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Volunteer in Community Development in Kenya Program

Do you want to help improve a rural community and the lives of those who reside there through various community development initiatives? Global Crossroad needs creative hardworking volunteers like you!

  • Budget-friendly opportunity to explore Kenya and teach English;
  • Make a grand difference in a community for just $150 a week
  • Use your specialized skills and interests help strengthen and improve various community projects
  • Feel safe and secure with reliable and constant in country support
  • Highly revered and reviewed volunteer and travel opportunity

Kenyans are working to improve their country. While it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa and an absolutely stunning country, Kenya is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Extreme poverty, political corruption, weak democracy, poor educational standards, and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other serious health issues have left many Kenyans suffering.

Global Crossroad needs your help to focus on issues like community organization, income generation, micro-credit programs, land reform, agriculture, animal care, and gender empowerment by joining a community development program in Kenya. With your time, dedication, and support, you can help the local Maasai people increase their quality of life while preserving their culture.

By joining this volunteer opportunity in community development in Kenya, you can truly make a difference in the Maasai region by promoting local growth and development. This is an opportunity to become immersed in a fascinating culture, while working alongside the Maasai people to help improve their communities and way of life.

Role of Volunteer: Teaching English in Kenya

Volunteering in community development in Kenya is an opportunity to exchange cultural ideas and experiences to contribute to projects for community development. Your roles will be varied and depend upon your specific skills and interests, but regardless will be impactful! Examples of possible projects are:

  • A law student supports a community by researching/sharing land right information.
  • A volunteer with skills in development work guides an organization with writing reports and fundraising proposals.
  • A volunteer might organize income-generating programs for the poor or develop a savings program for the community.
  • A planning and zoning student could assist a CBO as they establish land and fishery communities in a province.

You might also:

  • Teach English to Maasai
  • Help the Maasai people sell their goods and services to tourists
  • Promote HIV/AIDS education
  • Assist with community maintenance and sanitation
  • Plan and carry out extra-curricular activities for community members such as singing, dancing, sports, art, games, etc.
  • Organize and assist women's and children's programs
  • Build schools, orphanages, community centers, etc.
  • Work with fundraising projects
  • Help promote tourism
  • Enhance public health education, such as malaria prevention
  • Share ideas and plan future community projects

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our teaching English in Kenya project beyond a fluency in English. No previous teaching experience is required in order to join an English teaching program in Kenya. You should have a love for teaching, English, and conversation. You should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and patient and be positive role models for students.

Dates: Volunteer in Kenya

All volunteer programs in Kenya start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Price: Volunteer in Kenya

Global Crossroad has the most affordable and quality volunteer opportunities in Kenya. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Kenya application and registration fee cost US $299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks All projects
  1 Week   $150
  2 Weeks   $250
  3 Weeks   $350
  4 Weeks   $450
  5 Weeks   $550
  6 Weeks   $650
  7 Weeks   $750
  8 Weeks   $850
  9 Weeks   $950
  10 Weeks   $1050
  11 Weeks   $1150
  12 Weeks   $1250
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food ( local food 3 times a day)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees Exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the volunteer abroad in Kenya program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses