Kenya

Widely recognised as the best place in the world to go on safari and renowned for it’s friendly, hospitable people, we can’t find a reason not to recommend a visit to Kenya. Take in one of the biggest annual herbivore migrations in the world, experience the world-class diving off the Palm tree-lined white sand beaches of the coast or witness two million flamingos congregating on lake Nakuru.

Immerse yourself in this amazing country when you volunteer on a variety of community and conservation projects, including wildlife conservation and research, marine conservation, teaching, construction, sports and much more.

With a variety of community and conservation projects available, there are plenty of ways a volunteer in Kenya can become immersed in this incredible country! Palm tree-lined coastline and reserves bursting with wildlife (boasting the big five and more!) lie waiting for a volunteer in Kenya to discover…volunteer in Kenya and discover the real Africa.

OUR PROGRAMS IN Kenya

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Volunteer at an Orphanage in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Mombasa
Visit the vibrant coastal city of Mombasa and volunteer at a children's center which provides education to vulnerable children

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£895.00

"I felt confident teaching from the training and being able to observe the actual teachers beforehand. Having another volunteer with you really helped the lessons as there was less chance of ideas running out or being overwhelmed by the children needing help. Trips to Mombasa Old Town, Diani and Malindi were wonderful. I felt safe and secure thanks to the staff who were always friendly, chatty and helpful. A GVI project gives you more of an experience than a holiday , and you feel as though you’re contributing positively to the community rather than just observing it as an outsider."

- Kieran Aldred - United Kingdom
Construction

Tsavo Cultural Immersion for Youth

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Travel to Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park and volunteer alongside members of the local community, building essential infrastructure.

Program Type

Under 18

Duration

2 weeks

Price from

£1,150.00

Volunteer with Children
Multifocus

Volunteer Explorer in Kenya and South Africa

Africa - Kenya - South Africa - Cape Town - Mombasa
Discover South Africa and Kenya when you volunteer with underprivileged children and experience everything the regions have to offer on amazing side trip adventures.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

8 weeks

Price from

£2,990.00

"The kids were awesome to interact with. I found that GVI was very organized and that their heart is in the right place! I loved the culture shock but also having the support of other volunteers living in the same house as me. Can’t say enough good things about the people that I met through the GVI program. Volunteering with GVI was an unbelievable experience and one that I could not get otherwise as a traveller, can’t wait to go again next year. I could tell the help was really needed."

- Mason Walker - Canada
Construction

Volunteer on Construction Projects in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Visit the coastal villages of Kenya's stunning Shimoni Archipelago and volunteer on critical construction projects for local communities

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 4 weeks

Price from

£895.00

"I had a truly wonderful time during my stay in Kenya. I was so impressed by how well run the program was and how accomplished, yet totally cool and friendly, the staff were. I enjoyed contributing to our small living community (water runs, chores, meals, etc.) and although I was only there for two weeks, I felt a part of the family. The volunteers and staff were a pleasure to spend time with. I am thoroughly impressed by how well run the program was. GVI offers such a wide range of opportunities, both in terms of location and length of program."

- Devon Tighe - USA
Sports

Volunteer on a Sports Project in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Mombasa
Visit the vibrant coastal town of Mombasa and help impoverished children from local slums by planning and leading sports lessons.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£895.00

"I had so much fun teaching and now after two and a half weeks feel like I am beginning to get settled in the classroom. On Friday three of us went to teach P.E. The students took to the new games like wild fire, the giggles started and seemed almost contagious. I ended the school week on a high note and looking forward to the weekend ahead. Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary here I come, for a different taste of Kenya, and bring on the cold drinks and real showers!"

- Eleanor Singleton - United Kingdom
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer Adventure Holiday in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Mombasa
Discover Kenya's rich culture and contribute to important educational and community development initiatives with a local children's center.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 weeks

Price from

£1,545.00

"I wanted to visit Africa since I was a child but I did not want to go as a tourist – I wanted to see the “real” Africa. I enjoyed the visits to the orphanage, the weekend side trip, meeting other volunteers from all over the world, interactions with the local community members, learning Swahili, African cooking, buying local crafts, etc. GVI was well organized and helped to make a difference and I would love to do this again. It also provides a unique opportunity to see another country as it really is."

- Susan Bechard - Canada
Teaching

Arts and Childcare Volunteering in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Mombasa
Discover the lively coastal town of Mombasa when you travel to Kenya and make a difference in the futures of underprivileged children by introducing them to the Arts.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£895.00

"Knowing that I helped kids in need was a great satisfaction and I enjoyed the whole experience from day one. Since coming home I have really changed…my prospects have changed and I think I have actually become a different person! The kids really changed my views on life and I think really seeing what goes on in places like that opened my eyes and has really inspired me to help more people out there. I now want to see more of the world and do more volunteer work."

- Susan Gilbert - United Kingdom
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Monkeys in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Discover the Shimoni Archipelago and contribute to the conservation of one of Kenya's most critical populations of Angolan black and white colobus monkeys

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£965.00

"Waking up and having your breakfast whilst watching Sykes monkeys in the trees or fish eagles gliding overhead, then clambering up and down over logs and bushes of this lush-green forest, hopefully finding Colobus monkeys, yellow baboons, or more Sykes monkeys was all amazing. Doing butterfly sweep nets catching, identifying and holding a butterfly in your hands was unbelievable. Inputting the data from the day and having the afternoon/night to do anything you want was great. Most nights I chose just to sit and watch the unbelievable stars! Then going to bed knowing you get to do all that again tomorrow was just fantastic!"

- Sean Smith - United Kingdom
Wildlife Conservation
Teaching
Multifocus

Volunteer Explorer Kenya and Seychelles

Africa - Kenya - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse - Shimoni
Volunteer on a range of focus areas including marine and primate research, community development and terrestrial conservation in both Kenya and the Seychelles.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 8 weeks

Price from

£0.00

"I just recently returned from Kenya and was very impressed with GVI. All of the programs are very dynamic and seem to be extremely effective. In particular, the program in the Taveta region is spectacular and the people are amazing! I will be making ongoing donations to this program to help the communities, and purchase needed supplies for the products they are making, such as jam pots, sugar, beads, kangas, etc. My hope is that in a couple of years I can come back to this region and see what progress has been made."

- Jennifer LeClair - USA
Marine Conservation

Volunteer with Dolphins in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Visit Kenya's beautiful Shimoni Archipelago and assist with valuable dolphin research in the stunning Kisite-Mpunguti marine protected area

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,125.00

"The staff were EXCELLENT. I was totally impressed by their enthusiasm, commitment and levels of knowledge. Every staff member was friendly, approachable and I felt that everyone was really excited to be there. It was also impeccably organised, safety was taken very seriously and the training provided was thorough and rigourous. But at the same time we were made to feel like we were also there to have fun, and lots of extras things were organised to make us have as much fun as possible."

- Zoe Muller - United Kingdom
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