KENYA: Conservation Volunteer Project

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

Kenya conservation volunteer project is the perfect volunteer project for anyone looking for a green-conservation project in Africa. The Kenya conservation volunteer program is also an incredible volunteer opportunity to protect the wildlife and to empower communities in and around the wildlife areas.

Kenya is facing a huge problem of deforestation in rural communities and waste management in urban areas. Over the years, people have been cutting down the trees and burning them to open up areas for farming. The project educates local communities on the importance of environment conservation and proper waste management.

The Kenya conservation volunteer program spearheads awareness at all levels of the community, animal rescues from poachers, rehabilitation and release programs in various wildlife conservation areas across Kenya.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Plant trees
  • Join environment education outreaches
  • Gain veterinary experience in reputable wildlife sanctuaries
  • Live in the heart of Kenya’s most stunning wilderness areas
  • Sensitize public on responsible waste management practices
  • Develop mechanism to recycle and utilize waste in the county
  • Learn practical animal care skills and enrich the lives of rescued wildlife
  • Work to protect endangered species including leopards, lions and elephants
  • Join conservationists in National Parks, supporting rangers on the front line of conservation

Our Kenya conservation volunteer project focuses on wildlife conservation, waste management, waste reduction and recycling, resource optimization, environmental education and awareness-raising, and sustainability in agriculture.

PROJECT LOCATION

Nairobi: is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to “cool water”, a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 9,354,580. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

Taita–Taveta: is a county of Kenya. It lies approximately 140 km northwest of Mombasa and 380 km southeast of Nairobi. The County headquarters are located in Mwatate, which is central to the county. Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 13,747 square kilometres. Situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert it opened in April 1948, and is located near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta County of the former Coast Province.

As the Tsavo National Park covers approximately two-thirds of the land area of Taita Taveta County, growth in human population causes conflict with wildlife. The national population census carried out in 1969 put the number of persons in the then Taita Taveta district at 110,742. The Kenya Population and Housing Census of August 2019 found that the number of people in Taita Taveta county was 340,671 representing an increase of 207.6% in fifty years. The growth of the human population means that land close to the park boundaries is converted from bush land into settlements. Consequently, people have been killed by wildlife, as others lose crops and livestock.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP

Depending on the project you choose, After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi City for Nairobi Project or Moi International Airport in Mombasa for the Taita-Taveta project site. A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport. These airport services numerous international carriers. Kenya has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

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ORIENTATION

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Kenya you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Go Volunteer Africa’s Kenya conservation volunteer project in Kenya aims at promoting sustainable environmental initiatives such as Tree Planting project, Solid waste management measures and wildlife conservation. The Kenya conservation volunteer project empowers local communities to take ownership of their forests and set up local forest conservation committees.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

Despite these vast areas of seemingly untouched wilderness, it’s impossible to ignore the human impact on Kenya’s wildlife. Poaching, illegal hunting for bush meat, and habitat loss from deforestation for farming and charcoal production are all significant threats to Kenya’s biodiversity.

Volunteers at this project can work in the creation of environmental education materials so that community members can learn about ways to improve waste management and environmental protection in their community, the project will allow you to learn innovative and cost-effective techniques such building compost heaps and keyhole gardens, manufacturing bio-briquettes from waste paper and cardboard, and other solutions identified with the community.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

Go Volunteer Africa through this Kenya conservation volunteer project is  focused at providing clean and safe energy to needy communities members. Go Volunteer Africa offers the opportunity to volunteer on a conservation project in Kenya and impact the community. 

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Kenya volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Kenya. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or wild camp accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

AGE REQUIREMENT

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS

Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Kenya introduced an e-Visa system from 2 July 2015. According to the government an application should be done at least 7 days in advance and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with e-visa. Visa on arrival is still available and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with this visa.

From February 2014 Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda began issuing an East African Tourist Visa. The visa costs 100 USD and has no restrictions on citizens of any country. The visa is a non-extendable multiple-entry 90-day visa that has to be first used to enter the country that issued the visa.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

INSURANCE

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Kenya has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

 

PROJECT QUICK FACTS

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum one week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are welcome
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, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Volunteer House or Wild Camp 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Nairobi & Taita-Taveta
Language: English

IN A NUTSHELL

Volunteering in Kenya with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly.  The volunteer opportunities in Kenya are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.

Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Kenya. All volunteer programs in Kenya are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.

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Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Kenya. Most volunteer projects in Kenya are located throughout the country in places like Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kakamega Kajiado and in more rural areas.

Volunteer in Kenya with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization. Volunteer Jobs in Kenya are available throughout the year. Do volunteer charity work in Kenya, empower communities and vulnerable individuals, change both your lives and the recipients’ of your generosity.

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

2 Weeks
Two Weeks
$660
Minimum Duration
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
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3 Weeks
Three Weeks
$860
Our Most Popular
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Any Extra Week
Weekly
$200
Per Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. 

HOW TO APPLY

If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here

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