Volunteer activities include training of local people in appropriate tree planting and tree care techniques, and planting food-producing trees with them around their homes. Additionally volunteers implement water conservation techniques, work in the tree nursery, cook meals, clean, and maintain the camp. Be prepared to work hard and chip in wherever you are needed!
Throughout the whole year
We are happy to welcome volunteers any time of the year, and we always have plenty of work and space for them. Accommodation will be in tents beneath a shelter, and you can expect to work about 35 hours a week. Safe drinking water will be provided free of charge for all volunteers.
Sadhana Forest Kenya is a non-profit ecological project that does not generate any income; therefore we unfortunately cannot afford to provide free food for volunteers. We share the cost of our 100% vegan meals equally. The total cost of food per person is 540 Kenyan Shillings (KES) per day, around 6 USD.
Please bring with you 540 KES x amount of days that you wish to stay plus a 2000 KES refundable deposit.
The organization was launched with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to establish food security through indigenous food forestry and water conservation with the Samburu people in northern Kenya
We practice a simple, eco-friendly way of life including renewable energy, alternative construction, veganism, biodegradable toiletries, compost toilets, and conscious consumption. Our experience through our projects in India and Haiti shows that hosting volunteers from all over the world creates a dynamic community atmosphere. Living and sharing in a communal environment brings us in harmony with nature and with ourselves.
Please note, Sadhana Forest Kenya is a long-term sustainable development project working together with local people towards self-sufficiency. We are not focused on short-term relief work or on providing immediate and transient aid.