Volunteer Abroad in Kenya
90% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Volunteer Abroad in Kenya

Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3000 voluntary service projects in more than 100 countries. Each year we provide almost 1,000 volunteers with invaluable opportunities to strengthen their ability to communicate in diverse groups, explore grassroots leadership opportunities, and build cultural understanding and connections around the world.

VFP offers service projects that arise from a grassroots, community based need for adults, teens, seniors, families and groups. Volunteers can choose between Short-Term Projects (Also known as Workcamps) where volunteers from 4 or more countries come together for a 2-3 week service project, or Individual Service Adventures & Gap Year Projects (Also known as Medium Term or Permanent Projects) involve working with VFP to create a personalized 2-week to 1-year experience.

Locations
Africa » Kenya
Length
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
Language
English
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
VFP's placement fee is always $500 ($650 if you are under 18 years old) and must be paid at the time of registration. (If we can’t place you we refund the full fee!) Your registration covers placement, food, accommodation and work materials for your program. Volunteers arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from the project. Projects taking place in the developing world often require an additional fee in the range of $50-$500 payable to our partners upon arrival.

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Program Reviews (3)

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Elizabeth
Female
24 years old
Burlington, Vermont
University of Vermont

A true cultural immersion experience

10/10

Having traveled to over 30 countries, I can say that East Africa is by far one of my favorite regions of the world. The people are some of the most kind-hearted and the geography is stunning. Volunteering is a great way to spend your time in this region.

The Volunteers for Peace project which I attended was an eye-opening experience I will never forget. Myself and one other French volunteer stayed in Kenya for one month to help run a public health campaign targeted toward the youth. We lived with an amazing host family who quickly became close friends (I am planning a time to go back and visit them). I always felt safe, well-fed, and cared for. The organization running the project ensured I was met at the airport upon my arrival and were available for 24/7 support the entire time I was in Kenya. They were great.

I believe that volunteering in Kenya with Volunteers for Peace has the potential to be one of the best experiences of any traveler's adventure but I recommend it for those willing to truly live like a local. The projects in this region are truly immersive. You live, eat, and work like a local. For first time or inexperienced travelers, this can be shocking. This means taking public transport, showering with buckets, pumping your water, eater local food, working in the garden, using an outhouse, ect. If you are intrepid enough to find joy in these new ways of living, much like I did, than this is the project for you! In return for going out of your comfort zone you are awarded with one of the best memories and some of the greatest friends you could hope for. Truly a life changing experience you would not get without the help of Volunteers for Peace.

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Colorado
Female
57 years old
Conifer,CO

Experience in Kenya

9/10

The first few days were tough, the hostile in Narobi, and getting use to no water, toiets, electricity etc., However, once I was able to meet others that were to be part of the group and travel to the village where we were to live, things improved. I am not going to say it was easy and the first week was tough and an adjustment, but after that you found your new routine and new family and it was truly a remarkable experience. Some of the staff was completely awesome and some was not and I'm sure they thought the same of their volunteers. It really was like a family learning to get along and some days were better than others. Overall I felt that this was a life changing experience for me and am stil learning why I was there and lessons from the experience as it relates to me and my growth in my daily path.

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Katie
Female
32 years old
Chicago, Illinois
USD

Kenya Volunteer - May 2010

8/10

Volunteering in Kenya was one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences of my life. Walking to the village and getting to know my fellow volunteers, spending time with the children and working to improve a community in need, were only a few of the wonderful aspects of this trip. Of course, manual labor was involved and it was hard work; but I was with a group of people who were so upbeat. The village women sang as we planted corn and we genuinely enjoyed each others company. Sure, no electricity or running water isn't a walk in the park, but the experience of it; taking a look at the life of many Kenyans was incredibly humbling. Volunteer. Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Create memories that last a life time.

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Volunteers For Peace (VFP) is a U.S. based non-profit organization that operates within the global networks of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), Service Civil International (SCI) and the Alliance of European Voluntary Service to provide meaningful cross-cultural engagement opportunities to thousands of

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