Teaching Volunteer Kenya!
Do you have an interest in education and want to share your skills and time with disadvantaged children in Kenya? Are you ready to travel to Africa to change lives of orphaned children? Your services are greatly needed!
Kenya is a magnificent country rich with wildlife and natural resources. The natural scenery ranges from natural national parks, to snow capped mountains and the Great Rift Valley lakes. It is also one of those places in the world you will still find indigenous tribes living out their traditions and culture in modern cities.
Kenya is sadly affected by extreme poverty especially in the rural areas and the urban slums areas. This hurts education and many schools are without qualified English teachers. With this high demand for English fluency, your contribution to volunteer in teaching English program in Kenya will greatly change this narrative in Kenyan schools.
Your help is badly needed. By dedicating your time and skills to this project, you will gain incomparable life experience while making Kenya a better place for children and you will also be happy knowing that you have made meaning changes in the society.
This is your chance to improve education in Kenyan schools, while getting a lifetime of rewarding experiences and skills. If you are ready to impact the world and help support a brighter future for children contact us about this worthwhile opportunity.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
As a volunteer teaching English in Kenya, your days will be filled with exciting experiences and tasks. Everyday will be a chance to share your love, and skills to children to impact real change in Kenyan schools and their lives.
You will be able to work in formal or informal teaching locations. In schools, you can also teach math, science, or any other subject that might be of interest. Additionally, you will assist local teachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus also developing their conversational skills. You will have various roles during your volunteering opportunity to teach English in Kenya, all of which will be incredibly beneficial to the students whom you work with. Some of your daily activities might include:
- Teaching conversational English, math, or science
- Reading literature and working to improve low comprehension levels and poor pronunciation skills
- Providing theoretical and practical assistance
- Aiding the teachers
- Interacting with the students
Volunteering in Kenyan schools and institutions will be a very impactful project. You will make a difference by greatly improving the quality of English skills for children and local teachers. Sharing your love, English skills and your passion will give the needy children new hope for a bright future that they absolutely deserve.
Skills and Qualifications
No specific qualifications or skills are needed to join our Kenya volunteer teaching English opportunity beyond a fluency in English. No previous teaching experience is required in order to join an English teaching program in Kenya. You should have a love for teaching, English, and conversation. You should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and patient and be positive role models for students.
When you are volunteering in teaching English program in Kenya, your day will be fun, exciting and memorable. There will be so many opportunities to learn and share something new everyday. Each day you will be teaching and supporting children learn English from a native speaker. There is no fixed schedule, as each day will bring you a new, fun and fulfilling experience.
Here is a sample daily schedule
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Kenya in teaching English program, you will be accompanied to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff and the children you will be working with. During the day you will learn more about country, safety, project, rules and regulations of the project.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: You will share a delicious local Kenyan breakfast with your host family.
- 7.45 AM: After the lovely breakfast you will set out for a fun-filled day at the school. Here you will spend time teaching the children and supporting local staff as well as creating fun activities for the kids.
- 12.00 PM: Around noon you will break for lunch, which you’ll enjoy together with the rest of the staff and the kids.
- 3.00 PM: You typically conclude around this time, and you are free to return to your host family, or head into town for some shopping, sightseeing and relaxation.
- 6.45 PM: At the end of the day you can return to your host family for a wonderful family dinner, giving you the opportunity for some deep cultural immersion as you learn about their culture and way of life.
Teaching Volunteer Kenya: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer In Kenya
All volunteer programs in Kenya start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.
Teaching Volunteer Kenya Program is not available from 5th November to 6th January.
Fees: Volunteer in Kenya
Global Crossroad has the most affordable and quality volunteer opportunities in Kenya. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Kenya application and registration fee cost US $299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
Projects at Massai Land - $25 Transport Fee
How your fee is allocated?
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the pro-gram to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the volun-teer abroad in Kenya program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering in teaching English program in Kenya a local family will accommodate you. They will provide you with comfortable home with facilities including running water, electricity, and a western-style toilet. You will receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) of traditional Kenyan cuisine.
