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Cosmic Volunteers

Street Address: 411 Shurs Lane

Locality: Philadelphia, Pennsy

Region: United States


Volunteer at an Orphange in Kenya

Kakamega, Kiambu District, Mombasa, Nairobi
Duration of Program
1 Week to 6 Months
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

As a volunteer, you will primarily assist the staff at the orphanage with English and basic math classes. You would also be free to do things like play games, arts & crafts, music, dance, and organize sports as well. You can also help the kids with homework, play sports, take them down the road for walks, and generally just get to know and care for them. Volunteers are also welcome to organize some daytrips on Sundays and holidays for the children.

Major Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities: 

    Major responsibilities of volunteers:

    • Helping in the rehabilitation of children
    • Cooking food and feeding children in orphanages
    • Teaching children
    • Playing games and helping them with their homework
    • Assisting local staff

Cost/Program Fee
USD 915 (2 Weeks), USD 19955 (12 Weeks), USD 110 for Subsequent Weeks

What program fee Includes

    What's Included in Your Program Fee:

    • Pretrip Guide
    • Phone Support and Guidance
    • Assistance with Visa Process
    • Airport Pickup and Drop-Off
    • In-country Introduction
    • Initial Transport to Program Site
    • Introduction to Host Family and Program
    • Placement and Supervision in Program
    • Meals & Accommodations
    • Guidance with Extra Sightseeing
    • 24-hour Support
    • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
    • Letters of Reference/Certificate

    What's Not Included in Your Program Fee:

    • International Airfare
    • Visa
    • Insurance
    • Vaccinations
    • Medical Bills
    • Daily Commute to Volunteer Location
    • Internet Access
    • Phone calls/Mobile Phone
    • Extra Sightseeing
    • Meals Outside Host Family

Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and have good communication skills.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Arrangements of room and food for volunteers are managed by a host family. For detailed information on the arrangements feel free to contact us at:

Application Process

For detailed information on the application process contact us at:

Any Missing Important Information

    You must apply at least 30 days before your intended start date. Some programs require even more advanced time -- please check the individual program pages for the latest information. We accept applications year round. You have three parties available to you 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise: Cosmic Volunteers staff (both in-country and in the US), your host family, and your program supervisor. You will have contact information for all three before you arrive.We urge participants to consult with a travel doctor at least two months before arriving in the host country, to discuss any necessary immunizations and for advice on staying healthy while traveling. We also suggest that you visit the Centers For Disease Control website for traveler's health information.