Volunteers are needed in Kenya to volunteer in a range of projects, including community development, sports education, HIV/Aids work, women's empowerment, teaching, and much more! IVHQ offers highly affordable volunteer programs in Nairobi and Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya, giving you an incredible opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in the local community.
Current IVHQ Volunteer Programs in Kenya:
- Sports Education: Coach enthusiastic students a variety of sports in addition to classroom instruction.
- Music Education: Assist in instruction of the piano, guitar, and basic introduction to music. Volunteers should have a basic understanding of musical theory.
- Women's Education
- Programs in Kenya start on the 1st and 15th of every month
- Volunteer anywhere from 1 week to 12 weeks
- All volunteer receive orientation upon arrival including a cultural and language introduction
- Volunteers stay with a host family for an authentic immersion experience
- Weekends are open for you to explore Kenya, and the East-African safari!
- Learn more about IVHQ programs by reading the great reviews and interviews IVHQ alumni have left about their incredible experiences in Kenya
Questions & Answers
MichaelAge: 25-30MaleWellington, New ZealandKibera, Blessed Hope, and an unforgettable experience.04/14/2016How could this program be improved?
I would incorporate a Kibera slum tour into the program orientation on arrival in Nairobi. I believe the slum is important for all volunteers to see, and currently, volunteers that are placed outside of Nairobi sometimes do not get another chance to visit it due to travel arrangements etc.
DanielaAge: 31-50FemaleMontreal, CanadaUniversité de Montréal
MurphyAge: 25-30MaleAdelaide, South AustraliaOtherIVHQ Volunteering in Kenya for NVS12/16/2015How could this program be improved?
The main volunteer house could be in a more secure safe location or have a security guard stationed at the house.Response from IVHQ
Hi Murphy, Thanks for your review and recommendations. It's great to hear that you felt supported by our fantastic team in Kenya from the minute the you arrived in Nairobi. Great to have you as an IVHQer and we hope to have you back on another program again soon.
SaraAge: 25-30FemaleDubai, United Arab EmiratesOtherResponse from IVHQ
Hey there Sara, thank you for your review. It really sounds like you had the best time in Kenya! IVHQ are so happy that you came out of the program with valuable life lessons and amazing memories! Thanks for being an IVHQer, we hope that you join us again soon!
MarteAge: 19-24FemaleRisør, NorwayA great experience in Kenya10/07/2015How could this program be improved?
More information about projects and help that can be done before arrival.Response from IVHQ
Hi Marte, Thanks for the small insight into your time in Kenya. It's awesome to hear that you felt supported by the amazing staff in country. Thanks for being an IVHQer and we hope that you will join us on another program soon!
DanielleAge: 19-24FemaleHalifax, Nova ScotiaUniversité de Moncton
TinaAge: 25-30FemaleMelbourne, AustraliaDeakin UniversityA Kan-do attitude in Kenya!04/17/2015How could this program be improved?
We expected three meals a day, however this is not common in Kenya. Typically you will just have a hot drink in the morning and a large meal for dinner. This was somewhat of a surprise to us but now after having visited Kenya twice, I realise it is a cultural difference.Response from IVHQ
Hi Tina, It's great to hear from you again :) Safety is of huge importance to IVHQ so it's great to hear that your safety expectations were met when in Kenya with IVHQ and our local team. Thanks for sharing a little of your experience in Kenya. Looking forward to seeing you on another IVHQ trip soon.
AprilAge: 19-24FemaleCanadaBrandon UniversityKenya - Maasai Teaching11/12/2014How could this program be improved?
They set you up with another in country organization, which is too bad that you aren't working with IVHQ the entire time. Although the in country organization was good, it would have been better had they not contracted out to in country organizations and it's my understanding that they do this in every country.Response from IVHQ
It's great to hear from you and it's awesome to read that your experience volunteering with IVHQ was just the beginning of your volunteer contribution in Kenya. As each country we work in is vastly different, we partner with local organizations in each volunteering destination who are in the best position to identify opportunities for volunteers to provide valuable contributions that address the needs of the local community in a sustainable way. Thanks for your feedback and for volunteering with IVHQ.
About the provider
IVHQ (International Volunteer HQ) provides safe, unique, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer programs in 32 countries around the world, with a constantly expanding base. Programs are available in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific, where IVHQ works alongside local NGOs to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. Currently, IVHQ has programs in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Morocco, Victoria Falls, Madagascar, Bali, China, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, the Philippines, Fiji, Romania, Italy, Spain and Portugal!
Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or on a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs below and visit the IVHQ website for more information.