CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Vakevembe Community Development Group


Orientation date: 14 Aug 2019, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 15 Aug - 02 Sep 2019
Safari dates: 11 - 13 Aug 2019
Theme: Empowering the vulnerable children in communities
No. of Volunteers: 5 - 12

Project Profile

Vakevembe Community Development Group is a community-based organization, which was founded in the year 2015 by a group of community members who were concerned about the various factors affecting the community without social structure to address them. The group achieves its objective through seeing a just and healthy society, which is able to address the issues and needs of orphans and vulnerable members of the society. They do this through seeking and building capacities of communities to be self-reliant and enabling, the community members improve their living standards, enhancing the provision of basic needs to the Orphans and vulnerable children through a comprehensive support system.

The group also addresses jiggers eradication, HIV/AIDS awareness, drugs, and substance abuse within the community. The group has also been participating in many events such as community health outreach, school education programmes and agricultural field days to empower the community to be self-reliant. Vakevembe Community Development Group uses the bottom approach hierarchy of leadership where there is management committee who run the organization and the mandate is given to various sub-committees who oversee farming and enterprise, health and psychological support. The group has also made significant achievements like medicare and jiggers treatment through outreach sessions where the vulnerable members are assessed and treated.


Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County, Kenya

Workcamp activities

  • Skill development through teaching of Creative Arts, Drawings, English and simple Mathematics subjects
  • Organizing of games and extra-curricular subjects for the kids
  • Farm work which includes digging, weeding, watering and planting of crops
  • Assisting with preparation and serving  of meals to support the feeding program
  • Guiding and counseling programs and offering psychological support to the children

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1:30hr drive respectively from the project.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968