“Volunteering and giving back through service, if done with the right motivation can be a life enriching experience that can stay with you for the rest of your life. Without a doubt, if approached in the right way, this experience can be equally beneficial to you and the community that you are helping.”
DeBridge community Centre Volunteer Program
You can volunteer from wherever you are in the world. The key to a successful placement is to have the heart and motivation to make a difference. If your goal and passion are to simply serve humanity and understand the real needs of a people in need, then volunteering could be an ideal opportunity for you explore, learn and grow as a person.
Volunteers are involved in a short-term program focused on three main placements based on the real needs of De’ Bridge community. The volunteering takes place in Nairobi, Kenya and the placements we offer are; Childcare, Teaching, and Office Support.You can choose the length of your placement between; one to eight weeks as well as the type of placement you would like to do. We accept volunteers from January to November each year.
Come and join our weekday pre-school for the full experience of helping some of Kenya’s most vulnerable children, aged 3-7 years. Alongside our school cook and teachers you will experience the highs and lows of pre-school life and should walk away with some great memories. Our children’s programme incorporates education, health, nutrition and life skills. Your placement will be varied based on these key areas. The main work is in the kitchen, garden, classroom and outdoor activities. You will help prepare meals, clean, perform general health checks, assist teachers, organise activities and other tasks which are all focused on the holistic development of children.
Teach children aged 3-7 years in our junior school and teenager in our senior school for five days a week. You will teach alongside teachers on specific subjects and themes within the prepared lesson plans and schemes of work. As well as teaching, your tasks could be marking books, preparing for specific classes and activities, preparing teaching materials, organizing activities for the children such as sports, games, music and creative activities.
We are growing as an organization and so, our workload is also growing! This placement is one we value highly as the skills and capabilities you can offer can be a significant boost for our operations end. Your contribution we are looking for can be any or a combination of organizational, analytical, creative, or technical experience. We value this kind of support as it saves us resources and moves us forward faster. As a young community-based organization we have a lot of needs but below are the areas that stand out as priorities:
- Grant and proposal writing
- Graphic and web design
- Event and campaign management
- Photography and video recording for our youths
- Office support
Why DeBridge community center Needs Volunteers
As well as funds, volunteers are essential to our on-going progress and momentum in terms of skills and services they provide, because of these services we are able to grow in ways we would not be able.
We are a grassroots community-based organisation in Nairobi, Kenya. We empower and educate people living in poverty.
We see an enlightened healthy community engaged in income generating activities thus profiting its individual members.
We are committed to inspiring, educating, providing Healthcare to individuals and equipping them with skills that develop their abilities.