Responsible Tourism , Volunteer, Volunteering & Internships

YHA-Kenya Travel Tours & Safaris -Responsible Tourism ,Travel, Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteering & Internships.

Have you ever dreamt of teaching children to read or helping preserve the habitat of an endangered species? You may be able to make those dreams come true. While travelling and studying in a new city and country it can be an amazing experience in itself, some students and travellers want to give back to the communities who are hosting them and make a difference in their own way while they’re abroad.

For these travellers and students, programs that help them volunteer can be the perfect blend of travel and service, offering a chance to learn, grow, and have life-changing experiences.

There are various opportunities for students and other travellers looking to volunteer abroad, covering a wide range of countries, types of work, and lengths of stay that can meet the needs of nearly any developmental charity-minded student traveller. Yet even those who want to give back may not know where to start looking for volunteer work programs, how to finance a trip, or may just be intimidated by the idea of travelling and working in another country without a steady income.

Should You Volunteer Abroad?

While volunteering abroad is a noble endeavour, not all students and travellers may be well-suited to the challenges it poses. Others may simply find that it doesn’t work well within their plans for college and will need to wait until they’ve graduated to explore these kinds of opportunities. While there’s no foolproof way to know if you’re ready to volunteer abroad, here are some questions to ask yourself before signing on for any program.

Can you respect other cultures even when they differ from your own? Depending on where you travel, you may encounter cultural beliefs that are very different from your own and may even make you uncomfortable. Being able to live among people you may not always agree with and be respectful of their beliefs even if you don’t share them may be a critical part of your experience abroad.

 Are you flexible? As a volunteer, you’ll have to go along with whatever tasks your program needs you to assist with. This may mean letting go of grandiose plans for changing the world to focus on everyday, basic tasks. Volunteering abroad will also require flexibility from you in a range of other areas, from where you’ll live to how you spend your free time.

    How do you cope with being outside of your comfort zone? Most places that are in dire need of volunteers are going to push you outside of your comfort zone in one way another, either in terms of comfort, culture or in the leadership they require of you. How have you coped with being pushed out of your comfort zone in the past? While new, sometimes uncomfortable experiences can help you grow, for some living and working this far outside of what they know will be more stressful than productive.

Does volunteering fit into your goals? Before signing up for a program, it’s important to think about what you expect to get out of a program and to assess how it will fit into your long-term goals for school and your career. If you need to focus on internships or taking classes over your breaks, volunteering may not be the best option for you. For others, it might be a nice change of pace from a tough academic schedule.

    What are your expectations? It’s also critical to think about what your expectations for a volunteering program are as well. If you’re used to living in luxury housing, you may need to think about how you’ll cope with a lack of indoor plumbing or primitive housing. Even if you’re sure you want to volunteer, you need to think seriously about where you want to go and what kind of experience you want to have, as this will play a big role in determining whether or not you enjoy volunteering or are overwhelmed by it.

    Why do you want to volunteer abroad? 

This is perhaps one of the most important questions to ask yourself before signing up to volunteer abroad. Do you simply want to bolster your resume? Do you want to make a difference? Are you passionate about a cause? Knowing why you want to volunteer in Kenya can help you determine where you should go, what you should do, and even how long you should stay.

If you’re unsure about your answers to these questions or find elements of them troubling, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to rule out volunteering abroad. Take your time carefully considering your options, talking to others who’ve been through the experience, and ensuring you’re taking on the project at the right time for your educational career.

Your Options for Volunteering  in Kenya.

Opportunities for volunteering abroad and more so in Africa, Kenya have exploded. There are thousands of  volunteer opportunities through organisations  and non-profit programs offering the chance for students, researchers, travellers and anyone else to spend time living in and providing community service to an area in need. It’s impossible to cover the entire spectrum of programs in one article, so here are just a few common types of overseas experiences that may pique your interest and get you ready to take off on your own altruistic adventures.

Those who enjoy hands-on, eco-focused experiences will love the opportunity to work outdoors and play a central role in local communities through the program.

For those who prefer to work directly with helping people, a program such as the Working with orphaned children, Teaching, medical/health programs, internships or doing work camp projects with local communities may be a more satisfying choice.

Responsible Tourism & Volunteering in Kenya.

Volunteer and make a difference volunteer in Kenya, Africa.

Volunteering in Kenya Africa gives you the opportunity to volunteer or intern then discover more about yourself and the world around you than you ever thought was possible.

Our group volunteer adventure travel holiday activities offer you an outstanding travel package with good value for money and a platform to embark on one of the most incredible life experiences that you may ever have Hawa Children's Home.

A Family Holiday/Volunteer team with YHA Kenya travel tours and safaris offers you a bonding and learning opportunity like no other in Kenya, you will have the chance to work in developing a community like never before experiencing a new culture, creating friendships and making a difference to those less fortunate than yourself especially the children who are orphans,neglected or abused and are in a children’s home, in a new environment while volunteering.

All budget adventure group holiday trips are run in support of our community development outreach program, meaning that our volunteer work will be organised before you travel and your group will be contributing to a wider commitment to sustainable development.

