Mathunya Programs

Health Care and Medical assistant

NAIROBI, Kenya show on map

Non-profit | Mathunya Programs

Volunteers will be working with our nurses here.There is not enough labour in soo many hospitals in Kenya and so there is need for more labour.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

Applicants interested in joining our volunteer healthcare program do not need previous healthcare experience or education. Our programs are designed to accommodate volunteers of a variety of backgrounds. Whether you are a student, professional, or retiree, there is a vital role within our healthcare program for you.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Job responsibilities of volunteers joining as a medical volunteer vary with education, skills, experience and qualifications. Volunteers/Interns are not allowed to perform the major identification or surgery works. Most of the time volunteers help doctors or work as an assistant to doctors. Volunteers measure BP, temperature, height, weight and assist doctors and medical staffs with health center tasks. You may also help in health camps (if any), distribute medicines, provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation and counseling patients, and involve yourself in the treatment for minor injuries or wounds and keeping patient records.

Room/Food/Supervision

We arrange for room, food and supervision for volunteer from the beginning through the end of program. During the first week of language and cultural program, volunteers stay with a host family in Nairobi. The home is located 10 minutes from the city giving easy access to most part of the city.

During volunteering in the health project, volunteers will stay with a host family. You will either stay near the center or you will commute to the project by matatu every day. Host families will offer a separate room but you will share the bathroom with them. You can find the details of arrangement for room/food in placement sheets provided you. Our field staff visits you every 2 weeks and maintains contact by phone or through email with volunteers who are placed in farther locations.

Volunteers work from 8 am to 4 pm and its a walking distance from the host family to the project.During weekend they work for half Day 8 am -12 pm.

Details on Arrival

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

Free-time activities

During weekends volunteers can do all the above .

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
n/a
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

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.
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On-site services

Services by Mathunya Programs

Food and drink and accommodation are included in the fees .
Airport Pickup is not included in the fees.

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Volunteers are picked from the Airport on arrival by our staff

Accommodation

Is host family and there is proper toilets,shared room with one family member.There are bathrooms, 6 by 6 ft with hot shower.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

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.
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)
1 week (min. stay)
$600.00
2 weeks
$200.00
3 weeks
$300.00
4 weeks
$400.00
8 weeks
$800.00
16 weeks
$1,600.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,000.00
Average fees
$350.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in NAIROBI/Kenya between 1 week 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.
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