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Camp Counselors Africa
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Organization Description
Camp Counselors Africa is a non profit organization registered as an NGO working in Kenya to support poor children to access quality education in the urban slums and rural areas. The organization provides direct support such like feeding program, education materials and facilities. Talking about vulnerable children you also don’t forget about women who are parents or guardians of the vulnerable who need this help too, we conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities . We support most of the children who come from hurting backgrounds where we have either a father, Mother or no parent at all for them to depend on. Some are orphans and other from backgrounds of inherited poverty where both Parents have no permanent job. Some single mothers opt to go into prostitution in order to get just a meal for the children whereby cannot educate a child. Camp Counselors Africa is trying very hard in empowering the poor in the community to alleviate poverty .Poverty is a major problem affecting the status of women and children in Kenya .The current economical growth in Kenyan has resulted to the high cost of basic needs like food, basic services as health and education places enormous burden on poor families of which women and Children are victims of these circumstances.

Children born in slums and rural areas need special protection and support. It is with such great challenges to the poor in those areas that Camp Counselors Africa seeks to recruit interested volunteers to come and give skills, support the poor who are highly exposed to risk. We address some of the most serious problems in urban slums and rural areas, including Education, HIV/AIDS, Poverty, and Malaria, hunger, Vulnerable Children and orphans. We also focus on empowering the youth of Kenya through skills and leadership training.

We will travel to the National Museum, tour the orphanage within around Nairobi County, and we go for a Safari at the Nairobi National Park. Volunteers experience the joy of working with children while exploring our beautiful country, all within the period you will choose to Volunteer.

Volunteers bring great energy and excitement when they come to our Centres. Every year we look forward to having you stay with us and share your experiences. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is a privilege for us to have you and welcome you to our family.

The following are some of the qualities that can contribute to a pleasant experience at Camp Counselors Africa. We are selective with the type of people we would like to work with. Our aim is to attract those that have a positive attitude and realistic expectations.

Education if you have any level of teaching or just interested in teaching then please get in touch. There are various ways you can teach from in the classroom through helping one of the community projects we are supporting.

By volunteering with Camp Counselors Africa, you will be contributing to established projects in areas which are in real need. It is one of the most rewarding ways of making a difference in the world around you. You will be living and working alongside local people, exploring a new culture and experience by helping them to build a better future. If there are more than one project areas you are interested in, you can even combine two placements to create your own unique experience, greatest things you can give to our people is your personal understanding and Empathy.

We would like volunteers to help around the centers, all areas possible and those with passionate about volunteering.

Volunteering daily schedule Monday to Friday 8: 00am to 4:30pm

The following are duties to perform: Teaching, Special Projects, Kitchen duties, Cleaning, Childcare, and Coaching.

Other Volunteers are allowed to hold workshops to educate our caregivers about child care or any other education workshop. Some can be placed permanently in the kitchen. We also take our volunteers to our other centres and they can help with support groups and an opportunity to see how the other centres operate. They can also offer to teach kids English. The children are from ages 1-17

The following is our dietary List of Food:
Rice, beans, milk, eggs, Chapati, Matoke (Cooked Banana) Fruit, vegetables and African food to enjoy.
Experience activities around Nairobi County and the surrounding Counties weekends. The money covers living expenses and Camp Counselors Africa Centre’s operating expenses. Please confirm your intent and payment 60 days prior to arrival date.

Visa information will be slightly different for every traveler. This will depend on your nationality and whether you are travelling before or after your trip with us. Its very important that you give yourself enough time to get visa's sorted before you leave. It up to the individual traveler to check out their own visa requirements and make sure their passport is up to date.

Starting Dates: 10 January 2016 - 30 March 201610 May 2016 - 30 July 2016
10 September 2016 - 30 November 2016

Airport pick up and dropped off at Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi

We have many opportunities for volunteers. All those interested, talented in a specific area, we most welcome you to join us for the better future of our community.
Are you ready to help create job opportunities for our youths by helping them learn various skills and be self reliance?
Do you have experience in teaching?
Do you have any experience in web design and web development,?
We are also looking for a fundraising and Development Volunteer who will be responsible for the following:
The Fundraising and Development intern/volunteer will work under the supervision of the C.E.O, to develop office systems, fundraising strategy, develop and manage communications with donors. The volunteer/intern will have access to log in details and will be able to update all fundraising sites of Camp Counselors Africa.
The project will focus toward creating fundraising and communication strategy, operational and organizational materials.
The major intention of the project is to ensure that the organization raises funds for implementation of its activities and establishment and operationalization of organizational components (financial, website, operational manuals, donor database, photo data base, promotional materials, etc.)

As a volunteer you are welcome to share your experience and talent as a teacher in helping the children get education. But most importantly is to help them before they go to the streets and out of child labour. Going to School is a right of a child and a basic human right. But many children in slums don't go to school. We are trying to change this. Your help is most welcome.

You can too volunteer with a friend or a group and look forward to enjoy our traditional African food and culture. Most of the friendly people in this Universe. One of the best safari locations in the world. Extra trips such as Visiting National Park and city tour included in your fees.
Childcare / Children, Education, Sports
Skills Needed
Assisting in teaching , Athletics, soccer and netball assisting sports coaches, Abilility to work with marginalized people in the community , Community networking, proposal writing, Elementary teacher, Environmental
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$266 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay, Internet
Jared Nchogu
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