IHF volunteering program in Kenya

by IHF

Apply to the unique ‘Voluntourist’ programme at one of the International Humanity Foundation’s education centers in Kenya!

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our orphanage and education centers, one of which is in Kenya.

IHF has grown over the past 25 years under the visionary leadership of Carol Sasaki (CEO) and the dedication of thousands of volunteers from around the world.

IHF is distinct from other NGO’s in this field as we practice the ‘Pass it on’ ethos in marginalized regions. We offer the privilege of education to those who without our organization could not reach it. IHF has no central headquarters, as each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. IHF ‘Voluntourists’ teach English, computer and math classes as well as maintaining relationships with local staff and the local population at every centre. The relationships formed between the children and Voluntourists are lasting as they remain in touch for years afterward.

At the Kenya center, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six day a week. There is time to sightsee and tour the nation, but work remains an important priority. This is a unique position within IHF as it allows the volunteer firsthand experience in the field, also having time to explore the local area – without the need to do international tasks like other volunteers. Once the Voluntourist has completed their term with IHF, more traditional tourism activities are ready at hand. Lake Nakuru National Park, UNESCO World Heritage site and famed home of flamingo flocks and white rhinoceroses, is within ten kilometres of our Kenyan center, and the magnificent Mt. Elgon and Hell’s Gate National Parks are both within an easy day’s drive.

Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. Although we are mainly seeking those with the above expertise, IHF is willing to consider those with transferrable skills if you can demonstrate them during our application process. Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential.

Costs: IHF is committed to offering a flexible, affordable service experience. There is no application fee, and the weekly fees for individuals are USD $150 and for couples and families only USD $200 to cover the costs for their room and board, both of which are very simple, at the center. Only married couples and immediate family will be allowed to share a room due to strict cultural codes.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - voluntourist@ihfonline.org
If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering

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