Role of Volunteer
As a volunteer in Teaching English in Kenya project, you can work in formal or informal teaching situations. In schools, volunteers can also teach Math, Science or any other subject that might be of interest and help to the students. As a volunteer fluent in English, you can also aide local schoolteachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus also developing their conversational skills.
- Teach conversational English, Math, or Science
- Read literature and work improve low comprehension levels and poor pronunciation skills
- Provide theoretical, practical assistance and aide the teachers
- Interact with the students
There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer teaching in Kenya project beyond a fluency in English, but your understanding of Kenyan culture and Swahili language can help improve the experience for you and your students. Consider enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. No previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and be positive role models for students.
Volunteer in Kenya: Project Locations and Free Time Options
Global’s volunteer in Kenya projects are available in Nairobi, Watamu (coastal region just north of Mombasa) and Massai land. All locations offer multicultural scenes that are friendly to travelers and host traditional experiences.
Watamu (coastal region just north of Mombasa), lies on the Indian Ocean and is the country’s coastal tourism hub. The majority of the residents wear traditional clothing that is colorful. The city’s climate is warm and tropical. There are many beach day-trip options, a multitude of diverse restaurants and Watamu's northern shoreline is renowned for its vibrant 24-hour entertainment.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya. The colorful combinations of culture and modern living are living examples of past meets future. There is a solid tourist infrastructure in place that supports day trips and city tour planning. Volunteers can spend free time in the National Museum or Nairobi National Park. The city is a hub for safari launches and there are many opportunities for different length excursions. There are also crocodile farms and nature trails to explore, along with the standard pulsing city options for travelers.
Massai land is close to Kenya’s best-known and finest wildlife reserve – the Maasai Mara. The land is located in the south west region of Kenya, about 90 minutes from Nairobi. The land covers an area around 1530 square km and is reserved for Maasai people, who live a pastoral and nomadic lifestyle.
Many Maasai, however, have settled down permanently and have build houses. There are also schools and hospital in the region but lacks adequate manpower and facilities to run them smoothly.