International Volunteer Camps

Location: Kenya: Kisumu, Nairobi, Rural Areas

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

http://www.eliabroad.org

1290 N. Williams St. Suite 303 Denver, CO 80218 United States

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Phone: (303) 321-8278

Fax: 303-847-5445

Description

Join volunteers from around the globe on this three-week project in Kenya! The International Work Camp offers participants from 18 years old a low-cost alternative to other volunteering programs.

The projects are organized by the Kenya Voluntary Development Association and serve all areas of Kenya. Volunteers meet in Nairobi for a one-day orientation before heading off to the work camp site as a group. We work with many other organizations worldwide to provide volunteers for these projects.

Participants need to be ready to adapt to life in poor communities. Hence, we call out to flexible participants who are ready to camp for the duration of the program. Sleeping arrangements are made in spaces provided by the community and there may not be cots or beds available, and toilet facilities consist of pit latrines. Bath shelters provide privacy for taking bucket baths. Participants must plan to not have access to running water and electricity. All meals are included in the program fee, but please keep in mind that the meals will be typical Kenyan meals and may not include luxuries, such as meat.

Highlights

The International Volunteer Camp Program is a low-cost alternative that gives volunteers the opportunity to work on a three week long project with other volunteers from all over the world. The projects are organized by the Kenya Voluntary Development Association and serve all areas of Kenya. Volunteers meet in Nairobi for a 1-day orientation before heading off to the work camp site as a group. ELI, along with many other organizations worldwide, provides volunteers for these projects.

The concept of voluntary workcamps started as an international movement in the early 1920s as a positive and creative approach to erase the hatred and fears created by World War One. The success of the concept spread worldwide, and the first international work camp in Kenya began in 1956. By joining an international work camp, you will become part of a volunteering heritage stretching back almost 100 years.

Qualifications

No qualifications required.

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Food, accommodation, tour of Nairobi, orientation, travel to site, in-country support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Agriculture
  • AIDS
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Public Health
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Senior Citizens
  • English Teaching
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Reforestation
  • Disaster Relief
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Projects
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
Typical Volunteer
There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Kenya

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Resume
  • Written Application
Year Founded

2001

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