Tourism ~Adventure travel,tourism & Volunteer abroad activities.

Tourism ~ Adventure travel,tourism & Volunteer abroad activities.

Youth Hostels Adventure Travel.

Many young people have not yet realized that travel is not only for old, retired rich people. Due to this, Youth Hostels has come up with different adventure programs that suites each young traveler. These will not only be organized as we have already described in our website. There will also be tailor made adventure programs depending on one’s preference. Youth Hostels travel is aware that, travelling can be for fun, education, recreation and making a difference in societies this is referred to as voluntourism (responsible travel).

To meet each young traveler needs, programs that match with these areas has been conducted carefully. These are all in varieties considering that young people likes exploring the world and that is why Hostelling international now gives young people a chance to travel all over the world.

It has chosen some of the amazing parts which are worldly known for offering adventure tours, romantic tours, camping, Mt. climbing and flying safaris. East Africa is known as the best destination for offering these types of tours with comfort and total safety. Kenya youth hostels travel will allow you to explore East Africa with friendly youth prices (budget travel).

To talk of the most loved and full of life destinations, Kenya has the leading sites. These include Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve and others. In Tanzania, we have Serengeti National Reserve, Tarangire National Park, Ngoro Ngoro Crater Conservation and Lake Manyara National Park.dsc00298.jpg

Enchoro Wildlife Camp Special Offers Kenya and Tanzania Safaris. Kenya Budget Safaris and Tanzania Adventure Safaris Well diversified with their natural resources with multiple numbers of exclusive accommodations and Tented Camps in various Kenya National Reserves and Tanzania National Parks.

8 DAYS AMBOSELI-LAKE MANYARA- SERENGETI-NGORONGORO CRATER-TARANGIRE-ARUSHA
8 Days Masai Mara-Nakuru-Amboseli-Manyara-Ngorongoro crater.
8 Days Kenya and Tanzania Northern Circuit.
10 Days Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Safaris.
11 Days Kenya and Tanzania Camping Safari.
Enchoro Wildlife Camp Special offers on Masai Mara Flying Safari Packages and Road Transport Safari Packages.

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Three Days
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Three Days Two Nights Maasai Mara Safari Road Package...more...
Four Days  Three Nights Wildebeest migration Road Package...More...
Four Days  Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Road Package...More.

Masai Mara Balloon Safaris Experience Programme. 
(The Price USD 420 per Person.)
1. 5.30 am. Wake up call
2. 6.00 am. Cup of coffee or tea at the Enchoro Camp Lounge
3. 6.15 am. Drive to launch site
4. 6.30 am. Lift off for approximately one hour flight. On landing a delicious champagne style picnic breakfast is served in the bush. Your Captain will issue flight certificates. Drive back to the Camp by 09.00. Book Now........

 Amboseli National Park

Youth Hostel Travel Amboseli packages.

Amboseli National Park has many attractions. These include:file0370-550x367-1.jpg

1. Splendid views of the mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Meru.
2. Maasaï Cultural conservation.
3. Large herds of elephants, black rhinoceros and birds viewing more than 400 species
4. Springs, swamps and wells soaked all the year round.

Amboseli is a flat dry land which is located at the Southern part of Kenya. Its is endowed with all the beauty of nature which makes it Tourist addict part in Kenya. Most people who have visited the park have always found themselves coming back for more.

Its one of the best places to see elephants in Kenya. In addition to the elephants, you are sure to see the zebra, gnu, hippopotamus, buffalo, spotted hyena, waterbuck, Maasai giraffe, Thomson’s gazelles, impala, lion and cheetah. Also the rare presence of the gerenuk and the Oryx in the arid northern part of the park. Most mammals stay around the swamps during the day and move towards the hilly countryside southern section before night. The birdlife is also abundant as about 420 species of birds have been recorded in the park.                                                                                                                                                

Underground water from the Kilimanjaro upwells big swamps and marshes, rich in Cyprus and papyrus, which provide water and forage for wildlife during dry seasons.

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It’s thrilling to get some pictures of elephants grazing fresh grass from the swamps in front of the Mount Kilimanjaro. To do so, one needs to wake up early not later than 7 am as the Kilimanjaro becomes a mass of clouds after 10 am even if the sky is blue and unclouded. With a professional guide one can go around the main one of Amboseli Ol Tukai swamps as elephants are coming down from the mountain to feed in the swampy areas. It’s just an awesome scene to stop by and photograph them as you enjoy your picnic lunch or a cold beverage. Below is a program one can take to experience all this.

The Programs.

YHA Travel 2 Nights 3 Days Amboseli Camping

Day 1: Nairobi-Amboseli.
Depart in the morning and drive south to Namanga, the Kenya-Tanzania border for lunch. After lunch enter into Amboseli National Park with game-drive until 6.30 pm Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Day 2: Amboseli
Full day of game viewing in the Park. Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. The snows of the mountain form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most popular spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. Meals and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Amboseli-Nairobi
Proceed for an early morning game drive before breaking camp and drive north to arrive back in Nairobi early afternoon.

