Matungu is a community-based organization working in rural Kenya that aims to build the capacity for youth and women, mostly in farming. The organization works closely with five groups comprising of at least 150 community members. Volunteers help with the organization’s core programs, themed around: Agriculture/Environment, Education, and Business Skills.
The organization works in rural parts of Kakamega county and its neighborhood Busia county in western Kenya, with the organization’s main offices run from Munami, Kenya.
Goals and Objectives
- To facilitate sustainable development education, training, and advocacy on various thematic issues among Kakamega county grass-root communities.
- To promote environmental friendly enterprises/Education for poverty alleviation
- To promote natural resources conservation among Kakamega county communities.
Volunteer Roles at Matungu
Volunteers assist in the following areas:
- Training farmers in gardening
- Computer skills
- Business skills
- Support web or blog creation
- Creating and updating social media networks
- Fundraising and resource mobilization
- General administration duties
In practice this may look like: supporting youth and women in best farming practices, training and distribution of farm inputs, establishing literacy gardens for community learning , supporting locals through in training on using renewable energies (such as solar lamps and energy saving cook stoves), helping local schools establish libraries, bicycle distribution programs for school-aged girls, training in computer skills for both youth and farmers, and general business skills workshops.
Volunteers are needed for three months, six months, and one year.
Volunteers are charged as from US$5 to US$10 per day depending on kind of accommodation and meals served.
For more information about volunteering with Matungu Community Development Charity , visit them online: