From a group of friends to a registered NGO

cropped-10600453_763772350349443_8565522906168399392_n1Celebrating our 10 year Anniversary|Networks for Voluntary Services (NVS) is a registered charitable organization based in Kenya, East Africa that is run by a team of volunteers. We are registered as a Society under the Societies Act of the government of Kenya.

NVS was established to give people from Kenya and around the world the opportunity to do volunteer work in Kenya, and also work in community initiated projects. These projects include rescue centers, HIV/AIDS projects, child and adult education and many more. Our work is to identify the need and get additional helping hands.

He saw a need and called upon his friends….. 

After doing volunteer work in 2003, and working with a Community Based Organization, Joe Gichuki (now Director of Networks for Voluntary Services) called together 6 individuals to respond to the call of the needy communities within Kenya. What started as another group of friends that cared about their communities, turned into a reputable, registered organization in Nairobi, Kenya!NVS

Our Vision and Mission

Joe said, “We saw the great needs that orphans, destitute children and people living with HIV/AIDS had and we were moved to look for means and ways of helping them to ultimately become self-reliant.”  Initially, NVS received a lot of help from churches around Nairobi and its surrounding towns, but today, they receive additional volunteers from around the world. The NVS team has been able to mobilize people to join them in the work to empower their communities. Apart from mobilizing and recruiting volunteers, we are also involved in projects such as feeding the hungry, helping orphans get education, working with ex-street men to gain employment skills, as well as many other projects that partner with grass root organizations that create opportunities for those we serve. Volunteers can work in education (teaching general education, music, sports), women’s education and empowerment projects, Special Needs programming, and children’s programming/day rescue centers.

Cheers to 10 years everyone! We look forward to another 10 and more with you in the communities of Kenya! Asante Sana!