Volunteering

Volunteering

At Generation Guiders, we believe everyone can learn from one another. That is why we welcome volunteers because it is a chance for us and for the volunteer to learn and broaden the horizon. We have hosted 14 volunteers over the past 3 years from the US, Australia and Germany.

As a volunteer you would have multiple opportunities to support our project. Some of the main tasks would be:

Distribution of sanitary pads

Fundraising

Supporting workshops and organization of events for the girls

But we’re always open to include your interests and talents into our schedule, so let us know what you’d like to do!

Good to know before you come to Kenya

If you’re wondering what you could bring as a souvenir or for the children, the following items would be much appreciated:

Digital cameras

School supplies (like pencils, ball pens, notebooks)

Sewing materials (like threads, needles)

Clothes

Also, this little checklist might help:

Get appropriate vaccination (e. g. yellow fever, especially if you want to travel to other African countries)

Apply for your visa online (recommended) but it can also be obtained at the airport in Nairobi

Check with the Kenyan immigration office regarding further immigration requirements

Bring clothes for cold weather but also sunscreen

What else?

You will live in a rental house close to the city center of Kachibora. Erick's family and the staff will live with you in the same plot. You will have your own room equiped with bed, table and mosquito net. You'll have the chance to experience a true Kenyan family life as you will be sharing meals with your host family. You're also invited to participate in family activities! 

Your average working time will be 4 -5 hours per day, Saturday and Sunday will be off.

As we’re always working on a very tight budget, we hope you understand that we ask for a little contribution of 20$ per week (for three meals a day, drinking water and laundry). In addition, the rent will be 15$ per month. 

Kachibora, where the project is located, is a half an hour ride away from Kitale. Kitale is a medium-sized town that offers all neccessar infrastructure (e. G. transport to other cities, pharmacies, supermarkets, bars and clubs, ATMs). Uganda is not far and always worth a visit. Apart from that, there are several nationalparks close by (e. g. Mount Elgon or Kakamega Forrest). Nairobi is a 7 hours ride away. 

Interested?

Then contact us via e-mail and tell us a bit about you and your availabilities! You can also find our profile on workaway.info.