Medical Volunteering in Kenya

Location
Kenya
Length
1 to 52 weeks
Housing
Guesthouse Host Family Hostel
Age
18 - 70 years
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About This Program

Are you are searching for a hands-on international medical elective program? If so you've come to the right place! Your medical skills and expertise are incredibly valuable to Kenyan clinics, whilst also giving you the chance to gain additional experience. Kenya's medical professionals are hugely experienced at working with limited resources, but often require a vital extra pair of hands. Their knowledge of the local conditions can also make a valuable difference to your learning.

Agape's medical volunteers in Kenya work in clinics or hospitals helping to support stretched local healthcare teams. Your work depends on your experience level, and you need to have completed at least one year of a university-level medical programme such as medicine or nursing in order to participate. Most medical volunteers can expect to engage in real hands-on work, and we make sure to properly register every volunteer so that you can be sure that your time in Kenya is as effective and safe as possible.

Highlights

  • All volunteers properly registered with appropriate local organisations
  • Give valuable help whilst learning new skills
  • Put your training into practice by helping those in most need

For medical volunteering in Kenya, you will generally be expected to work at your placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers at our volunteer house before you head to your hospital or clinic for around 9 am. Mornings will often start with a consultation with local staff members to discuss the needs of the day, and you may be asked to help out with a wide range of activities. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff.

You will generally finish your placement at around 5pm, though this will depend on the opening times of your placement. When you finish you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings. Weekends are also your own but there are always plenty of extra Adventures to do in Kenya!

What's Included
Accommodation
Activities
Airport Transfers
Equipment
Meals
Travel Insurance
Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare
Airport Transfers
Domestic Airfare

Most of Agape’s volunteers in Kenya live in our purpose-built volunteer house, supervised and run by our local team. Living in our volunteer house is great fun, and provides the perfect balance between getting involved in a big Kenyan family, and having the opportunity to relax with other like-minded volunteers.

You will most likely be sharing dorm-style rooms with other volunteers, and these are typically single-sex. We also have some private rooms available. Other facilities at the volunteer house include a WiFi, a roof terrace with barbecue, games room, and plenty of communal space for games and activities.

You’ll be provided with breakfast and dinner, and these will be a mixture of Kenyan cuisine and more familiar Western dishes. We can cater for vegetarians and most allergies, but please be sure to let us know in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements.

We're proud that Agape's work in Kenya has already had an enormous impact on the local communities we work with, and you can be a great help in continuing this good work. As a medical volunteer in Kenya you will have an impact on all the patients you work with, providing additional help and care, and potentially even saving lives. But the best thing about volunteering? You get to come and see first-hand the impact you can make!

Pricing

One Week
$760 USD
Two Weeks
$885 USD
Three Weeks
$1015 USD
Four Weeks
$1145 USD
Five Weeks
$1275 USD
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Six Weeks
$1400 USD
Seven Weeks
$1530 USD
Eight Weeks
$1660 USD
Nine Weeks
$1755 USD
Ten Weeks
$1820 USD
Eleven Weeks
$1885 USD
Twelve Weeks
$1950 USD
Sixteen Weeks
$2335 USD
Twenty Weeks
$2720 USD
Twenty Four Weeks
$3100 USD

Location

Location:
Nairobi
Currency:
Kenyan Shilling
Weather:
Jan-Mar
79 F / 54 F
Apr-Jun
75 F / 52 F
Jul-Sep
75 F / 50 F
Oct-Dec
77 F / 55 F
Airports:
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
( NBO )

Nairobi is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa with over 3 million people. This city has a wide range of activities to take part in from being a large city to also being the safari capital of Africa. To see Nairobi in its entirety, you must explore the food, music, safaris, people, and shopping.

Hosted by Agape Volunteers

Agape Volunteers is a fully registered UK non-profit which specialises in placing thousands of volunteers abroad into projects across Africa, including childcare, teaching, medical, HIV, music and sports programmes., with prices starting at £510 all...

Reviews

95%
based on 2 reviews
  • Impact 9.5
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 10
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Jonni
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible time in Kenya

I had one fantastic time in Kenya, fantastic, awesome and surreal are the best words I can use to describe my time there. The people were just awesome and the level of support was
fantastic. I am planning to return to June for 5 weeks.

I volunteered with a couple of friends and we all did different programmes but were all staying in the same place, which was fantastic. I did the medical programme as a I am medical student while the others did the teaching and orphanage programme, which involved working at a local school. We all had very different experiences but they were equally incredible and we would recommend all the programmes.

The accommodation is in a large shared volunteer house which means that you can see everyone in the evening. All the staff are really professional but also similar ages to the volunteers which makes the atmosphere very relaxed which helps. All the food is excellent and you must do a safari!

What would you improve about this program?
As Agape is a relatively new organisation (or was when I was there) there were a few things around processes to do with booking which could be easier, but I think they are addressing them well.
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Lesley
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Kenya

Loving working with everybody :-) would recommend this to anyone thinking of volunteering! We did a combination of nursing and childcare volunteering over a number of weeks in Kenya. All the staff were very professional and friendly and we felt safe at all times. I really felt like we were making a difference and that Agape was focused on helping the local community, which is what I was looking for. The additional trips are really fun and would absolutely suggest taking a safari! We did the three day safari and we saw all the animals we wanted to and it was incredibly cheap (the extra trips are also run by Agape staff). The accommodation is basic but kept very clean and there is plenty of food at all times in the volunteer house. If you really want to make a difference when you volunteer then this is the trip for you!

What would you improve about this program?
When I was was there were lots of volunteers which meant that it could be quite crowded at times. There was enough work for everyone just so many people around!

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