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Grassroots Community Development Volunteering in Meru, Kenya


Kenya: Nairobi, Rural Areas

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Placements available throughout the year


  • English
  • Swahili

Cost in US$:

Approx. US$ 2,000 for 3 months

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Travel while in host country



Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Anthropology
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Cooking
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Renewable Energy
  • Small Business Development
  • Tree Planting
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Students of International Development, International Relations, Public Health, Conflict Transformation, or Social Work, who are keen to learn about grassroots efforts to bring about sustainable social change; Gap-year students looking for a chance to immerse themselves in daily Kenyan life; Linguists keen to build fluency in Kiswahili, Kimeru, or local dialects whilst making a social contribution to the community; Graduate students wishing to undertake participatory research or gain practical work experience; Active retirees looking to share skills and work/life experience; Social workers, health workers, and educators taking a short career break.

Age Range

Open to applications from people of all ages

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 months

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad