Be a voluntourist in kenya!

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Dates 23 Apr '11 to 31 Jan '12

Flexible? Multiple Dates

Est. Cost 660 - 4,800 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Tour Participants Wanted

Name Be a voluntourist in kenya!

Booking Send an enquiry to the tour organiser

This volunteer program is designed to suit those volunteers who wish to assist in the health care giving mostly in small local community health care “Health Care Centers’ in Kenya.

Health Care Volunteer program in Kenya manages health projects to medical students or professionals. Participating in a health care volunteer project opens tremendous opportunities for volunteers to experience new opportunities in their lives and careers, allow volunteers to immerse themselves in another culture, and provide a positive contribution to the community where health care volunteers are needed. Opportunities are available in a number of rural health centers in Kenya. Volunteers will provide health education, assist doctors, or help provide medical treatment to patients. While working on this project, volunteers will share knowledge, time, skills and talents with the health care staff of the centers.

Volunteers in the health care project will also engage in some of the vital activities of medical treatment such as dressing wounds, taking patients' histories, counseling patients, providing assurance and moral support to patients' families, and disbursing medicines. While working in this project you will become highly involved with the needs of the medical field, where each of the health centers get several patients in a day.

During your break off work, you can plan to explore the beauty of Nyeri district which partly host part of Mt Kenya south, the mt Kenya forest is about half hour drive from Kiartha-ini Hospital and you can enjoy your pleasant time off discovering the mountain, wildlife, caves, tea and coffee farms /factories as well as the many other adventure activities like bird watching in the forest.

Accommodation Meals: Host family and local foods 3 times a day.

Activities: Mostly assisting local doctors, take care of patients or others.

Working Hours: 20 – 30 hrs a week

Special Requirements for this program: Medical students or health professionals.

What will I do?

Volunteer projects are as varied as you might imagine, generally volunteer experiences fall into four main arenas.

1 Community Development. Placements rebuilding a school, setting up a water treatment facility or dig a bore hole, cleaning the streets, planting trees or helping the aged.

2 Education. Teaching placements or acting as a teaching assistant in a local school or kindergarten or in an adult education program.

3 Eco-Environment work. Placement might be in a wildlife reserve or National parks, monitoring endangered species like rhinos, elephants or working in a reforestation project.

4 Social Welfare. Working with underprivileged children, womens co-op groups, working in a hospital or orphanage.

How do I get started?

Start with your homework, research for existing volunteer programs, if you have questions about the quality of the program ask for assistance from the organizations or visit the online resourse and references.

NB. Volunteers never go to teach people on the western ways or culture, nor are they there to save the people. Volunteers go to share their energy and time with the people to experience their culture first hand and to grow themselves.

Partnership

Our Goal is to develop partnerships and shared projects to assist in long lasting community development and environmental conservation.

We are interested in establishing partnerships with local and international organizations who share the same goals and objectives with ours.

We believe in mutual benefits in partnerships based on knowledge sharing and co-operation is the key to creating and implementing exceptional international volunteer projects.

We wish to establish a greater network of organizations co-operating together to maximize assistance to areas in need.

If you would like to discuss about becoming a partner organization with us and be part of our global network of voluntary organizations co-operating to genuinely assist areas in need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Application for Volunteer placement

To join a project overseas with us, you need to choose one from our latest project list posted on our website, the information on our web is up to date about project availability, but if you would like to receive a hard copy, please contact us.

Once you have chosen a project that interests you, send us an online application accompanied by the appropriate fee and we will start the placement process.

Steps.

1 Choose a project from the project list on our web.

2 Send us the completed CV, Form, colour photo, photocopy of your passport and submit electronically to email .

3 When we receive the application, we will notify you immediately, please give us 1-4 weeks to process your application and match your placement.

We will send you a notification of preliminary acceptance and a pre-departure booklet within 1-4 weeks.

4 Once you receive your project from us, you should begin preparing for travel by obtaining all necessary documentation (passport and visa) plus meeting the immunization requirements.

5 Make your travel arrangement and other practical arrangements.

6 Go and enjoy your project our staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to our organized accommodation.

Programs.

Our programs provide a volunteer service that creates opportunities for people from all over the world giving them the chance to change their lives and the lives of people they help.

We are also setting up sustainable community development projects to protect the environment and to provide basic education, leadership training and life skills for vulnerable groups.

Environment Education.

We are building an information bank about environment and global climate change issues in order to improve awareness of young people and community participation.

Education.

Education is fundamental to human progress, enabling individuals and communities to acquire skills and knowledge essential for improving their quality of life. But for vulnerable groups like disadvantaged children (orphans) and rural teenagers access to basic education is limited.

Community Development.

We have many field based volunteer positions working with community groups in low income urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

Training for Youth.

Due to disadvantages and many life challenges youth encounter, they need to confront and overcome these challenges in their lives and deal with conflict and decision making sometimes on their own.

Volunteers can participate or contribute to the project upkeep.

Education.

Education is fundamental to human progress, enabling individuals and communities to acquire skills and knowledge essential for improving their quality of life. But for vulnerable groups like disadvantaged children (orphans) and rural teenagers access to basic education is limited.

Community Development.

We have many field based volunteer positions working with community groups in low income urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

Training for Youth.

Due to disadvantages and many life challenges youth encounter, they need to confront and overcome these challenges in their lives and deal with conflict and decision making sometimes on their own.
Volunteers can participate or contribute to the project upkeep.

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