The Volunteer Process

By Grace Disabled & Orphans Centre is excited that you are interested in working with the children. We look forward to assisting and welcoming you to Kenya. Follow these steps to ensure placement as a volunteer.

Getting started: (Use this as a check-list to complete your application process.)

Step 1: Download and complete the application form.

Step 2: Email the completed application form and a non-refundable application fee of $50 (payable via paypal) two months prior to your desired start date

Step 3: After receiving your completed application and fee, you will be notified immediately by our overseas administrative assistant. Allow two weeks for the By Grace Centre administration to process your application and request of volunteer project.

Step 4: You will receive your official acceptance (confirmation) and specific information about your program, volunteer project, host family, and facts about Kenya. A non-refundable $200 deposit fee will be required in order to secure your spot with a host family and as a volunteer in the orphanage. The $200 fee should be sent to the above address (check or money order in US dollars) four weeks prior to your desired start date.

Step 5: Prepare for travel by securing a passport, VISA, airfare, required immunizations, and optional traveler’s insurance. Although in some instances, VISAs may be obtained upon arrival in Nairobi’s International Airport, it is recommended that you secure a VISA prior to travel.

Step 6: After your have secured airfare, send a copy of your passport and flight itinerary to the above address. You may also send the information as an attachment via e-mail to: volunteers@bygracecentre.org.  This information will help the By Grace Centre administration keep track of their volunteers’ travel dates.

Step 7: Two weeks prior to your expected departure, the remaining balance of your program fees will be due in full. The $200 deposit is deducted from the program total. Send the remainder to the above address (check or money order in US dollars). Failure to pay in full, prior to start of the program, may result in additional late fee penalties.

Step 8: Upon arrival into Kenya (via Nairobi International Airport) you will be greeted by your host family. Arrangements will be made ahead of time for your family to meet you at the airport. From there, you will be taken to the home of your host family and will be given the opportunity to refresh yourself after travel.

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