Volunteer Action for Change Kenya

Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (VAK Jitolee Afrika) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organization founded with the aim of offering equal opportunities to the youth, women and the vulnerable members of the society a chance to be actively involved in the development process through volunteerism. Since its inception VAK has continuously given opportunities to both skilled and unskilled volunteers in community groups within Kenya.

Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (VAK Jitolee Afrika) is a voluntary service organization. Our aim is to bring people from different cultures to work together towards a common goal. In turn it is hoped this will help break down cultural stereotypes and lead to greater international understanding and peace.  We do this by volunteer programme which works on offering services to community projects across Kenya where both local and international volunteers are involved.

Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (VAK Jitolee Afrika) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that provides services using the voluntarism approach that is aimed at enhancing the development process and service delivery of community development initiatives. Its main purpose is to promote peace, understanding, justice, development, and information exchange among Kenyans and within the international community.

VAK Jitolee Afrika seeks to promote sustainable community development through:

  1. Voluntary Services: We offer both short and Long term voluntary placement opportunities within Kenya to different community groups
  2. Capacity Building: VAK has a team of individuals with vast experience in training individuals, community groups, organizations and institutions on management skills, organizational development, leadership skills, and community development
  3. Enterprise Development: The team is actively involved in offering trainings to individuals and community groups focusing on business development, micro-finance and enterprise development
  4. Thematic approach: Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability; Promotion of peaceful co-existence among different communities; Teaching and Education development in local community schools; Community and social development activities to support community initiatives; HIV and AIDS awareness programmes; Communication and fundraising to develop community structures

We call upon every person of good will to pull their resources and freely work together for international harmony and sustainable development in the spirit of “togetherness”.

Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (VAK Jitolee Afrika) was founded in April 2013 with an aim to offer equal opportunities to the youth, women and the vulnerable members of the society a chance to be actively involved in the development process through volunteerism. Since its inception VAK has continuously given opportunities to both skilled and unskilled volunteers in community groups within Kenya.

We hope that through your skills, knowledge and support to the project, the organization will be able to deliver quality services towards the development of our service initiatives aimed at empowering community groups and members. We hope that our services will be able to mobilize human and material resources to enhance active participation of those recipients to development policies to significantly address the challenges that hinder human and environmental friendly development approaches so that we sustain our collective efforts to alleviate poverty.

Vision: A society in which everyone has access to opportunities that are fulfilling and engaging, which contributes to the development of community initiatives and the betterment of the society life.

Mission: Giving a change to the youths, women and the vulnerable members of the society a chance to be actively involved in the development process through volunteerism
Philosophy: VAK Jitolee Afrika seeks to promote a just society that provides solutions aimed at realizing Sustainable Community Development initiatives through active utilization of locally available resources. “Volunteering to Better All

Objectives: To improve youth and women enterprise capacity through training; To develop and promote viable voluntary service opportunities for both local and international volunteers thus actively contributing to the development of the society; To develop and support a national volunteering infrastructure that ensures best practice in volunteering; Enhance the mobilization of resources in realizing sustainable community development initiatives; To create awareness and sensitize local communities, especially women and youth concerning environment sustainability; To assist community resource centres to overcome their challenges and establish viable activities; To promote responsible attitudes for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care by increasing the level of awareness especially among the youth; To assist community institutions and organizations to Promote and Deliver sustainable services in education, health, leadership training, ICT development and agriculture

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