Orphanage Care Assistant

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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Experience the life and the culture in a rural area in Kenya
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
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.
Are you passionate about making sure that children have access to essential care and support, and do you want to volunteer your time helping local people and organization This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The Mombasa project is located approximately eight hours drive south-east of Nairobi on the picturesque coast of the Indian Ocean.

Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city, but as it’s based on the coast it can offer more of a tropical, beach-side experience. 

Volunteers are accommodated in a local homestay or orphanage volunteer house, which allows for an exciting opportunity to get fully immersed in the local culture alongside a local family.

Volunteers  will need to arrive into Nairobi where they will be met by our local team and stay for thier first night and program orientation before transferring to thier Mombasa homestay.

In Mombasa, volunteers can participate on one of the following project:

Childcare - Likuni Mombasa

The Likuni Orphanage Childcare center is an important base for families and children in rural neighborhoods around Mombasa, such as Likoni and Ukunda. Children from these backgrounds are often disadvantaged, and these center provide a welcome place for children to go during the day, taking pressure off other family members that go to school or work. 

If you love working with children and are willing to help out wherever support is needed most, this project will be a good fit for you.

Volunteers  tasks may include cooking, cleaning, feeding, washing and caring for the children, as well as entertaining and playing with them. The center caters to children of a range of ages, however, volunteers generally work with children between 4 and 17 years old.

This project is open to all volunteers and a background in childcare is not required as you will be working alongside local staff. 


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.

Free-time activities

FURTHER AFIELD

While volunteering in Kenya, many volunteers choose to travel further afield together to gain a deeper insight into the Kenyan people, landscape and wildlife. We’ve highlighted a couple of popular weekend activities for volunteers that our local staff are more than happy to help arrange with you.

Outreach Weekend

Come on a weekend that pushes everything to the limit! Experience the thrill of mountain biking through Hell’s Gate National Park, followed by helping communities in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and slums, including Gioto Garbage Slum.Outreach weekends take place every second weekend and are booked directly with the local staff during orientation

Concert/
Music
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Counselling and Social Work at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience in childcare
Hardworking
Sociable
Good communication
Self Motivated
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:00 - 18:30

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

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 Nairobi International Airport.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.You will be transferred to your placement in Mombasa by overnight bus or 5 hour train.

Accommodation

Volunteers on most projects are accommodated in homestays with local orphanage house,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.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers 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
Limited 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. 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. begins on the 1st and 15th of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Nairobi on the day before 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 Mombasa by an overnight bus or a train and introduced to your host organization.


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)
$ 780
6 weeks
$ 980
7 weeks
$ 1,080
8 weeks
$ 1,180
9 weeks
$ 1,280
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,580
Average fees
$ 163 /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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Orphanage Care Assistant

Are you passionate about making sure that children have access to essential care and support, and do you want to volunteer your time helping local people and organization

$163/week

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