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What's Included on the Price.

1: Airport Pick Up (2): Transport in a Safari vehicle (3): Accommodation (4): All Game park entrance fee/ Camping fees (5): Three Meals a day while on Safari6: Use of our Professional driver guide 

Excludes in the price

- Personal items e.g. pocket money
- Extras, e.g. drinks such as sodas, beers, mineral water etc. 
- International flight fare
- Tips to Driver Guides

For information and booking of this tour please contact us on the contact no’s provided below or simply open the reservation form and put in your details.

Website: Email: travel@yhak.org

 Click to reserve this tour

Tel/Fax:  254 20 2222237/ 8    +254722655321   +254722760661 file0172-550x367-550x367-copy.jpg

Masai Mara

Masai Mara is one of the remarkable wildlife attractions that make's Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. It was awarded its title for its variety of game.
The annual Wildebeest Migration at the Maasai Mara is a natural cycle that replenishes and renews the grasslands of East Africa.
There is no better time to visit the Mara than during the Great Migration. The sound of the approaching herd is a deep, primal rumbling of thundering hooves and low grunts.

In the struggle across the Mara River, many are drowned or swept away by strong currents. The crossing attracts massive crocodiles who each year awaits this season of festive. By September the herds will begin reaching their goal, and spreading out to graze across the expanse of Mara. Below is the program one can take to experience the 7th Wonder of Masai Mara.

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YHA Travel 4 Days Wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara.

Day 1: Nairobi-Maasai Mara
Pick up from your hotel in the morning and head west for Maasai Mara Game Reserve for lunch at the campsite followed by afternoon game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Enchoro Wildlife Camp.

Days 2: Maasai Mara
A full day spent game viewing a cross the rich, tree studded grassland and rolling hills. The famous Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain game, black-manned lions, leopard and cheetah but also contains numerous elephant and virtually every type of wild life to be found in Kenya. All meals and overnight in the campsite.

Day 3: Maasai Mara
Morning game drive in Masaai Mara with an afternoon optional visit to the Maasai villages or nature walk with Maasai guides, return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Maasai Mara-Nairobi
Pre breakfast game drive, return to the campsite for late breakfast, and leave campsite and proceed to Nairobi with lunch enroute arriving late afternoon.

THE PRICE USD 540 PER PERSON WITH 5% DISCOUNTp1060280-1.jpg

Includes in the price

- Airport Pick Up on arrival
- Transport in a Safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation
- All Game park entrance fee
- All camping fee
- Three Meals a day while on Safari
- Use of our Professional driver guide 
- Game drives as per itinerary
- Any government applicable tax

Excludes in the price

- Personal items e.g. pocket money
- Extras, e.g. drinks such as sodas, beers, mineral water etc. 
- International flight fare
- Tips to Driver Guides

For information and booking of this tour please contact us on the contact no’s provided below or simply open the reservation form and put in your details.

Website: Email: travel@yhak.org

 Click to reserve this tour

Tel/Fax:  254 20 2222237/ 8    +254722655321   +254722760661 

Samburu National Reserve.

 
The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa Oryx. These are also referred to as Samburu Special Five.

 There are various activities that visitors can engage in while residing at the reserve. These activities include: game drives, bird watching, bush breakfast, nature walks, river rafting depending on the river water level and the Samburu cultural experience.

As a wildlife preserve, it doesn't disappoint sightings of the Big Five Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino. Cheetah sightings are particularly good, too, and do look out for those fabulously unwieldy kori bustards the largest flying birds on Earth. To explore Samburu, the following program is best.

2 Nights 3 Days Samburu Camping

Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu
Pick up from your hotel at 8.30 am and drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park famous as the place for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy's zebra gerenuk, beisa Oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

 Day 2: Samburu
Morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at the campsite

 Day 3: Samburu-Nairobi
After breakfast proceed for a game drive en route to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon.

End of tour.

THE PRICE USD 405 WITH 5% DISCOUNT

What's Included on the Price.

1: Airport Pick Up (2): Transport in a Safari vehicle (3): Accommodation (4): All Game park entrance fee/ Camping fees (5): Three Meals a day while on Safari (6): Use of our Professional driver guide 

Excludes in the price

- Personal items e.g. pocket money
- Extras, e.g. drinks such as sodas, beers, mineral water etc. 
- International flight fare
- Tips to Driver Guides

For information and booking of this tour please contact us on the contact phone lines provided below or simply open the reservation form and put in your details.

Website: Email: travel@yhak.org

 Click to reserve this tour

Tel/Fax:  254 20 222237/ 8   +254722655321   +254722760661 

 http://www.yhak.org/tour-booking-form

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Volunteer in a Nursery Programme.

 We are a non profit organization helping economically challenged children in western Kenya, to help them realize their right to an education.

 We are working with a team of overseas and local volunteers.

We have a holistic approach to supporting the wangusu community and offer assistance in education and economic development primarily, but we have also recently started a nursery programme.

