welcome to our volunteer programme

Let's join hands to make our community a better place for our kids.

To apply download the application form and fill all the details as required. Once you are done please send a scan of the filled form to info@gcceafrica.org.

Applications not accompanied by a completed application form will not be accepted.

Note: Specify your email subject as the “area you would love to volunteer” i.e. 

Subject: “Research”

MARK GITONGA

VOLUNTEER, RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY

Gitonga is a Kenyan citizen who joined GCCE in August 2018 as a Research and Advocacy Officer and in October he became GCCE community volunteer program coordinator. Prior to joining GCCE, Gitonga worked for more than 3 years in the field of development and civic participation with several local NGOs, including Slum Child foundation.

With a background in Community development, he holds a diploma in community development and currently pursuing his bachelor degree in Community development at African Nazarene University. 

HASSAN NOOR

VOLUNTEER, LEGAL OFFICE

Hassan worked in the president’s Office on Governance, women and Youth empowerment before transitioning to legal office. He joined GCCE in October 2016 as a university intern. He holds a LLB degree from University of Nairobi. He is passionate about women’s and child rights and has been involved in mediating domestic violence against women, hoping to one day be part of making a significant difference.

ALI HASSAN

VOLUNTEER, COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

Ali born and raised in Wajir County, holds a diploma in social work and community development from Nep technical Institute, Garissa County. He has extensive experience in community outreach, CSO development, local governance, and gender in Northern counties of Kenya. As a citizen of the world, he believes that taking on a role where making a difference has become far more important than just choosing a career and therefore, he joined GCCE 2016.

WHY JOIN GCCE VOLUNTARY PROGRAMME

From full-time to part-time and home based, volunteers carry out a range of roles and responsibilities in our head and field offices.

In return for generously donating your time, we’ll offer you support, training, and pay your out-of-pocket expenses.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER - WAJIR

Karibu! Welcome to Wajir. A beautiful land in the heart of the Ewasongiro basin.

We’ve been in Wajir since 2011 making positive changes in education, health, governance and livelihoods.

Wajir County is a land of plenty! In the last Northern Kenya livestock Census of 2009, it was approximated that the county had over 15.3 million animals with a market value of 55 Billion Kenya Shillings;

The entire County enjoys abundant sunshine throughout the year, with vast tracts of land devoid of vegetation for solar power generation;

Select areas like the ‑at lands of Herbaswean and the bare terrain bordering the Chalbi desert on the Marsabit side are reputed to have the greatest winds speeds in the world and great wind speeds ideal for renewable energy generation;

Wajir borders, and is central to, Marsabit, Mandera, Garrissa and Isiolo areas that will be covered by LAPPSET corridor project. Wajir County will be accessible through the areas of Nunu and Mothogash, which will be covered by this major International trunk road and therefore open up the county for business and leisure travel;

With abundant wildlife like gira­es and leopards, our border with the Ewasongiro basin as well as the Sarova Shaba, the county provides untapped opportunities for tourism exploration.

YOUTH VOLUNTEERING IN WAJIR COUNTY

People aged 20-28 can apply to do full-time placements lasting 3-6 months in Wajir, through the Community voluntary Service (CVS) programme.

We have youth volunteering opportunities in all the counties we have physical presence, Wajir, Garissa, Mandera and Tana River. Volunteers work with young people and people with mobility challenge to support secure livelihood projects, governance and to increase active citizenship in the community.

For example, in Wajir the volunteers created mentorship programmes in schools to run career development and canceling. They also worked alongside our partners to plan and deliver events like 10 days of activism.

 

ABOUT COMMUNITY VOLUNTARY SERVICE

The Community Voluntary Service (ICS) project is an initiative supported by our partners to provide young adults from Kenya with an opportunity to volunteer alongside community members joins the fight against poverty and other persistent community challenges.

The scheme combines the power of volunteering with active citizen participation in governance and development in general.

The project will be implemented in partnership with GCCE programme partners in the said counties. 

We are seeking applications from Kenyan youth who are willing to work with vulnerable and marginalized communities. 

Apply to be an ICS Volunteer 

 We are seeking applications from Kenyan youth who are willing to work with vulnerable and marginalized communities. This is a 3-6 month project running throughout year. Successful applicants will be expected to spend 3-6 months volunteering alongside community members in the above counties.

YOU CAN BE A FORCE OF CHANGE

People like you can change communities . Stand out today and be counted. Do you fancy a  big challenge? The county’s economy has been growing steadily with improved governance since 2013. There has been ongoing reforms in governance, justice and access to basic services. However, the gap between the rich and the poor is still widening. Access to economic, political and social services is still difficult for a majority of the ordinary community members.

Wajir is the place to be and achieve your dreams. Bring a positive change and a smile to the lives of thousands of vulnerable and marginalized youth, children, and women. you can work with communities as a national volunteer or participate in our exciting national volunteering programmes. 

Our experienced staff and partners will do all that they can to help you settle, and enable you make the biggest impact to these lives. We will work together to learn and understand the complex nature of poverty, design appropriate interventions, and constantly improve our programmes. It is my desire that your experience in Wajir will be rich, fulfilling and rewarding. You will make lasting friendships and network. Life after this volunteering will be full of meaning and you will hunger to assist more people around you wherever you go. I hereby wish you all the best!

Yours faithfully,

Issack Hassan

President and CEO 

Global Centre for Civic Education (GCCE)

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR VOULUNTEERING

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Between the age of 20-28 years
  • Able to commit themselves to a fulltime 3-6 months volunteering project away from their home town
  • Have leadership ability demonstrated through his/her participation in community initiatives
  • Have ability to fluently communicate  in English
  • Have a passion for volunteering
  • Able to submit originals and copies of their Kenyan Identity Card, Certificate of Good Conduct and Academic Certificates whenever required
  • Have at least one year’s experience in your field
  • Have a degree or equivalent qualification
  • Be mentally and physically healthy
  • Pass our criminal record check
  • Be able to commit to the duration of placement
  • Be willing to live on a basic allowance and adapt to new living conditions

To apply, download the application form and fill all the details as required. Once you are done please send a scan of the filled form to info@gcceafrica.org.

Applications not accompanied by a completed application form will not be accepted.

Note: Specify your email subject as the “area you would love to volunteer” i.e. 

Subject: “Research”

WORD FROM THE C.E.O

It’s often a big decision to volunteer. We’ll support you every step of the way.

Before you start your project,

Medical checks
As part of our selection process, you will need to be medically cleared by our Medical Team. You’ll need to submit detailed personal health information and to undergo a full medical examination.

Training
GCCE’s training programme focuses on broadening your understanding of community development and preparing you for living and working in a new environment. There’s also language training, if needed.
GCCE’s training programme uses a mix of residential courses, depending on where you are from.
GCCE, an equal opportunity organization, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and does not charge fees for positions advertised.

Issack Hassan

President & CEO
Global Centre for Civic Education

Get in touch with us today.

The Global Centre for Civic Education (GCCE) is a grass root Civil Society Organisation that works to empower the marginalized and vulnerable citizens to claim their rights space in local development and governance processes.

Global Centre for Civic Education

Email Us: info@gcceafrica.org