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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Lwala Community Alliance. We admire and respect your desire to make a difference in the world.

Volunteering in the U.S.

Currently our greatest need is for domestic volunteering. If you live near Nashville, St. Louis, or Boston, there are regular activities in each of these cities needing volunteer help. However, no matter where you live, there is something you can do! Please email Helen Chalmers at helen@lwalacommunityalliance.org for more information and to be added to our volunteer list.

Volunteering in Kenya

At the present time we are not taking volunteers in Kenya. Our Lwala programs are fully staffed by Kenyans.

However, we do occasionally bring in appropriate training and resources as needed for personnel growth and professional development. If you have the ability to provide high-level clinical research or training and would like to volunteer for a minimum of 8 weeks (exceptions can be made for high-level trainings), please contact Cameron Plese at cameron@lwalacommunityalliance.org.

Lwala Program with Vanderbilt University:

The Lwala Community Alliance has an ongoing collaboration with Vanderbilt University and serves as a specific partner site for student learning and faculty research. This program is limited to a few participants each year who are connected to these Vanderbilt initiatives and meet the following requirements:

  • You must demonstrate significant prior international experience working, researching, or volunteering in the developing world
  • Your skills and experience must be tied to a project need that has been named by the community and staff leadership at the Lwala Community Alliance
  • You must be able to self fund or be supported by a grant to travel and live in Lwala
  • You must participate in an organizational orientation in Nashville and agree to be directed by the Kenyan leadership once in Lwala

If you meet these requirements please direct your inquiries to Marie Martin at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (marie.h.martin@vanderbilt.edu) and copy Cameron Plese (cameron@lwalacommunityalliance.org).

Princeton in Africa Fellowship:

The Lwala Community Alliance has an ongoing collaboration with Princeton in Africa. We host fellows for a minimum of 1 year and seek candidates with skills including: technical monitoring and evaluation, information systems, and coding. For more information on becoming a Princeton in Africa fellow, please go to their website. Lwala does not accept applications directly for this program. All applicants first apply through Princeton in Africa.

Careers, internships, and Fellowships with Lwala:

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