Water Sanitation Assistant

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Jennifer
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High­lights

Enjoy cultural heritage and language
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit Juba and local areas for sightseeing.
Are you passionate about eco volunteering and want to support environmental volunteer abroad projects, or get involved with conservation volunteer abroad opportunities? This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteers in this field work alongside local communities to ensure that water, sanitation, and hygiene project, programs, and awareness are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population.

Since there are so many processes involved in bringing clean water and sanitation to the communities, volunteers can choose among our  three WASH project components including water construction and engineering, construction of Pit Latrines, and community healthy outreach.


1. WATER CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING. Volunteers taking on this component work in manual labor such as digging the water wells, constructing of Spring Water Well and digging of trenches alongside skilled and unskilled local builders to help with the construction work. 

Much of this type of volunteer work requires physical labor, in sometimes extremely conditions Volunteers working on the construction or engineering components of clean water projects abroad should be well prepared for these conditions upon arrival.

      2. CONSTRUCTION OF PIT LATRINES.

Volunteers will work alongside skilled and unskilled local builders to help with the construction work. These are a very hand on, hands-dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, and a helping spirit are required.


3. PUBLIC HEALTH AWARENESS OUTREACH.  Therefore, volunteers are needed to help educate the public, teach basic hygiene skills, test wells and other water sources, and provide affordable treatment to those in need. The importance of marketing, public awareness raising and education, community outreach, and fundraising for a cause cannot be expressed enough; these are the drivers that make change possible. 

 Volunteers will gain valuable experience in working with Red Cross and other partners working with hundred of women,men and children through cultural interaction.

They work in a variety of roles ranging from protection, health status recordings, programme delivery, communication, information technology to administrative functions and more.

Volunteering at is a great chance to contribute to your local or host community and to gain work experience in international organizations which may open the door for a career in the humanitarian sector.





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: Volunteers work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical schedule is as follows:

7.00 AM – Breakfast at the volunteer house, prepared by the local cook.

7.30 AM – Volunteers travel to their placements either by 4 x 4 vehicle project car.

Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.

1.00 PM – Volunteers break for lunch. Volunteers either travel back to the volunteer house or eat a packed lunch at their placement. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work (where applicable).

3.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to return to the volunteer house, plan for the following day’s activities or use their free time as they wish.

7.00 PM – Dinner at the volunteer house, prepared by a local cook.

Please note, this schedule will vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

There is no shortage of things to do in Nakuru National Park or further afield in Kitale, so volunteers can fill their free time with safaris, adventurous activities, markets or simply exploring parts of the local town. 
Sightseeing
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 French (basic level)
Education Requirements
at Univeristy or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Flexibility
Physical fitness
Adaptability
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

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 first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Eldoret on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta 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 in Eldoret . 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  on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Eldoret . Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Eldoret – Introduction to Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in​ ​​a ​volunteer guest house.The house safe and secure in a quiet​ ​area. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the hotel Bedding is provided and you will​ just​​ ​need to bring your own towel.

WiFi is available at the volunteer house, however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Eldoret . The local team can assist you with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation. WiFi is also available at a nearby resort, which is located within 5 minutes of the volunteer house.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. 

Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Bottled drinking water is readily available in and volunteers should budget approximately $5 per week for this.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.
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 first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Jomo Kenyatta on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Eldoret 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 in Eldoret . 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 Eldoret Airport on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Eldoret.Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Eldoret – Introduction to local, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$322
3 weeks
$644
4 weeks
$966
5 weeks
$1,288
6 weeks
$1,420
7 weeks
$1,620
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,080
Average fees
$167 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. 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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Water Sanitation Assistant

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$167/week

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