CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Community Health Volunteers













The project is located in Virhembe Market, Kakamega County of Kenya.




Community Health Volunteers (CHV) is a community based organization established in 2006 by Kenyan volunteers operating within Kakamega County of Kenya.





The organization is situated at Virhembe Market and focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues.  

The mission of this project is to spearhead implementation of community health and environmental conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.


The organization pursues the aim of expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health.



The group also aims to promote safe sexual behaviors and practices among youth and vulnerable groups. Community Health Volunteers in collaboration with DANIDA established a dispensary and are planning to set up a computer-training center that will serve as a learning center for the youth. This is the only dispensary within the area.



  • School outreach programs; Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health
  • Assisting the medical staff in the dispensary
  • Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients
  • Taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures
  • Offering voluntary, counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS
  • Writing and updating of records in the hospital
  • Jigger treatment in the community and local schools


The volunteer will live in a host family close to the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.



Volunteers with computer skills as well as those in the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc) are needed for this project. It is necessary that you should have high motivation and lots of initiative to implement the objectives of the project. You should be ready for any kind of work.