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Volunteer Abroad in Kenya with IVHQ

Volunteer in Kenya

Volunteer in Kenya with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects including Teaching, Kindergarten and Women’s Education. Volunteers are based throughout a variety of Kenyan communities, volunteering in and around Nairobi, Nakuru, Maasai and surrounding rural villages. With volunteer program fees starting from US$280 (approximately AU$400), you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 10 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Nairobi, Maasai or Nanyuki
  • Accommodation in local homestays or a volunteer house
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$280 (approximately AU$400) for 1 week
  • Safari weekend options available

My first experience living and working in another country was fully satisfied through IVHQ. My host mom, fellow volunteers and local staff made the transition very easy and accommodating. Without hesitation I would recommend IVHQ for first timers abroad as well as people who are very experienced travellers, you will be hosted with the best Kenyans around.

IVHQ Volunteer - Myranda Laursen
Myranda Laursen
Nationality: American
Age: 20
Destination: Kenya

Volunteer opportunities in Kenya

Increases access to education

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$400

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in preschools, daycares and kindergartens
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist in kindergartens and primary schools with up to 100 children per class. Help to run lessons and provide general support wherever it’s needed.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$400

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in and around Nairobi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help those with special needs and their families, providing care, education, therapy and general assistance in a kind, compassionate way.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$400

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in schools near Nairobi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer in schools, playing games with students. Teach popular local sports, introduce ones from your home country and enjoy being active.

Increases access to education

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$400

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in schools in Maasailand
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

A unique cultural experience, based in rural Maasailand. Help teachers in local schools with a range of subjects, providing one-to-one assistance for students and occasionally taking charge of the classroom.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$400

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in schools in and around Nairobi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist local teachers in schools in disadvantaged communities around Nairobi. Help to teach a range of subjects, enabling tuition in smaller groups and easing the workload of local staff.

Supports gender equality

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$400

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in women’s centres in and around Nairobi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Provide support and education for disadvantaged women, including domestic violence victims, those with HIV/AIDS or other hardships. You can also help women to establish income-earning businesses to support themselves and their families.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Kenya to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Kenya will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Kenya with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!