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International humanity foundation

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Last Updated: 02.01.14
   
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Countries/States Served: ID, KE, TH
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Program Length: Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
Language Skills: English
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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
Apply Now
Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

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International humanity foundation

United States


I would like to make a volunteering
inquiry to this organization

Last Updated: 02.01.14    
Web Site | Email Organization | Telephone No.
Countries/States Served: ID KE, TH, ID, KE, TH
People Utilized or Employed:
Types of Students Allowed:
Program Length: Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
Language Skills: English English
Religious Affiliations:
University Affiliations:
Email This Opportunity to a Friend:
Send To:

                              
Invite A Group | Send A Message With Invite

Reviews of International humanity foundation volunteer programs:
10  Reviews of . | Write a Review

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
Apply Now
Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
Apply Now
Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

Our Volunteers In Action!

International humanity foundation

United States


I would like to make a volunteering
inquiry to this organization

Last Updated: 02.01.14    
Web Site | Email Organization | Telephone No.
Countries/States Served: ID KE TH ID, KE, TH, ID, KE, TH, ID, KE, TH
People Utilized or Employed:
Types of Students Allowed:
Program Length: Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
Language Skills: English English English English
Religious Affiliations:
University Affiliations:
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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
Apply Now
Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
Apply Now
Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
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Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

Our Volunteers In Action!

International humanity foundation

United States


I would like to make a volunteering
inquiry to this organization

Last Updated: 02.01.14    
Web Site | Email Organization | Telephone No.
Countries/States Served: ID KE TH ID KE TH ID, KE, TH, ID, KE, TH, ID, KE, TH, ID, KE, TH, ID, KE, TH
People Utilized or Employed:
Types of Students Allowed:
Program Length: Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
Language Skills: English English English English English English English
Religious Affiliations:
University Affiliations:
Email This Opportunity to a Friend:
Send To:

                              
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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
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Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
  Current Job Openings (Paid Positions)
Become a Voluntourist in Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Kenya. - Work with children, teach, organise workshops/activities - Assist with our survival projects in the community - Learn about poverty and development - Still have time to explore and travel Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host community, so there are different programs in each center. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. IHF Voluntourists teach English, and assist with the care of our children and organise activities. At the centers, IHF requires its Voluntourists to work four hours a day at the center, six days a week. There is time to sightsee, but work remains a priority. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in development firsthand, but still have time to explore the local area. The center offers access to numerous wildlife parks and safaris. - Cost: $150 per week, no application fee - Basic food and accommodation included - Minimum stay 2 weeks - Fluent English is required Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Co-director (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in our children’s home. IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s home in Kenya. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the surrounding community. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 100 kids. The kids are from the marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education to children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can. At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with: - A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work - Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering - 1-2 years working experience in any field - Experience with teaching and/or children Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions. Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It is broken down as follow:- 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 This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks. After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director. 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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization -www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, e-mail - hiring4@ihfonline.org If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume to hiring4@ihfonline.org
Job Duration: More than 1 year
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Children's Nurse (Kenya) needed in Nakuru
Job Description: The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to live in basic conditions is also required. This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum six month placement. As a volunteer you will receive food and accommodation and a small monthly stipend of $20 per month for the first three months, raising to $50 thereafter. If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Co-Director Bali/Kenya at juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.
Job Duration: Contract
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Become a Work-study volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya needed in Nakuru, Kenya
Job Description: The international Humanity Foundation is looking for bright, dynamic, charitable individuals of all ages, nationalities and background to assist us at our Kenya, Nakuru Children’s Centre. Our centre is surrounded by fantastic views and even lovelier children. It is a perfect location as it is right in the heart of the rift valley as well as only being 2 hours away from Nairobi. With approximately 70 children, this is the biggest IHF centre, we provide every day care to extremely underprivileged children and orphans all from the very marginalised Pokot tribe, whose conditions are some of the worst in Kenya. We try and provide these children with a safe environment where they can grow up, retain their childhood and get education. Your time at the centre will be divided between local tasks and international tasks, working a total of 8 hours a day with a day off a week. Your local tasks would consist of but not limited to: Organising children to work on the farm. Accompanying children to spend special donations from their sponsors. Organising special events such as sports (liaison with the centre coach), arts or educational events. Running homework/study sessions in the evenings and weekends with the children in the study room. Accompanying children to school to meet teachers/principals to address any issues. Fundraising for the centre through family/friends/contacts in their home country. Writing the weekly media blog We try and accommodate the volunteer interests and passion so the work is not only rewarding but also enjoyable. Thus you can choose several things out of this list to support us with, but we are very flexible at the centre so if you want to try your hands at a couple of things, it is more than welcomed. For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centres, and work on administrative tasks for not just the centre you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. If you are not interested in these tasks, contact us about our Voluntourist program. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing. At our centre we focus especially on fundraising both locally and internationally, online outreach to attract more volunteers to our centre and media being a focal point to publicise our centre internationally. Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English is required Minimum stay is 4 weeks Cost: $55 - $75 per week Basic food and accommodation included Cost decreases for longer stays We are sure that it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we work hard to try and improve the children’s lives and in return we are rewarded with the ever smiling faces of the beautiful children. This also offers you an ideal opportunity to gain development work at a grass root level with a charity that expects everyone to be hands on, work is always challenging and tough but it gives you a sense of satisfaction every day. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. And to our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
Job Duration: More than 1 year
Apply Now
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

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.

Our Volunteers In Action!
International Humanity Foundation



I would like to make a volunteering
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Last Updated: 02.01.14    
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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
 
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Volunteer Nurse needed for Children’s Home in Kenya
The International Humanity Foundation provides a home for children at its center in Nakuru, Kenya.
This facility has over 80 children ranging from the age of 6 – 19 years. We have basic medicines and
facilities necessary to provide first aid and intervention for common childhood illnesses. We need a
nursing volunteer who can provide this medical care, assist in health education programmes with the
children and counselling support. A Registered Nurse or equivalent with specialisation in children’s
health or community nursing would be essential. For more serious conditions or emergencies, the
Center Nurse would accompany the child to the nearest hospital in Nakuru. The busiest time for the
Center Nurse will be 3pm -9pm weekday evenings and weekends when the children are not at
school – as such this is a residential volunteer role.
A willingness to pitch in with the wider work within the center to support the children and ability to
live in basic conditions is also required.
This is a hugely fulfilling role in a center that has a desperate need for this assistance. Our children are
all part of an extended family from East Pokot and are serious about improving their lives and taking
their learning back to their community. They deserve a volunteer who will provide not just excellent
clinical care but warmth and a genuine concern for their well-being. This is an ideal position for a
newly qualified nurse who would like to gain work experience or experience of working in another
country/culture. Work/study volunteers are asked to contribute US75 a week for the first four
weeks, US55 per week for the fifth through twelfth weeks and nothing from the thirteenth week
on. These costs are to cover room and board, both very simple.
If you would like to know more, please contact Julie Polzerova, IHF Director Kenya at
juliep@ihfonline.org . If you wish to apply please submit your resume to volunteering@ihfonline.org.

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A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 18 2009 at 3:13 AM    By Corinne

Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) | Rating: 0.1
We strongly believe in transparency and that everyone involved with IHF has the right to know what exactly is happening at their centers. In summary, the IHF Center in Nakuru, Kenya is not like what is seems to be on the IHF website. The Center has fundamental problems including collecting donations for non-existent projects, lacking a government license and producing cases of child pregnancy. Please read the letter on www.ihf-volunteers.info. For more information and visual material, you may join our Facebook Group titled "Commentary on the International Humanity Foundation (IHF)" and read the personal blog on www.travelpod.com/members/muratcan. We wish you better luck than what we have had...
Posted Jun 4 2009 at 8:31 AM    By

A Truly Rewarding Experience | Rating: 1
I am currently volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Bali, Indonesia. I can honestly say it has been the most eye-opening and rewarding experience of my life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you see the true poverty in which many people of Bali live. For those children and their families living in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure, IHF provides much needed support. By providing free lessons in English, maths and computer skills IHF makes a real difference to the lives of these children. The centre is a safe and caring environment where the children are happy to come, and they light up our day! It is a joy to see them so eager to learn and it is a pleasure to see them interact with their friends in such a friendly environment. If you are undecided about volunteering, let me assure you that it is the best thing I have ever done! There are certainly challenges involved, but if you are not adverse to hard work and you truly want to open your eyes to how most of the world lives, please consider dedicating your time and effort to IHF.
Posted Sep 17 2009 at 6:26 AM    By Corinne

IHF Jakarta Volunteer | Rating: 0.9
As I have never taught classes before, it definitely presented challenges that I wasn't quite prepared for. It was frustrating at times but overall my 6 months of volunteer teaching English/Maths/Computers was so rewarding, I even came back a second time! Thank you IHF Jakarta! Kelly
Posted Nov 22 2009 at 7:44 PM    By

Volunteering at Jakarta center | Rating: 1
At the moment I am volunteering at the Jakarta center and I am very happy to be able to share my experience with you about International Humanity Foundation. My daily routine consists of local and international tasks. For local task, I teach different levels of English. I enjoy preparing for my classes and being able to help children to improve their English skills. For International task I have the opportunity to help by trying to get sponsorship, new volunteers, organizing events, etc. Life at the center is very busy and everyday I learn something new about the kids, Indonesian customs, traditions and IHF functions. Thanks to our center directors everything is very organized, disciplined. At the center we live like a big family, we share our daily routine, we organize family meetings, do our daily activities, play various games, do aerobic, on our day off we go sightseeing and enjoy being together. I am very thankful to IHF for this opportunity and I am very happy to be able to work with them.
Posted Oct 16 2009 at 7:29 PM    By

