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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, Mombasa, Maasai and surrounding rural villages. With volunteer program fees starting from US$280 (approximately CA$380), you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organization.
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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 10 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Nairobi, Mombasa, 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 CA$380) 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

Kindergarten in Mombasa
Volunteer on the Kindergarten project with IVHQ in Mombasa, Kenya
Increases access to education
4-6 hours volunteering per day
Awesome variety of volunteer tasks
Assist kindergartens in rural communities, helping to provide quality care and enjoyment for children between 1-6 years old.
Suited to:
Students Early childhood teachers Gap year Families Solo volunteers

Kindergarten in

Daycare centers are important bases for families and children in rural neighborhoods around Mombasa, such as Likoni and Ukunda. Children from these communities are often disadvantaged, and these centers provide a welcome place for them during the day, taking pressure off other family members that go to school or work.

Volunteers help in daycares and primary schools, improving the quality of childcare on offer and making them safer and more enjoyable. Your tasks can include cooking, cleaning, feeding the children as well as entertaining, caring and playing with them. You’ll also help with giving them an informal introduction to the English language. Each center caters to children of a different range of ages, but you can generally expect to be working with children between 1 and 6 years old.

Kindergarten volunteer in the Mombasa, Kenya with IVHQ

If you love working with children and are willing to help out wherever support is needed most, this project will be a good fit for you.

This project is open to all volunteers - a background in childcare is not required as you will be working alongside local staff. It’s important to note, this project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.

School Holidays 2020:

  • February 17th - February 21st
  • April 11th - May 3rd
  • June 15th - June 19th
  • August 8th - August 30th
  • October 31st - January 4th, 2021

Please note the Childcare project in Mombasa has a one-off extra cost of US$100 (approximately CA$135) for the additional transport, supervision and logistics required. This will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in childcare {% tt terms.centers %} in rural communities
  • Help to offer support and nurturing for children between 1-6 years old
  • Suited to caring volunteers who work well with children
  • Additional one-off surcharge of {% usd_approx 100 %} for extra transport, supervision and logistics
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Kindergarten in Nairobi
Volunteer on the Kindergarten project with IVHQ in Kenya
Increases access to education
4-6 hours volunteering per day
Awesome variety of volunteer tasks
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.
Suited to:
Students Early childhood teachers Gap year Families Solo volunteers

Kindergarten in

Kindergartens in Nairobi can host between 15-100 children at any one time, making them unpredictable and lively places. As a result, there is a high demand for volunteers who love children and have the energy to keep up with the number of children. The children love interacting with volunteers and will be sure to keep you on your feet!

Kindergarten volunteers in Nairobi can expect to help out with the day-to-day operations in a range of pre-schools, daycare centers and kindergartens. Each center caters to children of differing ages, however, you will typically work with children between 1 and 6 years old.

Kindergarten volunteer in the Kenya with IVHQ

You’ll help to teach basic English and math, as well as assist with the general running of the center and daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, feeding, general care for children and babies and occasionally even helping with farm work.

This project is open to all volunteers - a background in childcare is not required as you will be working alongside local staff. Please note, this project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.

School Holidays 2020:

  • February 17th - February 21st
  • April 11th - May 3rd
  • June 15th - June 19th
  • August 8th - August 30th
  • October 31st - January 4th, 2021
Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in childcare centers and kindergartens around Nairobi and nearby villages
  • Help to offer support and education for local children, and general assistance for staff members
  • Suited to enthusiastic, lively volunteers who work well with children
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Special Needs Care in Kenya
Volunteer on the Special Needs Care project with IVHQ in Kenya
Improves health & wellbeing
3-4 hours volunteering per day
Guided volunteer experience
Help those with special needs and their families, providing care, education, therapy and general assistance in a kind, compassionate way.
Suited to:
Teachers College students Solo travelers Gap year Physical therapists

Special Needs Care in

Due to a lack of support and education around disability awareness in Kenya, many disabled children and adults are hidden from public view by their families. The Kenyan culture is built largely around family values and beliefs, and it is expected that children should be able to contribute while at home and ultimately provide for themselves when they reach adulthood. However, there are large numbers of children born with disabilities, who don’t have access to support and can’t provide for themselves. There are also many Kenyans who become disabled through the course of their lives.

