Due to Covid-19, we are happy to host volunteers who may in one way or the other needs urgent accommodation. Please get intouch should you happen to be in the country. If you maybe planning to fly into the country, get intouch and we shall get back to you with more relevant information.
Importantly, we also seek volunteers who can help us online. Please drop us a message.
We are local group that comprises of the local team members that are out to engage community in different projects helping through empowerment programmes in Rusinga Island-Kenya. Our team empowers community in varies projects like: Horticulture, Education, physiotherapy exercise to the special needs children. Talent/Sports initiative, Counselling and resource mobilization.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
On the western part of Kenya, lays the dreamland of the ancient historic magical Island of Rusinga. It is a place with amazing skies and birds which offers you more of the aquatic culture of Lake Victoria. Some of other activities you can engage in are; connecting with nature, boat rides and fishing, bird watching, palaeontology and history, cultural visit and a visit to Ruma National Park. Not forgetting that our team connects you with other tourist sites in Kenya like, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Mombasa, Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and the great Rift Valley.
Experience something new; weather, land, culture and nature. Come and have lifetime experience with the local community learning local language Dholuo and Swahili.
Our volunteers shall have an a life long experience with a amazing culture exchange, teaching in local school, helping in the farm, working with computers, playing sports with students, helping disable children with physiotherapy and looking after the animals at home. The following are a list of activities that we need help;
Farming Project: We need help in the farm. Within the farm, you will find
Kales (Sukuma Wiki)
The activities that we need help with are:
Plouging/Preparing the land for planting
Looking after the goats or cows
Our farm is situated next to Lake Victoria. Our volunteers will have a full view of the lake while working as well as swimming. Rusinga Island where we are is also a home of birds, wild animals and tourist attraction sites. From where we are, other islands are just 4 miles away and volunteers have the opportunity to visit other islands during their free time.
Through our farm we intend to reduce poverty by helping local communities to also start their own farms, while also buying our products and sell them in the local market.
With our help, rural families are growing their incomes while also protecting their local environment for generations to come.
For the community outreach programmes, the volunteer can help in one of the following activities
Child Care: reaching out to the needy children in school (We liaze with two schools - a local Primary school and a Special School for the disabled children) and helping in teaching subjects like Maths, Languages (French, German, Spanish, Portugues, Italiano) as well as visiting them in their respective homes, preparing their profile data and shooting video for documentary.
Spiritual Counseling within the community school (reaching out to widows and elderly and helping in their homes to do one or more activities available, cleaning the house, cooking, and doing laundry)
Sports/Talent Training: You help the children in either one or both schools in Sports (Soccer, Music, Drama, Dance etc) to enhance their Talents in these fields.
Community Development support (Resource mobilization/online fundraising to initiate development project like Clean Water, Child Support, Education support) etc.
Helping in redesigning and posting more information via our website or facebook pages
Video Shooting/Photo Documentary. We want those who are good in photo/ video shooting
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
Spanish, German, Porguees, French, English
We do provide a home stay kind of accommodation. Volunteer will have an opportunity to stay with the family. Volunteers will have their private rooms, sharing the family dining table and kitchen. The food is locally prepared and customized to meet the volunteer needs. No fee.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
For those who want to be digital nomads, to let us know in advance and we shall arrange on how best this will work out successfully.
Yes we do welcome volunteers who have workcamp vans.
we accepts Cats only.
More than two
5 hours a day for 5 days a week