Children's Special Needs Assistant

Building the ability of children with mental disability to become self reliant through skills based training.

About the Program

Education specialists, professional counselors, psychotherapists, and general volunteers are needed to assist with a special needs school, provide career support and counseling for disabled individuals, and more with our special needs projects.

Special Needs Education

This program invites you to help in Special Education centres, with their work within the local community in Kenya. The centres are the only school in the communities that provides special needs education for children with mental disabilities.

Teaching Assistance

The classrooms are organized by age rather than by disability. If you have experience with special needs education, then your help is needed in the classroom to work with teachers, many of whom don’t have specialized training for working with and responding to the needs of students with a variety of mental disabilities.

Kitchen Assistance

If you don’t have experience with special needs education and support, then you’re invited to assist in the school’s kitchen, which provides a daily, free lunch for the students. Project staff and volunteers have planted and currently maintain a garden that adds to the nutritional value of the school’s lunches, which traditionally consist of rice and beans.

Gardening

You are also invited to work in the school’s garden, which provides additional nutritional supplements to the students’ and teachers’ meals each day. You can plant new fruits and vegetables, and maintain and harvest ones already in the garden.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Saturday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM including the following tasks.

  • Special needs education
  • Working with teachers
  • Help in the kitchen
  • Gardening
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 (intermediate level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Motivation letter
Other Skills
Motivation towards developing the skills of children with special needs.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 17:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Kenya? Volunteer World directly connects you with VACK jitolee Africa

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Free-time activities

  • Family outings
  • Community events
  • Community awareness

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Donation to the project
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals daily
  • Administrative costs
  • Project Placement
  • Visitations and calls (checkups)
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Orientation and in country introduction
  • Certification 
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup
We will pick you up from the airport.  Before you start your journey to Kenya, please confirm with us, that we have received your correct flight details. The costs for two airport transports (1x Pick up after arrival & 1x Drop off before departure) are included.
Accommodation

Volunteers will be provided with a room and beddings. The rooms are secure and lockable to provide the privacy needed by the volunteer. Bath shelters and toilets are available.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be provided with three meals a day from what is locally available (African dishes/continental meals).
Alcoholic and soft drinks are not provided.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$520
5 weeks
$620
6 weeks
$720
7 weeks
$820
10 weeks
$1120
12 weeks
$1320
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2520

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 4 weeks and 24 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
$118/week
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 VACK jitolee Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Kenya

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Visa Regulations
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Travel Seasons
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Living Costs
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Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (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.
Vaccine Checker
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Free-time
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P.O. Box 1376-00515 Buruburu, Nairobi, 00515 Nairobi, Kenya