Volunteer with UCESCO- Kenya

UCESCO- Kenya

Promoting resilience while attempting to end hunger and poverty in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
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We focus on working with communities to end hunger and poverty and promoting resilience.


Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Childcare
Construction
Healthcare
Social Work
Sports
Teaching
Closest City: Nairobi (1.0KM)

What We Need

UCESCO provides opportunities that may not be available otherwise – opportunities to gain valuable work and life experience; opportunities to travel, see Kenyan cultures and cities; opportunities to take exciting trips and excursions. And opportunities to help people, because ultimately, this is not only about you, but about the marginalized people you are coming to give hope here in Africa, Kenya. In the Evenings UCESCO Volunteers loves Nature Walks with our local Volunteers, memories to remember. UCESCO is the best place to discover your Skills, Get in touch with Mother Earth, helping to improve our Community, learn languages and enjoy helping marginalized community in Rural areas and Slums.

Our Volunteers ;
1. Receives Cool T-shirts and caps during field work
2. Certificates of appreciation Signed by UCESCO and The Government of Kenya
3. Nice Recommendation Letter
4. Skills Building for your Resume and Career Development
5. Exciting trips to rural Areas, Mt Kenya/ Mt Longonot Hiking, tourist attraction sites and sports during weekends and Holidays
6. Nice Accommodation , Meals and maximum Security

Areas to choose and volunteer;

1. In Case of longer stay, you help us to teach basic English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese computer, sports, Arts , Songs, and music, we will be glad to have you on board.

2. If, you like social work, currently we are constructing community toilets in Kibera slums, classrooms in Masai Mara, Homes for homeless elderly in rural areas, sanitation structures in Nairobi, water tanks and clean drinking water storage for marginalized community in Kenya

3. Some volunteers loves children, to teach team songs, Art, Music and play, eat and stay with them to Show them love that they missed from their parents. Most of them were abandoned by their parents because of poverty and some of them were picked from dustbins one day old. They need your love and company as sister/brother/Mum/Dad that they missed.

4. Medical assistance, Health and hygiene assistance., Dental assistant.

5. Some volunteers loves nurturing young Kids to become the best footballers by couching them. Currently we have 16 teams and we need to reach out more

N/B

The moment you signed in and Register , our organization will provide you with an advisor who is one of the coordinators to answer all your day to day clarification/ questions and guide you through the volunteering process , help you with matters regarding visas and permits, and may even help secure your flight and accommodation (or at least offer some stellar advice on how to do so yourself!).

We welcome all to volunteer and work with us in Africa, Kenya


When & Who

Application is open now
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Week
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees, Disabled

What we Provide

Homestay, Guesthouse, Volunteer House

UCESCO- Kenya arranges accommodation for volunteers in a Volunteer house or in home stays in local communities..

The Volunteer house is used exclusively by volunteers so you will always have companionship with other volunteers that have similar interests and experiences in mind. But for couples/ Family we have special Furnished houses for them.

The houses are equipped with all modern amenities and full kitchen facilities. The houses also have a large lounge where volunteers share their experience and meals, the houses can get rather lively over weekends as volunteers return from tours and projects to relax over the weekends, social events are often arranged which include volley ball or Soccer/football.

Volunteers are also given an option to stay with host family. The host family accommodations are located in local communities in suburban Nairobi. Volunteers staying in host families work in projects located mostly within walking distance from their accommodations. By staying with a host family you will be able to know more about the Kenya way of life of the local people, their culture and living.

Variety, Vegetarian, Vegan, Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

Kenyan food has many influences, including Indian and African flavors. Expect to eat, Several Vegetables, Fruits, rice, pasta, chapati (flatbread), Ugali (corn flour) and dough reminiscent of mashed potato as staples in your evening meal. These tend to be served with beans, meat, cabbage, and delicious gravy. As a rule, Kenyan food is tasty and flavorsome but not spicy. Some meals will be more familiar – spaghetti bolognese is quite common – but don’t be afraid to try the unfamiliar too.

Breakfast tends to be based around toast, coffee, tea, and eggs. Mandazis, sweet fried bread akin to doughnuts, are popular with volunteers and make a good breakfast or snack. More traditional breakfasts, such as arrowroot (similar to sweet potato – try it with marmite), may also be served.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Electricity
First Aid
Swimming Pool

Our Fees

$20
$200

The Cost of the stay in Kenya, Nairobi is approximately $20 per day. If you stay for 2 weeks or more and feels the cost is expensive for you, Kindly send us an email on how much you can afford for the weeks/Months you would like to spend with us, then you will receive an approval email to proceed with your application. Above all, Know that , it is not all about the Money but we value the time and skills you are coming to give the community we are serving. The contribution we receives from volunteers, 50% goes to your
Accommodation
Meals,
Local transport
Training and Orientation,
Tourist Attraction sites visit
Airport pick up,

And another 50% goes to project donation, which goes directly to the project you are working with. All of these expenses are extremely necessary to ensure that your time in Africa, Kenya is safe, comfortable, and worthwhile.