All our host families have extensive experience hosting volunteers and do their utmost to ensure that their home feels safe and welcoming to you.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
While volunteering in Kenya in English teaching program, you will only work for 4-5 hours a day, therefore there will be plenty of time and opportunity to tour the surrounding communities and attractions. Additionally, you’ll have Saturday and Sunday to travel around the country, and go on longer tours and excursions.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our first priority, we ensure the safety of all volunteers by carefully vetting host families, keeping them connected with in-country coordinators and local field staff.
Additionally, GCR provides in-country support to volunteers throughout their stay. This begins from the time you arrive at the airport and includes a detailed orientation, and through your host family.
Your in-country coordinator will be available should you need help with anything you need.
Teaching Volunteer Kenya: FAQs
Arrival and departure
You should fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for our Teach English volunteer program in Kenya. Make sure to provide correct flight details to our in-country coordinator so that our local representative can come in time to pick you up from the airport.
If you miss your flights or if your flight gets delayed/cancelled, you should notify our country coordinator as soon as possible so that airport pick up time can be changed and our local representative can arrive on time.
We advise our volunteers to come to Kenya one day before the start date of their volunteer projects.
However, keep in mind that we do not offer airport drop-off service but our in-country coordinator will be more than happy to assist you in making necessary transportation.
A valid tourist visa from the Kenyan Immigration Department is needed to enter in Kenya as a volunteer. So, we suggest you to get a visa by visiting the embassy or consulate of Kenya in your home country before arriving in Kenya for our projects. You can get visa on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You can also apply online for an electronic visa here
The most recommended vaccines for Kenya are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Pneumonia, Polio, Chickenpox, Typhoid, TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Meningitis, Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR), Shingles, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Influenza, and Cholera.
Check out this link to find more information about these vaccinations before the start of your teaching English volunteering program in Kenya.
Why Teaching Volunteer Kenya?
Volunteering in Kenya in Teach English Program lets you completely immerse yourself in educating and teaching English to those who have limited resources and economic stability contributing to a better and brighter future for children
You will share your love of the English language and work alongside fellow educators
Volunteering in this project allows you to actively teach in orphanages, primary schools and secondary schools where you are completely free to share your love of the English language while collaborating with local educators positively impacting the education of children.
You will get real world experience working in a classroom
As a volunteer teacher in Kenya, you will have the opportunity to teach English abroad and get a real world experience of teaching a class in different environment with unfamiliar curriculums. You may encounter challenges, but the rewards and experiences will outweigh any difficulties and last a lifetime
You will get the opportunity to educate deprived children
Taking part in this project gives you the opportunity to teach young children in rural schools of Kenya. You can take English classes and train students on both spoken as well as written English. This proves to be a great platform for you to provide that much needed education to these children.
You will Understand the Education System of Kenya
Another key benefit of volunteering in teaching English program in Kenya is that you get to learn about a new and different education system, which in itself will be an enriching experience. This will help you become familiar with the education system in Kenya and make it easier to practice learning foreign teaching methods.
You will gain valuable work experience of teaching international
When you volunteer in Kenya,it not only benefits you but also the children It helps you gain valuable work experience of teaching in a foreign country which can come handy in your future career as well as academic prospects.
You will elevate the level of education in rural areas of Kenya
Majority of population in Kenya face a lot of hardships educating themselves and learning English language. So, by participating in this Teaching volunteering program in Kenya, you’ll be able to provide easy access to learn English and elevate the overall level of education in the rural Kenyan communities.
Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Kenya
No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Kenya such as
volunteering with HIV/AIDS victims,
volunteering with orphaned children and much more.
For more information on our exciting programs in Kenya, contact us today.
Teaching English Opportunities in Other Countries
Other than this teaching English program in Kenya, we also offer great volunteer opportunities teaching English in many countries cross the world.
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