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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.

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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

UCESCO- Kenya

We focus on working with communities to end hunger and poverty and promoting resilience.

8 Reviews

Wide Rescue Initiative Organization (WIRIO)

We have initiated several project within the Maasai, Kisii and Luo communities. These projects includes agroforestry, tree planting and women empowerment projects. Community empowerment is the key in this respect. WIRIO has also initiated educational center for the needy children. The organization has also arranged safari trips since it's based not far from the famous 8th wonder of the world -- the Maasai Mara Game Reserve!

14 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Rieko Kenya

Rieko Kenya is a nonprofit organisation started in 2007 to alleviate poverty and gives opportunities to marginalised rural communities in Kenya.

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

Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation is a charity that is non profit and non governmental organisation registered in 2010 to give support to the poor families with kids who are unable to go to school. We help the families by enrolling their children to go to school, where we give them the best education possible. We also provide free educational writing materials such as books, textbooks, pens, and free school uniforms. We also offer sweaters, shoes, desks to sit on, and a classroom for lessons.

6 Reviews

Oasis Mathare

We are a community-based organisation that empowers marginalised community participants from the second biggest group of slums in Kenya, the Mathare slums. We provide them with practical skills for sustainable development.

1 Review

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.