Special Needs Programs
Special Needs Programs support those with developmental or physical disabilities. As a volunteer, you’ll find opportunities to serve disabled children, adults and their caregivers by assisting in clinics, schools, shelters and by raising respectful awareness within the community.
Your time and attention will be a tremendous gift for those who struggle.
Mama Maria Hospital and Clinic (MMH) provides healthcare to under-served communities in Kenya through an essential package of health services offering basic ambulatory and inpatient care, prenatal and maternal care, immunizations, pediatric care, and emergency transport. Medical professionals and students have an extraordinary opportunity to work side by side at this wonderful health care facility that is driven to provide access to fair, affordable, and quality healthcare, using systems built on operational excellence. To learn more about the Founder, Peter Kithene, take a look at this inspiring video honoring him with a CNN World Hero Award and his award with the University of Washington Alumni.
Namunyak Maasai Welfare (NMW) alleviates the harshest conditions for the most marginalized individuals in Maasai communities by creating access to education, public health practices, micro finance opportunities and organic farming training. Your volunteer experience will expose you to a variety of social services including primary education, working with special needs children, economic development with women and building and construction projects.
Sister Freda’s Foundation (SFF) provides hospital and clinic services, a nursing school as well as free community outreach health care clinics and in local slums, refugee camps and rural villages without access to health care. SFF provides a clinic for counseling for HIV/AIDS patients and they operate a daycare/feeding program. Sister Freda seeks volunteers with both medical and non-medical experience to work in the hospital and clinics and with the children.
Coorg Organization of Rural Development (CORD) is committed to community development in the Southern part of Karnataka State in India. The organization is sensitive to the social segregation, economic exploitation and cultural alienation of the poor. As a volunteer, you will be immersed in the culture of the indigenous tribes with whom you work.
New Light is a secular nonprofit charitable trust that has a night-shelter to protect and educate young girls, children and women at high risk through safe shelters, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, health care and legal aid. You must be female to volunteer with New Light. As a volunteer, you have the potential to provide a variety of much needed services such as teaching, nursing, performance artistry and construction of a hospital.