Sustainable Agriculture Supporter

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

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

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.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Motivation letter
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

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Sustainable Agriculture Supporter children in class Nature Accomodation Ready to go planting inspecting the fields

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

Services

What's included?
  • 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
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 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
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$500
5 weeks
$590
6 weeks
$681
7 weeks
$771
10 weeks
$1043
12 weeks
$1224
25 weeks (max. stay)
$2400

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$111/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.

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P.O. Box 1376-00515 Buruburu, Nairobi, 00515 Nairobi, Kenya