Teaching and School Supporter

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Discover and put into practice a passion for education
Support the empowerment of vulnerable Kenyan youth
Get to know and understand Kenyan culture by staying with a host family and being daily in a local community.
Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey.
Visit and get to know all the beautiful things Kenya has to offer
Help bring quality education to Kenyan children and youth, the most vulnerable and most affected by current social issues like poverty. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

For decades, Kenya has attracted wildlife lovers, adventurous travelers and nature-loving artists, as it is a country full of unique landscapes and a great cultural heritage. Unfortunately, however, a large part of its population finds itself in situations of poverty and economic hardship that prevent their children from accessing quality education.

This need has led many organizations and communities to look for tools and possible solutions to this problem, which facilitate the daily lives of these vulnerable people. Adventure Volunteer is one of these associations, which supports vulnerable communities in Kenya through the volunteer program of reinforcement and school support for children and young people with limited resources. We believe that by serving the children in these communities, we can empower them to aim to improve the quality of life and fight against the social disadvantage they face on a daily basis. 

As a volunteer in Kenya, you should be aware that we do not have enough staff to cope with the demand for work that we currently have. We hope that our volunteers will bring new ideas and teaching methodologies that will motivate our children and youth to continue learning and build a better future for them.

We work mainly with children between 3 and 8 years old in the mornings and children between 9 and 14 years old in the afternoons. Volunteers interested in providing sexual and emotional education will work with young children between the ages of 10 and 21. Classes are organized in the following subjects: 

  • English, Mathematics, Computer Science and Sports.
  • Art, dance and music activities
  • Health and hygiene talks
  • Cooking classes, painting, gardening, etc.
  • Storytelling and theater
  • Collaborate in the cleaning and maintenance of the center.
  • Assisting center staff
  • All of the above will be complemented with leisure and free time activities that seek to promote socio-educational integration, tolerance and solidarity in the children living in these communities.

Typical day

The volunteering facility is at about 5 to 20 minutes walk distance from the host family you will be staying with. 

A volunteer's day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m., although this may vary depending on the task to be performed by the volunteer.

A regular day in the life of a volunteer looks like:

  • 7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast with local family
  •  8:00 – 8:15 Road to the project
  •  8:15 – 13:00 Collaboration in the project
  •  13:00 – 14:00 Lunch with the local family
  •  14:00 – 16:00 Collaboration with the project
  •  16:00 – 19:00 Free time
  •  19:00 Dinner with local family

Free-time activities

One of the ways to get to know a country is to make a trip, but not just a trip, a different trip; where you can know, live and feel the true essence of that country and its people. You can do this through volunteering in Kenya: visiting and getting to know the very rich culture of the Maasai tribe, join local Safaris, or enjoy some of the bustling markets and delicious cuisine Nairobi has to offer.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
+It is necessary to have a certain level of English in order to communicate.
+We expect volunteers to be creative, open-minded, and adaptable.
+We expect you to give your best to these children and youth.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
The above mentioned rates cover:
  • Airport pick-up and transfer to the volunteer's home.
  • Accommodation during your volunteering period
  • 3 meals per day during your volunteer period.
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of hours volunteered
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering period
  • Liability for your activity
  • Receipt of the program fee from the NGO
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program.

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Volunteers will be picked up at the airport between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm. If the volunteer arrives outside these hours, he/she will be picked up the following day.

Accommodation
The volunteer's accommodation and meals are provided by the Kenyan host family. This allows volunteers to get to know more directly the culture of the country and the people living in these communities.

These are very poor places, the volunteer should be aware that there are few amenities such as WIFI, although it is possible to solve this with a SIM card.

The selected houses have:
  • Electricity
  • Bedrooms (for two or three volunteers depending on the house)
  • A common bathroom in an open-air area for all the inhabitants of the house Living room
  • The food is typical of the country. Breakfast is usually served with tea or coffee and fruit, cassava, sweet potato, pancakes (crepe, pancake) or mandazi. At lunch, rice with stew, spaghetti, ugali with cabbage or vegetables, githeri (combination of cornmeal and baked beans) and Matoke (banana and chicken stew), dinner is similar to the main meal.
  • There may be temporary water and electricity outages.
Food & Beverages
  • The food provided is typical of the country. Breakfast is usually served with tea or coffee and fruit, cassava, sweet potato, pancakes (crepe, pancake) or mandazi. 
  • At lunch, rice with stew, spaghetti, ugali with cabbage or vegetables, githeri (combination of cornmeal and baked beans) and Matoke (banana and chicken stew), dinner is similar to the main meal.
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 project is open all year round. 


Volunteers can arrive on any day of their choice, although we recommend arriving on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, as this allows volunteers to be more easily incorporated into the project. 

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)
$1,076
5 weeks
$1,273
6 weeks
$1,470
7 weeks
$1,667
8 weeks
$1,863
9 weeks
$2,060
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,651
Average fees
$245 /week

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

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Teaching and School Supporter

Help bring quality education to Kenyan children and youth, the most vulnerable and most affected by current social issues like poverty.

$243/week

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