There is obvious lack of manpower and resources in the local hospitals, which are located in the outer city areas and villages and urgently, need volunteers. As a medical volunteer, you will work in these rural health posts and community clinics. You mostly work as an assistant to the doctor. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skill and experience.
There is no specific education, experience, skills and/or qualifications needed to join the HIV/AIDS project. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible and patient as well as possess a passion and love for the poor and HIV-infected people.
Job responsibilities of volunteers joining as an AIDS volunteer vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Most of the time volunteers help in counseling, feeding program (if the centre has one), visiting patients and their families, participating in public awareness. Provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation and keeping patient records will be part of your task.
We arrange for room, food, and supervision for volunteer from the start to the end of program. During first, week of language and cultural program, volunteers stay with one of the host family in Nairobi. The home is located 10 min drive from the city giving easy access to most part of the city.
During volunteering at the AIDS project, volunteers will stay with a host family. You will either stay near the center or you will commute to the project by matatu every day. Host families will offer a separate room but you will share the bathroom with them. You can find the details of arrangement for room/food in placement sheets provided you. Our field staff visits you every 2 weeks and maintains contact by phone or through email with volunteers who are placed in farther locations.