International Volunteer HQhttp://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-ke...
Level 6 62 Gill Street New Plymouth, Taranaki 4342 New Zealand
Kenya: Mombasa, Nairobi
1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
Starts on the 1st and 15th of each month
* Volunteer and Teach in Kenya!
Volunteers on the Teaching program in Kenya are placed in community schools, public schools or orphanage schools. Many of the schools we work with are constantly understaffed and are always in need of new volunteers.
In this program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Typical subjects taught include English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art and Physical Education. School in Kenya runs for three terms a year (Term One - January to March, Term Two - May to July, Term Three - September to November). There are short breaks between these terms in the months of April, August and December during which time volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials for senior students, or participate in another placement.
An example placement: Dagorretti Primary School
This school is located approximately 10 minutes out of Kibera and provides education for over 300 children ranging age from 5-15. Similar to many schools in this area, there is a desperate shortage of teachers and professional to help educate the children.
* Volunteer and Teach in Maasai-land!
With the introduction of free primary school education in Kenya, the Kenyan Government was faced with a dilemma. A large amount of students entitled to an education and a comparative lack of teachers. Teaching at a Maasai community school is an experience like no other. Giraffes often wander freely around the school grounds and it is no big deal to have some wild animal burrow holes through the school fields overnight.
Typical subjects taught include - English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art and Physical Education. School in Kenya runs for three terms a year (Term One - January to March, Term Two - May to July, Term Three - September to November). There are short breaks between these terms in the months of April, August and December during which time volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials for senior students, or participate in another placement.
Volunteers do not need to be qualified teachers, or have previous teaching experience.
10 Great Reasons to choose IVHQ for your volunteering experiences:
* Affordability - Low program fees which focus on getting more and more people to volunteer abroad and help those in need!
* Flexibility - We work with you to arrange your trip!
* Quality - High quality programs and great feedback from past volunteers! 5000 volunteers annually cannot be wrong!
* Support - Dedicated IVHQ volunteer abroad program coordinator to help your arrange your trip!
* Safety - All locations and accommodation, vetted by IVHQ staff!
* Friendship - Over 5000 volunteers annually meaning you will meet lots of volunteers to volunteer and socialize with!
* Need - Hundreds of projects around the world that need volunteers!
* Loyalty - Long term partnerships with communities meaning real change!
* Experience - Over 15000 volunteers placed around the world making us one of the world's most experienced organizations!
* Enjoyment - "The best experience of my life!" Thousands of volunteers say this to us every year - we are sure you will too!
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school education.
Volunteers must speak English and feel confident teaching the basics of both written and spoken English.
Volunteers DO NOT need to be qualified teachers, or have previous teaching experience.
From USD 270!
Volunteers pay a registration fee of USD 249 which covers 24/7 support from IVHQ staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
They then pay a program fee, dependent on the duration of their volunteer program, which covers accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, In-country 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs. Volunteers are responsible for their own flights, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations (where required).
The majority of our volunteers are aged between 18 and 30, but we do have many older volunteers participate on our programs (including 82 year olds!) and we welcome all volunteers regardless of their age.
18 and over
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups of between 2 and 20
International Volunteer HQ aims to provide volunteers with quality, flexible, safe and highly affordable volunteering placements in developing countries. In addition to providing aid and assistance to these countries, International Volunteer HQ endeavors to increase education and heighten awareness through not only the skills and expertise taken by volunteers to their host communities and institutions, but also through the experiences and lessons volunteers will in turn take back to their own countries and cultures.
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