A wonderful organisation! | Rating: 1
I'm volunteering at the IHF centre in Banda Aceh, and it's just an incredible set-up here. We have Maths, English and Computer classes 6 days a week, the kids are so well cared for, they go to school, do their homework, play games and are happy. IHF's volunteers do the admin tasks for the charity so that all the sponsor and donor money gets to go straight to the children. I'm so happy to be able to volunteer here!
Posted Jan 14 2010 at 7:14 PM    By

My experience Chiang Rai Orphanage | Rating: 1
My name is Claire, I'm 23 from London. After graduating from university I wanted to do some traveling; as I would be going solo, I chose Thailand. Though I also wanted to do some worthwhile volunteering with children with people I respected. Whilst researching, I had stumbled across IHF and I am so glad I did. Before I got on a plane, I was assigned to three international task teams to which I dedicated an hour or two a week. As I got to work, I began to realize what a network of dedicated people are behind IHF. It took a bit of getting used to but I liked that the organization was purely volunteer run - and I was now a part of this!! I was to spend a month at the Chiang Rai Orphanage before I went backpacking through Thailand, it was good grounding for me before I set off on my travels. Meeting the children was wonderful and I enjoyed teaching them English. My international hours became a four hour daily task as well as now having local hours - and I felt it was all worthwhile. It has been an intense and unique experience living in the orphanage and working for IHF, and a brilliant opportunity to really see how a dedicated non profit organization functions. I managed to relax and do a bit of sigh-seeing on my day's off which was lovely - especially a day trek into the jungle where I got to see exactly the type of hill tribe villages where these children are from. It was hard to hear about some of the backgrounds they were saved from but so inspiring to see how they enjoy life everyday now. If you are thinking about joining the International Humanity Foundation, just do it.
Posted Mar 13 2010 at 2:15 AM    By

On line volunteering helps | Rating: 1
I joined for IHF a month ago. Since then I'm doing weekly on line work for them and it really helps...for me as well , to feel better and to meet overgoing and nice people withing the orgnization. I am doing my pretrip hours before travveling to a center to begin my on site volunteer work...I'm really excited about that as well. But we need some more people as we are also...I hope more young ones begin to think as we do , and join to us to help children and learn about poverty.
Posted Apr 22 2010 at 1:47 AM    By

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Volunteering in Banda Aceh and Nakuru | Rating: 0.9
I joined IHF almost a year and a half ago now, and have had the most fantastic experience with them. Just over a year ago I volunteered at their centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for one month and I very recently started my role as centre director in Nakuru, Kenya. IHF has provided me with a challenging yet rewarding, life changing and irreplaceable experience. I would happily recommend joining IHF. While , due to IHF having very few paid staff, there may be slight inefficiencies in the admin and running of the organisation, this minimal number of paid staff makes IHF what it is: an open, transparent and honest grassroots organisation. I personally struggle to find any other organisation I can trust as much as I can IHF.
Posted Sep 9 2010 at 10:38 PM  
 
Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
IHF Co-Director

If you’re looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity, the International Humanity Foundation is offering you the chance to help in one of our education centers and children’s homes in Indonesia.

IHF is looking for hard-working, committed volunteers to help in our children’s homes and education centers in Indonesia. IHF provides education, and in some cases, homes, to children in need in six centers across Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya. IHF has no central headquarters; each center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country.

We have four centers in Indonesia, in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh. Our Jakarta and Aceh centers provide homes to a small number of children, while all centers offer English, math and computer classes to disadvantaged children. With a population of over 240 million, Indonesia’s public education system often fails to give children a chance to escape the poverty they were born into. We fill that gap and give kids a chance to aim higher.

At the center, you will divide your time between caring for the children and working on international tasks. IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organisation with no central office, so all administration work is done in center. All volunteers manage one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, fundraising and media; working together online with volunteers in other centers. You will be assigned according to your experience. You must possess excellent time management skills.

Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. We are looking for applicants preferably with:
- A related university degree; eg. in social studies, language, teaching, medicine, law, social work
- Experience abroad; travel, working or volunteering
- 1-2 years working experience in any field
- Experience with teaching and/or children
Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how our organization functions.

Stipend: Volunteers must commit to serve at least a year at the center. Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center, and all local tasks
completed are done so without pay. Volunteers who commit to serving one year or more will receive a small monthly stipend. It 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

This stipend results only from the international online work; not from any local tasks.

After one year there is the opportunity to become a full Director.

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, and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the centre. We are an all-Volunteer organization and training and hands-on experience is paramount.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization via our website -www.ihfonline.org and our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/

If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume, or any questions, to hiring4@ihfonline.org

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