Overview

Work/study Volunteer Nurse needed for Children’s Home in Kenya

The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has 75 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need a nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. The busiest time for the Center Nurse will be 3pm -9pm weekday evenings and weekends when the children are not at school – as such this is a residential volunteer role.

A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required.
This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. This is an ideal position for a newly qualified nurse who would like to gain work experience or experience of working in another country/culture. Work/study volunteers are asked to contribute US$75 a week for the first four weeks, US$55 per week for the fifth through twelfth weeks and nothing from the thirteenth week on. These costs are to cover room and board, both very simple.

If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Director Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.