We aim to run educational workshops with parents, and are keen to find volunteers who have a background in education for young children.

Any background in child psychology or social work would also be invaluable, as we want to talk to the parents about child development and improve their understanding of what young children need.

These children are young, so it is possible for volunteers to come who have a more limited English/Kiswahili ability as they will still be able to play with children and contribute to the lesson planning.

However, for the training sessions we will need someone who is a relatively a fluent English speaker, previous experience in working with children in developing  and developed countries as they would be an asset, so that they are able to put across the relevant information and also answer questions that the parents or guardians have.

More information,                                                                                            dsc00103-640x480.jpg

Please visit our website: http://www.kvcdp.org 

Email: info@kvcdp.org  or volunteer@kvcdp.org

For more information contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222227/8

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

 Economic Development Work.

This programme is aimed at empowering women and youth/groups in viable economic activities to improve on their livelihood and more so tap their potential with talents and creativity, to enable them be self reliant.

We bring in talented and experienced volunteers from overseas and locally, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and innovative thinkers to help us with the economic development programme.

The more time you are able to commit, the more you will gain from the volunteering experience.

Further, the more overseas volunteers are able to prepare for Kiswahili prior to arrival, the better, as this will mean you are able to communicate with the families and gain a better understanding of their situation and how they benefit from our programme.

Volunteers involved in the economic development section will get to know all aspects of the programme, namely the micro credit project, the business and productive workshops as well as marketing and distribution of products and services.

The volunteers will be appointed to the projects that suit their skills and interests in which their help is needed most.

For more information contact or visit our web link provided below

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 Community Development Interns

 We are seeking for community development interns to work in our centers.

The Interns will.

>Manage and strengthen our existing relationship with various groups in Kenya.

>Help us help them become more self sufficient and find alternative income sources.

>Assist our volunteers with their volunteer projects on the reservation.

>Help to define and prioritize the needs on the reservation.

>Coordinate local and international efforts to support the sponsorships of children from within areas of our partners.

>Help us to implement and manage various projects for the community.

>Language preferences or other skill requirements for the intern.

Number of hours intern can expect to work each week and any schedule requirements least 40 hrs a week.

Provisions to Interns.

.Requirements.

A resume and letter of recommendation,

Ability to stay a minimum of 3 months upwards

Ability to work in a rural setting.

 For more information contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 

 

Teach English

Teaching English as a volunteer will give you the opportunity to teach students who are eager to learn and improve their abilities in English.

The students will also benefit from the cultural exchange and different teaching techniques; you will be placed in either a public (government) or private school depending on the area you wish to work.

Your main role will be teaching 2 to 3 hrs a day, 5 days a week to students aged between 6-15 yrs.

There will be a permanent English teacher at the school to assist you with teaching methods, offer advice on dealing with communication barriers and provide you with suitable curriculum for the classroom.

As a volunteer English teacher you do not need to be native in English but you do need to have good knowledge of the language.

NB. We will help in getting tourist visa.

More information on this programme please contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 African Home Adventure Safaris Voluntravel

African Home Adventure is now one of the leading Kenyan based travel groups with a reputable Give – Back travel operator.

The company offers volunteer programs, adventure travel, internships abroad, tailor made travel for families and groups, educational and corporate groups in Eastern Africa.

We have launched exciting new project activities in Masai Mara where short and long term volunteer travelers can participate in.

Travelers have the opportunity to make an impact on the local African rural communities they visit in just a few days or even just a morning.

A unique and rewarding activity for travelers who would like to give their journey an extra dimension and hugely appealing to incentive and corporate group travelers.

We are already having exciting success with this programme in the western region.

E are adding up internship abroad programmes,as well as further travel options to our portfolio in an effort to further facilitate tourism in Kenya and the neighboring countries so as to build on our solid platform of responsible travel opportunities.

More information on these options please contacts us.

For more information contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 

 VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIPS POSITIONS

Program assistant: the directors of KVCDP are seeking a volunteer or intern to be a program assistant for wagusu community centre. The program includes a presentation, team activities an out door tour, teaching students about life skills counseling and many more.

The program assistant will work with the program facilitator to set up / clean up ,work with students during team activities , hand out materials ,help with tailoring classroom management direct teachers and other staffs conduct administrative tasks counting heads ,receiving a,b,c recording figures ,stock taking ,drawing budgets correspondences etc. and other tasks as needed (required)

This is a green opportunity for retirees, stay at home moms or any one wishing to develop his talents and expertise.

For more information contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 YOUTH PROGRAMS

 Which overseas volunteer program is best for me?

Volunteering creates possibilities beyond our imaginations join hundreds of other passionate inspirational youth individuals who have taken a leap of faith and pursued their dreams. The world of youth offers some programs e.g. the overseas action program or the overseas service projects designed for and by the youth. In keeping with its mission to empower and educate youth and to take leadership roles KVCDP has developed a leadership program ,which provides the youths first with knowledge of successful youth young adults leaders in the past and present as role models for their own leadership styles that they need to develop that leadership style

Some of these tasks involve:

Serving as camp counselors for our KVCDP summer camps

Co teaches a lead-A-way workshop for Ages 15-18 and 18-30 under the supervision of a trained facilitator.

