteer’s arrival or the day after, given the randomly changing flight schedules in lieu of the recent covid19 situation. First day would be ideal to acquaint yourself with the humid weather and relax to recuperate from the jet-lag.

  • After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Mombasa International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa.
  • Before you arrive, you will be given navigational guidance by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. A pick-up is usually recommended but do note the pick-up fee is not included in the fee.
  • 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 or you can navigate by yourself to the destination. Please make sure to keep in touch with the program coordinator and you will be assisted and guided during the tenure of your tour and stay accordingly. After all, traveling is always smoother when it has a proper communication system.
  • Orientation is given by the admin or a staff member in the school.
  • 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 Mombasa, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya (in and around Mombasa) and Introduction to your project.

Once your orientation is complete, you will be guided to your work location and you can proceed with the relevant work. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$357
6 weeks
$714
9 weeks
$969
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,224
Average fees
$110 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. LA4CC 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 LA4CC during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Musical Arts Therapist

Musical, arts and dance are like mountains and forests, making the world more vibrant. This project aims to help visitors understand and exchange cultural nuances.

$108/week

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