Location
  • Kenya
    • Nairobi
Length
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
17
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Host Family Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)

Pricing

Starting Price
270
Price Details
The costs include:
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Airport Pickup
- Orientation
- Food - 2 meals a day
- Accommodation
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Nov 16, 2023
Feb 20, 2024
22 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Volunteering Solutions offers incredible and amazing volunteering opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya. Located in East Africa and known for its breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, Kenya has been there on every traveler's wishlist forever. It's one of the most popular volunteering destinations as well, considering the fact that hundreds of volunteers each year travel to Kenya in order to make some meaningful contribution towards the lives of underprivileged people. There are different projects available - Childcare Volunteering Program, Healthcare Program, Teaching Program, and the 1 & 2 Weeks Special Voluntour meant for all those who have just a few days in hand yet dream of doing something worthy.

Being a volunteer in Kenya will not only give you a chance to help the communities, but you'll also get to immerse yourself in knowing the culture, the traditions and more about the lifestyle of the people. It'll definitely turn out to be one of the best experiences of your life!

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteer and help the underprivileged sections of the society to make a better future for themselves.
  • Experience the thrill of wildlife safaris and game drives in Maasai Mara and spot the African Big 5.
  • Interact with the tribal community of Masai village and learn about their traditions.
  • Gain first-hand work experience and boost your career.
  • Meet some like-minded travelers from other parts of the world and create memories that would last for a lifetime.

Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
based on 24 reviews
  • 5 rating 79.17%
  • 4 rating 16.67%
  • 3 rating 4.17%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.45
  • Support 4.55
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.4
  • Safety 4.6
Showing 1 - 8 of 24 reviews
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Lucrezia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing experience

I really appreciate everything! It has been a wonderful experience and an opportunity to put yourself out there, to learn a lot and to discover another reality.
I would recommend this program to anyone.
The local coordinator, Joe, is very kind and he is always ready to help you if you need.
Very good and professional organization. The company looked after us from the beginning to the end.
I absolutely loved everything.
Thank you very much volunteering solution for making this possible!

27 people found this review helpful.
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Lucrezia,
Thanks for leaving a review of your experience in Kenya program. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time with us in the program and really enjoyed a lot. Thanks a lot for recommending the program and we hope to have you back in the program again soon.
Thanks
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Giulia
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amzing experience in Kenya!

My experience in Kenya was amazing!
I learned and did a lot in the hospital thanks to the availability of the doctors and all the staff. I had the opportunity to deal with a different contest from my own and this enriched me from a professional and human point of view.
I had the opportunity to meet other volunteers from all over the world. I did a spectacular 3-day Safari organized for me by the local staff.
I'd like to thank you to Volonteering Solutions for the opportunity and I recommend it!

24 people found this review helpful.
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Giulia,

Thanks for your wonderful review for the Kenya Program. We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience in the program in Kenya and had the opportunity to meet other volunteers from around the world as well. Thanks once again for recommending the program to others. We hope to have you back in our other programs soon too.
Thanks
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Jazzmyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Kenya-childcare

I volunteered at an orphanage and it was a lot of fun, since all the older kids were in school during the day I only had to watch the ones 2 years and younger. The kids were always so happy and so nice, as well as the staff there. It was like one big family and it was very fun. The only thing was that I would get there around 9:30am and the kids would already ave had breakfast and would eat lunch until 1pm, I was only with the children when they were eating lunch. The other times I was just doing other tasks like laundry, dishes, or preparing food. It was a good experience though

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
There wasn't just one thing that was surprising, because the whole trip was a culture shock.
110 people found this review helpful.
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Thank you so much for this lovely review Jazzmyn! We cannot wait for you to join us again!! See you soon! ❤ ❤

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Ana Paula
4/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Summer program in Kenya

Definitely a rewarding experience! I loved Kenya, the Children’s House where we volunteer was amazing. People were very warm and welcoming. As for the organization, some things you run into are not specified on the web page, I think there is a lot of information that needs to be updated. You arrive with certain expectations that don’t meet with what they tell you at the beginning. And I think they could be a little bit more aware of volunteers. We had an unpleasant experience upon arrival in which the organization wasn’t really helpful.