 PROJECTS

The projects we offer can be under taken on either long term or short term goals and focus on traditional education, environmental education and community development. There are numerous projects for volunteers at KVCDP both in rural and urban areas. Urban based volunteers   have the option to travel to rural areas on weekends to promote cultural exchange and live with local people. W e also has tailor made internship programs to suite the volunteer’s interests and skills.

Long Term Program

Education

KVCDP have a variety of projects that educate both children and adults in various capacities .Access to education changes life of Kenya children. It allows them to break the vicious cycle of poverty they would otherwise be destined for. Through education they can gain valuable skills that can further also in development of the community and themselves.

Helping disadvantaged children

Local and international volunteers are needed to provide orphaned and street children with basic education. This will be done through educational games and activities created by volunteers. Some centers work with children who are forced at young age to earn a living by collecting rubbish, begging, prostitution, drugs, polishing shoes. Recycling transporters or curriers of goods and others like activities

KVCDP wish to improve their level of education and their access to knowledge in the hope that these students can have a better live and be integrated into the community. Some centers are their only hope that they have for better life.

LONG TERM VOLUNTEER TEACHER   

Volunteer English teacher: Some KVCDP partner projects require an all month commitment. Volunteers must be native English speakers, have a good command in oral and spoken English, be flexible, mature and have a genuine interest in teaching and cross cultural experience. This project provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as a volunteer teacher. Volunteers teach in public high schools in a variety of subjects areas e.g. science, computing, geography, physical science and English.

VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TEACHER AND ASSISTANT

Volunteers can choose to teach English to children either of kindergarten, primary or secondary age at the community based centre. Volunteers will work at language training centre s as phonetic teacher and assistants.

VOLUNT EERS FOR OFFICE AND PROJECT COORDINATORS

The volunteer coordinates under the supervision of the senior manager, programs and voluntary relations will assist with the creation

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

KVCDP has many field based positions working with community groups in low income urban neighborhood and in rural areas in which hands on approach to helping families meet their basic needs in areas such as education is emphasized. It’s also an opportunity to become involved in community activities including helping to establish small small businesses e.g.  Poultry keeping, rearing rabbits, small scale agricultural, tailoring etc

Volunteer s must be out going and willing to learn some of the local languages quickly. They must also have e strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The placement requires some experience in entrepreneurship small business, sewing or tailoring, primary health care, agriculture animal husbandry very helpful but an eagerness to help local communities is the only requirement.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTPROGRAM ASSISTANT

Volunteers work with a mentor or supervisor in an office based position in education, health, food relief, refugee’s human rights, and women/youth issues and environment. This entry position which offers the volunteer an opportunity to gain basic skills and general knowledge of development.

CONSERVATION

A wide range of environmental projects are available to support this goal and they include:

Forestation and agroforestry methods into farms, sustainable collection of native forest seeds from community seed sources as well as other products produced by local farms. Assisting scientists and students with current conservation research projects and maintenance work .These are also opportunities to initiate your own project.

RESEARCHER

KVCDP be a social science or natural science research assistant, opportunities exists with many NGOs research institutions or with professors at local universities, computer skills and strong writing ability are essential statistics and or other relevant degree is helpful.

INETRNSHIPS

The internship and volunteer program  is designed for foreign students who wish to put their theoretical knowledge in into practice or for people who would like to volunteer in the wide variety of projects in Kenya ranging from 1 month to two years .internship areas include social sciences socialwork,development ,economy,management,marketing,education,political sciences human resources, international resources ,journalism, and more volunteers may work in fields such as project writing ,graphic design, translation and project management and many more.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects such as reforestation, organic farming or in native plant rescue. The only requirements are a willingness to work hard and learn about the special nature and environment in Kenya.

KVCDP –VOLUNTRAVEL/VOLUNTOURISM/VOLUNTEER

Kenya voluntary &development project hosts a range of programmes for different age groups .We try to ensure that  quality and general contents are similar , no matter where the activities takes place.KVCDP also Endeavour’s to keep participation fees as low as possible. There are various opportunities at local village to national level for individuals to learn by experience to live amicably with others irrespective of cultural backgrounds.

THE KVCDP PROGRAMME

KVCDP is a program that helps connect kvcdp ideas, principles and methods with local communities. It helps kvcdp’s vision be spread through more people and groups. It brings new ideas and perspectives to the organization. Each project is a separate kvcdp experience that relates to local needs and interests and involves a different target group’s kvcdp in a program that consists of projects with educational content developed by local chapters with worldwide touch

The projects empower individuals to be agents of change, reach out and involve as many people as possible. Participants can include both kvcdp members and non members. It does not have to be a work camp setting as with many other organizational programmes, but can be designed according to the needs and abilities of the kvcdp chapter .In this way the project can focus on different themes or issue s relevant to our participants; daily lives while having a unique kvcdp style experience   “Get Involved”

For more information contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN KENYA

DO you want to be involved in community project?

