We are excited to give you a chance to offer your services where it’s most needed-without any financial gain. Bigmac Africa Safaris will get you placement under way where you will Not only have an opportunity to experience the local culture but also provide a way in which you can make a difference by touching peoples lives in a positive way.
Your volunteering can be for skill development, socialization, fun or a way of extending a helping hand. You can volunteer in a wide range of projects including; Teaching, Orphanage caring, Sports Education, HIV/AIDS awareness& caring, Special Needs caring, Music Education, Women's Education and Medical field. You can choose between rural, urban or sub-urban areas.
We have highlighted the most popular areas of volunteering:
Volunteer in Old Age Homes
Traditionally old people lived with their adult children, however, because of the high incidence of AIDS many men and women from this generation have died leaving no one to care for their aging parents.
Program Description: Volunteers are needed to support and take care of old people in the care homes. Volunteers would work along local staff in the care homes to provide, personal care, feeding, taking care of medicines, physical activity, personal hygiene and simply spending quality time with them to cheer them up and bring a smile to their face
Volunteer in an Orphanage in Kenya
Once placed here, a volunteer can decide to work in either of the departments – Cook for the children, feed them, teach them, help with laundry, mop the floor, give those who are sick their medication and soothe them to sleep one at a time.
At present, most of the centers are short of staff and most of the above chores are taken care of by a slim staff collectively with the children.
The children are from different backgrounds hence, have different emotional problems in addition to societal effects that range from grinding poverty to HIV/AIDS.
Medical/Dental Internship in Kenya
You will find The Kenya Medical/Dental Missions and Internships opportunity enlightening and rewarding. It's a great opportunity to donate your skills and time to helping others in need, while gaining hands-on medical experience and learning firsthand about medical care in Kenya
Medical and Dental Interns work in hospitals, small clinics, old age homes, orphanages and shelter homes to assist the staff in the treatment of patients. They can educate and guide these disadvantaged people about sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and provide first aid to people with small injuries.
Volunteer in HIV/AIDS Awareness Program
Community Care and Support for People living with HIV/AIDS, a transitionalShelter for AIDS patients, acts as a bridge between health care institutions and patients’ families, to create awareness in the community.
You will foster AIDS awareness in the local community working within a local organization. You will educate the people on how AIDS gets transmitted and how it can be controlled. You will increase HIV/AIDS awareness among the Kenyan population and share your time with them for 20-30 hours a week.
Volunteer Teaching Kenya
Description: Teach English, Mathematics, Science and other subjects at our primary schools in urban and rural areas of Kenya. No teaching certificate is required, but native English speakers are preferred.
Your voluntary contribution to teach English as a second language in Kenya or to teach other subjects, will be highly appreciated and fulfilling to yourself. We work with a number of schools where teaching volunteers will be placed..
Those volunteering for international teaching in Kenya are expected to have at least graduated from high school or be enrolled in a college.
Volunteer Sports Coaching in Kenya
Description: On your sports coaching placement you will be part of a group of volunteers teaching or coaching sport in Kenya. You will work and have fun with the rest of the group. Your responsibilities will be for PE and sports coaching with, perhaps, some academic teaching should you want it, whereas theirs will be for academic subjects with some sports as an optional extra.
In many schools in Kenya sport is not very well organised mainly because of lack of equipment and facilities. Your contribution whilst volunteering in Kenya will be to help improve the sporting ethos of the school will mean a great deal.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program and have at least a high school education. All volunteers must provide a criminal background which will be checked on arrival in Kenya. Volunteers participating on the Medical Placement must have appropriate training and certification to be presented no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival
A typical week day you are expected to work from 8:00 to 5:00 with tea & lunch breaks, on weekend you will be free to just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of Kenya or embark on a safari. If volunteers wish to volunteer over the weekends, they can join local teams and visit orphanages to spend time simply playing with and entertaining the children.
Even though you will be hosted by a family, there is a small fee you are supposed to pay to sustain your meals, administration, pickups to & from your placement, airport transfer. Apply now for more information.