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.
The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Kenya for over 20 years working with local 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 donate their time at our IHF Kenya Center make a very real impact during their stay participating in any or all of the following local tasks:
Provide hands on help with the Center's day-to-day operations
Participate in a cultural exchange, organizing special games and activities with our children
Support our sustainable Peace Farm Project and learn how agriculture is still a vital part of everyday Kenyan life
Help supplement our children’s education by joining in with our evening reading and study programs
Train in the core components of an international organization (including management skills, policy and procedures, finance, fundraising, media & PR, donor relations, and recruitment)
Be responsible for the management, design and implementation of community led projects linked to your academic and or professional skills and experience
Manage local volunteers and shape their experience at our IHF Kenya Center
The program requires requires a minimum time commitment of 4 months, though we encourage volunteers to stay for up to 1 year or more.
In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of the children we serve, you will also have access to the following benefits:
Certificate of program completion
Letter of recommendation upon request
Acquire leadership and management capacities that will enable you to lead in the ever-changing global environment
Gain practical experience in an NGO environment
Interact with locals, experience a different culture, and build cultural awareness
Join a global network of IHF volunteers and alumni
Build a global network with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
IHF is looking for individuals who can commit to the minimum four month program with a strong interest in global leadership.
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.
Volunteers accepted to this program will have:
Confidence using the English language (both spoken and written)
A passion for international development with a particular emphasis on universal education
Proficiency in Google Suite applications
The means to live in country at one of our centers for the duration of your program
An open-mind, with an interest in learning not just about the community, but from the community
Have a commitment to our Core Values
Previous international travel and volunteer experience is a plus
Career development goals aligned with IHF’s mission
Accommodation and meals, prepared by a local member of staff, are included in this program. Additionally, you are free to eat outside of the center at your own expense.
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 1 year old.
IHF accepts applicants on a rolling basis | Apply Here
For any other enquiries contact our Volunteer Team | Here
For more information | www.ihfonline.org