The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Kenya for over 20 years working with local tribes, caring for and educating children born into poverty and providing a place where international knowledge and skills can be employed to support the local community. Volunteers who sign up to donate their time at our IHF Kenya Center for the Legacy Volunteer programs make a very real impact during their stay participating in the various tasks.
The center is located in Kenya’s Rift Valley, in an area known as the African Great Lakes region. Meaning when you are not working, you are within two hours of some of the most spectacular national parks, wildlife, and adventure experiences you will find anywhere in Africa. Nakuru, Kenya acts as a hub for our education, agricultural, programs, as well as our other community development and empowerment work.
Spend your free time exploring your surroundings. For more information on the center and what the location has to offer please explore our Tourism Guide below:
Depending on location, local tasks may include:
Legacy Work Study Volunteer-
International online team tasks may include:
Legacy Specialist- Do you have any special skills or training which would be useful to the center, the community or the people we support? IHF is constantly looking for volunteers with expertise in medicine, engineering, construction etc; contact our volunteer team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We have adjustable rates for volunteers willing to run professional legacy projects.
Volunteers accepted to this program will have:
Note: Volunteers need no prior experience teaching, but do need to have patience and love for children. We provide all the necessary training, background, and supplies necessary for you to have meaningful interactions with the children and wider community.
Legacy Volunteer- The program requires a minimum time commitment of four hours a day during one week. Although we encourage our volunteers so stay up to a year.
Legacy Work Study Volunteer- The program requires a minimum time commitment of eight hours a day during four weeks. Although we encourage our volunteers so stay up to a year.
All volunteers receive one day off per week to relax and explore the beautiful and culturally rich region.
In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of the children we serve, you will also have access to the following benefits:
The fees associated with volunteers stay depending on the number of hours they commit to IHF each day.
Legacy Volunteer- Volunteers committing four hours per day for a minimum of one week will pay $200 USD per week.
Legacy Work Study Volunteer- Volunteers commiting eight hours per day for a minimum of four weeks will pay $100 USD per week.
Accommodation and meals, prepared by a local community member, are included in this program. All program fees go towards supporting our centers, running our programs, and caring for our children. You’ll have a fabulous tourism experience whilst ensuring you are supporting a wonderful cause you’ll get to see with your own eyes.
Not included are your travel costs to and from our IHF Center, immunizations, travel insurance, visa fees, and any spending money you wish to bring with you.
Note: due to the nature of our work with children, should your application be accepted we do require a clean criminal background check which is less than one year old.
At-Home Volunteers- Not sure if you are ready to travel and live as a volunteer at one of our centers? No problem! IHF is searching for At-Home Volunteers to support our mission remotely by committing 2-3 hours per week from their homes around the world. An At-Home volunteer should have access to a dependable computer, wifi connection, and experience with Google Suites applications is a plus.
The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Kenya for over 20 years working with local tribes, caring for and educating children born into poverty and providing a place where international knowledge and skills…