Location
  • Kenya
    • Nakuru
Length
1 to 4 weeks
Financial Support
Work study

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
14
Age Max
60
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
300
Price Details
• Airport drop off and pickup from JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) in Nairobi.
• Volunteer accommodation
• Meals will be provided at the college. Any other supplies are locally available in Nakuru town.
• A weekly laundry service
• Wi-Fi
. In- country support
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 18, 2023
Oct 13, 2023
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About Program

RVIBS, one of the very few colleges in Kenya, is passionate about eradicating poverty through empowering youth. Our college specializes in providing hands-on skill training in various fields such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, cosmetology, fashion, agriculture, ICT, hospitality, health, applied sciences, and business courses. In addition to academic programs, we also offer mentorship programs for our students.
Our mission is to provide psychological counseling, comprehensive training, and connect them with job opportunities. By doing so, we aim to combat the widespread issue of poverty in Africa.
We are actively seeking passionate, flexible, and open-minded individuals who can join us in: Tutoring in class and practical's, working with local non profit charities, Environmental conservation, administrative duties and community clean up initiatives. Together we can. Please join us today by visiting our website and make that bold step to make a change.

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Program Highlights

  • Diverse Kenyan culture and the people
  • experience the amazing Kenyan cuisines and cultural food
  • Travel and explore site like Lake. Nakuru home of the flamingos, the hot springs of Lake. Bogoria, Mt. Kenya, and many more

Program Impact

1. Foster cultural exchange and promote diversity, exposing students and staff to different perspectives, traditions.
2.contribution to unique knowledge and experiences, enriching the learning environment and broaden students' horizons.
3.fresh teaching and learning methodologies, inspiring innovation and creativity.
4. Eradication of poverty by instilling learners with hands-on skills that will prepare the for the job market.
5. community engagements activities and a great experience for our volunteers

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Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
based on 4 reviews
  • 5 rating 75%
  • 4 rating 25%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.75
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.75
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 5
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Miley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

RVIBS BEST EXPERIENCE

The program profoundly impressed me with its exceptional support and the heartfelt warmth of Nakuru's community. The benevolence of the residents and the keen enthusiasm of the students created a homely and inspiring environment. Their authentic concern for my wellbeing and eagerness to facilitate my journey was deeply moving. I robustly endorse this program to students and individuals committed to community impact, offering both a remarkable experience and a substantive enhancement to their professional resumes.

18 people found this review helpful.
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LUCY
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

RVIBS has swiftly grown into one of the most cherished destinations in the world for me, deeply intertwining with and significantly impacting my life. .
I had an incredible experience, particularly when engaging with the students who were truly remarkable. The staff and reception were exceptional, creating a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere. The food provided was excellent, especially the unforgettable UGALI and the delectable assortment of vegetables. Additionally, I had the opportunity to visit Lake Nakuru, where the mesmerizing sight of flamingos left a lasting impression and made me yearn to revisit again in the future.

Pros
  • Exposure- I got to learn so much
  • Educative- there was so much to learn during the period.
  • Fun- I had so much and met a lot of people.
Cons
  • Drastic weather changes.
31 people found this review helpful.
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Maria
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

The general experience at RVIBS was great. The staff and students support was exceptional. I got to visit various places where I enjoyed the culture and interacted with the community. I would really encourage anyone looking for a place to volunteer to visit RVIBs in Nakuru, you will really have the exposure and experience you are looking for.

I realized the community around is not computer literate. I was privileged to share knowledge and skills and have an impact. I am glad that I got this opportunity that I will always treasure.

31 people found this review helpful.
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Claire
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

teaching helper

My initial journey to Kenya was slightly intimidating, as it was a new experience for me. However, the opportunity to volunteer at RVIBS turned out to be an incredible adventure that I wish others could partake in. The staff was outstanding, their support and warm hospitality were truly commendable. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the experience, so much so that I would not hesitate to return again and again.

Nakuru managed to capture my heart completely. And the local cuisine, mountain trekking, flamingo sightings, and safaris – it's hard to put into words how fantastic they were. I can only implore you to visit and immerse yourself in an unparalleled experience that Kenya has to offer

Pros
  • in country support
  • the adventures
  • the program was well planned
Cons
  • live in Kenya is a bit expensive compared to other countries in east Africa but worth it
  • The weather is unpredictable
32 people found this review helpful.

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