Special Needs Project Assistant

Building the ability of children with mental disability to become self reliant, through skills based trainings

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.


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


Typical day

volunteers expected to assist in the preparation of the children
Breakfast served between 7:00-8am,
Volunteers start work as from 9am
Volunteer work depending on the schedule but with short brakes in between
Lunch served as from 12:30
Volunteers have time in the afternoon to play around with the kids and also participate in medical checks

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
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

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Free-time activities

family outings, community events, community awareness



What's included?
Airport pickup and drop-off.
Some donation into the project.
3 meals daily.
Administrative costs.
Project Placement
Visitations and calls (checkups).
24/7 in-country support.
Orientation and in country introduction
Certification an
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 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
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)

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
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.

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