Volunteer in Kenya with Village Volunteers

Video and Photos

Classroom at Sirua Aulo Academy
Community clinic near Kitale
Sister Freda with kids from her primary school
Two female students at a nearby school where I gave talks women's empowerment. They don't ever see 25 year old, independent, Single women in their community! [Photo and caption from my first trip in June 2007]
teaching basic newborn resuscitation
A volunteer does eye exams
Pathfinder Academy schoolchildren lined up for morning announcements
On the Maasai Mara with Emmanuel's Uncle


Join Village Volunteers on a program in Kenya. Located in the heart of East Africa, Village Volunteers fully immerses its participants in Kenyan culture, offering volunteer opportunities to people from all experiences. Working alongside partner organizations in the area, volunteers will have opportunities to serve in all sectors of their village.

After application and acceptance, participants will be assigned a project based on their skills and interests. Notable opportunities include: teaching in schools, helping in an orphan home, working in a clinic, and assisting with micro-finance projects.

Village Volunteers assist every volunteer with each step of their preparation for their time overseas.

Learn more about Village Volunteer programs in Kenya on their website!

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Questions & Answers

Yes, based on my experiences on 3 trips to Kitale Kenya, I believe a conscientious mother with an 8 year old of reasonable temperament (i.e., not hyperactive, or prone to run away in a crowd...just trying to be safe here) , would do very well. We stay with Joshua Machinga, Director at Common Ground for Africa and Director of the Pathfinder Academy School. The 8 year old will instantly have 100's...


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  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.3
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Be a thoughtful contributor to grassroots movements!

My experience in Kenya under the organization of Village Volunteers was one of the most formative experiences of my life. Upon arriving in Nairobi I was greeted and escorted my VV's In-Country Coordinator Wendy Gaya. As the sights, sounds and people absorbed into my senses, Wendy wisely toured me through the robust city in a Matatu.

As I traveled west towards Transmara land on a bus to visit the first village, Namunyak Maasai, I got to experience the diverse landscape of the country. Greeted by Emmanuel Tasur I was taken to his home and got to live on his land that sat atop a valley of green lush hills. I spent three weeks volunteering with adolescent girls in a local school talking about HIV/AIDS prevention. My time with the Tasur family (Emmanuel and his wife Lillian) was wonderful. Getting to experience their work with the local community, sharing stories of their lives and learning how to cook chipati (a Kenyan classic, similar to a tortilla) in Lillian's cooking hut made me feel like a family member.

I spent the rest of my three months traveling to Mama Maria and Mama Na Dada Villages, also working with local youth in HIV/AIDS prevention and healthy lifestyle practices. All of the village partners were exceptional and thoughtful of my safety and experience at all times.

I have the utmost respect of the Village Directors and projects they run in Kenya. I truly valued the opportunity to learn and support some of the most revolutionary activists in Kenya and witness how their projects and passion are impacting their communities.

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Review of Village Volunteers

I have made two trips to Kenya via Village Volunteers in 2009 and 2011. VV is beyond wonderful! They did everything and more an organization can do to help me be successful. Ms. Greene and all the VV people go out of their way to be helpful. I proudly give Village Volunteers my highest recommendation!

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Village Volunteers was there when I needed them

I have been chairing a humanitarian program for the United Nations Foundation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for several years. We were anxious to get our program into a remote African locale. Village Volunteers was invaluable in identifying the best location and in providing logistical support throughout the project.

My project to provide electrical power to a school in a Maasai community has been a huge success, largely due to Village Volunteers.

If you are considering volunteering abroad, I would give Village Volunteers my highest recommendation.

Percy Shadwell, Chair - Reliable Electricity
IEEE Humanitarian Technology Challenge

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A Journey to Remember

Three years ago, I volunteered through Village Volunteers and I had a life changing experience. Everyone was wonderful from beginning to end. I felt safe and cared for and I can't wait to go back.