KENYA: Childcare Volunteer Project

Kenya Childcare Volunteer Project
Kenya Childcare Volunteer Project

For those interested in working with needy children in a deeper and more positive ways, Go Volunteer Africa offers an opportunity to volunteer at a local children’s homes and schools in Kenya. The childcare volunteer project in Kenya creates exciting activities to develop the children’s creative and communication skills.

These volunteer placements are for those who not only want to explore Kenya, but become immersed in local cultures and spend time giving back to needy children. For anyone who love to spend time working with children, this is the perfect volunteer project in Kenya for you. You don’t need special skills – all you need is compassion and love towards these lovely children.


  • Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
  • Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
  • Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
  • Organize fun activities when the children return from school
  • Prepare food for dinner

Some of the children and locals might not speak English but you will be able to help them and you might even pick up some of the local language- Swahili. There will also be lots of free time to relax and enjoy some of the culture and cuisine, Kenya communities are full of things to do and places to visit.


By getting involved in childcare volunteer project in Kenya, you can work at our local school and children’s home. You can coach sports, teach English or organize extra curricular activities for kids in and out of school. Volunteering in Kenya with Go Volunteer Africa helps you to reach the heart of a local community, which can be challenging but also rewarding.

The childcare volunteer project in Kenya promotes the right to survival and development of disadvantaged children, as part of our Children’s Development Program. As a volunteer, your main role as a volunteer participating in our project is to bring some joy, hope to the lives of orphans and vulnerable children under this program and help local staff with the daily routines.

Volunteers at our children’s home and schools in Kenya are free to tutor the children, organize arts and crafts or sports activities, and help out with basic chores such as feeding the kids, and folding laundry. At the home, volunteers help with the daily care of the kids, playing with them, showing them attention, even to teach a bit English to the older children.

This volunteer project can be quite emotional when you see poverty close you but you will be able to help and you will be given full training and support when participating. You won’t be alone either, there will be volunteers from all over the world helping too.

Any volunteer interested in the childcare volunteer project in Kenya will be required to provide a CRB check to participate.  This is a life-changing volunteering experience to anyone who would like to spend their summer, career break, gap year or volunteer holiday working with children in Kenya.

Childcare volunteer project in Kenya provides to people of all backgrounds and ages an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  As a childcare volunteer you will be caring for children and providing a safe and loving atmosphere for them to play and live in. Volunteers in Kenya might be helping local staff with cooking, preparing food, dressing children, feeding them and keeping them busy.

Make the most of this opportunity by bringing about a positive change in the lives of the disadvantaged children; by providing them the love, care, and affection that they deserve. The opportunity is available throughout the year and you can choose your volunteering duration depending on your convenience. The minimum duration to volunteer is 4 weeks as we try to be ethical and avoid “children tourists”.


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks 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: Orphanage Volunteer Accommodation (Host Families or volunteer house, if you prefer so)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Eldoret, Kisumu
Language: English

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