Drug Rehabilitation Program in Diani Beach, Kenya

Location: Kenya: Mombasa, Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Are you looking for a real challenge?

On this challenging yet rewarding project, volunteers will work alongside a team of local volunteers to run a drug awareness community center. The main role of the center is to carry out daily outreach walks into the areas where drug users are known to spend time. During these walks the staff and volunteers will hand out packs of clean needles, syringes, alcohol wipes and injecting liquid. They will also pick up and safely dispose of used needles, clean and dress abscesses and wounds the drug users have.

Whilst volunteers do not need a background in the Medical field, they need to be prepared to work hands on with drug addicts. Volunteers will spend afternoons at the center in the community working with any drop in clients and planning community activities to raise awareness of drugs, HIV/AIDS, sexual health and hygiene.

This project is not for the faint of heart, and will require a great deal of maturity and strength. Volunteers need to be aware that they will be working hands on with users of hard drugs and WILL witness people injecting drugs. As a result of this, there is a strict minimum age limit of 21 to join this program.

Highlights

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Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

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Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

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Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

Qualifications

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old at the start of the placements. A good command of English is required.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

$300-600

Cost Include Description:

Includes accommodation, food, an airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Anthropology
  • Biological Research
  • AIDS
  • Public Health
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Education
  • Senior Citizens
  • Health Care
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Gender Issues
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Hospital
  • Street Children
  • Volunteer Management
  • Youth
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Age Range
21-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, European, American, Canadian Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Kenya

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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