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Coordinator | Sahil
Coordinator | Sahil
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High­lights

Opportunity to assist doctors/nurses in everyday clinical work
Work in medical clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals in and around the city of Nairobi
Responsibilities include suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, shadowing/observing doctors during operations, treatments, maintaining records, taking hospital rounds
Volunteers in this program work in medical clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals in and around the city of Nairobi. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The Medical Volunteer Project in Kenya aims to place enthusiastic volunteers to make a positive impact on the lives of the underserved people in the region. Volunteers in this program work in medical clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals in and around the city of Nairobi. Suited for medical professionals from all over the world who want to help out, medical students (both doctors and nursing) can join the project and assist in clinical work. Volunteers schedule is flexible and can vary depending on the needs of the placement.


Volunteer tasks vary and depend on the level of experience, qualifications, medical training, etc.

  • Pre Medical students assist the local doctors and staff in doing basic tasks such as checking the weight and temperature of the patients, cleaning wounds and also doing administrative tasks in the placement.
  • Medical students generally help in checking blood pressure, suturing wounds, doing rounds with patients and  work in areas of maternal health, surgery, laboratories, counseling, and testing, etc

Typical day

Sunday - Arrival at the program destination
Monday - Orientation. An orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Kenya.
Tuesday to Fri - Volunteer work
Breakfast - 07:30 am onwards (provided at the accommodation)
Leave for the project - 08:00 am
Working hours at the placement - 09:00 to 04:00 pm
Lunch - 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm (volunteers need to manage lunch on their own)
Dinner - 07:30 pm  onwards (provided at the accommodation)
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Free-time activities

  • Visit the elephant orphanage, giraffe center, Mamba village
  • Visit the local markets and buy souvenirs
  • Go for a safari
  • For those inclined to travel further away fro fun activities, one can go biking to Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha (1.5 hours from the accommodation), climb Mt. Longonot (1.5 hours from the accommodation), or visit Thompson Falls (3 hours from the accommodation).
  • One could also go to Mombasa and experience sandy beaches
  • Go hiking on Mt. Kenya
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
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
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Medical volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. Pre Med, Medical, Nursing students, CNA’s and midwifery students can join the program.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Volunteering Solutions
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Airport Pickup 
  • Orientation 
  • Food - 2 meals a day
  • Accommodation 
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost) 
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

You will be met by our representative at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi from where you are transferred to the accommodations in Nairobi itself. 

Accommodation

Volunteer Accommodations is provided in a volunteer house or in a homestay. The volunteer house is taken care of by the localhost and has all the modern amenities available to ensure a comfortable stay for the volunteers. Some of the facilities available are showers, microwave, and refrigerator in the kitchen and a lounge area for the volunteers. Rooms in the volunteer house are typical dorm-style rooms with 4-8 participants of the same gender sharing a room. 

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with 2 meals(Breakfast and Dinner) on weekdays and three meals during the weekends. Typical meals include Ugali, Chapatti, Chai (Tea), Bread and rice with vegetables and fruits. Volunteers also purchase supplies from the supermarkets and take with them packed food cooked on own to the project.

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

2020
October    04, 18
November 01, 15
December 06, 20

2021
Jan - 02,16
Feb - 06,20
March - 06,20
April - 03,17
May - 01,15
June - 05,19
July - 03,17
Aug - 07,21
Sept - 04,18
Oct - 02,16
Nov - 06,20 
Dec - 04,18

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$520
2 weeks
$640
3 weeks
$740
4 weeks
$840
5 weeks
$940
6 weeks
$1,040
7 weeks
$1,140
8 weeks
$1,240
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,720
Average fees
$338 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteering Solutions 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 Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Volunteers in this program work in medical clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals in and around the city of Nairobi.

$338/week

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