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