YHA-Kenya Travel Tours & Safaris group holiday adventures are open to all, to everybody above the age of 18 willing to volunteer or be part of a group intending to help vulnerable children.Those aged 16 and below will need to travel with the consent of a parent or guardian.

We at YHA-Kenya Travel support responsible travel and more so the work of helping the needy children in our communities the initiatives by PCEA St Andrews Church Nairobi Presbytery to develop a rescue centre for street children is something YHA-Kenya Travel identify with and we are asking all people of good will to give a helping hand to this worthwhile project.Save our children and save the future of the world around us, God Bless.

Please feel free to give your contribution direct to the church with the details and quote the lead contributor James Muraguri Gichohi of YHA-Kenya Travel.

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Responsible Tourism & Volunteering Abroad Kenya.

We're committed to sustainability, in the communities in which we operate and in the ecosystems we encounter. We seek to minimise the impact of our trips by reducing and properly reusing or disposing of waste created, by conserving energy and water areas are treated with respect.

We always strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Where possible we encourage our travellers to use public transportation, which also adds to the cultural experience. When we do need to use private transport we use modern fleets, which are more energy efficient and emit less carbon dioxide.

Cultural engagement and exchange are central to our company ethos, as each trip is a unique mixture of adventure, culture, and philanthropy. We maintain that one only gets to truly know a place by getting to know its people. Volunteer days of the trip are guided by our church volunteer work  policies developed by the church on church-run volunteering guidelines

We support local efforts of sustainability by staying at eco-lodges and homestays during the trip.

Tree Planting at Hawa Children's Home    St Andrews Youth Visit Hawa Children's Home    Farming Project  at Hawa Children's Home

GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY.

Hawa Children's Home(Boys)

This trip supports the community through helping with the Hawa Children's Home in Kitengela - where Nairobi’s abused,neglected ,orphans and out-of-school children can find a safe place to go in the evening and have a good night sleep and lodge 24 hrs with all meals provided. Living in the slums can be dangerous, and these classes provide the children with a safe environment and sense of belonging in a community, where they can keep out of trouble, out of danger and build up a trusting relationship with each other and the YHA-Kenya Travel / Hawa  Childres Home for Boys  volunteers. The education classes also help give the kids useful  life skills which can help them find jobs in the future.

You can help support this project by helping Hawa Children’s  Home for Boys  fundraiser Ksh 5,000,000 which will pay for the construction of a much-needed residence, allowing the Boys to live on-site at the community run school.

Experience first hand how effective this project is by joining us on this tour to witness the impact your money makes on the lives of young men (Boys) in Nairobi Kenya.

Tumaini Children’s Home(Girls).

We have also partnered up with The Presbyterian Church of East Africa St Andrews Church Nairobi. supporting an amazing rehabilitation  intervention programme specifically for girls at Tumaini Children’s home which is managed by the church women's guild.

Tumaini Children’s Home for Girls is getting to the root of the problem by building a future for young women (Girls) and saving them from a life of abuse and the potential threat of HIV infections due to prostitution. The home  is looking to fund more than 100 orphaned girls into an “incubator of change”. A community run school serving as a safe haven, an education establishment and programme for empowerment of young women in Nairobi city. A multi-dimensional project with multiple benefits for the community.

You can help support this project by helping Tumaini Children's Home  fundraiser Ksh 5,000,000 which will pay for the construction of a much-needed residence, allowing the girls to live on-site at the community run school.

We at YHA-Kenya Travel support responsible travel and more so the work of helping the needy children in our communities the initiatives by PCEA St Andrews Church Nairobi Presbytery to develop a rescue centre for street children is something YHA-Kenya Travel identify with and we are asking all people of good will to give a helping hand to this worthwhile project.Save our children and save the future of the world around us, God Bless.

Please feel free to give your contribution direct to the church with the details and quote the lead contributor James Muraguri Gichohi of YHA-Kenya Travel.

PAY YOUR DONATIONS

1. Go to M-PESA Paybill
2. Enter Business Number: 903800
3. Enter Your Full Names
4. Enter Amount
5. Enter Your Password and send

paybill.fwPcea St Andrews Church

Experience first hand how effective this project is by joining us on this tour to witness the impact your money makes on the lives of young women in Nairobi Kenya.

Volunteer work abroad, Volunteer in Kenya,Responsible Travel, Do Project in Kenya, Work with Orphaned Children.

Amazing volunteer holidays,Cultural tours, projects in Kenya & More

Enquire online or Call today

Enquire About This Safari.

Do you have any questions? Ask Us Anything!  Contact us now

Call us now or Enquire by Email:  mgichohi@aol.com or  travel@yhak.org

Call Us +254722655321   +254713713831
Facebook Like: 
https://web.facebook.com/yhakenyatravel/
Website:  http://yhakenyatraveltoursandsafaris.emyspot.com/
Web:  http://mgichohi0.wixsite.com/yhakenyatravel

 

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Last edited: 03/11/2016