Overview

Location

Nakuru, Kenya

Dates

IHF Kenya accept volunteers into its programs year-round | Apply here

Overview

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Kenya for over 20 years working with maligned tribes, caring for and education 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 be a part of our Kenya project make a very real impact during their stay at the home participating in any or all of the following local tasks:

Volunteers provide hands-on help with the home’s day-to-day operations, helping to ensure a family atmosphere.
As part of our famine feed program volunteer will have the opportunity to visit with the villages our children come from and get to understand the modern challenges facing their tribes
Volunteers will be taken to visit one or more of the amazing National Parks, lakes and Safari’s neighboring our centre, entering at a discounted rate, check out our Nakuru Tourism guide
Volunteers will participate in a cultural exchange organizing special games and activities with our children
Volunteers will participate in our sustainable farming project and learn how agriculture is still a vital part of everyday Kenyan life
Volunteers are encouraged to support the children’s education, joining in with our evening reading and study programs

Volunteers need no prior experience, but do need to have a love of children, patience and kindness. We provide all the necessary training, background, and supplies necessary for you to have meaningful interactions with the children and the wider community.

Eligibility

IHF is looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of two weeks to our Legacy Program. Volunteers interested in this program have several options:

You can volunteer for up to 4 hours each day helping out with any of the local tasks above. The rest of your time is free for you to explore the incredible surroundings of our centre.
Add value to our NGO by volunteering for an additional 4 hours each day by working for one of our online teams, gaining practical experience in an NGO environment, certification on completion of your stay and a letter of recommendation upon request you could also get a discounted rate for your stay. This role requires volunteers agree to make additional commitments for the duration of their stay and will have less time for tourism and personal activities. It is best suited to volunteers interested in gaining practical experience working for an International NGO.
Do you have any special skills or training which would be useful to the centre, the community or the people we support? Let our Volunteer Team know, we have adjustable rates for volunteers willing to run professional legacy projects.

Volunteers accepted to this program will have: confidence using the English language, deep empathy for impoverished children and their communities, and a commitment to our Core Values. Previous international travel and volunteer experiences are a plus.

Program Cost

Volunteers in our Legacy Volunteer Program pay a weekly fee of $300 USD for the first 3 weeks or $250 USD if staying for longer. Accommodation and meals, prepared by a local member of staff, 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 your money is a supporting a wonderful cause you’ll see with your own eyes.

Not included are your travel costs to and from our Kenya Center, initial visa fees, immunizations, travel insurance, 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 criminal background check which is less than 1 year old.

Benefits

In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of children, you will have plenty of time to explore the natural beauty of Nakuru, Kenya.

Make a difference in the lives of impoverished children
Enhance your CV with international experience
Immerse yourself in Kenya culture
Sample Kenyan food staples
Gain international experience
Join a global network of IHF volunteers and alumni, make life-long friendships
Leave a Legacy by adding value to our center with your knowledge, skills and expertise

Deadline

IHF accepts Legacy volunteer applications on a rolling basis | Apply here

To see what other volunteer opportunities we offer | Click here

About International Humanity Foundation

About us

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s homes in Chiang Rai Thailand, Nakuru, Kenya, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan  and Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and depending on your choice of role four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

If you would like more information on IHF and its programs please visit our website www.ihfonline.org or email our team @ volunteers@ihfonline.org for a copy of our prospectus