Promoting resilience while attempting to end hunger and poverty in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Promoting resilience while attempting to end hunger and poverty in Kenya

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Social Work

What We Need

UCESCO-Kenya is a Non-Profit, Charity Organization that works for marginalized communities to transform their lives, overcome poverty and injustice regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

++++Currently we have ongoing projects in Capital City of Kenya Nairobi, Kibera slums, Mathare Slums, Kisii county part of Kenya, Migori County, Mombasa City, Northeastern part of Kenya, Masai Land and Samburu county.+++++

Find your passion Project below to apply

1. Teaching- (Basic Spanish, Germany, English, French, Mathematics, Business Studies, Art, Dances, Home Science, Music, Computer basic Skills, Sports...)

2. Volunteers interested in Reforestation and trail maintenance can also apply.

3. For our clinics, we are looking for Medical assistants volunteers, Dental Assistant, Nurses, General Doctors and Health and hygiene assistants Volunteers.

4. Environmental conservation

5. We also have a UCESCO Sports project that gives youths and women an opportunity to develop their talents in sports, especially Rugby, football, athletics, netball, basketball and many more sports. Volunteer with a passion for sports, we welcome you to apply.

6. Urgently We are looking volunteers to help us maintain our Database and website, Event organizers, fundraising managers, project Managers, fieldwork managers, receptionist, marketing manager, Editors, translators, video and photographers, administrators...

7. Every Year we construct either a school / a hospital /homes for homeless or a children center. be part of this initiative to support us financially or to join and help us during the construction.

8. Volunteers who love farming in rural areas, we do community farming for food security, it's fun to farm with locals and enjoy the African style of living.

9. Finally, we have youth outreach programs, community services, youths and Women Empowerment Projects, visiting refugee camps, children's homes, Elderly homes, street children Rescue Center... Kindly apply and join us. We do here is to cook for them, wash their clothes, play with them, teach them, motivate and support them emotionally, morally and Financially.

10. We have 3 months attachment program for University Students to develop your career and also internship for graduates to practice their career.
11. IT and technology volunteer Work
12. Counseling
13. We also provide accommodation for tourist Guests. Instead of using expensive hotels, we welcome you to our nice homes, our professional tour and travel volunteers will be guiding you to various sites such as Mombasa, Nakuru, Naivasha, Giraffe Center, Kibera Slums, Masai Mara, Samburu rural tour, Amboseli National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Watamu Beach, United Nations Hq, Camping and 5 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Fun week Climbing

A volunteer does not need to have specific qualifications for our programs. The only exceptions are the following programs, where we require professional and qualified volunteers:

1. Medical assistance.
2. Health and hygiene assistance.
3. Dental assistant.
4. Database and website developer.
5. Computer skills teacher.

+++Couples and Children are also accepted+++++.

1. Experience the African Way of life
2. Gain African Fluency by living with a host family and sharing life with Locals
3. Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience
4. Make memories you'll never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants
5. Safaris and Tours

When & Who

Application Ongoing
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Day
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees, Disabled

What we Provide

Homestay, Guesthouse, Volunteer House

UCESCO- Kenya arranges accommodation for volunteers in a Volunteer house or in homestays with local communities.

All volunteers will stay in a volunteer house/home stay.

Rooms have a lot of space and are of high quality. We have hot showers and permanent water supply, electricity and security 24/7 and TV are available.
-Beddings will be provided.
-Housekeeping and laundry are offered for $5 a week.

Our volunteer houses and identified home-stay houses are equipped with all amenities and equipped Kitchen

Variety, Vegetarian, Vegan, Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

We provide 2 meals per day -- breakfast, and dinner. Lunch will be responsible for a volunteer him/herself.

If you need bottled drinking water you need to purchase, 1 litter is 0.5 USD.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
First Aid
Swimming Pool

Our Fees


Daily fee includes
- Accommodation (Homestay /Volunteer House)
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Orientation
-Hospital Transport (If needed we provide for free at any time)
- Pick up at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
- First aid support if needed

- Drop off ( will be charged only USD 20 )
- Laundry will be USD 5 a week
- Local SIM card you need to purchase
- Weekend Tour
- Fair to public transport from the volunteer house /homestay to the working place
-Volunteer T-shirt
- First Aid Support

Volunteer house/ Homestays rooms are well furnished, spacious with en-suite room features an en-suite bathroom. You are guaranteed to be comfortable, memorable and a comeback is certain.

17 Reviews

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Social Activities

If you are eager for your own African experience, there are plenty of fascinating 50 places to explore in Kenya.
1. 5 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing $ 1900
3. Road Drive To Fourteen Falls From Nairobi $100
4. Hell's Gate And Geothermal Spa Tour $223
5. Half-Day Ngong Hills Hike From Nairobi With Lunch At A Local Restaurant $181
6. Day Olpajeta Conservancy From Nairobi $385
7. Private Mombasa Full-Day Excursion $335
10. Birthday Dinner Surprise & Cat Dance At Safari Park Hotel
13. 3 Days Maasai Village Rural Tour $530
14. Nairobi Kenya Cultural Shopping Experience $55
15. Lake Bogoria Flamingos Tour From Nairobi $320
16. Baboon Cliff, Makalia & Forest Zip Ling Or Menengai Crater In A Day $250
17. Kibera Slum Guided Tour From Nairobi $80
18. Half-Day Tour To Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park $105
21. The Nairobi National Park Half-Day Tour $128
22. Full-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Bomas Of Kenya, Karen Blixen, Kazuri Beads Factory And Giraffe Centre Tour $299
23. Day Tour To Lake Nakuru National Park $240
24. Mt Kenya Day Trip Hike From Nairobi $380
25. Day Tour To Kiambethu Tea Farm In Limuru $110
28. 3 Days Tsavo East Panari Safari And Watamu Package $565
29. 3 Days Maasai Mara Safari $520
31. Karura Forest Nature Walk And Bike Ride Day Tour From Nairobi $100
32. Full-Day Sweetwaters And Ol Pejeta Conservancy Small-Group Tour From Nairobi $425
34. Hiking & Zip Lining At Kereita, Kenya $89
36. Adventure In Camp Ndunda (Embu) - 1 Day Excursion From Nairobi. $110
37. Ngare Ndare Forest $315
38. Nairobi Safari Walk And Animal Orphanage Small-Group Guided Tour $168
39. Overnight Safari To Amboseli National Park $475
40. City Tours $60
43. Ostrich Farm From Nairobi $206
44. Coffee Farm Tour In Kiambu $65
45. Mount Suswa Full Day Adventure $230
48. United Nations Hq Tour
49. Camping In Kenya
50. Mombasa - 3 Day Tour From Nairobi $430
51. Haller Park $50

