Volunteer work, what exactly does that mean?

Why do volunteer work? And why chose to do volunteer work for  projects such as these in Kenya?

Being a volunteer means selflessly committing yourself to the helping of others . Our projects involve working with children. Children that have endured a lot and that have lead a deprived life compared with us here in Europe.  These children have perhaps lost their parents through sickness of through extreme poverty, alcohol  abuse or mistreatment whereby they are no longer able to live at home.

As volunteer, you can really make a difference!  You”ll see instant results for your efforts: By giving them  a bit of attention, a child can learn something from you, you provide a smiling face. Africa is a great continent and Kenya is a fantastic country with a fascinating culture, which you’re sure to like. There’s also lots to do and see in your free time.

What’s great about doing volunteer work for our projects is that you not only get to help the children, but will yourself have the experience of a lifetime and an unforgettable  and rewarding time!

How do I become a volunteer???

Contact Shoulder 2 Shoulder at info@s2sfoundation.org

Possibilities at DCC or OBC

DCC is an orphanage where momentarily 35 children live from age 0 to 18 years of age. At DCC there are housewives who take care of the daily care  of the children  plus the housework. Volunteers assist with the daily care of the children, help with the homework  and guide activities during the weekend and holidays.

OBC is a rehabilitation center for street boys  where momentarily 26 boys in the age of 13 to 18 live. All the boys come the streets of Mombasa. Volunteers can help with repair jobs, supervision of the boys, the organizing of sport and play activities during free time and beyond the street.

DCC and OBC are both situated in Mombasa, Kenya and lie within 5 minutes walking distance from each other. As volunteer you can therefore easily work in both projects.

Would you like to read more information over volunteer work at the Dickson Children Center and Onesimus Boys Center in Mombasa Kenya? In our brochure you can find all the relevant information concerning volunteer work ,conditions of employment and tips on how to make the best of your free time in Kenya.

The maximum staying period in the projects is 6 months. The reason for this is that after 6 months the tourist visa expires and then a work permit has to be obtained. This is a very time consuming and bureaucratic procedure, where volunteers can’t do without the help of local project leaders. Because the project leaders time is precious to helping the projects we have decided not to burden them with such matters.

The accommodation expenses  which a volunteer pays, are used to pay for the stay( bedroom, security, washing/shower water, electricity, drinkwater and 3 meals a day). A share of the costs is also used as a gift to the projects.