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International Volunteer Day (IVD)

International Volunteer Day (IVD) on5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. As we celebrate this year International Volunteer Day (IVD), we applaud our volunteers who have contributed immensely in many developmental areas where they have uplifted community development projects across the country. We are grateful to our volunteers whose impact on volunteerism has benefited and transformed communities and vulnerable members of the society through promotion of sustainable development to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. 

On this day as we continue with our spirit of volunteerism, let’s strive towards renewing our determination through giving back to the society and addressing socio-economic disparities. In the words of Marjorie Moore, "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections every year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in".

Volunteering with CIVS Kenya makes a difference for the most vulnerable and promotes intercultural exchange and understanding. Find here more details about our programs.

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

Join us in the Cultural Heritage Workcamp in August 2017

Do you have passion or interest in preserving cultural heritage and diversity? If your answer is yes then please join this workcamp!

Background Information

The White Paper for International Voluntary Service (IVS) created in 2011 developed by Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) draws the strategic objectives for Cultural Heritage and Diversity with the vision to ‘Preserving, protecting, and promoting cultural heritage and diversity through International Voluntary Service activities in order to foster mutual understanding and respect within the global community’. With the Strategic objectives to create:

  1. A global community where mutual understanding and respect are brought by active citizens that preserve protect and promote cultural heritage and diversity
  2. Develop and expand cooperation between organisations, institutions and government bodies in the field of Cultural Heritage and Diversity
  3. Raise awareness about the impact of IVS in cultural heritage and diversity issue

The initiative mobilizes national and international volunteers through hands-on and awareness-raising activities for the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage.

Our Proposed Workcamp Project

Title of the project
Re-introduction of Indigenous vegetables foods

Description of the project
CIVS Kenya will host a Workcamp at Ahero Resource Centre situated in Western Kenya with the overall goal to improve household nutrition and income on the basis of traditional, indigenous vegetables and crops which are adapted to the local conditions. The reason for this being that the food base for the rural population has become narrower, leaving communities more vulnerable to food shortages and nutrient-deficiency diseases. Additionally there has been a significant rise of lifestyle diseases across the country due to the adaptation of what is considered a more modern or westernized lifestyle. Many people have neglected the rich and diverse agricultural heritage of Kenya and forgotten about the benefits traditional foods.

Kenya has a natural abundance of indigenous edible vegetables, fruits and other underutilized and neglected species which are inexpensive to produce and well adapted to the environments in which they grow.

It is on this basis that we are now accepting applications from international and national volunteers for a workcamp to be hosted by Ahero Resource Center in Western Kenya.

For more infomation see: Cultural Heritage Workcamp or write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in making a difference, CIVS is the right address for you. We enable you to help the needy in a meaningful and sustainable way, while acquiring important life skills.

Throughout the year we arrange volunteer projects all over Kenya. You can choose among our projects the one that suits you best such as Orphanages, Schools, Microfinance, Environmental Conservation, Agricultural Training & Conservation or Arts.

You can also join our 3-week Workcamps, which run throughout the year in different areas of Kenya and under different topics.

We are currently seeking for Volunteers to join our MTV and work camp program between the months of March and June 2017.

We are very much looking forward to make your stay in Kenya an unforgettable experience. Welcome to CIVS!

For more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5th December is INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY!

CIVS Kenya has been at the forefront in designing programmes that contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

We therefore celebrate our volunteers who have done tremendous jobs in contributing to peace and development, working to achieve the MDGs and engaging people to shape the sustainable development agenda. We recognize volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something!

Volunteers needed for our January-March 2017

CIVS is a peace and voluntary service organisation operating in Kenya. We organise voluntary projects that includes Short and Long term volunteering opportunities with the aim to promote peace, international understanding and solidarity, social justice, sustainable development, and respect for the environment. CIVS believes that all people are capable of living together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflicts. It is on this background that now we are accepting applications from potential volunteers for our short and long term projects. For more information, please visit the link below:

http://www.civskenya.org/volunteering

Thank and we look forward to receive your application

Short Term Volunteer Program for 2017 is online

CIVS Kenya is happy to announce that our Short Term Volunteering Program for 2017 is now online. We offer at least one Project (Workcamp) every month. There are plenty of different topics to get involved with:

  • Volunteer for sustainable community development
  • Improve the welfare for children and the marginalized
  • Supporting young adults with mental disabilities
  • Empower the youth to achieve their dreams
  • Support environmental conservation

and many more…

Check out all our 2017 Short Term Volunteer projects and choose the one the suits you best.

If you have any question you can always contact us under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Long Term Volunteer Program for 2017 is online

CIVS Kenya is happy to announce that our Long Term Volunteering Program for 2017 is now online.

You can choose from 26 project all over Kenya. There are plenty of different topics to get involved with:

  • Volunteer at an eco-tourism project at the coast
  • Assist in an orphanage in Nairobi
  • Support in the eradication of Jigger near the Kakamega Rainforest in Western Kenya
  • Help to improve agricultural outputs for rural communities
  • Work in an orphanage in Nairobi and brighten up the lives of the these children

and many more… 

Check out all our 2017 Long Term Volunteer projects and choose the one the suits you best.

 

If you have any question you can always contact us under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The team of CIVS Kenya is looking forward to welcome you in Kenya and to make your volunteering an unforgettable experience.

 

Kyale Workcamp in July 2016

We still have few places for those who are interested in joining our workcamps to be hosted by Kyale Small Home. Volunteers will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Teaching activities in various subjects (mathematics, English, debates etc
  • Care giving services, including: washing, cooking, serving, feeding and cleanin
  • Organizing extra-curricular activities like sports for the childre
  • Farmwor

If you are interested in joining this Workcamp, then please write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website for the Ahero Resource Center launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Ahero Resource Center - www.ahero-resource-center.org!

The Ahero Resource Center follows an innovative integrated socio-economic development approach and offers a variety of services to the local community. It was built by Nyando CBO with strong support from CIVS Kenya.

Partnership with Anike Foundation!

CIVS Kenya is proud to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with the US based Anike Foundation!

The partnership aims at promoting educational development in Africa by providing educational resources from developed nations to needy institutions. CIVS Kenya.

We are looking forward to a strong and fruitful cooperation between our two organizations to improve the lives of vulnerable and marginalized in Kenya.