Website International Humanity Foundation
International Humanity Foundation is a unique organization. It believes in absolute transparency and functions almost entirely through the efforts of its hundred plus unpaid volunteers from all over the world.
Are you looking for a long-term volunteer management opportunity? We are looking for hardworking, dedicated volunteers to commit their time and talents for one year in one of their children’s homes and education centres in Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya.
In Indonesia: We have four education centres (Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh). Your role would include teaching and supervising classes as well as organizing various activities at the centre.
In Thailand: The centre is a home for eight older children from a near hill tribe. Teenagers from this community come to the centre to get a chance for an education and have a proper home.
In Kenya: The centre is a home for children of various ages from the poor region of East Pokot. This is the biggest centre, with approximately 65 children. It is very busy and you will need to be flexible and prepared to work long hours. We have a large farm and part of the role will be the management of the farm to produce food for the centre.
- Your role will be to manage the day-to-day maintenance of the centre’s programs and initiatives with an international staff.
- You are asked to complete at least 4 hours a day of local work and 4 hours a day of international work, 6 days a week.
- Your role would include teaching and supervising classes as well as organizing various activities at the centres.
- You will coordinate the short-term volunteers staying at your centre, giving them support and organizing their local tasks.
- All co-Directors manage one or more of our international task teams, such as University Relations, Fundraising, Teacher Training or Media.
- You will work closely with co-Directors at other centres to manage these teams and will receive unique training in a multi-level, multifaceted system.
- You will be assigned your teams according to your experience and skills.
- Before arrival at the centre, you will already become a part of the team by completing pre-trip tasks with our international teams to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.
This work can be challenging, but you will improve your time management skills and learn intimately how an NGO functions at both the ground and administrative levels. You will leave with new highly transferable skills, a better understanding of international NGOs, and an unforgettable experience that will last the rest of your life.
Basic accommodation and food is provided. You are a volunteer at the centre and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. As a co-Director, you will receive a small monthly stipend. This stipend results only from the international online work. The stipend 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
Strict 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.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential
- 120-hour TEFL certificate
- Volunteers must commit to serve at least one year at the centre
- Value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations
- Experience traveling, working or volunteering abroad will be an asset
- 1-2 years working experience in any field
- Experience with teaching and/or children is crucial
- Minimum age requirement for Thailand and Kenya is 24 and 22 for Indonesian centres
Each centre is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must the staff. The volunteers must have high intercultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.