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Kenya opportunities are available for international volunteers in orphanages, schools, hospitals and community medical clinics.

We work directly with the projects where we send you and where your contribution will make a real and meaningful difference.

You will be offered a personal and customisable placement service. You will be supported throughout
the duration of your placement.

We use our local knowledge and spend time in the country meeting your requirements. Customised placements that volunteers have asked for in the past include volunteering in mobile clinics, volunteer in mental health clinics, amongst the handicapped, hospice volunteering, HIV/Aids or doing volunteer work in specific areas like nutrition, dental services and working amongst the Masai, Pokot and Samburu.

Volunteer in Kenya: Children Orphanage Volunteers Program

Volunteer orphanages in Kenya: You will work with HIV/AIDS orphans, many of whom are HIV positive. Others have been abandoned after birth.

Emily from USA cuddling a baby -  Kenya Orphanage Programs

We have orphanage projects in Nairobi, orphanages in Mombasa, Nakuru and other small towns. Orphans in Kenya orphanages and Children’s homes are extremely disadvantaged and encounter a lot of hardships in their life. They are deprived of many opportunities necessary for their development. The children in our Kenya orphanage projects have never experienced loving, caring and stable relationships.

As an orphanage volunteer, you will help vulnerable children. The children will receive much needed attention, compassion, hope, encouragement, support and love from you. Through the education and compassion they receive from you, the children are empowered to challenge life, poverty and exploitation.

Kenya volunteer orphanage placements or voluntary work with disadvantaged children is very fulfilling. Volunteering in orphanages in Kenya will be one of the most challenging positive, life-changing, and rewarding experiences of your life.

Kenya volunteer - Medical and Health Volunteer Program

Volunteers in this area are given responsibilities depending on their medical qualifications. Qualified doctors and nurses can carry full day to day treatment of various diseases.

Medical volunteer in Kenya

Medical students work under the supervision of qualified medical personnel. Volunteers who do not have medical training help in packing of drugs, painting etc.

The volunteers can work in the areas of maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counseling and testing. Volunteers can work in clinics located in the slums of Nairobi, or in hospitals located elsewhere.

Volunteer in Kenya » HIV/Aids Volunteer Program

The HIV/Aids epidemic in Africa is unusual in its scope and magnitude. Health workers in Kenya are laboring to cope with an unprecedented surge in the number of HIV/Aids patients. As a HIV/Aids volunteer, you will help us mount an effective response in meeting the needs of our target communities.

Your HIV/Aids volunteer service will include homecare visits to the slums bringing vital supplies of food, medicine, and providing basic medical care. HIV/Aids volunteers help decrease the spread of HIV by raising awareness and promoting access to medical care.

Volunteers also provide emotional support and foster compassion for people living with HIV/Aids in the community. Volunteers educate and counsel the community, schools and individuals.

AIDS orphans are often neglected in Africa. As a volunteer in this program, you will visit HIV/Aids clinics, and help meet the needs of AIDS orphans.

Volunteering in Kenya - Masai Volunteer Program

Masai volunteers outside a Masai Manyatta

Volunteer opportunities are available amongst the Masai tribe of Kenya. The volunteer jobs are close to the Masai Mara Game reserve.

Volunteers work in a rescue centre which accommodates Masai women and Masai girls rescued from forced marriages and those rescued from forced
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practices.

Other volunteer work available
includes teaching at both primary and secondary schools located near the Masai Mara. All children at the schools come from the Maasai tribe. Click here for more details on the Maasai Volunteer Program.

Volunteer in Kenya Teaching Program

Volunteers on the teaching program in Kenya assist with the teaching of different subjects in Kenyan elementary and high schools.

Volunteer teachers can teach mathematics, science, geography, social sciences, history, business education, English, art and music.

Donato from Italy on the volunteering in Kenya teaching program

Our volunteers work in schools with students who come from very difficult economic circumstances or are orphans.

Please note that Kenyan school holidays are in April, August and November 15 – January 3rd. No school teaching will be available during that period.

Volunteer in Kenya Program Locations

Kenya volunteer jobs are available in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu. We also have volunteer work in Nyeri, Nanyuki, Matunda, Migori and Kakamega. More volunteer destinations are available with special arrangements.

Kenya Volunteer Program Schedule

You can volunteer for any duration and stay as long as you wish. You can arrive at any time during the month and the volunteer work starts the following day.

You will typically work between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday. Your will spend your spare time shopping, eating out, cinemas, chatting with other volunteers or swimming.

You can also go scuba-diving and surfing if at the coast, skate on the ice-skating facility at the Panari Hotel, or simply take a day out to giraffe centre and ostrich farm in Nairobi.

Kenya Volunteer Program is open to:

We invite individuals, couples, families, students, researchers, and groups (churches, colleges, and student associations).

Our programs are flexible and volunteers can arrive and depart on any day all year round.

Volunteering in Kenya Costs

Maasai Girls in a Masai Village

Kenya Volunteer Fees in USD:

  • Cost for 2 weeks or less $500.00
  • Cost for 3 weeks $600.00
  • Cost for 1 month $700.00
  • Cost for 6 weeks $900.00
  • Cost for 2 months $1,200.00
  • Cost for 10 weeks $1,300.00
  • Cost for 3 months $1,600.00
  • Cost for 4 months $1,900.00
  • Cost for 5 months $2,300.00
  • Cost for 6 months $2,600.00

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    The volunteer in Kenya program fee covers communication, airport pick up, local support, in-country orientation, training, supervision, accommodation and two meals per day (three meals over the weekends if you are at the provided accommodation).

    The volunteer in Kenya costs you need to meet are: your flight to and from the country, visa fees, work permits, vaccinations, travel insurance, in-country transport and return trip to the airport.

    Advance Africa Volunteers house You will also need a weekly budget to cover your expenses like bottled water, personal costs, public transport, beverages and entertainment.

    Typical Living Arrangements: Advance Africa Volunteers' house and home-stays.

    (Click here to see more details about our Kenya volunteers accommodation.)

    Our Volunteer in Kenya Program Offers

  • Flexible schedule – arrive and depart on any day. Volunteer from as little as 1 week up to several months!
  • We have volunteers all year round. This gives you plenty of company to enjoy exciting travel adventure.
  • Some of our volunteer travel projects do not require specific skills. Everyone can participate regardless of age or gender. Other projects require particular skills, education or interest – these include internships and medical projects.
  • A safe and supported travel experience with 100% guaranteed airport pickup.
  • You will learn new things, have fun, experience a new culture, learn a new language, gain work experience, give something back, meet new people and make lifelong friendships with fellow volunteers from around the world and the locals you will live and work with during your stay with us.
  • You will also travel outside your comfort zone, try a different diet, change your daily routine and in the process, become much more aware of the developing world and understand poverty.

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