Volunteers Placement.

Disadvantaged Children Supporter

Nairobi, Kenya show on map

Volunteers on childcare project, offers support in children orphanages to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Volunteers will help out with day to day chores.

The aim of the childcare project in Kenya is to provide much needed assistance in childcare centers. Some of this children are orphaned and don’t have anyone else in the world so the children’s home is their safe place. The children’s homes provide the children with safe place to develop their potential and they need attention, affection and direction at the young age.

These children needs life skills and education so they can have a successful future free from poverty and filled with the same opportunities like others. As a volunteer working in a childcare project, you will have the opportunity to help these children in need. Children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Children who have been abused by their parents and children whose parents are not able to provide for them.

Volunteers will assist the local staff to mentor the children by becoming a big brother or sister. Volunteers will also work alongside local staff to help with daycare classroom teaching, homework and daily operational running of the home. Volunteers will help the children with the one – to one attention they so desperately need.

Typical day

Volunteering has become a popular way for people who want to combine their two passions of traveling and at the same time make a difference in Kenya. Unlike tourist safaris where a group is led by a tour leader, a volunteer daily life is very flexible and it differs with the local factors. In most cases, volunteering work starts any time from 8-9am after breakfast at the host family home and often ends sometime between 2 - 3.30pm. A volunteer in childcare placement is expected to work between 5-7 hours a day.

Below is a typical volunteer day working in a childcare project, -

By 7 am – Wake-up, shower and dress up for the day. Breakfast with the host family is simple but good enough to keep you full. 

8am- Head out the host family house and walk to the project. You can some time take public transportation or ride on a “pike pike” (motorbike) for the journey to your volunteer project. This will depend on the distance from the host to the volunteer project.

8.30 am – Arrive at the children’s home project where immediately the children are all over you. Grabbing your hands and shouting.

9am – Daycare for children usually starts at 9am and volunteers assist the local staff with working with the children on basic lessons. A volunteer get involved with these lessons and carry out simple educational activities with the children, including language, art, reading, crafts, coloring, basic math, and games . Volunteers help children with one to one attention they so desperately require. Lessons for the children will continue until 12.30pm and children go for a short break.

1.00pm – Lunch for children is served and there are many children to feed. The children are everywhere shouting and trying anything to get your attention.

2.00pm –Daycare school’s out for the day and it’s time to head to the children’s house to help with preparing 4 o’clock tea, dinner for the children, washing clothes, help children with homework- anything. Get involved and feel good working for the awesome children around you.

3pm- Tea time for children is ready and time to serve the children before giving a high five to every single child, your hand hurts but the children are happy. The children start trailing you yelling bye bye. See you tomorrow. Volunteer stumble out of the children’s home and you really have to go now.

3.30pm – Volunteers are free to travel back to their home stays to relax, or go sightseeing, or do some shopping , go to coffee shops , internet caf'e, and Masai markets.etc.

6.30pm –Volunteers would often help the host mom with preparing dinner for the family.

7pm – Good time to shower, and then have dinner with host family.

8.30 pm – Retreat to bed.

Above schedule may vary depending on particular childcare projects the volunteer is participating on.

Details on Arrival

Our childcare program runs all year round and a volunteer is at liberty to choose the start dates that works for you.


Once you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, one member of our team will be there to meet you. From the airport, you will travel to Rock guest house for an overnight stay.

You have your orientation on the next day, and it covers everything you need to know about your volunteering program. It will prepare you for your program and living with a host family. Afternoon travel from Rock house and taken to your host family home. Depending on your arrival time at the host home, you will either have your placement induction the same day or have it the following day. You will be picked up from your host family and taken for an induction to your placement project. An orientation around town will be done and you will be shown how to travel to the project, usually on foot or by public transport. Necessary safety and security measures will be explained to you.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the local area. visiting internet café, visiting coffee shops, visiting masai markets and doing some shopping. 

