Share your skills, kindness, and time with youngsters who appreciate the chance to learn in this exciting volunteer abroad program

  • The best prices, with affordable fees to suit your budget
  • No middlemen- all fees benefit those in need.
  • A well organized and safe volunteer experience you will never forget
  • Make a significant difference in the lives of disadvantaged children
  • Explore the natural wonders Kenya has to offer
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Volunteer In Orphanage in Kenya

Volunteer In Orphanage in Kenya Choose to spend a more meaningful vacation contributing your valuable time working with orphaned children in Kenya.

In collaboration with our local partner in Kenya, we invite enthusiastic volunteers to provide care and support to underprivileged children in Kenya.

Help is needed to improve the living conditions and provide stimulating educational activities for the children.

Our volunteer in orphanage in Kenya project is the most popular project in Kenya and placements are always rewarding.

During this project, volunteers work on the front lines to feed and provide assistance to these forgotten little ones.

Children in these centers need your special encouragement to restore their hope for a meaningful future. Your work in this project is very challenging but the children share so much appreciation with the volunteers.

Role of Volunteer

Volunteers with kenya orphans

Most of the time volunteers will stay with the orphans for an at-orphanage stay, much like a family member. Although this is not an official teaching placement, you may teach conversational English during your stay.

Volunteers support recreational and artistic activities with the objective of entertaining learning and help is needed with organizing and developing sports activities for the children. Volunteers help in the kitchen serving lunch in the dining room and assist with location-specific duties like routine maintenance, construction, etc.

Our volunteers also engage the children with educational activities and games, and may be asked to help with various health or sanitation needs. Help is also needed in the kitchen preparing meals and/or washing dishes and clothes. Volunteers' storytelling skills will be put to good use inspiring and motivating the children.

  • Teaching basic conversational English
  • Developing creative free-time programs such as dance, arts, music and other physical activities
  • Helping the children with various health and personal hygiene needs
  • Teaching life-skills
  • Housekeeping as well as cooking and serving food to the children
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.

Roberta Quis

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Kenneth Janes

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

Kenneth Janes

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Lindsay Scott

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

Lindsay Scott

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Skills/Qualification Needed

No specific qualifications are required to volunteer in orphanage in Kenya, but your understanding of Kenyan culture and Swahili language can help improve the experience for you and the children.

Consider enrolling in our one-week Language &Cultural Immersion program. Volunteers should have love for children, empathy for their unfortunate circumstances and willingness to share their passion with them while being patient and flexible.

Major FAQs - Orphanage Project

What's the usual schedule for the orphanage volunteer in Kenya?

A regular daily schedule for the orphanage volunteering in Kenya project is set from Mo-Fr, between 8am -4pm. Lunch break and tea breaks will also take place during these working hours.

What's the distance between accommodation and the project location? What are the commuting options?

The volunteers usually stay with host families around Nairobi, thus there is hardly any need for commuting.

Is it possible for you to send me the contacts of the host family and the project location I'll be active in?

There is a large number of host families and orphanages involved in the program. Full information regarding the project location and your host family will be transferred to you a few weeks before your start as a orphanage volunteer in Kenya.

What is the age of the orphans? How many orphans are there in an orphanage in Kenya?

There are many orphanages involved in the program. In such, the number of children that live in orphanages can very from 20-100, boys and girls (aged 3-18)

What is the daily routine in the orphanage? What are the volunteers expected to do while being in Kenya?

There are many different ways in which the volunteers in Kenya orphanages can help out. Here are some of the usual activities implied by volunteering in an orphanage.

Here are a few ways a volunteer may be of assistance:

  • Preparing the meals and feeding the orphans
  • Help the kids get dressed
  • Playing games, reading or other educational activities.
  • Help the teachers in the edu centre
  • Assist the kids with their homework
What's the number of hours a volunteer is expected to work in the orphanage?

It is expected that the volunteers in the orphanage in Kenya program work 35-40 h/week.

Is the orphanage placement program available all year long? Does it close? If yes, for how long?

The program runs from January-November. In December the orphanages are closed for Christmas Holidays.

Volunteer in Kenya: Project Locations and Free Time Options

Volunteers with african orphans

Global's projects in Kenya are available in Nairobi. Nairobi is the capital and the 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, and 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 excursions. There are also crocodile farms and nature trails to explore, along with the standard pulsing city options for travelers.