VOLUNTEER WITH RAINEDGE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM STARTS FROM $25 A DAY, $175 A WEEK
Rain edge International is a non-profit community based organization with its offices centered in Nakuru Kenya. It was founded out of a passion to alleviate poverty especially within the marginalized children, i.e. street children, the vulnerable and those at risk in one way or another within the community. Rain edge operates under Christian based principles and values, but it does not exclude people or deny them assistance based on their faith, gender or race.
We develop a healthy and working community: through Education, Sports, Arts,Shelter, Feeding program and Job creation.
Receiving volunteers from all over the world is a priceless opportunity for our children and the benefits are even higher with a diversity of backgrounds and skills. Once you become part of us you are considered a family and any idea on how we can improve and maximize on what we have is highly welcome, we do believe that it takes more than action to change a society because all that matters is the heart posture. Once your heart is connected to what you want to accomplish, nothing can hinder or stop you. You can volunteer at our nursery, primary and high school to help teach core subjects, such as English, mathematics, science, music, art and social sciences, support the children that need extra care, as well as designing workshops, extra-curricular and holiday activities about health, social justice, woman empowerment, responsible sexual behavior, environmental conservation, agriculture etc. There is a lot to do and it’s a lot of fun!
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” ― Sherry Anderson
How Is Your Money Spent?
- Goes directly to management to cover your upkeep.
- This includes food supplies, transport and all utility costs.
- Directly goes to improve the lives of our children.
- Is used to buy School materials, teacher salaries, social workers, school fees, food supplies for our children and so on.
- Is used for administrative purposes like paper work money transfers and so on.
- money transfers
Our program is inclusive of the following:
- Accommodation by the host family/parents
- Airport pick-up and drop off
- Minivan to explore the area and for Road-Trips!
- Food, Bottled Water and Coffee
- Donation towards Rain Edge
- In-country 24/7 volunteer support
First Day: You will be welcomed by our volunteer coordinator and introduced to the children and local staff. If undertaking the teaching volunteering program, you will be introduced to the different classes and be assigned one according to both the needs and your preference
A typical volunteer day from Monday to Friday:
- 07:15 – 07:45 AM Breakfast
- 09:00 – 05:00 PM Volunteers join their projects
- 01:00 – 02:00 PM Lunch break
- 04:00 – 07:00 PM Free time to relax, play and explore.
- 07:00 – 08.00 PM Dinner
- Please note, this schedule can vary.
Rain edge offers you a platform not only to serve but to learn and gain experience on how to interact and appreciate different cultures, their value systems, level of exposure and different expressions of human dynamics. We have extended our platforms to fit every kind of volunteers; ranging from arts, sports, education, agriculture, feeding program, community empowerment, health services and many more (you can as well visit our web page to see WHAT WE DO). All you need to bring on board with you is passion, determination, sacrifice and enthusiasm. Just apply and we’ll see where you fit best! Nevertheless, your qualification in any given field will be an added advantage to us
You will be staying with your host parents about 5km away from the Centre’s premises.
The house is self-contained thus you well be assigned a special room for your privacy.
Bedding, warm water and Wi-Fi are available.
Breakfast and dinner will be provided by your host.
Coffee, English tea and toasted bread are available for breakfast. You can try our local tea as well
- We provide a light lunch for our volunteers at the school and this is usually snacks. Bottled water from our own firm will be provided as well.
- We have a great choice of African dishes such rice, potatoes, ugali (corn meal), chapati (local pancake) and fruits for desert, and roasted meat.
- You can join in the kitchen to prepare a special dish of your choice. Arrangements can be made on the particulars required to make such dishes.
Read about our former volunteers’ Experiences
Natalie Wainwright, United Kingdom
I had my heart set on visiting Rainedge International Centre after hearing from a friend about the amazing work they do. As soon as I arrived I was welcomed warmly and the place quickly became a home for me. I visited during the school’s summer holidays and they had a youth conference running at the time. I had the honour of being able to chat to and pray with so many inspiring young people, an experience which moved me and has changed me forever. I also spent a lot of time in the nursery, playing games and reading with the children. The children had an amazing joy within them, despite the challenging past experiences many of them had gone through. The staff at Sure24 was so genuinely caring and the children were full of fun and laughter. I cherished my time there and didn’t want to leave at the end of the 2 weeks. I feel like I have another huge family over in Kenya now and I am so grateful for the way they welcomed me, encouraged me and enabled me to grow.
KEMMI, United Kingdom
My time spent at Rainedge International Centre has got to be one of my most treasured moments to date!The children were beautiful inside and out and their stories moved and inspired me. I had to opportunity to serve at the orphanage in various capacities but I really enjoyed singing with the children’s choir most of all. They are truly a talented bunch of children and very loving. Even though we were there to help, I really feel that my time at the orphanage helped me to become a more grounded and content person.
Kathryn Saunders, United Kingdom
Volunteering at Sure24 is like spending time with extended family. From the moment you step in the compound, you will be greeted by many friendly faces. You will experience all aspects of the projects and get to see how life in Nakuru really is for yourself. I have spent a number of visits with this incredible organization and I can’t wait for the next trip!
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Nakuru is the fourth largest city in Kenya and the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya and former capital of the rift valley province. It has 307,990 inhabitants, making it the largest urban Centre in the Kenyan mid-west with Eldoret in Uasin Gishu following closely behind. Nakuru lies about 1,850 m above sea level. The local currency is Kenyan Shilling (KES), Official languages Swahili and English and the time zone is UTC+03:00.apparently Nakuru town is claimed to be the cleanest town in Kenya.
Rain edge international Centre is situated along Nakuru Pipeline, about 157 km from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and about 183.29 km from Kisumu, the second largest city in Kenya.
The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. The rain in Nakuru falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. The temperature here averages 17.5°C. The rainfall here averages 895mm.
Lake Nakuru, menengai crater, hyrax hill, rift valley sports club, Nakuru national park and many more