Special Needs Care volunteer in Kenya with IVHQ

When you volunteer with disabled people, you’ll provide hands-on support and disability education among families and local communities. Your tasks will depend on your experience and any relevant qualifications but may include assisting with physiotherapy and rehabilitation, teaching, general supervision, interacting and providing training for the family and their community. You’ll also help at meal times, preparing and serving meals, and cleaning up afterwards.

This project is well suited to caring and open minded individuals, with an interest in helping those with special needs.

You aren’t required to have previous experience in special needs care, as you’ll be working closely alongside local staff. Relevant experience is required for physiotherapy tasks.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Help families to provide care to children and adults with special needs
  • Assist with teaching, supervision, interaction and therapy
  • Suited to caring and compassionate volunteers
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Sports Education in Kenya
Volunteer on the Sports Education project in Kenya with IVHQ
Improves health & wellbeing
3-4 hours volunteering per day
Active volunteer experience
Volunteer in schools, playing games with students. Teach popular local sports, introduce ones from your home country and enjoy being active.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Sports lovers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year Active volunteers

Sports Education in

Sport plays a big role in the lives of young, enthusiastic Kenyans. Many children grow up with very little, but by using sport as an outlet for fun and competition, they gain skills and coordination while enjoying themselves at the same time. As a volunteer on our Sports Education project, you’ll help to broaden their knowledge of sports, teach foreign sports and educate them about general fitness, health and wellbeing.

Sports Teaching volunteer in Kenya with IVHQ

Volunteers are based in schools, helping local teachers to organize and run sports activities. You can help with popular local sports such as soccer, basketball and volleyball, or teach sports from your home country like baseball, lacrosse or football. You may need to plan ahead and bring some materials or equipment with you, as it’s unlikely you will find this equipment in Kenya. The children are extremely enthusiastic and willing to learn, and it’s important to come prepared with your own lesson plans.

If you’re someone who has a passion for sports and wants to work with children in schools, but would prefer not to spend all of your time teaching in a classroom, this project is well suited to you.

As you will be volunteering alongside local teachers, you don’t need any previous teaching experience, however it is important to note that you may be required to teach other classes such as math, English, science or social studies.

Please note, this project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.

School Holidays 2020:

  • February 17th - February 21st
  • April 11th - May 3rd
  • June 15th - June 19th
  • August 8th - August 30th
  • October 31st - January 4th, 2021
Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Help to teach sport in local schools
  • Teach popular local sports or introduce your own from home
  • Assist with occasional classroom lessons
  • Suited to volunteers interested in sport and coaching
  • Volunteer for up to 4 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Teaching in Maasai
Volunteer on the Teaching project with IVHQ in Maasai, Kenya
Increases access to education
4-6 hours volunteering per day
Grassroots volunteer experience
A unique cultural experience, based in the 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.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Mature volunteers Gap year Qualified volunteers Backpackers

Teaching in

With the introduction of free primary school education in Kenya, the Kenyan government was faced with a dilemma: a larger number of students with access to an education and not enough teachers to accommodate the growing class sizes. The majority of Maasai schools are required by law to have at least one teacher per class, however low teacher numbers mean there are often up to 75 children in one class.

The Maasai Teaching project is based approximately two hours south-west of Nairobi in rural Maasailand. You’ll be based in schools, helping teachers to manage large classes and delivering a better quality education to students between 4-15 years old. On top of that, you’ll have an immersive cultural experience in the African heartland.

Teaching volunteer in the Mombasa, Kenya with IVHQ

Teaching volunteers in Maasai assist with a range of lessons each day, including math, English, science, social studies, geography, history, art and physical education classes. You can help to provide one-to-one assistance for students who need it, and relieve the teacher of a class or two per day.