What was your funniest moment?
When we encountered the Maasai Tribe and danced with them
110 people found this review helpful.
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Ana,
Thanks for leaving us a review. Good to know that you had a rewarding experience in Kenya and found the volunteer work amazing. In regards to the points which you have mentioned where the info needs to be updated, we would be checking with you on that and taking a detailed feedback from you so that we can make improvements on that front. Once again, thanks for joining the program in Kenya.Hope you enjoy your further travels in Africa.
Thanks
Team Volunteering Solutions

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doreen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

We don't know how lucky we are.

I spent time at the school and the children's home. Both were eye opening. The children were full of smiles and hungry for learning. The unselfish attitude of everybody was something we don't see so much in our privalaged lifestyle we could learn a lot. What Margaret has done for over 150 children at the home is amazing. Without her vision and love for life these children would have had a very different life if any. So I have nothing but respect for her. An experience you will never regret or forget. Kenya is an amazing country with so much potential . You are guaranteed to leave a bit of your heart with the children and want to go back for more.

What would you improve about this program?
I would put a cooker in the accommodation. That way you could cook your own food. We ate out a few times and some times we didn't get breakfast delivered . So charge less and cook your own food .
114 people found this review helpful.
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Joana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gratefulness

I really enjoyed. It was a very good time. I hope I had given the little ones as much as they gave me. Makimei needs more support - progressing, I believe. Margaret and Rachel are engaged and housemothers are dedicated.
Regarding Volsol/ Go Overseas, Joe Ngugi is very kind and available. Everything was fine - accommodation, food, visits to the parks. I am pleased to be part of. Thank you for your project. Keep in touch.

Kindest regards,
Joana Barata

114 people found this review helpful.
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Joana, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It sounds like you had the most amazing time =) We hope to see you again in the near future for another adventure!
Thanks
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Caylan
3/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Medical volunteering

Volunteering with this company is something I wouldn’t recommend. There were so many things I did not like about the program specifically the amount of dishonesty between the guide sent out prior to leaving and reality.

It took 2.5 hours to get to the hospital daily. The staff really could care less we were there. I voiced a plethora of concerns with the coordinator of the company and his response was borderline rude. Especially when confronted about the scam of a 2-day safari. I also got sick while in Nairobi and went to a hospital for 7 hours. The staff didn’t offer to take me, suggest a hospital, or even ask how I was. Instead, I figured everything out on my own and waited alone there. Luckily I was able to figure this out but, I could imagine how scared a younger volunteer would have been if they had to do it alone.

Overall I would not recommend this company because it felt more like a business than a company that helps people.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Don’t pay to volunteer. Go directly and ask to help
110 people found this review helpful.
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Caylan,
Thanks for your feedback. We take volunteer feedback very seriously and have discussed the issues/complaints with our in country team in Kenya. In regards to your complaint regarding the travel time/distance to the project, we have been sending volunteers to the particular hospital placement for many years now and we have never had anyone mentioning the travel time as this much.That said, there are roadworks going on between the accommodation and the hospital; a lot of places actually around the country, so it is taking slightly longer but definitely not 2 hours. In regards to the Safari, you viewed the full itinerary and details before booking the Safari as well as a detailed itinerary document was given to you before the tour. It was clearly mentioned that you are booking a 2 Day Trip, so I am not sure why you misunderstood it.
You had asked the coordinator when you were sick and wanted to know how the insurance works. The coordinator explained to you and even suggested the best hospital. You were not sure if you would go and you yourself said you would wait for a day or two to see how you feel.

The coordinator later followed up with you to see if you had gone to the hospital, and you said that he had gone and it turned out to be food poisoning. You also said you felt better. So, it is inaccurate to say that no one followed up with you.

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Rosa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

I have spent 2 weeks in Kenya with Volunteering solutions. It was my first volunteer, as I am just 18. It was an amazing experience and I have learned a lot from it. Volunteering solutions help you with any thing you need, and that makes you feel like If you were at home. All the volunteers were very friendly and open minded, which is very important if you want to do a volunteer. If someone is thinking about volunteering I would recommend Volunteeing Solutions. I loved my project, the orphanage program, as I have said I think you learn a lot. However, Volunteering solutions give you more options, some of the volunteers I was living with, were in the school program and they told me they were very happy too.I really enjoyed the orphanage program in Kenya and I am looking forward to go back.

119 people found this review helpful.

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