Make a REAL difference in Kenya with The Kenyan Explorer Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This fantastic volunteer program is like no other. Volunteers will play an important role in helping on essential programs, while also exploring the sights of wonderful Kenya. The program schedule;
Week 1: City - Stay in Nairobi for a week and conduct outreach programs in Kibera, with street kids and at a HIV program. Volunteers stay at the volunteer house and explore the city. At the weekend, they will be taken on the Nairobi Animal City excursion.
Week 2: Beach - Participants will be lucky enough to live at a beach house in stunning Watamu! Every day, until lunchtime, they will volunteer at a local orphanage, clinic or school. Once the work day is over, they will have time to relax at the beach and even go snorkelling! They will also get to visit the wonderful city of Mombasa!
Week 3: Countryside - One of the main projects in Kenya is within the Internally Displaced People (refugee) camp in Mai Mahiu. Volunteers will stay with a host family and take on one of the many important tasks at the IDP. At the weekend volunteers will visit Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha National Park.
Week 4: Massai Mara - The hardest but most rewarding week of the program. Volunteers will stay at a mud hut in the middle of the Massai Mara while building a school for local children. To top it all off they will finish the experience with a three day safari in the Massai Mara.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide volunteer support at a range of essential social programs
- Improve the future prospects of the vulnerable people of Kenya
- Teach volunteers about the huge needs of Kenya while also showing them the amazing country it is
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for people living in marginalized communities of Kenya. This project is best suited to those volunteers who simply wish to be involved in a more ‘varied’ project as they will not only get to experience the wonderful sights and sounds of this fascinating country, but will also have the opportunity to assist the local people and communities along the way. The project is also open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact