Capital City: Nairobi Official Languages: English and Kiswahili Population: 2009 census 38,610,09 Currency: Kenyan Shillings KES Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3) Calling Code +254 Climate: Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country.
Kenya is a beautiful country in East Africa famous for its beautiful landscapes and diversity of wildlife and culture.
Volunteering in Kenya is an ideal way to be part of Kenya’s diversity of people and culture and engage with local communities in supporting their sustainable development whilst you learn more about their cultures and traditions.
Our volunteer projects in Kenya are suitable for anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of local communities in Kenya whether on a gap year, summer trip abroad or as a family volunteering together.
Volunteers Without Borders offers a wide variety of program options to choose from. You can volunteer at a children’s home, teach in schools, volunteer at a hospital or clinic placement or volunteer in with ethnic tribes, participate in sports, environmental/wildlife conservation etc.
Kenya has an unrivalled safari expedition experience. Volunteering in Kenya will have a versatile enrichment effect on each individual involved especially in terms of career progression and obtaining valuable experience.
In the Special Education Program, we welcome volunteers who are interested in offering time and support in assisting children who require special education.
Kenya has many children’s homes and orphanages whereby volunteers may volunteer their time and some of their resources. we have homes for orphaned children and destitute children.
Volunteers Without Borders-Kenya, welcomes individuals who are interested in health care work in Kenya.
Documentary filming is an exciting prospect in territorial Kenya. VWB will support both aspiring film producers, amateur and professional film makers to film documentaries on various aspects of Kenyan livelihood.
Kenya has a great tradition of sportsmen in athletics such as long distance running, Cricket and Rugby Sevens version. V.W.B welcomes sports enthusiasts.
You may participate in conservation volunteering raging from wildlife conservation e.g anti-poaching of elephants/rhinos, dolphin conservation in watamu and de-snaring projects.
In 2003 the NARC government of then President Mwai Kibaki installed free primary education across public primary schools in the republic of Kenya.One problem being scarcity of teachers.
Engage in volunteering with Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Kenya. You are able to sprofit life skill training, initiate income generating projects, life-coaching and counseling.