HIV volunteering Kenya!
Do you want to join the fight against HIV/AIDS in Kenya? Do you want to make a difference in the face of healthcare in rural areas of Africa? Do you dream of taking the world-famous African Safari? If you can relate then join this HIV volunteering opportunity in Kenya.
Kenya is gorgeous country in East Africa best known for its natural national parks filled with hundred of thousands wildlife. People from around the world travel to take the breathtaking Masai Mara Safari and watch the spectacular wildebeest migration.
Unfortunately, every year, AIDS claims lives of thousands of Kenyan children and adults. It is estimated that about 900,000 Kenyans are infected with HIV/AIDS, and that number is expanding rapidly. This deadly disease mostly affects people in impoverished communities especially in rural areas. Real grassroots efforts are needed to prevent more human disaster in this millennium. In collaboration with local groups, Global Crossroad has established a HIV volunteer program in Kenya seeking to promote awareness among the local communities.
You are really needed in this program to support local experts engage in training, education, and demonstration activities to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in local Kenyan communities. Your care and support will incredibly save lives of those suffering including the ones at risk to contract the disease. Your effort to create awareness will spiral down to the future generations.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
When volunteering in in Kenya in HIV program, you will take care of HIV/AIDS infected patients and engage them in educational and training activities meant to increase awareness and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya. You are literally fighting the virus from the ground up! Your help is highly useful in the following activities:
- Caring for and providing encouragement of HIV/AIDS infected individuals
- Counseling and offering educational program in hospitals and communities
- Increasing "personal risk perception" among the youth, men, and women by involving them in HIV/AIDS preventive education in the community
- Assisting with various HIV/AIDS organizations in the community outreach Kenya volunteer opportunity, such as hospice care, recreational, and educational programs, and voluntary HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, as well as educational seminars and conferences
Your efforts will support the much-needed attention needed by those suffering from the disease that unfortunately are the most poor in the community. Through the awareness campaigns you will fight to save lives by reducing the risk of spreading the disease and eventually Kenya living HIV/AIDS free.
Skills and Qualifications
You do not need any specific qualifications to volunteer with HIV/AIDS program in Kenya. However, you need to be compassionate, kind, loving and have a passion to help people in need with a deep desire to live in a world free of suffering. Your understanding of Kenyan culture and the Swahili language will help to improve the experience for you and those with whom you interact with.
When you arrive in Kenya, our local staff will pick you at the airport and take you to meet your host family who will be happily waiting for your arrival. The next morning, our local staff gives you an orientation about country, safety, project, rules and regulations of the project, etc.
After orientation, you will be taken to your respective project, introduced to local staffs and children. Every day will be exciting filled with different activities so your daily schedule will vary every day but here is how your daily schedule will look like:
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Kenya in HIV program, you will be accompanied to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.
- Weekdays: Your tasks and responsibilities will vary everyday but your typical day will be something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: The day will start early and bright with a home cooked Kenya breakfast, which you will share with your host family.
- 7.45 AM: You will then travel to your placements for a day full of experiences spreading HIV awareness.
- 12.00 PM: You will break for lunch around this time, which you can share with your colleagues.
- 3.00 PM: Around this time you will generally finish your work, and have the rest of the day free to explore the culture and history of Kenya.
- 6.45 PM: Dinner will be served which you can enjoy with your family as you learn more about Kenyan culture.
HIV Volunteering 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.
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
Our accommodation in Kenya will be offered you by a caring and respectful host family. The host family accommodation is safe, secure and comfortable with western-style toilet, electricity and running water. In addition it comes fully furnished with multiple modern facilities and cozy single beds. You will also be served with 3 home cooked meals (breakfast, Lunch and dinner) per day.
Your family will help you settle in by guiding you and teaching you about Kenyan culture and this will be a great opportunity to immerse yourself to the Kenyan culture.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You will have a lot of time to travel and explore during your HIV volunteer program in Kenya. Over the week you will only work for 4-5 hours leaving you plenty of time in the evenings to discover local attractions or shopping. Over the weekend you will also have a lot of time to travel across Kenya from the Coast to the National parks and the Masai Mara.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our number one priority. Our program is safe and has served thousands of volunteers since 2003 without a major incident. Also, every year we reevaluated our programs to ensure they are safe and secure. While you are in Kenya a full time in-country coordinator will be available for you incase you need anything. And if anything comes up we respond immediately to safety concerns.
HIV Volunteering Kenya: FAQs
Arrival and departure
Make sure to fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for our HIV AIDS volunteer opportunity in Kenya. Before boarding your flight to Kenya, inform our local country coordinator about your arrival and departure time.
Global Crossroad advises all of its volunteers to come to Kenya one day before the start date of their volunteer projects. It is very important to notify our in-country coordinator about flight delays/cancellation and missed flights as soon as possible.
You will be welcomed by our local representative at the airport after your arrival in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
After the end of Kenya HIV volunteer program, we will not offer airport transfer services.
Tourist visa is a must for anyone planning to visit Kenya. But there’s on arrival visa available in Kenya. You can also visit the Embassy of Kenya in your home country and apply for a tourist visa. It takes a couple of days to complete the entire visa process. Click this link and fill up an online visa application form. If you plan on staying longer than 90 days then you’ll have to apply for visa extension. For that you’ll must visit the Immigration Office in Nairobi.
Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Meningitis, Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR), Polio, Hepatitis B, Pneumonia, Cholera, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Chickenpox, TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), and Shingles are necessary for our HIV AIDS Kenya volunteer work programs.
Why volunteer in HIV project in Kenya?
Create awareness regarding HIV/AIDS and help change the lives of the affected.
Spreading awareness about HIV for changing the lives of the HIV/AIDS patients is a challenging commitment. Despite the challenges that you might encounter, it always helps in making the people understand risks involved if affected by this deadly disease.
Lend HIV/aids infected support in their struggle for survival
When you take part in this volunteer program you get an opportunity to help and assist the local organization in reaching out to more number of HIV infected people. Your work and skills will open new doors for treating this disease and most probably with the best solution to overcome their sickness.
Providing safe and secured environment to the HIV infected
Taking part in Volunteering in Kenya in HIV/AIDS project programs will provide a life changing opportunity to provide the HIV/AIDS affected a secure and safe environment to live in. Your care, love and attention will ensure that they feel that they are not discriminated of neglected.
Create a bond of long lasting relationships with HIV infected patients
HIV affected people, need attention, care and guidance to lead a healthy and a better life in future. When you participate in this project, you will always make them feel that they are part of the society like other people are. Your bond will allow them to get a feel of belongingness.
Give the HIV/AIDS infected community hope and happiness.
Volunteer work in Kenya with HIV/AIDS programs involves working with people who are neglected and overlooked by the society. They are often looked down upon as an unwanted part of the society. By devoting yourself to them it might look small to you, but for them its huge and valuable.
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No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Kenya such as
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For more information on our exciting programs in Kenya, contact us today.
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