Mission Volunteer Opportunities: Africa

Kenya
Location #1: Maua Methodist Hospital, an outreach ministry of the Methodist Church in Kenya

Position: Nurse
Duration: Two months to two years
Estimated monthly living expenses: $700, which includes housing, meals, and utilities. Visa and transportation costs are additional.
Work Description: The nurse will work to support the various departments within the hospital, including the Community Health Department and medical outreach clinics. The nurse will triage and take vitals, work at medical outreach clinics and a medical camp, and work as needed or related to a specialty.

 

Location #2: Maua Methodist Hospital

Position: Medical Specialist in various areas, such as Dentists, General Surgeons, OB/Gyn, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Ophthalmologist, General Practitioners, and Family Practice Doctors
Duration: Up to three months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $700, which includes housing, meals, and utilities. Visa, Kenya Medical License, and transportation costs are additional.
Work Description: The medical specialist will conduct ward rounds, specialized clinics, and work in theatre as the need arises, guide and mentor medical officer interns, conduct continuing Medical Education classes, and participate in daily morning handover reports.

 

Location #3: Living Hope High School

Position: Secondary Teacher / Manager
Duration: Six months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $160, which includes housing, meals, and utilities. Visa and transport expenses to/from Nairobi, Kenya are additional.
Work description: Living Hope High School serves the brightest and the poorest students in their area. The volunteer will provide supervision and guidance for students and teachers, manage the school and farm when the director is away, and help recruit sponsors and donors for special projects. Professional teaching degree requested.

 

Tanzania
Location #1: Our Father's House

Position: Assistant Youth Project Coordinator
Duration: At least six months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $200 plus visa and work permits, includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: The Assistant Youth Project Coordinator will work with the project coordinator to develop youth economic empowerment projects, build relationships with local youth through recreational activities and informal education workshops as well as assist with administrative tasks.

 

Location #2: Wesley College in Mwanza
Position #1: Assistant Computer Teacher

Duration: At least three months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $550 plus visa and work permits, includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: The Assistant Computer Teacher will teach computer classes alongside local staff including basic computer applications, computer repair, basic programming languages, graphic design, database applications, IOS and android app development, and website design and programming.

 

Position #2: Assistant Small Business Trainer

Duration: Two months to two years
Estimated monthly living expenses: $530 plus visa and work permits, includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: The Assistant Small Business trainer will help with training and/or consulting small business or individuals who would like to start businesses in business basics including research, training design, advertising and networking, grant writing and partnership building.

Position #3: Social Media Assistant

Duration: Two months or more
Estimated monthly living expenses: $530 plus visa, includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: The Social Media Assistant will assist with collecting stories,taking pictures, and creating social media campaigns.

Position #4: Assistant ESL Teacher

Duration: Two months or more
Estimated monthly living expenses: $530 plus visa, includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: The Assistant ESL Teacher will teach English, ESL and/or adult education classes to college students focusing on students who have returned to school after a few years of being away and who have not achieved a high school diploma. The Assistant ESL Teacher will also assist staff with improving current English and study skills courses.

 

Location #3: Wesley Primary School in Morogoro

Position: English teacher assistant
Duration: At least three months. Longer preferred.
Estimated monthly living expenses: $600 which includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: The volunteer will teach English and assist with other school activities. The volunteer is also encouraged to participate in church activities and interact with the local community.

 

Location #4: Angel House Children's Home and Secondary School
Position #1: Teacher

Duration: Two months to two years
Estimated monthly living expenses: $470 plus visa and work permits, which includes accommodations and meals.
Work Description: Angel House Children’s Home and Secondary School is located in northwest Tanzania near the town of Tarime (near Lake Victoria). The orphanage is home to 70 orphaned and abandoned children, aged three to college-age and the secondary school has approximately 350 students. The ministry is focused on caring for orphaned children and providing an excellent education for the orphans as well as children in the surrounding community. Languages spoken are Swahili and English. Knowledge of Swahili is not required, but volunteers are encouraged to enroll in Swahili classes if staying more than three months. The volunteer will teach one of the following courses: English, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography or Bible knowledge.

Position #2: Communications Assistant

Duration: Six months to one year
Estimated monthly living expenses: $390 plus visa and work permits, which includes accommodations and some meals.
Work Description: The Communications Assistant will assist project staff with upgrades to the organization's website, teaching staff and students how to create content for sharing with project donors including assisting students with translating and writing letters to sponsors, communicating directly with project partners and providing support for daily activities at the orphanage.

 

Location #5: The Mara Region is in the northwest corner of Tanzania
Position #1: Social media/communications

Duration: At least three months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $350, which includes accommodations, meals and ground transportation. A $250 work permit is required.
Work Description: The ministry works in a rural and semi-rural (bush town) setting. It works with local churches to help grow the ministries in their communities. The communities’ needs and strengths are major factors in determining the scope of the ministry. An attempt is made to make all of the ministries self-sustainable. The location is in need of the volunteers to help with maintaining social media sites, websites, and ministry blogs, and communicate with donors.

 

Position #2: Women’s program coordinator

Duration: At least three months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $350, which includes accommodations, meals and ground transportation. A $250 work permit is required.
Work Description: The volunteer will work with the Emmanuel Center on helping with women’s craft projects for the purpose of income generation for the women. The volunteer will also teach business skills.

Zambia
Location #1: Lord's Mountain Orphanage

Position: Tutor and Care Assistant
Duration: Two months
Estimated monthly living expenses: $550 plus visa and cost for transport to/from airport.
Work Description: The Tutor and Care Assistant will work in collaboration with the director of Lord's Mountain Orphanage to teach age-appropriate lessons focusing on English, Math and Science. In addition, the volunteer will be asked to supervise children during their homework sessions and may have the opportunity to share in Bible studies, Sunday school and recreational activities to assist in keeping the children active.