Volunteer Work Kenya

 

Volunteer Work Kenya


Kenya, with its population of around 52.57 million (2019), is, in many ways, best known as an African holiday and safari destination and has one of Africa's better economies. However that belies the fact that for the 79% of the population who live in rural areas life is harsh with a life expectancy of just 56.6 years. In fact, Kenya is in 143rd place out of 189 countries when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country in 2019. Classified as a water scarce country, 52% of the population don't have access to safe water, there is generally poor health care provision with one doctor for every 10,000 people and HIV affects 6.3% of the population.


Volunteer work in Kenya ranges from construction and conservation work to working in schools and orphanages, city slum outreach and teaching sustainable farming techniques. There are also many volunteer opportunities in health care, HIV prevention and the rolling out of anti-viral programs.  Volunteer work is big business in Kenya and you have to work hard to get past the big international projects to drill down to the smaller, Kenya based and run volunteer work programs that make a real difference to the live of Kenyans in need rather than exist to line the pockets of the volunteer recruitment businesses!. If you are in Kenya undertaking a volunteer opportunity, ensure you leave time for a bit of tourist activity whilst you are there not least because you can find the "Big Five" animals of Africa in Kenya but can also witness one of the natural wonders of the world ~ the annual great wildebeest migration of some two million animals as they cross the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania to the Massai Mara. Also visit Mount Kenya and chill out on the warm and tropical climate beaches on its Indian Ocean coastline. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Kenya let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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KVCDP

Volunteer Work Kenya: KVCDP


The Kenya Voluntary and Community Development Project run a number of projects across Kenya.

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East African Whale Shark Trust

Volunteer Work Kenya: East African Whale Shark Trust


Volunteer work with the East African Whale Shark Trust getting involved in a range of marine conservation work.

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Volunteer Kenya

Volunteer Work Kenya: Volunteer Kenya


Fighting HIV/AIDS; providing primary school education and encouraging micro-enterprise for women.

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Village Volunteers

Volunteer Work Kenya: Village Volunteers


Volunteer work in Kenya supporting vulnerable populations in the country.

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Advance Africa

Kenya Volunteer Programs: Advance Africa


Volunteer opportunities are available in orphanages, schools, hospitals and community health clinics.

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AV Kenya

Volunteer Kenya: AV Kenya


Volunteer work projects based in Msambweni, kenya, where you will gain an understanding of everyday life and have the chance to make a meaningful impact on the community.

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Dream Achievers

Volunteer Kenya: Dream Achievers


Volunteer work in rural coast communities and villages teaching, orphan care and HIV awareness.

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Kenya Profile

Kenya Profile


Find out more about Kenya, its people and what daily life is like there in our Kenya profile pages.

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