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International Humanity Foundation (IHF)

Teaching & Marketing Assistant Nakuru

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You will support Co-directors and center staff in caring for center children. In addition you will assist with administrative tasks via online teams.

About Us

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya with approximately 50 children, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan, Banda Aceh and Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a Work Study Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for- profit NGO at the ground level.

This is a great opportunity to experience the overall management of an international organization and receive training in a multi-level, multifaceted work environment. Before arrival at the center, you will already become a part of the team by completing pre-trip tasks with our international teams to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.

Our foundation is run entirely by volunteers just like you, who have made commitments ranging from two weeks to multiple years. You will be supervised and guided by long-term volunteer co-Directors at your center, who will listen to your ideas and work with you on a daily basis.

You will leave IHF with new highly transferable skills, a better understanding of international NGOs, and an unforgettable experience that will last the rest of your life.

About the role

As a work-study volunteer you will be asked to deal with two main kinds of activities:

- local tasks, that concerns: supporting teachers and local volunteers during the classes, help the kids during the class activities and with all the other necessities they could have. Planning spacial activity and collabotare with the local staff for the best functioning of the center;

- international tasks, that concerns: working with IHF International Teams under the supervision of the Lead Director. The international teams are various and requires different skills, and each volunteer will be assigned to some of these teams by the CEO depending on the his/her specific skills. Some of our most important teams are: University Relations, Volunteer Recruitment, Media, Fundraising, Hiring.

Typical day

You will have 4 hours of local tasks and 4 hours of international tasks daily.


For your local tasks be prepared to have them vary from  day to day.

On any given day in Nakuru, you will:

      Help prepare children for school, with homework, and other education related tasks

      Organize projects and activities to enrich student's lives through art, geography, science, and anything in between!

      Provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centers !


For your international tasks, you will be assigned teams made up of volunteers from other centers and you will work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but for the whole organization.

In this capacity, you will:

      Produce media content

      Assist with fundraising efforts

      Generate online outreach efforts to promote our organization’s goals and projects.

Free-time activities

Nakuru is an amazingly beautiful place to visit. When you are not dedicated to center activities, and you want a weekend getaway, you can go to many beautiful places of natural wonder. Rhinos and buffalos can be seen at Nakuru lake. If you are a fan of the Lion King,
- Nakuru Lake where you can see rhinos and buffalos
- Naivasha Lake where you can do cycling trip in Hellsgate in the Lion King scenery
- Baringo and Bogoria Lakes- where you can see hippos and crocodiles and flamingos
- Menengai Crater from where you can see a wonderful view into the lake Nakuru and surrounding hills


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)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English and Math at Univertity level
Required Documents
Cv/Resume and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Fluency in written and spoken English

Creativity, responsibility, adaptability when exposed to new conditions and unexpected situations.

The duration of the program is 4 weeks (fixed).

Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff and interns. Our volunteers must have high inter-cultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Suitable for


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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
International Humanity Foundation (IHF) (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 International Humanity Foundation (IHF)

We provide basic accommodation and food at our centers, where you will live with your co-workers.

We will help you with your travel and visa planning. We will also try to comply with guidelines to secure any grant or scholarship funding available at your university.

Most importantly, we provide pre-trip support and on the ground training to all work-study volunteers. This creates invaluable support, structure, and educational opportunities to be capitalized upon by hard-working, dedicated work-study volunteers looking to further their reach in the field of international development.

IHF does provide airport pick-up to incoming volunteers. However, the volunteer must cover the cost of a Taxi round-trip from the center, to the airport, and then back again. Please inquire further about Airport pick-up and transportation after your application has been submitted.


We have dormitory-style living quarters. There are shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities at our center, and there is a possibility that you will be sharing a room with other volunteers at the center.

Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Our cook comes every day to prepare lunch and dinner for those living at the center. In Indonesia, it is customary to cook once a day, and eat that meal for but lunch and dinner. As such, this is how we serve our meals at our centers. All meals are self-serve. Meals are eaten interdependently or family-style with other volunteers. Breakfast will be provided separately.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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.
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)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
48 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Nakuru/Kenya between 4 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. International Humanity Foundation (IHF) 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 International Humanity Foundation (IHF) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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