Would you like to meet new people who share your interests?

If you are looking for internships or volunteer work in Kenya or even get a summer job. You have come to the right place! There are plenty of internship opportunities in Kenya and chances are that KVCDP and Kenya Youth Hostels Association has the right for you and wants to be your only source for finding internships and volunteer positions in Kenya.

Check out the list of internship opportunities on a regular basis as we add new internships and opportunities and volunteer opportunities listings to our database every month, so you will find new opportunities every time you check back with us.

KVCDP has opportunities in various sectors e.g. youth work, community development, teaching, health, office work, children issues, human rights education to mention but a few. If you don’t find an opportunity be sure to check back soon as we have always been updating our search engine with great opportunities.

If you would like to make a meaningful contributions in developing countries, but you are not exactly sure how, then this placement options are available, and we will work with you individually to set up a placement within the following areas.

 

Primary health care: Treatment, counseling and education.

Social work: women, IDP (internally Displaced persons, Trauma and sexual abuse, counseling education.

HIV/AIDS: Testing (VCT) Treatment, Counseling Education palliative care, Campaigns.

Child care: Orphanages and Vulnerable children .Children’s homes, home based "make a difference in a child's life."

Infrastructure: Construction, Repairs, engineering, Alternative energy e.g. solar and others.

Environment: Sanitation, Pollution, Recycling, Reusing, re-afforestation, agro forestry.

Agriculture: Farming/substance animal husbandry fish farming, poultry etc

Income Generation: vocational skills training, Microfinance, Savings plans for women/youth (IDPS) and communities

General community support: In all of the above areas

 INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW.

KVCDP summer internships are designed to be an incredible learning opportunity for those interested in pursuing careers in various aspects of non -profit making organisations.Its an intensive 3 months to 2 years opportunity to work within a fast placed and challenging environment .Interns contribute meaningful development projects.

Volunteers have a commitment to make a measurable difference with his/her time and energy in focus to reduce extreme poverty. You have a chance to work a alongside stuff members that are committed to helping you professionally develop an s you offer insights and creativity to the position.

 INTERNSHIP DETAILS

Interns work closely with locals and sometimes with international teams to make real difference to the lives of the poor in a given community.

Interns receive individual (personal) attention and feed back with opportunities for personal and professional development.

Our internships are unpaid however we provide a flexible work environment for our interns.

 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduates with either Higher Diploma or degree in any related field of interest

At least 2 years of experience of work or volunteer related fields

Interest n developing countries

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Strong interpersonal relations, verbal and written communication skills

High energy and goal oriented

Good organizational skills, able to carry out research and and attention to detail.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please go to www.kvcdp.org and follow the link to internships open view position description and listing, select placement of your interest when you decide to apply ,send your resume along with your Education history and work experience plus a r recommendation letter with contact information via our contact form as provided on the website.

 

VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIPS POSITIONS

Program assistant: the directors of KVCDP are seeking a volunteer or intern to be a program assistant for wagusu community centre. The program includes a presentation, team activities an out door tour, teaching students about life skills counseling and many more.

The program assistant will work with the program facilitator to set up / clean up ,work with students during team activities , hand out materials ,help with tailoring classroom management direct teachers and other staffs conduct administrative tasks counting heads ,receiving a,b,c recording figures ,stock taking ,drawing budgets correspondences etc. and other tasks as needed (required)

This is a green opportunity for retirees, stay at home moms or any one wishing to develop his talents and expertise.

For more information contact

Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

 

Social work/working with adults, elderly, youth, persons with disabilities or vulnerable populations

 Environment

 Primary Health care

 HIV/AIDS

 Sustainable Agriculture

 Income Generation

 Infrastructure

 Childcare

 General community Support 

PROJECTS

The projects we offer can be under taken on either long term or short term goals and focus on traditional education, environmental education and community development. There are numerous projects for volunteers at KVCDP both in rural and urban areas. Urban based volunteers   have the option to travel to rural areas on weekends to promote cultural exchange and live with local people. W e also has tailor made internship programs to suite the volunteer’s interests and skills.

Long Term Program

Education

KVCDP have a variety of projects that educate both children and adults in various capacities .Access to education changes life of Kenya children. It allows them to break the vicious cycle of poverty they would otherwise be destined for. Through education they can gain valuable skills that can further also in development of the community and themselves.

Helping disadvantaged children

Local and international volunteers are needed to provide orphaned and street children with basic education. This will be done through educational games and activities created by volunteers. Some centers work with children who are forced at young age to earn a living by collecting rubbish, begging, prostitution, drugs, polishing shoes. Recycling transporters or curriers of goods and others like activities

KVCDP wish to improve their level of education and their access to knowledge in the hope that these students can have a better live and be integrated into the community. Some centers are their only hope that they have for better life.

