KENYA: Social Work Volunteer Projects

Volunteering in Kenya at a community development project with Go Volunteer Africa will not only provide you with a meaningful experience, but it will change your life positively forever. Community social service volunteer projects in Kenya are diverse and each brings a unique, exciting experience.

There is simply no better way to experience Kenya than getting involved in a community service project. Kick start your Kenya adventure in the capital of Nairobi or immerse yourself in the rural communities of Kericho. With so much to offer, as well as a huge array of volunteer work opportunities – Kenya community social working program organized by Go Volunteer Africa could be the best option for your holiday.

IN BRIEF:

  • Work with our arts and music project in Nairobi
  • Coach sports and games in Kericho or Nairobi
  • Help support some income generating and skills development project for youth in Nairobi
  • Teach English and other languages in Kericho
  • Take up a medical care job in Nairobi
  • Get involved in our slum support project in Nairobi

The aim of community service volunteer projects is to provide support for a wide range of capacity building initiatives within the local communities being implemented by our affiliate NGOs. As a volunteer in Kenya, you’ll be able to work and help improve living standards, education and healthcare.

PROJECT DETAILS:

Kenya is thriving economically but poverty is a real problem and you can join community development projects with the aim of improving living conditions and infrastructure for local people. Participants are needed at community projects in places like Nairobi and Kericho and several other communities across Kenya.

No matter which project you chose in which to volunteer in Kenya, you will have an important role to play and your efforts will be greatly appreciated. School children will benefit from the knowledge you impart, your conservation efforts will contribute towards protecting local wildlife, and you will be part of preserving some of the extraordinary ways of life in this country.

The program has a number of projects aimed at improving on healthcare, education, environment conservation practices, improving the standards of living, building community schools, or helping youth with their ventures and so many other initiatives aimed at improving the communities in need.

Daily general volunteer activities can include playing creative games like coaching sports, participating in slum and community outreaches. These projects can be really tiring placements which can be very emotional but also amazing, the work you will do will be greatly received and you can make a difference regardless of your background and skills set.

Go Volunteer Africa has lots of volunteer projects in Kenya where you can work to help the environment and wildlife. If you would like to help people then medical and healthcare programs will appeal to you. You can teach in Nairobi slums and you can utilize your skills and creativity to improve education and help children to escape poverty in Kericho, western Kenya.

Volunteer placements include help local teacher, giving lessons, creating fun games whilst giving youngsters attention. Schools are often underfunded and lack resources. You could teach English in Kenya and help with activities in the classroom and to improve levels of spoken English.

Volunteering in Kenya  with Go Volunteer Africa will be one of the most challenging but most fulfilling experiences of your life. You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities in Kenya do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round.

One of the advantages of the Community volunteer projects is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your placement. To become involved in another projects simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.

The overall aim of the projects is one of improving the community infrastructure, encouraging sustainable activities and capacity building. The people are hard working and appreciative of our contribution to their community and will be incredibly responsive to your presence on the project.

PROJECT HINTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 6 to 17 yrs if traveling with parent/guardian
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Kericho and Nairobi
Language: English

Get Started

Fill Volunteer Application Form here or Make an inquiry here