Shelter Assistant- Teaching

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The experience

Our social project is a grass roots safe home for women who are victims of sexual and domestic violence and abuse. It is the first safe home of its kind in Kenya where women and their children can not only find immediate safety from an abusive situation but can stay for a longer period of time to learn new skills that will enable them to find jobs and become independent.​ ​​We are centered in the Naivasha and Maui Mahiu region of Kenya.

What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Video Making: Create, edit and publish digital videos.

Social Media: Maintain and update social media channels.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Services include but are not limited to safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, education and transitional assistance through placement, vocational guidance and training. The shelter is located in the beautiful scenic Rift Valley near lake Naivasha and not too far from the Maasai's. Community visits will be great experiences!

We are looking for volunteers on an on going basis for short term and longer term work with both basic or advanced skills in exchange for free food and accommodation. Skills such as project coordination and management, farming skills(both animal and plants), handymanship, cooking/culinary skills,Nutrition, House keeping, health and hygiene, education including teaching English, marketing,computers, social media, blogging, social work, counseling, community outreach and mobilization, advocacy, fundraising, gender equality, women empowerment, and having fun.

Activities & Shift

All this programs and activities will assist the residents and the house towards becoming self-sustaining. Our aim is to have a shelter that uses Eco-friedly,self-sustaining products and that uses the farm as the main way to sustain the shelter needs and producing for most of it own needs. We have resently introduced permerculture and verticle gardening. Our power sauce is solar and biogas. We also have a good water collection system though we would benefit more from a bore/water well if we can find funding for it. Recycling is essential.


We expect that our volunteers fit into the regular dairy operations and schedule of our survivors.