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Humanitarian Aid in Kenya

Program Duration

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

Qualifications

Open to all 18 and over.

Minimum Education

High School

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

935 USD for two weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Nairobi and provided with transportation to their host family.

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Kenya, a historical overview and introduction to culture, survival Swahili lessons, a morning safari in Lake Nakuru National Park, and visits to sites in Nairobi such as the US embassy which was bombed in 1998 and the elephant orphanage.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Kenya coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Kenya. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Kenyan life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Water Projects
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application