Agricultural Business Development

Volunteers needed to assist in the process of empowerment of a community group through teaching of modern agricultural skills

About the Program

Bio gardening innovations is a community based organization (CBO), based in North Bunyore of Emuhaya District. It was established in early 2009 by 2 project officers and 30 model farmers who had been introduced to organic farming and wanted to pursue it in order to share new techniques, market farm produce and link up with other development stakeholders. This was to scale up farm based enterprises. The target beneficiaries are smallholder producers who want to diversify their sources of livelihoods from farm based entities. They are often faced by uncertainties in marketing and changes in weather patterns that render them vulnerable to low income and household food insecurity.

This organization mobilizes such farmers into working groups in order to explore local resources like indigenous seeds, small livestock and natural soil fertility through organic farming for development. Farmers develop their gardens based on a broader vision that ensures maximum utilization of small land while conserving the natural environment and agro ecosystem.

Vision

To alleviate poverty and hunger through agricultural activities.

Mission

Initiate and encourage income generating activities by empowering women, men and the youth to acquire agricultural modern skills and creating awareness in the field of HIV/AIDS  and Malaria.

Volunteer Activities: Volunteers will be involved in the development and realization of sustainable agriculture with the local community amongst the group members and also taking part in community awareness and advocacy program on food security and nutrition.


Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Saturday from 09:00 AM - 3:30 PM including the following tasks.

  • Involvement in development and realization of sustainable agriculture
  • Community awareness in the field of HIV/Malaria
There’s no such thing as a typical day! That’s part of the excitement of volunteering. Your life will become personally and professionally very different to what you know now. What is certain though is that you will be enjoying an all-new culture, mixing in a different community and challenging yourself professionally, in all new ways.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and motivation letter
Other Skills
Community empowerment, construction, child care, computer skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:30

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Free-time activities

Volunteers will also have an opportunity to visit the local homesteads for cultural immersion that will lead to intercultural learning.

Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
  • Airport pick up
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Orientation
  • In-country supervision
  • Project placement
  • Project donation
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Development of new projects
  • Evaluation

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Volunteers will be picked at the airport upon arrival hence its important for all volunteers to confirm their full arrival details to aid in the pickup. one of the staff members will be at the airport with a pager portraying your name on it for ease of identification.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be accommodated within the local community where a secure room with bedding's is provided, bath shelters and toilets are available. Its good to note that living conditions will be very simple and at time some of the host families will not have electricity.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be provided at least three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and diner. Alcoholic and soft drinks are not provided.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
5 weeks (min. stay)
$520
6 weeks
$619
7 weeks
$718
8 weeks
$818
13 weeks
$1314
21 weeks
$2107
30 weeks (max. stay)
$3000

You can volunteer at the project site in Luanda, Western Kenya/Kenya between 5 weeks and 30 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VACK jitolee Africa will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$102/week
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with VACK jitolee Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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47097, 00100 Luanda, Western Kenya, Kenya