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.

This project supports conservancies in Central Kajiado. The bulk of these conservancies are found in the Matapato Rangelands, a 3200 sq km landscape in the northern periphery of the Amboseli National Park Ecosystem. Our focus is on mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts which have been rife in the area. 


  • Plant trees
  • Join wildlife education outreaches
  • Live in the heart of Kenya’s most stunning wilderness areas
  • Gain veterinary experience in reputable wildlife conservancies
  • 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

The project educates local communities on the importance of wildlife conservation and also spearheads awareness at all levels of the community, animal rescues from poachers, rehabilitation and release programs in various wildlife conservation areas.


Kajiado: Kajiado County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The county borders Nairobi and to its south it borders the Tanzanian regions of Arusha and Kilimanjaro. The county capital is Kajiado, but the largest town is Ongata Rongai. Its main tourist attraction is its wildlife.


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


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.


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.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

Volunteers at this project can work in the creation of wildlife education materials so that community members can learn about ways to reduce human wildlife conflicts and disasters. You will do a basic ranger training that will consist of Orientation Map Reading, GPS and Radio Communication, Animal, Bird and Snake Identification, Observation, Tracking and First Aid. You will also do the day-to-day work at the conservancy..

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

You will also be part of our Tree growing project so working in the nursery will also take place. At some conservancies, you will go out to place camera traps as well as patrolling for slings that might have been put out by poachers to remove. The weekly work will give you the opportunity to learn more about African Big 5, protection measures, efforts and also to give the best opportunity to participate in rehabilitation programs in the bush.


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.


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


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. Wi-Fi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project

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. 


Our program is for anyone sixteen years and above who loves service and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 15+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 18years. Volunteers under 15 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!


Kenya has abolished visa requirements for all foreign visitors from 1 January 2024, and instead implemented an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) system. Most visitors to must obtain an eTA prior to travel unless they are citizens of eTA-exempted countries.

From 1 January 2024, citizens of all countries except listed below must apply for an eTA in advance. Applications can be submitted up to 3 months prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance. eTA fee is 30 USD (approximately 4,500 KES). Proof of reservation at the hotel where you plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable). 

Kenya Conservation Volunteer Project


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


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum two weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 16 yrs 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: Kajiado – Amboseli National Park
Language: English


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.


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Program Fee Excludes:

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


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. 


To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.

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