Make a REAL difference in Kenya with Childcare & Development Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
The mission of this program is to care for the orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children of Nairobi. Kenya has many orphanages which house HIV/AIDS orphans and children who have been abandoned by family members. Sadly, due to the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, orphans are often neglected in Africa. The children volunteers come into contact with during their placement have been extremely disadvantaged by their circumstances and will have endured a great deal of hardship - much of it holding back their development. Love Volunteers works with multiple orphanages around Nairobi which offer many different experiences, for example one allows volunteers to live on-site, becoming completely immersed in orphanage life.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential childcare to vulnerable children in Nairobi
- Improve the future prospects of the children in Kenya
- Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to assist in the ongoing support and development of marginalized and at-risk children of Kenya. This highly interactive and varied project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist. However, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check