Volunteer in Kenya for a Rich and Inexpensive Experience

volunteers in KenyaDoes the idea of volunteering in Kenya seem very attractive to you?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate while also witnessing some of the most extraordinary wildlife on the planet?

Kenya is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa. It is world famous for its abundant wildlife and game reserves. It is also well-known for its colorful culture and friendly people.

While Kenya is rich in natural and cultural wonders, the majority of the country is struck by extreme poverty. There are a number of volunteer programs in Kenya that are working to make life there better for the people who call Kenya home.

Global Crossroad works directly with grassroots humanitarian initiatives that are focused on bringing care to orphans, education to students from rural villages, and healthcare to the general population. 

When you make the decision to volunteer abroad in Kenya, you are making the decision to change your life and the lives of others for the better.

Jessica Mills

It was all worth it. I treasured the intimate moments travelling and experiencing together

Jessica Mills


Roberta Quis

I was not ready to leave when my two months were up. It was an unforgettable experience.

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This was an amazing trip. I was immersed in new experiences, cultures, languages and people.

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Lindsay Scott

This experience was both exceptional and valuable. Project was extremely enlightening.

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What volunteer in Kenya programs are available to me?

Global Crossroad offers multiple volunteer opportunities in Kenya for a variety of interests, budgets, time constraints, and volunteer goals.

Volunteer in an Orphanage in Kenya Summary

volunteers in Kenya orphanage

Sadly, due to the far reaches of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and ravishing poverty, many children are left to fend for themselves.

The orphanages that are operating in Kenya are underfunded and lacking sufficient support for the constantly growing number of orphans.

As an orphanage volunteer in Kenya, you can help supplement the support that is greatly lacking. Your dedication to this program and to the orphans will make a monumental difference in so many ways.

Skills and Qualifications Needed There are no specific skills or qualifications required in order to volunteer abroad in an orphanage in Kenya. This volunteer opportunity in Kenya is perfect if you love children and have a big heart. You will need to be patient, flexible, open minded, and a team player.

Volunteer Responsibilities You will play the role of caregiver, friend, and educator when you volunteer at an orphanage in Kenya. You will help the children with their daily routines, personal hygiene, meal times, and school work. You will also help to get the children involved in crafts, sports, games, and educational and enriching activities.

Volunteer Teaching in Kenya Summary

volunteers in Kenya TeachingTourism is one of the major industries in Kenya and the majority of the tourists visiting Kenya speak English, either as a first or second language.

The ability to communicate in English opens doors in the future to work within the tourism industry, which is potentially a really good source of income and financial stability.

There is a huge lack of teachers in Kenya though, and especially more so of ones that can give proper English classes.

As a volunteer teacher in Kenya, you will help educate the next generation and help prepare them for a hopefully brighter future.

Skills and Qualifications Needed In order to volunteer as a teacher in Kenya, you must have some sort of teaching certification or degree, or a degree in the subject in which you are interested in teaching such as math or science. You will be asked to submit a resume and proof of credentials.

This is an amazing opportunity for new teachers to gain valuable experience in diverse classrooms, as well as for individuals who want to share their specialized knowledge and skills with disadvantaged students in Kenya.

Volunteer Responsibilities Volunteering as a teacher in Kenya is your chance to make a world of a difference in the present and future lives of young students.

Without teachers like you, many children in Kenya would not receive any education at all. You will work as a team with other teachers at a rural school. You will teach English and any other subjects that you feel comfortable giving lessons in.

Volunteer with the Healthcare Project in Kenya Summary

volunteers in Kenya medicalThe rural clinics and hospitals in Kenya are struggling to provide the care and attention that is so desperately needed by an endless flood of patients.

There is a lack of qualified medical professionals, medical assistants, and medical resources. So many people in Kenya are suffering from treatable aliments. As a medical volunteer in Kenya, you can help change this terrible situation.

Skills and Qualifications Needed You do not need to have a background or experience in healthcare in order to join this healthcare volunteer project in Kenya. There is a need for all different types of volunteers, both medical and nonmedical.

Any contribution to these rural clinics and healthcare centers is greatly appreciated and even more so needed. You should have a strong desire to help others and are capable of working as part of team while always being flexible.

Volunteer Responsibilities Your specific responsibilities and assigned tasks will depend on your educational background, experience, interests, and the needs of the clinic that you volunteer at.

Most of the time you will help the medical staff tend to patients, as well as offering health education and counseling to the patients. You might be asked to take patients’ vital signs, collect patient information, or treat minor wounds and injuries.

Volunteer in Kenya Program Fees and Dates

Global Crossroad prides itself on providing some of the most affordable registration and weekly program fees on the market.

One of the major goals is to make volunteering in Kenya affordable for almost anyone who has a desire to participate in a volunteering program in Kenya.

All volunteers must pay a one-time registration fee of $299 and then a weekly program fee, which will vary depending on the project and duration.

Weekly program fees start as low as $100 though and include the cost of your accommodations, meals, and chosen volunteer project in Kenya.

Global Crossroad is 100% transparent with the allocation of your registration and program fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for.

Your weekly program fee does not cover the cost of your flights, visas, vaccines, travel and health insurance, and other personal expenses. Fortunately, Kenya is a relatively inexpensive travel destination.

Weeks Nairobi/Maasai Health/HIV
  1 Week   $150   $175
  2 Weeks   $250   $300
  3 Weeks   $350   $425
  4 Weeks   $450   $550
  5 Weeks   $550   $675
  6 Weeks   $650   $800
  7 Weeks   $750   $925
  8 Weeks   $850   $1050
  9 Weeks   $950   $1175
  10 Weeks   $1050   $1300
  11 Weeks   $1150   $1425
  12 Weeks   $1250   $1550

Arrangement of Room, Food, and Supervision

When you volunteer abroad in Kenya, you will likely stay with a host family. This is an amazing opportunity to really become immersed in the local culture.

Your host family will have had past experience hosting international volunteers and have been hand selected by Global Crossroad. You will reside in a safe area and within easy access to your chosen volunteer project in Kenya.

Your weekly program fee includes three home cooked traditional meals a day. Staples in the Kenyan diet include corn, potatoes, beans, flat bread, coconut curry, and meat.

You will dine with your host family. Traditional dishes vary depending on what part of the country you are staying in though.

During your volunteer program in Kenya, you will be able to get in touch with your in-country coordinator at any time of the day or night. He or she will also personally check in with you every two weeks or so to ensure that you are enjoying your volunteering experience in Kenya.

You will never be truly alone while volunteering in Kenya.