Volunteering and Visiting at Village of Hope
Volunteering with the Village of Hope is very attainable and can certainly be life changing. Whether you are looking for a way to make a difference in the world, gain new experiences and training, see new career possibilities, take a gap year in your education, be adventurous, share your faith, have always had a desire to see Africa, volunteering can help you achieve these aspirations and more.
Village of Hope is located in a beautiful valley next to Lake Victoria called Gwassi, situated in South - Western Kenya. There is no specific volunteering skill that is needed. We welcome all kinds of talents such as photography, film making, painting, teaching, building, nursing, or even just spending time with girls and primary students who need extra love and care. Your visit will be individually designed around your strengths and passions but congruent with current projects and needs that are happening with Village of Hope. A 1-2 week stay is most popular and recommended for first-timers, as Africa can require a lot of adjustment on your part. Volunteering and visiting for a longer stay is possible, but evaluation and approval from the Village of Hope directors is required. Application is required no matter the duration of your stay. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
How to Apply
To apply to volunteer at Village of Hope, please email us at email@example.com and we will pass on the necessary docments. Either print it out and send in your application to Village of Hope, PO Box 353, Corinth NY 12822 or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be reviewed and approved based on date availability. You will be contacted within 2 weeks of your approval status. If you do not receive a return email within 2 weeks, please simply email us again. Once you are approved, a $100 deposit is required which will hold your bed space in one of the volunteer guest houses. Once the $100 deposit is made via check or online through our website, liability and medical release forms will be sent to you for your signature. By signing, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these forms along with a volunteer information sheet. You will not be confirmed as a volunteer or visitor at Village of Hope until the $100 deposit is made and all these forms are returned and signed. After we receive your $100 deposit, and you return the liability, medical release, and volunteer forms we will work with you to finalize your trip.