Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Information

The Lighthouse for Christ Eye Center and Mission has a long tradition of providing world-class eye care to the many thousands of patients who enter the front door each year. In order to provide our patients with the best possible care, we count on visiting volunteer doctors to come and teach our Kenyan national doctors new techniques, medical treatments, and technology. Our Kenyan national doctors are well trained and highly skilled, but they are not afforded the many educational opportunities experienced by doctors outside of Kenya. Subspecialty volunteers in Cornea, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics and Retina can provide our doctors with new skills that can be put to use immediately. The general ophthalmologist, optometrist, nurse, and technician can all find their skills highly utilized and appreciated during their stay at the Lighthouse Mission.

Most of our volunteers come to Mombasa for one or two weeks. There are opportunities to assist our staff and national doctors in the clinic, in the operating theater, and on eye camps. We have very nice accommodations on our mission compound and we encourage volunteers to bring their families. Many of our medical volunteers will remain in Kenya after their time at the mission to go on Safari at the near—by Masai Mara game preserve. Prior to their trip, we encourage all of our volunteers to visit by phone with one of our experienced volunteer doctors to gain valuable information on what to expect while in Mombasa. We look forward to having your join us in our mission to “heal physical and spiritual blindness on the East Coast of Africa.” You will be blessed.

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Medical Volunteers

Most of our volunteers come to Mombasa for one or two weeks. There are opportunities to assist our staff and national doctors in the clinic, in the operating theater, and on outreach rural eye camps. We have very nice accommodations on our mission compound and we encourage volunteers to bring their families. Many of our medical volunteers will remain in Kenya after their time at the mission to go on Safari at the nearby Masai Mara game preserve.

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Non-Medical Volunteers

Two of the ministries of Lighthouse are the Bible Institute and the Fellowship of Churches. Jesus commanded us to “go and make disciples” and through short-term mission trips, we can pour into our discipleship program through conferences held throughout the year, and helping to build churches that also serve as community centers for our church body.


Upcoming Volunteer Events

Volunteer events are published through our website. Subscribe to our events calendars to stay up to date.

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Many open opportunities available

We are currently seeking volunteers for 2-4 week short term placements