FRIENDS PIONEER VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
Are you looking for ways to make a difference while gaining relevant work experience to add to your cv? Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to explore potential career areas? You can accomplish all of this, and more, by volunteering your skills in Africa.
Volunteering in Africa can be one of the most rewarding and best investments you can make with your time. Whether you would like to take a short volunteer vacation or a prolonged gap year, Friends Pioneer provides a challenging option.
Volunteers can participate anytime of the year. Special skills, professional qualifications or previous experience are not required of volunteers, except in the field of health care.
The main attributes needed are initiative, drive, motivation, patience, sensitivity and compassion to help the under-privileged in overcoming their challenges.
Volunteers should have a strong work ethic, ability to work independently or as part of a team, and willingness to follow direction; and good interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a sense of humour. Participating in our projects in Kenya will offer you the opportunity to help others and make the world a better place to live. It is a positive way to contribute to the local community while you gain experience and foster personal growth.
Volunteering offers the opportunity in acquiring a valuable work experience and putting into use your creative skills. You will experience a new culture, make new friends, learn the local language, and experience the local food and Kenya’s unique hospitality.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi”
Helping others to become self-reliant
People have many reasons for volunteering in Africa. Many want to help others and some are looking for ways to be involved or to make the world a better place. Our volunteers get first hand information about the social and economic problems facing Africa like poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, unemployment and environmental degradation.
Personal Growth and Satisfaction
Besides helping others, as a volunteer you will contribute considerably to your own career development. Volunteering can help you more clearly define your career path, while enhancing existing skills or developing a variety of new skills. You will gain hands-on experience as you become more knowledgeable about the way of life satisfaction and increased confidence through making a direct impact on another person’s life.
Our volunteers have made a real difference in the fight against poverty working in community projects in Kenya. Some have commented that…… …”It feels Good to live and work with people who need support directly”…..
Travel opportunities whilst volunteering
Kenya is still the primary focus of all adventure travel in Africa. It is one of the finest and undoubtedly the most famous safari destinations in the world. Safari, however, is by no means the only reason to visit Kenya, for the attractions of its rich culture and diverse environment are considerable.
THE ULTIMATE ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHARITY CHALLENGE!
Would you like a challenge? Do you like the taste of adventure?
If you are an individual or group who wish to take up a challenge of a lifetime, whilst raising money for a good cause you can join Friends Pioneer on This Year in a Work and Safari Adventure in Kenya From the coast to the Lake via masaai mara Nakuru Tea Plantation National Park.