The center is located in Kenya’s Rift Valley, in an area known as the African Great Lakes region, meaning when you are not volunteering, you are within two hours of some of the most spectacular national parks, wildlife, and adventure experiences you will find anywhere in Africa. Nakuru, Kenya acts as a hub for our education and agricultural projects, as well as our other community development and empowerment work.
The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Kenya for over 20 years working with local tribes, caring for and education children born into poverty and providing a place where international knowledge and skills can be employed to support the local community. Volunteers who sign up to donate their time at our IHF Kenya Center make a very real impact during their stay participating in any or all of the following local tasks:
Provide hands on help with the Center's day-to-day operations
Participate in a cultural exchange, organizing special games and activities with our children
Support our sustainable Peace Farm Project and learn how agriculture is still a vital part of everyday Kenyan life
Help supplement our children’s education by joining in with our evening reading and study programs
IHF is looking for volunteers who can commit at least two (2) weeks to our Legacy Program. Volunteers accepted to this program will have:
Confidence using the English language (both spoken and written)
An open-mind, with an interest in learning not just about the community, but from the community
Deep empathy for impoverished children and their communities
A commitment to our Core Values.
Previous international travel and volunteer experience is a plus.
Note: Volunteers need no prior experience in the NGO field, but do need to have, patience, kindness, and a love of children. We provide all the necessary training, background, and supplies necessary for you to have meaningful interactions with the children and wider community.