This query is often posed at the mention of voluntary service: What will I gain? Can you offer yourself to provide services without material or financial rewards? Do you mean it in principle in your quest to reach out to the deprived in society made destitute by dehumanizing socio-economic structures? And ultimately what drives you as a human being? If you can answer these questions in the affirmative, then KVDA is the right forum for you to serve the people
A volunteer should have strong motivation and commitment to offer services with dignity without imposing values on those who receive your help. This is irrespective of academics, religion, social status, etc. and must remain a servant of the people as demonstrated by the values that guiding exchange of good practices in society.
Equipped with these values and above 16 years of age, KVDA welcomes you to come and witness circumstances that dictate the current global systems and in a little way, help to foster real change in the lives of fellow humanity with humility, compassion and utter determination to enhance social justice.
A work camp in Kenya was everything I expected it to be. Inspiring, eye-opening, a complete different way of life, on a whole a completely unique and worthwhile experience,
Volunteer work, especially social work, has to come from the deepest of your heart
I met amazing people who I will continue to keep in touch with. Experienced fantastic hospitality of Kenyans, learnt to make bricks, experienced Kenyan Christmas, and travel on matatus, saw Zebras, Ostriches and Warthogs, developed a taste for Ugali and Sukuma Wiki and generally just soaked up the beauty and diversity of the country and its people. Returning to an English winter afterwards was very difficult