Volunteers wishing to help out in a teaching capacity support school staff in an assistant role, working with children between the ages of 4-18.
Volunteers who like to get their hands dirty and see a project through from start to finish are welcome to join our building programme, which focuses on the development of schools and social centres.
Each of the schools we work with run a basic PE/multi-sports programme.Similarly, we have close ties with local sports clubs in the area. Volunteers who are proactive and enthusiastic can hold their own sports sessions.
Once booked on to the trip, you will be given access to our unique Volunteer Resource Portal which will give you all of the knowledge you need to teach, coach sports and engage with the local community.
A Volunteer's Typical day in Country
07:30am - Wake up, shower and Breakfast
8:30am - Transport to project
9-9:30am - Arrive at project and begin morning activities
12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon activities
4:00pm-5:00pm - Supermarket/town visits
5:00pm-6:30pm - Sports coaching (if applicable)
6:30pm-7:00pm - Evening meal
7:30-10:00pm - Downtime
*This schedule is only a guide and may change on a daily basis.
Villa In The Community are looking for a group of 10 supporters to make a difference at The Walk Project in Kenya
So, if you’ve always wanted to teach, engage in community development work or coach football in Africa and represent your club, book here!
Please call Matt Scott on 023 8184 3502 if you have any questions or would simply like to find out more about the trip. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Return direct flights to Nairobi from London Heathrow
• Visa for entry and application support
• Pre-departure support including fundraising packs and trip t-shirts
• Personal travel insurance which includes cover for volunteer work
• Accommodation for duration of stay
• Fully organised project work
• 3 meals per day (except adventure weekend)
• Return airport transfers and daily return project transport
• In-country orientation, 24 hour incountry support and UK Co-ordinator based in Kenya
• Contribution to African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge
• Rift Valley Adventure Day; includes entry fees, transport, guide
• Giraffe Sanctuary visit and Swahili lesson
Rift Valley Adventure Day
Kenya is a beautiful country which boasts an abundance of adventure activities.
During your weekend off in Kenya, you will embark on an exciting adventure packed day through the Rift Valley.
You will begin your day at Kenya’s second most-visited safari park, Lake Nakuru, which is most famous for its hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos, which line the large lake. You will ride the hilly terrain up to Baboon Cliff to overlook the lake. On your way, make sure you look out for lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, hyenas and hundreds of species of birds!
You will then head north to the equator to stand on both sides on the earth’s hemisphere at once and witness a science experiment, delivered by a local guide, which shows the earth’s gravitational pull.
Finally, you will hike down to the bottom of Thomson Falls, one of the deepest waterfalls in East Africa. Thomson Falls was discovered by the British explorer, Joseph Thomson, in the early 1800s.
Please note that you should possess a reasonable level of fitness to descend Thomson Falls and appropriate footwear must be worn.
Accomodation & Transport
Volunteers on the trip will stay together in the above-pictured Kivu Resort in Nakuru.
The accommodation has basic amenities including Western-style toilets, electricity and running water.
The accommodation also benefits from a large social area, a sports field, a swimming pool*, gym* and bar. (* extra cost)
During each project day, transport is provided from the volunteer house to your projects and back again at the end of the day.
All transport is included during the Rift Valley Adventure Day.
What's Not Included?
• Personal medical expenses
• Personal spending money (budget £100 approx.)
Fundraising can be a huge help in supporting your financial ability to come on the trip - and there are lots of things you can do! Don't forget, African Adventures is here to support your fundraising every step of the way!
For more help on fundraising, download our fundraising guide here.
About Villa In The Community
Villa in the Community is a charitable organisation that works with communities in the Birmingham area. The charity undertakes work dealing the following themes:
Health and Education
Equality & Diversi
Villa in the Community's registered charity number is 1152848
Please visit the Villa in the Community website to find out more.