Doctors, nurses and other medical trained people are always needed to support our health clinics and HIV program (Lea Toto).

Tasks include:

  • Supporting the clinic staff to improve their skills. Specific areas of interest are general medicine, physiotherapists, eye and ear doctors.
  • Conducting short-term clinics in a specialist field. For example: eye, dental, occupational therapy, etc.

Time Frame

Ruben Centre specifically looks for professional volunteers who are seeking a short-term placement in Nairobi. Depending on your availability, we welcome you to stay anywhere between one week to ten weeks. We feel that that this works best for our staff and that you can transfer your skills and knowledge regardless of the environment or context.


Accommodation for volunteers is provided in Ruben’s three-bedroom apartment located in South B (Nairobi). The apartment is part of a large complex consisting of thirty apartments so safety is very good and small issues associated with living in a house are taken care of. These include security, rubbish, maintenance, etc. The apartment is on a bus route to town and is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Ruben Director and other brothers on the Ruben staff. A shopping centre with supermarket, restaurants and other facilities is a 30-minute walk away or short car ride.

Other conditions

Volunteers are offered on the ground support when they are at Ruben Centre

however it is important to realize that no payment or stipend is offered to volunteers. A volunteer is expected to pay for their flights to and from Nairobi, visas, vaccinations, food and other necessities. Volunteer are expected to have travel insurance.

Think you’ve got what it takes? We would love to hear from you. Explore our website to see more about our programs and get in touch with us to let us know what you’re skills and to find out more.

Who We Are

Ruben Centre is a faith-based organization striving for an empowered and just Mukuru community by providing quality education, health, financial and social services to children and families in Mukuru community. The Ruben Centre is a non-profit, charity organization run by the Christian Brothers African Province. It is one of eight Christian Brother’s project sites across Africa, and offers educational, health and community development programmes to the residents of one of the largest slums in Nairobi (known as both the Ruben Slum as well as Mukuru community).

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Plenty happening in January i decided we needed to lift up the school play  ground and put some drainage in place.  Well the work had only been  completed about one week when biblical like rains came. Across the nation, people, houses and roads were swept away. The Reuben slum  was nearly submerged  and  the mess made national news. However through it all Ruben Centre stayed above the water line. Read more ...

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