Be A Short Term Volunteer and Help Our in One of Our Children's Homes in Kenya or Thailand
Date Listed 08/09/2017
Advertised By Private
Job Type Volunteer
IHF is looking for forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. Our foundation has five centers across Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand and is run entirely by volunteers just like you, who have made commitments ranging from two weeks to multiple years.
Who are we?
IHF is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization that strongly believes in an equal opportunity for all and in preserving the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the marginalized communities it works in. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer organization with no central office.
A lot of NGO’s offer volunteering, but the cost for staying at their facilities is huge. What about the costs for being a volunteer at IHF?
We provide basic accommodation and food at our centers, where you will live with your co-workers. Even if our foundation is run entirely by volunteers just like you, we still manage to provide you these amenities for only
$75 per week, during the first 4 weeks;
$55 per week, as of the 5th week.
You will be responsible for your travel and insurance expenses or any other related costs and you can count on our teams to help you out with your travel and visa planning. We will also do our best to comply with guidelines to secure any grant or scholarship funding available at your university.
Our Kenya center in Nakuru is a home to provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education for approximately 40 children who would otherwise go without. We have just begun planting this year’s crop in our Peace Farm and will begin harvesting in September. Nakuru is a friendly little town on the edge of Lake Nakuru and is home some of Africa’s most exciting and diverse wildlife.
Our center in Thailand is a home for nine older children from a nearby hill tribe. Teenagers from this marginalized community come to our center for a stable home and the chance for an education.
What you’ll need for this position?
Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
We value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations.
Minimum age requirement is 16 years old with written permission of a parent or guardian.
Your own laptop computer for use at the centre
Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. That’s why you will need to swing in evolving and adapting and be the proud owner of a high intercultural sensitivity by showing your tolerance and respect to different views and ways of life.
Now you are more familiar with us, Give us the chance to get to know you by applying through our website at the following link: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteer-application