This project is for volunteers looking for a teaching experience like no other. Giraffes, gazelles and dik-diks often wander freely across the school grounds. It’s also not unusual for wild animals to burrow holes in the school field overnight.

This project is open to all volunteers - you don’t need to be qualified or an experienced teacher to participate on this project as you’ll be under the supervision of a local teacher. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

Please note, this project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education, which are in Nairobi.

School Holidays 2020:

  • February 17th - February 21st
  • April 11th - May 3rd
  • June 15th - June 19th
  • August 8th - August 30th
  • October 31st - January 4th, 2021

Volunteers will spend your first day in Nairobi for project orientation, before being transferred to your placement location. You’ll be accommodated in a homestay with a local family where living is basic but authentic. It also presents a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a rural African community and live like the locals do.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Based in the rural Maasailand
  • Help local teachers in schools for 4-15 year olds
  • Stay in homestays and live like the locals do
  • Suited to volunteers interested in education, who want a unique cultural experience
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Teaching in Mombasa
Volunteer on the Teaching project with IVHQ in Mombasa, Kenya
Increases access to education
4-6 hours volunteering per day
Supported volunteer experience
Help in community schools around slum areas, assisting local teachers with a range of lessons for students between 4-15 years old.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Mature volunteers Gap year Qualified volunteers

Teaching in

Many schools in underprivileged areas of Mombasa are run on extremely tight budgets, but the education they provide is critical to helping give children opportunities to escape the poverty many of them have grown up in. Volunteers make up an important part of the education these schools provide, simply by being teaching assistants that can help students achieve more.

As a volunteer teacher in Mombasa, you’ll be based in community schools in slum-like areas around the city. You’ll help local teachers in daily classes in math, English, science, social studies, geography, history, art and physical education. Students will range in age from 4-15 years old.

Teaching volunteer in the Mombasa, Kenya with IVHQ

This project is open to all volunteers with an interest in teaching, and you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to participate. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

This project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education, which are based in Nairobi.

School Holidays 2020:

  • February 17th - February 21st
  • April 11th - May 3rd
  • June 15th - June 19th
  • August 8th - August 30th
  • October 31st - January 4th, 2021

Please note, the Teaching project in Mombasa has an extra cost of US$100 (approximately CA$135) for additional transport, supervision and logistics required. This will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in community schools in slum areas
  • Teach classes on your own or with a local teacher, with students between 4-15 years old
  • Suited to volunteers interested in education and providing more equal opportunities
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Teaching in Nairobi
Volunteer on the Teaching project with IVHQ in Kenya
Increases access to education
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Supported volunteer experience
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.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Mature volunteers Gap year Backpackers

Teaching in

Teaching volunteers in Nairobi are hugely valuable additions in both local and rural schools. Outside influences open the minds and broaden the horizons of students, as well as provide valuable exposure to the English language.

Volunteer placements are located in both community schools and government schools, where you’ll assist local teachers with lessons in a range of subjects, including math, English, science, geography, history, art and physical education. Classes can be large and under-resourced in Kenya, so having volunteer available to assist makes a genuine difference both to the education students receive and the pressure on local teachers.

Teaching volunteer in the Kenya with IVHQ

You’ll also help outside the classroom, providing support with preparing meals, feeding students and anywhere else you’re needed.

This project is well suited to aspiring teachers as well as volunteers with an interest in education and supporting youth development opportunities in disadvantaged communities.

Volunteers don’t need to be a qualified teacher to participate, as work is done under the supervision of local staff. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

Please note, this project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.

