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Volunteer in Kenya

Volunteer in Kenya

Explore International Volunteer HQ’s popular Kenya volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Kenya volunteer projects, including Teaching, Kindergarten, Special Needs Care, Sports and Women’s Education. Volunteers are based throughout a variety of Kenyan communities, volunteering in Nairobi, Nakuru, Maasai and surrounding rural villages. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Kenya.

Highlights:
  • 6 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $280 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or a volunteer house

  • Projects based in and around Nairobi, Maasai or Nanyuki

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $280
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in Nairobi, Maasai & Nanyuki
Discover unique wildlife on safari
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Kenya

Increases access to education

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $280

  • 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 $280

  • 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 $280

  • 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 $280

  • 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 $280

  • 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 $280

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in women’s centers 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.

”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.”

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How to get started

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Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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