Volunteer opportunity posted by: Abandoned Children's Foundation International Volunteering
Posted on: February 17, 2013
During the international volunteering orphanage program you will experience the day to day life style of living in an orphanage. You will be a part of this lifestyle and get to share your culture with orphans as they share their culture with you. You'll become a friend and companion to these children. Helping them brings out their inner child which they have stored away because of the harsh lives that they have led. Due to the high incidences of poverty and illness orphanages in Kenya can host 30-300 children at any one time and there is always a high demand for more international volunteering assistance. Volunteers who work in an orphanage help with general work and daily chores. This work ranges from cooking and cleaning to farm work, assisting with feeding programs, caring for children and sharing your knowledge.
The international volunteering medical program can be a very challenging for a nurse or doctor coming from a developed country. You will however be working alongside a professional who will be there to guide you. In Kenya today healthcare is neither easily accessible nor affordable for many Kenyans living in the rural villages and slums. Poverty creates a large barrier to the acquisition of healthcare in general, but in rural areas in particular. The Kenyan Government has authorized our program to place medical students and professionals in their clinics and hospitals. These dispensaries and hospitals have very basic equipment and facilities. Volunteers are placed in a hospital or dispensary based on previous medical training and experience. For the medical placement, volunteers need to be training or qualified in a relevant medical field. Therefore, volunteers are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to our staff before arrival in Kenya.
International Volunteering teachers are placed in community schools, public schools or orphanage schools. Many of the schools we work with are constantly understaffed and are always in need of more international volunteering assistance. In this program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Typical subjects taught include – English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art and Physical Education. School in Kenya runs for three terms a year (Term One – January to March, Term Two – May to July, Term Three – September to November). There are short breaks between these terms (months of April, August and December) during which time volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials for senior students, or participate in another placement. N.B. Volunteers DO NOT need to be a qualified or experienced teacher.
To apply visit http://www.acfvolunteers.org/