LONG TERM VOLUNTEER TEACHER   

Volunteer English teacher: Some KVCDP partner projects require an all month commitment. Volunteers must be native English speakers, have a good command in oral and spoken English, be flexible, mature and have a genuine interest in teaching and cross cultural experience. This project provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as a volunteer teacher. Volunteers teach in public high schools in a variety of subjects areas e.g. science, computing, geography, physical science and English.

VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TEACHER AND ASSISTANT

Volunteers can choose to teach English to children either of kindergarten, primary or secondary age at the community based centre. Volunteers will work at language training centre s as phonetic teacher and assistants.

VOLUNT EERS FOR OFFICE AND PROJECT COORDINATORS

The volunteer coordinates under the supervision of the senior manager, programs and voluntary relations will assist with the creation

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

KVCDP has many field based positions working with community groups in low income urban neighborhood and in rural areas in which hands on approach to helping families meet their basic needs in areas such as education is emphasized. It’s also an opportunity to become involved in community activities including helping to establish small small businesses e.g.  Poultry keeping, rearing rabbits, small scale agricultural, tailoring etc

Volunteer s must be out going and willing to learn some of the local languages quickly. They must also have e strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The placement requires some experience in entrepreneurship small business, sewing or tailoring, primary health care, agriculture animal husbandry very helpful but an eagerness to help local communities is the only requirement.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTPROGRAM ASSISTANT

Volunteers work with a mentor or supervisor in an office based position in education, health, food relief, refugee’s human rights, and women/youth issues and environment. This entry position which offers the volunteer an opportunity to gain basic skills and general knowledge of development.

CONSERVATION

A wide range of environmental projects are available to support this goal and they include:

Forestation and agroforestry methods into farms, sustainable collection of native forest seeds from community seed sources as well as other products produced by local farms. Assisting scientists and students with current conservation research projects and maintenance work .These are also opportunities to initiate your own project.

RESEARCHER

KVCDP be a social science or natural science research assistant, opportunities exists with many NGOs research institutions or with professors at local universities, computer skills and strong writing ability are essential statistics and or other relevant degree is helpful.

INETRNSHIPS

The internship and volunteer program  is designed for foreign students who wish to put their theoretical knowledge in into practice or for people who would like to volunteer in the wide variety of projects in Kenya ranging from 1 month to two years .internship areas include social sciences socialwork,development ,economy,management,marketing,education,political sciences human resources, international resources ,journalism, and more volunteers may work in fields such as project writing ,graphic design, translation and project management and many more.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects such as reforestation, organic farming or in native plant rescue. The only requirements are a willingness to work hard and learn about the special nature and environment in Kenya.

KVCDP –VOLUNTRAVEL/VOLUNTOURISM/VOLUNTEER

Kenya voluntary &development project hosts a range of programmes for different age groups .We try to ensure that  quality and general contents are similar , no matter where the activities takes place.KVCDP also Endeavour’s to keep participation fees as low as possible. There are various opportunities at local village to national level for individuals to learn by experience to live amicably with others irrespective of cultural backgrounds.

THE KVCDP PROGRAMME

KVCDP is a program that helps connect kvcdp ideas, principles and methods with local communities. It helps kvcdp’s vision be spread through more people and groups. It brings new ideas and perspectives to the organization. Each project is a separate kvcdp experience that relates to local needs and interests and involves a different target group’s kvcdp in a program that consists of projects with educational content developed by local chapters with worldwide touch

The projects empower individuals to be agents of change, reach out and involve as many people as possible. Participants can include both kvcdp members and non members. It does not have to be a work camp setting as with many other organizational programmes, but can be designed according to the needs and abilities of the kvcdp chapter .In this way the project can focus on different themes or issue s relevant to our participants; daily lives while having a unique kvcdp style experience   “Get Involved”

THEME FOR 2010

If you see a need and an interest to change what is established go for it and use kvcdp’s experience to make a project happen.       

