Volunteer and Intern Abroad in Kenya

Location

Kenya: Mombasa, Nairobi, Rural

Description

We offer affordable volunteer and intern abroad programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The programs are customized for you with flexible work schedule and start date. Affordable program fees start from only USD 180 (accommodation, meals, and 24/7 local support included). Our programs are designed to help local communities while at the same time providing valuable learning and cultural experience.

In Kenya, about 9 million people suffer from extreme poverty and a quarter of the population earns less than USD1 per day. In the United Nation's human development index, Kenya has been ranked 154th in a study of 177 countries based on life expectancy, literacy levels and overall gross domestic product. Kenya's tourism industry is booming, but it rarely provides economic opportunities for most local residents. As a result, Kenya is in desperate need of international volunteers and you can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.

On the other hand, you may be wondering what Kenya has to offer you. Kenya is a definite destination for these who are into cultures or wildlife. Breathtaking sceneries can be found in 19 national parks and game reserves. In this magical land, you will be able to see pygmy hippos, lions, monkeys, zebras, a variety of birds and other African wildlife. Kenyans are generally very relaxed and friendly people. They are extremely welcoming to foreigners.

Highlights

There are volunteer work placements available in both urban and rural Ghana. Our international volunteer/intern work placements in Ghana include:

(1) Caregiving
- Orphanage Work
- Working with Street Children
- Caring for the Elderly or the Disabled

(2) Community Development
- Developing Business Plans
- Developing Library Facilities
- Women's Empowerment
- Sharing Your Skills

(3) Healthcare
- Medical Placements
- Assisting Health Professionals
- Helping in a Rural Health Post

(4)HIV/AIDS Work
- HIV/AIDS Testing
- HIV/AIDS Counselling
- Awareness Campaigns
- Caring for the HIV Infected
- Conducting HIV lessons

(5) Teaching
- Teaching Children
- Tutoring Help
- Teaching English or Computer Skills
- Sports Education
- Special Education

(6) Other
- Finance and Banking
- Computing
- Business Coaching
- Environmental
- Wildlife
- Journalism
- Media
- Architectural

Program Duration

1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)

Term

Throughout the year

Typical Duration of Program

2-4 weeks

Dates

You can arrive any week of the year with advanced notice.

Travel Types

  • Volunteering
  • Tours
  • Native Culture Studies
  • Language Immersion
  • Homestay

Qualifications

* Age Requirement: You can apply on your own if you are 18 years or over at the start of the program. For participants who are 16-17 years old at the start of the program, it is possible to enroll if the parent or legal guardian gives permission and signs our waiver form to waive our liability.
* You must be able to speak English.
* Medical placement volunteers must have relevant medical training and certification (to be presented on arrival in Ghana).

Intern Types

  • Journalism
  • Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Finance
  • Environmental Studies
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Type of Programs

  • Adventure Travel
  • Community Service / Volunteerism
  • Cultural Exploration

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Starts at USD 180

Program Fees Include:

What is included?

- Accommodation and Meals
- 24/7 Hotline for Support
- Arrival Welcome and Program Orientation
- Volunteer Work Placement
- Regular Cultural/Recreational Activities (Personal spending not included)

What is not included?

- International or Local Transportation Costs (Local bus tickets cost around USD1.)
- Medical/Travel Insurance
- Visa Application Costs

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Business
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Elderly
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Journalism
  • Media Work
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Orphans
  • Sports Volunteering
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching
  • Technical Assistance
  • Wildlife Surveying
  • Women

Age Range

Over 18. For participants who are 16-17 years old at the start of the program, it is possible to enroll if the parent or legal guardian gives permission and signs our waiver form to waive our liability.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

48 hours

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network