Make a REAL difference in Kenya with Childcare & Development Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
On this amazing program volunteers work with vulnerable children in orphanages in either Mombasa or Diani Beach. In Mombasa the local team work closely with two orphanages/schools in the community. One is a smaller children’s home with 25 children from ages 2-14 years where volunteers can assist with teaching the toddler’s class during the day and planning activities and trips out for the older children. The other option is a larger orphanage and school with 38 orphans and 200 students at the school. Here volunteers can run classes and activities in both the school and orphanage. Both orphanages would appreciate volunteers with experience in social work, counselling, construction, building, behavior management and working with special needs children.
The Diani Beach orphanage is situated around an hour from Mombasa. The orphanage is run by a Reverend and has strong religious values. There are 58 children aged from 4-23 years at the orphanage. Volunteers can be involved in teaching the youngest children, plan activities and trips, fundraise, complete construction projects, paint, clean, help with homework and chores. The children have formed a band and visit tourist hotels to raise money. Volunteers with musical knowledge could assist with this.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential childcare to vulnerable children
- Improve the future prospects of the orphaned children of 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