Mathunya Programs

Caretaker & Mentor For Children With Special Needs

NAIROBI, Kenya show on map

Non-profit | Mathunya Programs

Choose to spend a more meaningful vacation contributing your valuable time working with orphaned children in Kenya. In collaboration with our local.

Kenya has many orphans who have been affected by the AIDS virus as well as poverty. There is a need to help kids who have lost their parents through the epidemic. We are presently working with more than 3 local orphanages in the different parts of the city and Limuru. Volunteers in this placement mostly help orphans by tutoring, home schooling and organizing creative extracurricular activities.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

There is no specific qualification needed to join the orphanage volunteer project. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible and patient. You should have passion and love for orphans.

Volunteer Responsibilities

As a volunteer in the orphanage project, you will help tutor the children in the orphanage where the orphans are home-schooled. You will also help kids to stay clean by helping them in brushing teeth, shower and personal hygiene. During the evening, you organize games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative education and extracurricular activities. You will help kids to do homework, monitor academic progress and make sure kids complete next day's homework.

In the orphanage where the children go to school, during the day administrative work helping in cleaning, cooking, garden work will constitute most of your work.

Volunteers work from Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.The surrounding is very nice with alot of people who are welcoming.Volunteers feel ver safe.

Details on Arrival

This program is available all year.The volunteer may arrive one day before the set start dates.

Free-time activities

During free time,volunteers will visit places in kenya.we recommend some trips to them.Volunteers can also wash their clothes.

Water Sports
Winter Sports

Program 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
Education Requirements
Healthcare/Education at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Mathunya Programs (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Mathunya Programs

The above fee inludes-Food & Drink.
We provide 3 meals a day,and tea and snacks for breakfast and not Alcohols

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Volunteers are picked by our staff to the accommodation on arrival


Host family is the accommodation for volunteers.There are hot showers and are 6 by 6 ft.Bedrooms are good and a volunteer will share the rooms with a family member.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Food & Drink -we provide meals of all kinds .vegetarians will still get their foods.We dont provide Alcohols but other soft drinks.They get breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in NAIROBI/Kenya between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Mathunya Programs will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.
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 Mathunya Programs during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  NAIROBI, Haile Selassie

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