An amazing work and travel experience with IHF as a co-director in Kenya

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IHF is looking for hard-working, dedicated volunteers to commit their time and talents in one of our centers in Kenya.

Who are we?

IHF is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization that strongly believes in an equal opportunity for all and in preserving the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the marginalized communities it works in. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer organization with no central office.

Our center in Thailand is a home for five older children and eight young children who come from a nearby hill tribe. Teenagers and children from this marginalized community come to our center for a stable home and for a chance of a good education. All our children go to schools outside of the center. Your role as a co-director would include fostering a familial environment for the children, overseeing their education, and managing the various needs and activities of the center.

Our Kenya center in Nakuru is a home to provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education for approximately 50 children who would otherwise go without these ba... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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Why join us?

During your mission, you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience as an all-round director in an international organisation, since you will develop important skills that are needed as a HR, PR & Marketing, Quality Control and Finances Director. Because we have our centres in Thailand, Indonesia and Kenya and our volunteers come from all parts of the world, you will have the occasion to work in an international and online environment. You will receive uni... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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What you’ll need for this position?

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.

  • Co-directors must commit to serve at least three months at the Center.

  • We value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations.

  • We welcome applicants with any background, but prefer degrees in business, finances, social studies, language, education, medicine, law, and social work.

  • We require candidates have 1-2 years working experience in any field. Experience traveling, working or volunteering abroad will be an asset.

  • Experience with teaching and/or children is crucial.

  • Minimum age requirement is 22.

Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. That’s why you will need to swing in evolving and adapting and be the proud owner of a high intercultural sensitivity by showing your tolerance and respect to different views and ways of life.

How much did it cost?

Ok, but what about the pay?

You will have the fortune to gain an experience about living like the locals at our basic accommodation and will also enjoy eating food which is cooked by a local. Since you are a volunteer, you will get engaged in completing all local tasks without a payment. As a co-Director managing the online international work however, you will receive a small monthly stipend which is broken down as follows:

  First 3 months: (Training period) $20 per month

 3-6 months: (Assistant co-Director) $50 per month

 6-9 months: (Co-Director) $80 per month

 9-12 months: (Co-Director) $100 per month


Strict IHF Policy: These stipends are fixed. They will not be raised for more experienced applicants, and everyone will be upgraded according to the timeframes outlined above. There are no exceptions to this rule, regardless of what the situation may be in the center.

Now you are more familiar with us, give us the chance to get to know you by sending us a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and any questions to .

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