St. Michael Day Care

Mid-Term Volunteering

About St. Michael Day Care

Childcare Program

The project was established in 2013 to take care of the pre-school-aged children within the Diani area and its environs. Many of the parents find themselves away from the area the entire day in the quest for food, water, and work and are not able to afford to pay for house helps to take care of their children. The daycare takes care of children whose parents have low-income jobs or are unemployed is mostly women with semi-permanent jobs using the daycare.


  • Live in a local community 
  • Take care of the children
  • Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
  • CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
  • Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support



Children, Education, Community life


1 to 6 Months Available year-round


Diani, Kwale County of Kenya


Host family / Local Food (3 meals)


CIVS organizes tours and safaris

Project Profile

St Michael’s Day Care Centre provides a safe place for the small children by providing meals and basic education. The project also seeks to respond to the needs of girls who have been abandoned and do not have a place to call home. While they go looking for work, St Michael’s Day Care Centre provides a safe place for the small children by providing meals and basic education.

The project also seeks to respond to the needs of girls who have been abandoned and do not have a place to call home. The founder takes care of these girls whose age ranges from 7 to 14 years. The girls also go to nearby schools within the community to get access to basic education. Since the target group is quite poor and due to the scarcity of foodstuffs, many of the children of the center find their only meal of the day here-kindly keep in mind that interaction with most kids from the community is limited as a measure to control Covid 19.

General Information

CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.

The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

300 Euros

It covers the following services:

  • Airport transfers (Arrival and Departure)
  • 3-day orientation seminar
  • Introduction to the city
  • Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration
  • Coordination and office support

The following costs are NOT included:

  • Visa costs and ticket flight
  • Local travelling: from the office to the project
  • Direct donations to the project
  • Cost of sightseeing
  • Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction.

You will stay with a host family within the project location. The host family will provide all meals.

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc

During weekends, volunteers can visit :

  • Diani beach 
  • Mombasa
  • Wasini Island 
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding.

The cost of a 3-days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros by Tour van and 480 Euros by a Landcruiser jeep.

It includes: –

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the evening
Day 2: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the morning and the evening
Day 3: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning


At the Centre:

  • Assisting in the preparation of meals, serving and feeding of the children, Cleaning the utensils, ensuring the center is clean and the hygiene of the kids is considered
  • Assisting the 4/15 day schooling children with their homework (The rest are boarding).
  • Developing and facilitating age-appropriate sports activities for the kids for leisure
  • Developing and facilitating extra-curricular activities such as drawing, arts and crafts, music, and dance to help the children discover and promote their talent.

At the nearby school (Only during school days):

  • Assist in planning and facilitating for children extra curriculum activities such as games and sports.
  • Coordinate with the teacher in charge to assist in teaching subjects such as English, Mathematics, Arts, Music, and environmental science.
  • Assist in planning for Hygiene and environment days at school and to conduct school weekly general cleaning which includes: landscaping, slashing of weeds, planting and watering trees, collecting, disposing, and burning garbage, etc.






Any Question?

CIVS will respond to any question.


The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.