More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Orientation
Tours
Social Activities

Holidays and Weekends trips to rural villages , Hiking, Volley Ball, Soccer/Football, Visit interesting sites such as Nairobi Animal City excursion, Wildlife National Park, Beach house in stunning Watamu! as well as the city of Mombasa, Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha National Park and a three-day safari tour in the Massai Mara


Contact Person

Kingsley Nyandika
Kabarnet Road, Nairobi, Kenya.
97% response rate , 23 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Logo and Graphic Design
Create/Update our Website
Social Media Help
Document Translation
Research
Fundraising

UCESCO Online volunteering program is an opportunity provided to our volunteers worldwide to give services via the Internet or another technology network, either via a computer or via a handled device (Smart Phone, Cell phone, PDA, etc). Some of the activities you can help us is to...

1. Translate documents online
2. Research
3. Create web pages
4. Edit or write proposals, press releases, newsletter articles, book chapters, etc
5. Develop material for a curriculum
6. Design database or software
7. Design graphics
8. Provide legal, business, medical, agricultural, or any other expertise
9. Populate a database with info
10. Counsel people online
11. Tutor or mentor students online
12. Moderate online discussion groups
13. Moderate an online event
14. Write songs
15. Write a traditional blog, microblogging or blogging a live event
16. Record or edit a podcast
17. Record or edit a video
18. Monitor the news
19. Answer questions
20. Tag photos, maps, and files with keywords and key information so that it can be found in a search
21. Manage other online volunteers

It requires real time and a real commitment and has real deadlines. That commitment might be short- just several minutes. Even if that commitment is a micro-task, it is real and if you don’t complete an assignment you have signed up for, you must know that you will hurt us.

How we Honor our Online Volunteers
• We Profile a volunteer of the week or month on our web site, without favoring onsite volunteers. This is general volunteers’ competition (Both Onsite and online volunteers). Overall Competition
• Receive customized, downloadable, signed certificates of appreciation with your name and specific service you will provide to print out.
• We Provides an online forum for all volunteers, both those that provide service onsite and those that provide such online, where you can all talk about your experiences and questions relating to your volunteering service with our organization.

Just come and visit the sites where we are currying our projects and give the Youths and Women a word of encouragement and take photos together. You can also come and request kids to hike together, play together, and take them out for lunch. They will sing and dance for you Kenyan Cultural dances and Songs that you

1. Equipment:

Digital Camera-Canon IXUS 175, 20.2MP, Video Camera –DCR SD1000 12X Optical Zoom, G Lens,32GB, Projector-VPL CW256, Laptop-Dell 15.6’’ Inspiron 15 5000 series Multi-Touch 2-in-1, Speakers –JBL Dual EON610 10’’ Powered Speaker + stand, Project Screen-Elite Screens VMXIX1200 WHZ Motorized Front, Mega Phone-Pyle Pro PYMPP591R.MFR#PMP591R, Microphone-Shure SM58 LC , Dynamic Microphone+Stand +Kit, Nikon Digital Camera & lenses- D3300 single 24.2 MP +Stand

2. Supplies:

Composition Notebook, Pens, Pencils, Folders, Paper, Binders, Scissors, Glue, Tape, Poster Board, Books, Reference Material, Educational Videos, Art Supplie


Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people
20

Like much of the rest of the world, Kenyan weather can vary widely. However, there are some obvious climactic patterns that can tell you what to expect. There are two rainy seasons in Nairobi. The major rainy season generally falls between mid- March and the end of May. The minor rainy season generally falls between the beginning of November and the end of December. During these periods you will see a fair amount of rain, especially in the evenings and during the night.

July and August and are usually rain-free, although they can be quite chilly, especially at night. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year – around 20°C during the day, chillier in the evenings. January and February are usually the hottest months.

It’s safest to plan for hot sun as well pouring rain, whatever the month. A rain coat is a must, as is sun cream.

Footwear is also very important. Nairobi is dusty when dry and muddy when wet (some people refer to the “muddy season vs. dusty season”, rather than “rainy vs. dry), so a good pair of boots or decent shoes are highly recommended. Closed-toed shoes are good, or you can go with sandals and just accept that you’ll get dirty.

The “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drives and inspires our Organization to end hunger and poverty in Africa, because it promotes the development of resilience so that individuals can recognize their potential.

We fundamentally believe that ending extreme poverty requires empowering families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity.

UCESCO links communities and helps bring sustainable income which then produces new opportunities for building schools, creating cooperatives, forming community savings, growing small businesses, feeding the family dairy, raising school fees, and permanent human transformation.

We also inspire action for the improvement of national parks and green-space through community advocacy, volunteerism, and small capital improvement to parks, farmlands, forests, rivers, and streams to transform Kenya. By collaborating with a broad range of constituents, including area residents, community groups, other non-profits, real estate developers, and city leaders, UCESCO’s efforts show a tangible difference in both the aesthetics and usability of green-space throughout the community.

The communities we serve ultimately reap the various benefits, such as clean and green environment, Poverty Eradication, Youth and Women Employment in especially Slums and Marginalized rural areas.

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