The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our our children’s home Kenya, as part of our Work-Study Volunteer Program.
Teaching, organising workshops/activities, caring for kids
Work with our Media, Fundraising and Online Outreach teams
Learn about poverty and development
Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can.
Your work as a volunteer with IHF will be divided between local and international tasks. Locals tasks are teaching English, and assisting with the care of our children and organising activities, as well as helping with the survival and peace programs we run in the center.
For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centers, and work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.
Fluent written and spoken English is required
Minimum stay is 4 weeks
Cost: $55 - $75 per week
Basic food and accommodation included
Cost decreases for longer stays
Organization - International Humanity Foundation.