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Volunteer in KenyaBe a Kenya Volunteer in our Exciting, Effective, Life-Changing Humanitarian Program!
Astride the equator on Africa’s eastern coast lies Kenya, where colors are intense, landscapes are breathtaking, and needs are great. When you choose to volunteer in Kenya, you are beginning the adventure of a lifetime.
From the crystal beaches of the Indian Ocean to the majestic heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is a land of distinctions. Wildlife abounds, and eighteen national parks are home to innumerable species, including the nearly two million wildebeest who thunder across the Masai Mara Reserve each dry season.
Kenya’s real treasure, though, is her people. Fifty-two tribal groups share this magnificent land. Many groups have all but eluded the modern world, while others bring their cultural heritage with them into it. Global Crossroad has carefully designed a program to let you volunteer in Kenya, exploring the country while you serve its disadvantaged people through orphanage care, teaching or medical services.
Come home from vacation with more than a suntan and some photos. Come home with the satisfaction of having helped the people of Kenya. Send for information now to begin your journey.
Volunteer Programs in Kenya
- Work in Orphanage (Nairobi, Watamu)
- Teach English (Nairobi, Watamu, Maasai land)
- Medical Volunteer Project (Nairobi, Watamu, Maasai land)
- HIV/AIDS Volunteer Project (Nairobi, Watamu)
- Community development (Maasai land)
- Cultural conservation (Maasai land)
- Mini Venture 2 weeks
- Summer Escape 4 weeks
- Travel program Kenya
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs and a very affordable price. We always strive to keep costs low in order to share these savings with our volunteers. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion and we are dedicated to perpetuating low-cost programs that enable as many volunteers as possible to cross borders and embrace the neediest souls of humanity.
Global Crossroad's application fee: US $199. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. The weekly program is required to cover the cost of international travel insurance, airport pickup, transport to project, meals and accommodation, salary of local staffs, rent of local offices, hostel/home base and utilities, and other field costs
Volunteer in Kenya Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
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.
Frequently asked questions - Kenya
- When should I apply for a volunteer in Kenya program?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to volunteer in Kenya?
- How long does it take to process my application to volunteer in Kenya?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application volunteer in Kenya?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer in Kenya?
- Who manages volunteer in Kenya projects?
- What are the daily schedules of volunteer in Kenya projects?
- Where are volunteer in Kenya projects located?
- What is the language spoken in Kenya?
- When are volunteer in Kenya projects available?
- How long can I volunteer in Kenya?
- Who will arrange my flight to Kenya?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in Kenya?
- Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from Kenya?
- From which airport shall I depart?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accommodations Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- How safe is Kenya?
- What are the principle health risks in Kenya?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Kenya?
- Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Kenya?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Kenya?
- What should I know about religious conduct in Kenya?
- How do I respect the people of Kenya?