School Holidays 2020:

  • February 17th - February 21st
  • April 11th - May 3rd
  • June 15th - June 19th
  • August 8th - August 30th
  • October 31st - January 4th, 2021
Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in schools around low-income areas of Nairobi and surrounding villages
  • Assist local teachers in a wide range of different lessons
  • Suited to volunteers interested in education and giving opportunities to those in disadvantaged communities
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Women's Education in Mombasa
Volunteer on the Women's Education project with IVHQ in Mombasa
Supports gender equality
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Supported volunteer experience
Help women from underprivileged communities their small business ventures, which generally involve making things to sell. Support them with making their goods and provide business advice to help them maximize their incomes.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year

Women's Education in

Gender inequality continues to be a challenge in Kenya and it impacts not only women, but also their children and families for generations to come. However, community centers play an active role in enhancing the prospects of women by empowering and supporting them to become self sufficient.

You’ll be based in community centers in the neighborhood of Bamburi, providing support, mentoring, skills training and education for women needing help with small business management, financing and educational development. This helps to increase independence among women, which, in turn, allows them to better support their families.

Women's Education volunteer in Kenya with IVHQ

Most women are involved in making a variety of handicrafts including baskets, sewing, tailoring and jewelry, and the things they make are then sold for income that helps them provide for their families. Volunteers who enjoy arts and crafts or have a background in managing finances or small business projects are perfectly suited to assist on this project.

As a volunteer, you’re encouraged to create training material on topics such as managing​ finances, vocational skills and building self-esteem to ensure future generations can continue to receive support and training. You can also help with childcare-related tasks, as some women bring their children to the center.

Please note the Women’s Education project in Mombasa has a one-off extra cost of US$100 (approximately CA$135) for the additional transport, supervision and logistics required. This will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Provide mentoring, education, training and support for women with small business ventures
  • Create training guides to help women start their ventures
  • Help to produce handicrafts that can be sold for income
  • Suited to volunteers interested in gender equality and small business
  • Additional one-off surcharge of {% usd_approx 100 %} for additional transport, supervision and logistics
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
Other programs you might like
Our programs in Africa
Ghana Kenya Madagascar Morocco South Africa Tanzania Uganda Victoria Falls Zambia All Africa
Women's Education in Kenya
Volunteer on the Women's Education project with IVHQ in Kenya
Supports gender equality
4-6 hours volunteering per day
Guided volunteer experience
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.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year

Women's Education in

More than 1.6 million Kenyans live with HIV/AIDS, and women make up a disproportionately high percentage of that number. As a volunteer on the Women’s Education project in Kenya, you will work closely with centers that support women affected by HIV/AIDS in providing companionship, guidance and sometimes childcare. The primary aim of this project is to empower women through income-generating projects, education and skills training.

Volunteers assist in a range of areas, including counseling, skill training and providing education. This project is particularly good for those with skills and interests in arts and craft-making, as well as an interest in supporting women to become self-sufficient.

Women's Education volunteer in Kenya with IVHQ

At many of the centers, women are able to learn sewing, tailoring, candle-making and jewelry-making through subsidized courses. The women also have access to finance and small business management courses, enabling them to start their own craft-making or tailoring businesses to generate an income and provide for their families.

Not all of the women this project works with suffer from HIV/AIDS; some have joined the centers to help improve their overall living situation and learn vital skills to help become self sufficient. You may also help on outreach work in wider local communities and slum areas.

As you will be volunteering alongside local staff, you don’t need to have experience in HIV/AIDS support or women’s education, however it’s strongly recommended that you gain some understanding of these areas prior to your arrival in Kenya.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Help to educate and upskill disadvantaged women in Nairobi
  • Provide counseling, skill training and education
  • Help women to establish businesses and income-earning opportunities
  • Suited to volunteers interested in gender equality and education
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Kenya at a glance
  • Based in the capital city Nairobi, with some projects in coastal Mombasa and Maasailand
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or volunteer houses
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Kenya each month
Also available in Kenya
Our project options
Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Childcare Volunteer Program in Nairobo - Kenya Special Needs Care Volunteer Program in Kenya Youth Sports Education Volunteer Program in Kenya Maasai Teaching Volunteer Program in Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Teaching Volunteer Program in Nairobi - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Mombasa - Kenya Women's Education Volunteer Program in Kenya
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Our programs in Africa
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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 organization 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, organizations 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 travelers 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!