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    Volunteer
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    Children

    Shangilia day care center is supporting orphaned and the vulnerable children in Wagusu village Bondo District, Siaya County of Nyanza Province in western Kenya. Volunteer with children in Kenya!

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    Volunteer
    Medical
    Interns

    Kvcdp offers volunteer in kenya internship opportunities in community development projects for support and cross cultural exchange with the help of local and international volunteers

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    KVCDP
    Adventure
    Tours

    Explore the wonders of Kenya as you serve to help improve the livelihoods of the less fortunate people in Kenya. Choose to sample some of kenya's top adventure safari packages.

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    Operation
    Africa
    Volunteers.

    Kvcdp in parnership with Texas A&M University students has been able to organize a free medical work camp program in kenya for the last four years on program operation Africa volunteers.

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Heart in Hand With Voluntary Work in Kenya

Connect With Us!

Become a true citizen of the world through kvcdp volunteering programs. kvcdp volunteer programs let you break out of the normal tourist travel and make a real, lasting change on your volunteer abroad in Kenya programs

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Why Kvcdp ?

Kvcdp have been running volunteering programs, medical work camps in Kenya since 2005. We have so far handled over 5000 happy volunteers from all walks of life who share our vision that together we can make a difference

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Meaningful Travel

Kvcdp volunteer programs are open to all volunteers with the same spirit and welcome volunteers from all walks of life who wish to come to Kenya to share our commitment and care in supporting vulnerable communities.

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Volunteer in Kenya

Volunteer Application Form

13 Jul 2011 by Jacky

Kenya Volunteer Travel

Tour and Safaris
Volunteering is quite intensive and volunteers are advised to take short breaks during their volunteer time to do sightseeing e.g. kit-mikai, Traditional home set up, Boat-Riding etc. Kenya is the most beautiful country with lots of adventures and landscape one would want to explore before returning home. For low cost tours we recommend http://www.africahomeadventure.com that can always be helpful in organizing safari packages in both Kenya & Tanzania at affordable rates. It is affiliated with the Enchoro Wildlife Camp Masai Mara http://www.enchorowildlifecamp.com which caters for budget accommodation for travelers and 5% of the company proceeds goes along to support our development programs in western Kenya.

Accommodation and Meals
The accommodations in each village vary . Volunteers can stay with host families, rented rooms hostel/hotel or at the community resource center. There are provisions for beds, mattresses bed sheets and mosquito nets. The bathroom facilities range from pit latrines to flush toilets. Bathing may consist of either a bucket or a basin of water.

Kenyan villages rely on a simple, largely vegetarian diet. A national dish called Ugali, which is cornmeal cooked with water and flour either maize or millet to a consistency like thick mashed potatoes. Beans, rice, potatoes, and green vegetables (e.g., kale's) are also important to the African diet. Sometimes, meat from goats, chicken, or cows are included. You may find fish near Lake Victoria. Fresh fruit (e.g., banana, watermelon, pineapple, mango -- depending on the season) are abundant as well.

13 Jul 2011 by Jacky

Youth Volunteer Programs

KVCDP recruits young enthusiastic local and International volunteers by giving them the chance to work towards sustanable community development projects. The programs are uniquely suited to match local challenges in communities that we support.

We believe that our well thought youth network boosts KVCDP capability to provide the best placements. We have available placements from two weeks to one year. These volunteer placements inlcudes building a home for an old lady in the village, a classroom for orphans in an orphanage, behavior change communication in schools, fencing , road construction and many others.

WHERE TO WORK AND WHO TO WORK WITH?

-Community based organisations
-Local Schools
-Hospitals and Health Clinics/centres
-Children orphanages
-Churches
-Non Governmental Organisations

PEACE RECONCILIATION (RE-CONSTRUCTION)
We at KVCDP are deeply concerned by what was brought about by the post election violence that rocked the country after Dec 2007 General elections.
Now that peace has been restored in the counry after political agreement by the two political parties, KVCDP is committed to the peace process that will bring the will and understanding among our Kenyan communities. We are calling on all the youths serving organisations world wide to join us in addressing the crisis through unique initiatives known as international work camps for peace reconciliation and reconstruction to help eliminate the disconect between people and their culture. The youth volunteers will hold peace rallies, community services among other activities. Volunteers can bring small or big donations to the affected members of our communities during work camps and we help them share a message of peace.

We urge you to make a commitment and be the cause of this change.

How to apply

Steps.
1. Choose a project from the project list and send us an online application form with your requested travel dates, length of the stay and number of people in your group.

2. Once we receive the application, we will notify you immediately, kindly give us 2-3 days to process your application and match your placement.

Upon confirmation.
3. We will send you a notification of preliminary acceptance and a pre-departure information.

4. Make your travel arrangement and other practical arrangements earlier enough to avoid last minute rush.

If you require further assistance or request please don’t hesitate to email us.

Placement duration: Throughout the year

Participants: Open to worldwide participants both individual and group volunteers.

Living arrangements: Homestays and shared. Volunteers will use buckets or basins for their bath and use a pit latrine.

Meals: Three meals a day

Transport: Public shuttles, mini-busses, Motorbykes and bykes (known as bodaboda)

Qualifications: No particular expertise or skills required. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient. However, specialized skills and expertise will be used accordingly.

Language: English

Orientation: All volunteers will first be met in Nairobi for orientation before travelling to the project Location.

Leisure activities: Carried out on weekends

Age: 16 + years