Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya | GivingWay
Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya

Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya

Kenya is placing much focus on social change, and you can find its reflection with the many nonprofits working throughout the cities. Volunteering opportunities can be found in both urban and rural locations in key issues that are related to poverty and HIV/AIDS struggles. As these are critical concerns for a large part of Kenya’s population, choosing to contribute in either of these fields can be immensely important. Working as a teacher in a local school can provide you with important skills, not to mention an amazing chance to learn another language (and catch a few lines in Swahili). Kenya’s healthcare volunteering ranges between outreach educational programs to medical volunteering.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits


Volunteer in Animal Care

Colobus Conservation

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organization designed to promote the conservation, preservation, and protection of primates such as the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in southeastern Kenya.

6 Reviews

Sadhana Forest Kenya

Sadhana Forest Kenya, an international ecological and humanitarian NGO, is looking for volunteers to work with the Samburu tribe in Kenya!

5 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

Kikwetu Foundation

The pulse of Kikwetu Foundation is in youth empowerment and community development through exciting mediums such as the arts, culture, music and fashion.Our main focus is redicating poverty in Africa under the establishment of several programs that are geared to fulfill organization objectives.

3 Reviews

The Sophia Foundation

The Sophia Foundation is a registered Not-for-profit charty organisation with a goal to develop talents of vulnerable children through art, painting, drawing, music, dancing, teaching English, and economic empowerment of widows to become self reliant.

1 Review

Volunteer in Conservation Work

The Artrix Theatre

The Artrix Theatre is a non-profit, talent-based organization located along Lake Victoria basin in Kenya. We provide platform to talented teenagers to nurture and showcase their talents as away of promoting reproductive health and creating awarenes on teenage pregnancy,early marriages,new HIV/AIDS infection,school drop outs and sex for fish.

1 Review

Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation

Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation is a conservation, female empowerment, and community development charity. We have initiated several projects within the Embu and Tharaka Nithi communities. These projects include reforestation, agroforestry, tree planting, school greening programs, and female empowerment. Our organisation promotes and protects the environment, ensuring that it is clean and that there is proper utilisation of natural resources for present and future generations.

1 Review

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

UCESCO- Kenya

Promoting resilience while attempting to end hunger and poverty in Kenya

16 Reviews

Lifesong Kenya

We are a community based organization focused on empowering at risk male teens who are in conflict with the law through skills, character formation, financial literacy, healing and reconciliation

2 Reviews

How to Volunteer in Kenya

How to find volunteer opportunities in Kenya

The metropolis of Nairobi and its urban sister Mombasa together host nonprofits which focus on countless causes. But if you are interested in a more rural experience, Kenya’s developed environmental volunteering operation includes educational programs, construction, water sustainability, unique wildlife conservation, and marine life preservation.

Best time to volunteer in Kenya

The best time to volunteer in Kenya depends on the activity you plan to undertake while traveling: wildlife volunteers or animal lovers in general will benefit from visiting between late June to October, when Kenya's spectacular wildlife crosses the Savannah.

Essential information about Kenya

Kenya's official language is Swahili. With the rural areas being primarily affected by poverty and lack of sustainable education, those who choose to focus on the impoverished rural areas can find incredible opportunities to make an impact.