Volunteers use the long weekends to travel further afield on a safari to Masai Mara - Now the seventh wonder of the modern world , Mt. Kenya summit dash in 3 days along Sirimon route , Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Chimpanzee sanctuary , Exciting Mountain Cycling safaris , Nature trails walking , Safari to Tsavo West / East , Visit Naivasha hells gate / Nakuru National Park

There also exciting tour trips that are tailor-made...  For those who want to visit various places within Kenya in order to experience and savor Kenya's beauty. This can be organized on request and you will have an opportunity to experience Kenya incredible diversity of wildlife, landscapes and cultures. 

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Riding

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 (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Visa , Valid passport, Working visa for a long-term program, Volunteer travel insurance, Criminal background check, Research any vaccination you might need a head of volunteering time and Volunteers will need to apply for a local permit once they arrive in Kenya. The permit cost is about $140 and the expense is not included in the program fee. The permit needs to be renewed on a monthly basis if the volunteer is staying for a longer period than 4 weeks. Our team will assist with this process.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
In order for many volunteers to participate in our childcare program, we do not require any sort of skills or qualification. The most important thing is for volunteers to be enthusiastic, hardworking and committed to help the children.

A volunteer with qualifications and experience is not left out. We welcome you to come to Kenya and work in a care center, to help the children with the best start in life.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Volunteers Placement. (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.
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On-site services

Services by Volunteers Placement.

*Airport pick-up at your arrival and transport to Rock Guest House Nairobi for an overnight stay
*Orientation and briefing
*Transport to your host family home
*Put up with a friendly host family.
*Comfortable accommodation. 
*Meals.
*Payment to the host family.
*in country support and supervision.
*Volunteer placement program.
*On your placement end date -  transport will be provided from your host family home to Rock house Nairobi for an overnight stay.
*Airport drop-off for your departure.

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Once you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a member of our team will be there to meet you .A pager board bearing your name will be displayed and you will be able to spot your name on it. You will be picked and transported to Rock guest house in Nairobi for an overnight stay.


On your placement end date, transportation will be provided for airport drop- off.

Please note that, a volunteer can proceed with onward plans after placement end date.If you would like to extend your stay in Kenya for independent travel after the end of your placement.

Accommodation

Good and clean accommodation is guaranteed to our international volunteers so that they can have a comfortable environment for working well in the placement projects.

Accommodation is in home stays with local families, for a fascinating insights into local life, enhancing your African experience and providing an additional income for the local families.

Living is comfortable; home-stays have electricity, running water and western bathrooms. Accommodation is most probably in a single room or expects to share a bedroom with two or four fellow volunteers. Each will have own bed with clean bedding. However, some projects will require accommodation to be arranged in a volunteer house where you will stay with your fellow volunteers. (Each volunteer will have own bed)

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Foods served during volunteering period include traditional Kenya food like ugali and sukuma wiki, githeri, irio, chapatti, beef, rice and vegetable.

A volunteer will be provided with local food two meals a day during weekday (breakfast and dinner). Three meals during weekend (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Breakfast generally consists of - milk tea, toast, eggs, pancake, a fruit, porridge, arrow roots, or sweet potatoes occasionally.

Lunch can include vegetable/beef/beans stew with rice and a fruit .Meat is served occasionally.

Dinner usually includes traditional food such as, ugali, irio, chapatti, spaghetti and served alongside meat, vegetable and a fruit. 

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know at the time you apply for your placement.

 It is recommended that, volunteers should drink bottled water during your stay in Kenya. Bottled water is easily available in supermarket, and most shops. Volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for drinking water.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,585.00
5 weeks
$1,713.00
6 weeks
$1,876.00
7 weeks
$2,039.00
11 weeks
$2,691.00
19 weeks
$3,996.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$9,085.00
Average fees
$289.00/week

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. Volunteers Placement. 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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  Nairobi, P.O.Box 27061
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