Volunteer abroad in Kenya with IVHQ! Every year, hundreds of volunteers join IVHQ's highly affordable volunteer projects in Kenya. Based in Nairobi, Kibera,Nakuru, Mombasa and rural Kenyan villages, volunteers are welcomed to experience Kenya while assisting on a range of community-driven projects and gaining an understanding of the Kenyan culture and customs. Volunteers can choose to participate on projects for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks and are accommodated in local homestays alongside other international volunteers.
IVHQ Volunteer Projects Available in Kenya:
- Childcare Work
- Sports Education
- Music Education
- Special Needs
- Women's Education
- Programs available year-round, starting the 1st and 15th of every month
- Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- Highly affordable program fees from $270 for 1 week
- Community-driven projects focused on supporting local needs and delivering sustainable positive impacts
- Superior support services both pre-departure and while volunteering
- Free online volunteer training for all IVHQ volunteers
- Between 30 and 60 IVHQ volunteers start in Kenya each month
- Weekends are free to explore Kenya with fellow volunteers - go on Safari and more!
Kenya Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
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!
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