    Voluntourism 

Would you like to travel to a country and experience its cultures more deeply than you would on a normal vacation? 
Would you like to take up on a new challenge and learn new skills? 
Would you like to take part in something worthwhile and meaningful as part of an international Team? 
If you say yes to all, then welcome to our international Volunteer Service with a project that offers either short or long term basis service project in rural and urban areas. 
Reasons to Volunteer Abroad. 
Ever got a feeling that you have a higher calling? You know that you have a special purpose on this planet earth? Infact if you had a chance, you would surely try to save the world or some part of it. 
Volunteering is one way to make a difference in the world around us, volunteering is not for everyone its for those who really feel they can make a change in peoples lives and the surrounding environment, it demands for real commitment. 
A. To see the world with a purpose. Some travelers are content partying their way around the world, looking for a more substantial experience. Volunteering not only gives the opportunity to give back ,it also gives you something to do, somewhere to go,somehere to stay and most importantly make and meet new friends. 
B. Change Yourself, by volunteering you learns so much about yourself you will do things that you never imagined you were capable of. The biggest difference you will notice at the end of the program will not be external but will be the difference inside of yourself. Sharing your thoughts and friendship with local people will have a greater understanding of another culture. 
C. Flexibility. Unlike paid employment, volunteering provides for a more flexible schedule and varying time commitments, you may choose to participate in a work camp anywhere for two weeks. Volunteer with street kids (families) or teach in a school for a year or more. 
D. Build Your R�sum�. Many employers value volunteerism above all else if you have volunteerism on your r�sum�, it shows that you are flexible, patient and committed. 
E. Career Development. In some cases you may find volunteer stick in your field of study a volunteer position may give you the hands or experience you won�t get stuffing envelops for an internship. 
F. Cultural Immersion. Many travelers know where they want to go, but don�t know what they can do once they get there, volunteering gives your travels a purpose and an itinerary. 
G. Affordable Travel. There are few travel experiences that are cheaper than volunteering but most volunteer placement organizations charge a fee. The fee typically covers initial accommodation, orientation, communications and the program itself. Many volunteers cover their own expenses by organizing for fundraising events at home, sometimes through letter writing campaigns to families and friends. Contributions from churches or student organizations and other donations, fundraising is a simple way to help source for money and pay for a volunteer excursion abroad. Some of the best sources for small scholarships or donations are from companies or donor agents tied to the project service. 
Nb: Before you sign up you should consider the following. 
Can you Camp? 
Can you live with ought modern plumbing, hot water and electricity? Most international volunteer experiences are hosted in developing countries like Kenya sometimes basic necessities are hard to come. 
Before you go you should do some research about the area of possible placement and be convinced that you are able to adjust as the last thing the volunteer organization and the locals need is someone complaining about food. You will be surprised at how much or how little you need in the way of modern comforts to be happy. However, if you know yourself and you know that you wouldn�t last an hour in a developing country, there is still opportunities for you in other areas. 
Are you open enough to accept and respect a culture no matter how different it is from your culture? 
This may be one of the most difficult aspects of your volunteer experience, there will be some aspects of the local culture that confound your sense of logic or challenge your sense of justice, however remember that you are the visitor. No solitary volunteer can change centuries of tradition or culture. You must look deep inside of yourself to determine if you are flexible enough to respect the local culture before you go despite of what you may have heard your job is not to teach the superiority of western ways. 
Are you comfortable with yourself? 
At times you may feel isolated, particularly when you arrive in a village knowing no one. Many students travel because they are dissatisfied with the state of their life at home this however is the wrong reason to venture for international trips, as many students don�t know much about themselves you may have an opportunity and schedule that includes surrounding yourself with like minded individuals all day every day your social life or the lack there of will be entirely up to you. 
Volunteering abroad is truly a study abroad experience. Every minute of everyday you will be a student counts. 
Are you hungry to learn? 
You may learn a new language, a new culture, a new way of life, flexibility and patience are the key to having a satisfying experience abroad particularly in developing countries. 
Sometimes in developing countries people are not as obsessed with time as the developed countries like U.S.A Europe etc. Often schedules are ignored or appointments begin abit later than arranged. 
Sometimes the Volunteer organizations and NGO S are understaffed, so your itinerary will not be as smooth and well organized as a tour. Things may seem disorganized at times; you may have to initiate your day to day itinerary. The only way to get over hurdles is to accept the program and offer your services within those parameters. 
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 Educations. Teaching placements or acting as a teaching assistant in a local school or kindergarten or in an adult education program. 
3 Eco-Environment works. 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, women’s 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 resource 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, color 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. 

Community Activities with Enchoro 
Enchoro offers unique activities to its guests for them to experience the community through village walks or activities involving cultural and social economic aspects of the local rural communities these are as follows. 
Ø Visit local families 
Ø Meet and talk with individuals and groups such as women, youth and children 
Ø Visit schools, places of worship, local market places etc. 
Ø Having fun with the Masai morans and community members at a cultural evening. 
Other Activities 

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. 


The Enchoro Camp. 
The Enchoro Wildlife Camp is situated in Masai Mara, Narok South District about 270 km from Nairobi and at a quiet, safe and friendly environment. Perfect for guests wishing to have a quality time of retreat and relaxation. Also a base for safari destinations to the neighborhood Masai Mara National Game Reserve lately referred to as the new wonders of the world. 
Our Camp is surrounded by a natural environment, waking up to bird twitter and sometimes roaring of lions, hyena�s monkeys drama in the bush around. 
End of Program & Homeward Bound. 
After completion of your volunteer program we hold a debriefing session with other international, local volunteers and staff Here, participants say their good-byes, express their gratitude to other volunteers and staff, share Experiences and come up with suggestions for improvements before being escorted back to their Hostels/Hotels /Homes awaiting flights or departures. 
If we have convinced you well enough please contact us.

