VACK jitolee Africa

Sustainable Agriculture Supporter

Nairobi, Kenya show on map

Non-profit | VACK jitolee Africa

Community development has gained importance in Kenyan society by enhancing the involvement of community members in sustainable agricultural practices.

About the Program
Community development initiatives have gained importance in the Kenyan society by enhancing the involvement of community members in the development process especially the development of sustainable agricultural practices. At the same time utilizing the skills and energies available to promote product development hence bettering the lives of the local people. Hence the involvement of volunteers offers an opportunity to develop the potential of these initiatives at the same time developing that capacity of community groups towards realizing their laid down goals.

The CBO has activities running on daily basis and mainly farm work which has committed and well skilled members. The CBO has 31 members of which 24 are female and 7 male. The project aims at striving for healthy living. The project was initiated due to high poverty within our community and increased deaths due to Aids and Malaria.

We want to Initiate and encourage income generating activities by empowering women, men and the youth to acquire agricultural modern skills and creating awareness in the field of HIV/AIDS and Malaria.

Aims & Objectives
  • Sensitization of the community on HIV/AIDS and Malaria
  • Education on Early Child Development within the C.B.O.
  • Organic Farming on {horticultural farming}
  • They plant soya and produce soya product added value
  • Poultry keeping
  • Growing of tissue culture bananas
  • Business development

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Saturday from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM including the following tasks.

  • Business development
  • Education on child development
  • Organic farming
  • HIV/AIDS sensitization
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.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can choose to arrange a safari tour in one of the parks around or have community home visits that will enable you to learn more about the local culture and language. In case volunteers choose to go for a safari we shall be at hand to assist in the arrangements.

Hiking
Museum/Opera
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
required
Required Documents
CV and Motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers are expected to be open minded, flexible and ready to work in the field and at the same time interact with children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
VACK jitolee Africa (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 VACK jitolee Africa
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Orientation and in-country preparation
  • Administration-Placement arrangement, supervision, evaluation
  • Transportation to the project
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Certificate of Completion/Participation
  • Project donation to support its activities
  • Development of new projects
  • Emergency operation funding in times of low recruitment
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Volunteers will be picked up at the airport upon arrival and directed to the accommodation awaiting the orientation before placement to the project. One of the staff members will be at the airport with a pager displaying your name on it hence it will be easy for you to identify the person.

Accommodation

In most cases all our volunteers are accommodated by host families to enable them to be integrated faster in the local community. In the accommodation bathrooms, toilets and kitchen will be provided.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will have food together with the host family. You will be provided with three meals a day and in case you are a vegetarian or allergic to any foods please let us know in advance so that we can alert the family during our project preparation.

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)
$500.00
5 weeks
$590.00
6 weeks
$681.00
7 weeks
$771.00
9 weeks
$952.00
11 weeks
$1,133.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$2,400.00
Average fees
$111.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VACK jitolee Africa 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 VACK jitolee Africa 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 1376-00515 Buruburu, Nairobi

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