Contact Person

Kingsley Nyandika
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.
95% response rate , 43 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Day Tour

- Guests who arrive are greeted.
- A short explanation about our activities and a small Day tour around the City.

You will enjoy a boat ride at the same time do hiking

Get a glimpse of life in Africa’s largest urban slum on a private walking tour to Kibera, a deeply impoverished area that’s home to thousands of people. Visit the area with a guide who was born and raised in Kibera, tour an orphanage and school, then see how local craftspeople repurpose bones in a bead factory.

Packed with landmarks and colorful markets, Nairobi’s compact city center is perfect for exploring on foot, but finding your way through the crowds can be overwhelming. Join a guide for a Nairobi walking tour that covers key sights, from a rooftop observatory to the American Embassy Memorial Garden, with time to browse markets, learn about local history, and discover Nairobi’s green spaces. Choose a walking tour to experience the city like a local Follow a route that features key Nairobi highlights Learn the stories behind each of the sites you pass.

Though coffee is a widely-loved beverage that many folks around the world enjoy each and every morning, most people have never experienced real Arabica coffee, right from the estate. With this Nairobi culinary experience perfect for ardent foodies and regular coffee drinkers alike, you can visit the Kiambu Coffee Estate.

Knowing the best spots to pick up Kenyan souvenirs can be tricky in the capital. Discover unique vendors and producers on a shopping tour of the city, customizable to suit your interests and budget. Visit markets, workshops, and craft centers across the city.


1. Digital Camera
2. Video Camera
3. Projector
4. Laptop
5. Multi-Touch 2-in-1, Speakers
6. Powered Speaker + stand
7. Project Screen
8. MegaPhone
9. Microphone
10. Dynamic Microphone+Stand +Kit
11. Nikon Digital Camera & lenses +Stand

2. Supplies:
1. Composition Notebook
2. Pens
3. Pencils
4. Folders
5. Paper
6. Binders
7. Scissors
8. Glue
9. Tape
10. Poster Board
11. Books
12. Reference Material
13. Educational Videos
14. Art Supplies
15. Unforms
16. Food

++++If you have things that are still usable, clean and in good condition, but you just don’t need them anymore, you can donate them to our Centres to be distributed to the needy students and families. We accept anything that is in good condition, such as clothes, furniture, crockery, toys, books, shoes, accessories, hobby items, music/films, plants, household appliances, and much more.++++

Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

- The organization provides a quality service and is accountable to the community through clearly defined roles and responsibilities;

- Service users, staff and the community have an opportunity to understand the structure and governance of the organization; and

- The service unit manages its resources efficiently through the elimination of role confusion and specific targeting of its activities.


UCESCO provides free-time activities for our volunteers as follows:

- Trips to 50 different tourist attractions / Safaris
-Drawing and painting with children.
- Social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting people living HIV/AIDS and elders.
- Gym.
- Riding.
- Swimming.
- Cooking. Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Kenyan food during their free time.
- Sports.

There are seasonal volunteering activities, such as the

1. Teaching program.
- School from January to May (June is holiday).
- School starts again on July and goes until November (December is holiday).

But during holiday time in June or December, if we receive volunteers, we have holiday vocational Training

2. We Do Local community Schools/Homes/ Hospital Construction in Marginalized Rural Areas once per year after collecting enough funds from our well wishers and volunteers

3. We Do clean ups in the various cities, slums, Rivers, and plant treas once in every Month

4. We also have outreach program to Refugee camps to support and Donate with our volunteers once in every 4 months

UCESCO Kenya, is Non-Profit, Charity Organization established in Africa, Kenya. The organization works with the marginalized people to transform their lives especially we work with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

We fundamentally believe that ending extreme poverty requires empowering families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity.

UCESCO links communities and helps bring sustainable income which then produces new opportunities for building schools, creating cooperatives, forming community savings, growing small businesses, feeding the family dairy, raising school fees, and permanent human transformation.

We also inspire action for the improvement of national parks and green-space through community advocacy, volunteerism, and small capital improvement to parks, farmlands, forests, rivers, and streams to transform Kenya. By collaborating with a broad range of constituents, including area residents, community groups, other non-profits, real estate developers, and city leaders, UCESCO’s efforts show a tangible difference in both the aesthetics and usability of green-space throughout the community.

The communities we serve ultimately reap the various benefits, such as clean and green environment, Poverty Eradication, Youth and Women Employment in especially Slums and Marginalized rural areas.

Our Recent Supporters


What are you waiting for?

We at UCESCO- Kenya would love to hear from you!