YOUTH CAMPS FOR PEACE AND RECONSTRUCTION

 

PEACE RECONCILIATION (RECONSTRUCTION)

In Dec 2007 Kenya held its elections which which turned the country to a political crisis which required some extra ordinary and corcertedefforts to be resolved .We at KVCDPare deeply concerned y those crisis and would like to step up our efforts to find a casting solution to the effects to find a lasting solution to the effects of the post election violence that rocked the country after Dec 2007 General elections.

Now that peace has been restored in the country after political agreement by the two political parties, KVCDP is committed to the peace process that will bring the will and understanding among our Kenyan communities. We are calling on all the youths serving organizations world wide to join us in addressing the crisis through unique initiatives by us known us international work camps for peace reconciliation and reconstruction to help eliminate the disconnect between people and their culture. The youth volunteers will hold peace rallies, community services among other activities. Volunteers can bring small or big donations to the affected members of our communities during work camps.

 

LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS

KVCDP runs volunteer programs for professionals and non professionals on long term basis. These volunteer programs are specifically for people with an interest of working in Kenya for a period of between 3 months to two years as they gain knowledge nd build on on experience while planning on their skills on their own area of study and expertise.

 

Our placements are organized in a manner entitling Quest, expertise, experience and interest .we believe that our well thought and network provided boasts KVCDP capability to provide the best placements within our organizations sharing the same objectives and interests. We have underlined the available placements with a possibility of volunteering for a period of a month in case a volunteer is not available for our long term minimal period of 3 months.

 

FIELDS OF VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS

Program Management

Project Management

Training of our Training (leaders youth)

Agriculture &Animal Husbandry

Poverty Alleviation

Teaching

HIV/AIDS

Drug abuse awareness and finding solutions to this issues

Environmental awareness

Conservation of natural resources

Help to fundraise for projects

Health Education

Administration and many more

 Where to work

Community based organizations

Schools

Hospitals and Health Clinics/centers

Government Institutions

Children orphanages

Churches

Non governmental Organizations

 KENYA

Community development Programs

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

We at KVCDP are constantly seeking volunteers to aid in our over demanding projects all over Kenya in rural communities. To volunteer you should have some skill defined in our volunteering page. Should you feel that you meet this requirements Please use the contact KVCDP link to drop a message or Email?

 PROJECT KENYA /SAFARI

Available spaces

Highlights----Volunteer project ---Maasai Mara & Nakuru

Description: do make a difference while travelling on this adventure

Trip     Location   Duration

Adventure, highlighted by seven days hands on volunteer project

Sum up this great African Adventure experienced with some amazing game viewing into the world renowned Maasai Mara National Game Reserve in Kenya.

 Program     day 1   Arrive in Kenya Any time

                   Day 2-8 community volunteer project

 Spend Five days participating in the Wagusu Community volunteer program during your stay you will have the opportunity to interact with children and other community member while assisting in local school, building refurbishment projects and sports development initiatives. No experience necessary. A guided tour of the great fresh Water Lake Victoria included

Day 9 Depart wagusu (Bondo) for Maasai Mara via the break taking Kericho Tea farms a nature wonder of the land Kenya!

Evening Game Drive

Day 10 All plays game

Day 11 Morning Game drives and departs for Nakuru

Day 12 Day at Lake Nakuru & Park

Day 13 Morning depart for Nairobi

After + 14

 Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project is a non-political, non-racial and non-profit making registered organization under the certificate number BON/S.H./4076. The organization spans across many issues all geared towards the interventions that improve quality of life in the Kenyan communities.

 Project Mission Statement

Vision

The project is envisioned to ensure a community with enriched livelihood of well mobilized available resources, right prioritization and poverty alleviation.

Mission

Increase the participation of beneficiaries in the planning and implementation of their initiatives in poverty alleviation and development activities such as economic infrastructure, health education, water supply and sanitation, agriculture and livestock production and environmental conservation.

 Executive Summary

KVCDP was established and became operational in 2006. The organization was formed with the aim of promoting the orphan child well-being and economic empowerment for girls and women both mentally and economically through education, counseling and community sensitization.

 With the increase of HIV infections, especially among communities living along the shores of L. Victoria, the organization work includes HIV/AIDS prevention education, care and support. It works to help girls and women empower themselves mentally and economically, through education, counseling and community sensitization.

 The women cannot be empowered unless girls are given the tools to realize their full potential.

Despite the fact that free primary education was introduced in Kenya, women and girls continue to be excluded from school either due to cultural pressure or drop out of school because of circumstances brought about by unguided behavior. 

We also work hand in hand with small community based organizations through voluntary services in order to help improve and make a difference in the lives of under privileged people. These voluntary service projects are an opportunity to participate in meaningful community service while living and interacting in an intercultural environment. At each project, volunteers from diverse backgrounds, countries, work and live together like a family.

 While being part of the community, our mission is to increase the participation of beneficiaries in the planning and implementation of their projects in order to achieve socio-economic development by establishing a well defined structures of goodwill and participatory orientation.

 Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project

Tel: 254 20 2222237

Fax: 254 20 2222238

Cell +254722655321

Email: volunteer@kvcdp.org

info@kvcdp.org

Web: www.kvcdp.org

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