Volunteer with Us

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time. They just have the heart.”

~ Elizabeth Andrew 

We are so thankful for our volunteers and their commitment to our mission. Our volunteer programme is a way for people to invest their skills, minds, and hearts in support of society’s most vulnerable — our elderly. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to gain a sense of purpose knowing that you are touching the lives of those in need. Every task, no matter how small, has a significant impact on the lives of those served by the AgeWatch team.

Volunteering is not only good for your community, but it’s also good for you! Research shows that volunteering improves your wellbeing, makes you feel happier and healthier, reduces your stress, and increases your sense of purpose.

AgeWatch Africa regularly seeks volunteers to serve our elderly clients and represent us at community events. Our needs change based on our client census and events, so you can get you involved in an area that inspires you!

  • Provide Health Services: Licensed healthcare professionals can use their skills to provide outreach across our programmes.
  • Give a Smile: Spend an afternoon talking with our elderly clients.
  • Play a Song: Use your talents to bring a smile to our elderly clients during our outreach sessions.
  • Educate Others: Support your local community and educate your neighbours, friends, and family about our work and services.
  • Use Your Communication Skills: Assist the fundraising team as they prepare grants and public events.
  • Support Our Office Staff: Assist with administrative tasks or help with routine maintenance and inventory duties.
  • Pro-Bono Services: Use your professional talents to help scale our model.
  • Become a Leader: Join the AgeWatch leadership team

Around the world, AgeWatch Africa is supported by many volunteers who are a core part of our team.

  • Educate Others: Support your local community and educate your neighbours, friends, and family about our work and services.
  • Pro-Bono Services: Use your professional talents to help scale our model.
  • Donate to Our Cause: Start or support a fundraiser that supports our mission.

“I am so grateful for AgeWatch. AgeWatch is strongly aligned with its mission and knows what it needs to do to reach its goal — providing services to the elderly throughout Kenya (and maybe one day, all of Africa). AgeWatch is not only providing care to its elderly clients and their families, but it also an amazing place where its volunteers can experience professional and personal growth. As a pro-bono professional volunteer, AgeWatch allowed me to reconnect to a part of my identity that I’ve been ignoring. For so long, I thought I had to pick between what person the world needed — a researcher or a business person. AgeWatch taught me that both sets of skills are important and can be brought to new startups and ventures. More importantly, the team at AgeWatch is caring, open, and responsive. They want AgeWatch to succeed and they are open to having your help to make that happen”

 

-Amanda, US-Based Pro-Bono Consultant & Volunteer

“The internship came with different responsibilities necessary to operate an official website of an organization.Each day bought different circumstances and along side that i had the opportunity to interact with different experts in this field and learn from their experience.The internship has also helped me enhance my communication skills as I interacted with different people”

 

-Charles, Nairobi-based Intern

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