• Kenya
    • Nairobi
    • Mombasa
1 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Love Volunteers registration fee, plus program fees from $279 for 1 week.
Program fees cover airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, meals as noted, program coordination and 24/7 support.
The Love Volunteers registration fee covers lifetime alumni membership
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 20, 2023
Aug 28, 2016
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About Program

Join Love Volunteers and their local partner organizations to connect with and help the local Kenyan communities throughout the country. Explore Kenya's beautiful scenery and wildlife. By working with schools, orphanages and health clinics, Love Volunteers is able to offer a wide variety of volunteer projects. Projects are flexible for volunteers and can start any day throughout the year.

Volunteers can work with disadvantaged young children in orphanages and schools to support and educate them. Teaching programs allow volunteers to work in high schools or elementary schools and with rural tribes. Teachers are needed to teach every subject, including English. The HIV/AIDS program promotes awareness and medical visits. Medical volunteer projects are also available depending on the experience and qualifications of the volunteer. Visit the Love Volunteers website for more information now!

Program Reviews

4.80 Rating
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  • Impact 4.7
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 4.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

More Than A Love Journey

Before I left, I held a talent show, cause I really want to see what they have inside. To my surprise, nearly each of them could sing and dance, some with comedy which I had never seen before.

There was a boy who danced a little bit “ different”, so many people began to laugh. But dancing had no boundary… thinking of that, I just saw him keep dancing, in the sea of laughing. Normal people would choose to laugh, not to mention children, but he didn't seem to step back, he just kept telling us "yes, I am dancing one dance."

So when he finished and gained many recognition, I gave him more presents. He was a brave boy!

What would you improve about this program?
I know buying things here can improve the economic situation here, but I also think that bring the food or games from our volunteers' countries is also fresh to the local people here. Like when I saw them just eat potatoes and coins… how I wished they could have a taste of noodles or dumplings… This is just my little feelings.
90 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Kaiman,
Thank-you so much for this heartfelt insight into our Refugee Camp program in Kenya.
Children continue to amaze us no matter where we travel and giving them a hand-up in life has got to be one of the most rewarding things we can do!
Thanks again for your comments and advice and all the very best for the future - come back and join us again someday!
The Team @ Love Volunteers.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Working with kids in Mombasa Orphange

Initially, given this years terrorist events in Kenya, I was hesitant to go to Mombasa to volunteer. I had considered changing the location to volunteer.

I'm very happy that the Love Volunteers staff convinced me to make it to Kenya. This experience has been life changing. The kids have amazing energy and are fun to be around. For as little as they have, their zest for life they carry is truly inspirational. Mombasa is located on the beach, sitting right on the Indian ocean. The weather is perfect year around. The kids and I went to the beach almost daily.

A night, I was able to venture off and join in on some of the beach and club parties that are common place.

A great mixture of volunteering and having a little fun for myself. Highly recommend this opportunity. The kids are so appreciate of the time I could spend with them. They need more volunteers to come. I have plan to go back and visit in July of next year.

What would you improve about this program?
The living quarters can be a little closer to the orphanage.
91 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Aaron,
Thanks heaps for taking the time to write this review in order to help other volunteers.
You are not alone in your fears about safety when travelling and it's fantastic to hear, time and time again, that volunteers find their safety fears unfounded.
Kenya continues to be a popular destination for our volunteers and we hope that many more, like yourself, have an amazing time and enrich the lives of indigent Kenyans.
We look forward to having you back on the team next July :-)
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Fantastic month in Kenya

I've spend one month in Nairobi, Kenya working as an English language teacher. The whole experience was fantastic and very eye-opening! The local partner staff was very nice and supportive. I could especially mention the team leader -- I haven't seen such an enthusiastic and energetic person before! My school wasn't far away from my placement so it was easy and safe to travel. Food was great, very simple and nutritious. African people are very friendly and easy going. I fell in love with Africa!

77 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Raminta,
What a pleasure to hear of the joy you had volunteering in Kenya. Volunteers like you put such smiles on the beautiful faces of the children they are there to support.
Thanks also for giving credit to the absolutely amazing local team without whom we and our volunteers couldn't contribute to these communities. They are extremely committed, experienced and just down-right awesome people.
Thanks for being a part of this program.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Yes, I recommend this program

Life-time experience

To tell the truth, I had some stereotypes about Africa before this trip. But it seemed exciting to go there because everything there is absolutely different from the places I have ever been. I have made a great decision to participate in volunteer program in Mombasa, Kenya.
At the beginning I had some worries about our accommodation, environment, children, schools, etc. i was afraid of being useless there because I am young and not experienced enough. Finally, these concerns turned out to be groundless.
The family became a second home there, they treated us the same way. At school I realized that it is so easy to be important for someone even due to your presence. Every rather small help can turn into great one. Indeed the ocean consists of billions drops, we can make an ocean with each drop. I am endlessly grateful for this opportunity to get such a life-time experience.

73 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Helen,
What a fantastic insight into volunteering!
Yes, even a volunteer's presence can be enough to enrich the lives of those in need and the most important 'qualification'a volunteer can have is an open-mind.
We're so pleased your volunteering placement was rewarding for both yourself and the children in Kenya - that's what it's all about!
Take care,
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Yes, I recommend this program

Worth it!

I spent 2 weeks volunteering at an orphanage in Nairobi which unfortunately I did not feel was not enough time to really make a big impact, but even still, it was very eye opening. I recommend spending longer if you can, but if you only have 2 weeks, go for it!

The program was well organized from the pickup from the airport to the ongoing support and phone calls from the staff and I felt surprisingly safe taking the public transportation on my own,

Kenya itself is such an interesting country. If you have never been to Africa, you can expect it to be overwhelming at first, but it is SO worth it. After only 2 weeks I left with a completely changed perspective on life and Africa in general and I cannot wait to come back and spend some more time helping out!

What would you improve about this program?
It felt a bit wrong to form relationships with the children at an orphanage and then leave them 2 weeks later. The kids seemed upset when I left and it almost felt like it would have been better to distance myself more and focus on the bigger picture- maybe this should be encouraged more for the short term volunteers.
77 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Petra,
Thanks for the feedback. It's helpful both to prospective volunteers and to us at Love Volunteers.
Yes it is a quandary working to help young children abroad; we desperately want to make a difference in their lives - and the best volunteers are those who will form a bond with the children - but how to avoid disappointment when the volunteer placement ends? This is something we and our local teams in each country give much thought to when we set up and run projects working with children.
Thanks again and we wish you all the best for the future.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Yes, I recommend this program

I love Kenya

I spent 7 weeks in Kenya in 2012 and loved every second of it. I meet amazing people, both Kenyans and other volunteers from around the world and felt that the work we helped with was extremely worthwhile.

I spent most of my time with the host family about an hour our of Nairobi near the IDP camp. The 'mama' of this family looked after me like my Mum would and I was welcomed into her family completely.

I volunteered at the IDP school and spent my time working on a reading programme 1:1 with the kids and running small medical clinics for any children that had wounds etc that needed looking after. After school finished we spent time playing with children or visiting families who lived in the IDP camp - seeing how they live was an eye opening and life changing experience.

The pogramme set up is amazing, the country coordinator and the staff from Love Volunteers kept in touch the whole time I was there making sure everything was ok. I was able to help with some special feeding programmes in Kibera, Nairobi and around the IDP camp, a big free medical clinic at the IDP camp and also fit in a safari, trip to a Massai village and a few trips to the Massai markets for souvenirs.

My trip to Africa was something I had been wanting to do for a very long time and through Love Volunteers and the people in Kenya it was even better than I imagined it would be, I can't wait for another trip back to see my 'Kenyan family'.

What would you improve about this program?
I wouldn't change anything about my trip to Kenya. There were moments where I was out of my comfort zone but they just helped to make the trip all the more amazing.
82 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Amanda,
Wow, what a fantastic volunteer! You are able to turn the challenges of being in an unfamiliar situation into rewarding and eye-opening experiences. What a great example to future volunteers.
We're so pleased to have been able to help you achieve your goal of going to Africa and helping the local people.
All the best for the future.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Yes, I recommend this program

Most Influential Experience of My Life

Since my first visit, I have since returned to Kenya and the Love Volunteers program 2 more times. I believe my actions can be more powerful than words. I took the time, energy and money to return because the program is well run, and the work you do makes a difference. When I first arrived at the IDP camps (that is the program I chose) almost 3 years ago there was no hope whatsoever. Families were going hungry, kids were not at school, and these families had little hope. Visiting the camps today you will see a stark difference. Children are in school, crops are planted, families are employed, and there is a new sense of life. Without the organization and wonderful people involved, none of this would have been possible . I recommend this placement to anyone who is willing to bring ideas and make a difference.

88 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

We're awed and humbled by your commitment to the IDP cause in Kenya. Thanks so much for your help with the program and it's great to hear that you were able to see a very real difference being made in the camps.
Thanks again and we wish you all the very best with your future endeavors.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer in Kenya with Love Volunteers

The best experience ever, it really opens the eyes but also makes you aware that even as an individual you can contribute and make a difference. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I was met at the airport by the Love Volunteers representative and stayed the first night with his family. After that I was in the volunteer house with several others and a wonderful house mum. I was given several options for work but for me caring for the very young children in the orphanage was best. This was an experience that will stay with me for life and will make sure I do it again. Love Volunteers were really good with their organisation and communications and I felt supported and safe all the time.

87 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Anne,
We're so pleased to hear that your volunteering experience was rewarding and enlightening.
I'm sure your open and relaxed attitude filtered through to the children you worked with and enriched their day to day life.
All the best for the future.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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