Travelling in June and need to find a volunteer placement for around a month to 6 weeks.
Me and my girlfriend had planned to go to work at an orphanage in Kiamokama near Kisii, through a farming organisation called wwoofing. However having booked our flights we havent heard from our contact Samwel there for about two months. We hope nothing has happened but are worried as we cant get through via email or telephone.
I have sent an email to a link i found on this forum to an orphanage near Nyeri, but the link is dated to 2007 and ive not heard back as yet (although that may be because of the easter holidays).
Basically we are just wondering if anyone might be able to recommend any placements to us that they may have been to or have simply heard about. I've been searching through all the placements online but most of the ones that operate through a central organisation and tend to be above our budget. For a month long volunteer programme we want to try and stay within the realms of about £400 or less.
Thanks alot for any help people may be able to give
Hello Paul 😊
You could look in the Classifieds Forum of this site. Some volunteer organisations advertise there.
I would try Ecoteer.com
It cost 10pounds (roughly 16 dollars) to join, but well worth it. It helped me find my volunteer placement helping at a school for 4 weeks in Mombasa.
I hope this isn't to late.
I hope you got some assistance in the above. If not you can contact me on giving more details . I could help since this is what i do!
Hi. Hope you got the help you needed. I'm Kelvin Karanja and would gladly host and guide you in Nairobi, Kenya.
Hello Kelvin 😊
Are you a professional guide, or are you just looking for somebody to hang out with. Tour guides and Travel agents are not allowed to advertise on these forums.
Also, please avoid posting phone numbers and email addresses on the forums.
Hi Mell. Ok. I'm not a tour guide. Travel for me is a hobby and I would love to meet new people.
Hello Paul, have you suceeded yet? At times its hard to get a volunteer online in the place you are talking a bout infact I come from that area. The only advice I can give is that if at all you are serious then come over its easy to get some of this people physically but not online since this region is not well served with communication links especially the internet.
I think you can try kvcdp they do volunteer programs in western kenya http://www.kvcdp.org
My daughter lived and worked in a village just outside of Kitale Kenya for 5 months last year.
It is a community for aids orphans and vulnerable children. You can contact David Walala, he is the director and most assuredly he would welcome any help you can give.
I have started a website for his group, it is not all together up, but it is www.kokovillage.org
You can contact David by emailing him at
Hi Paul ,
I run a voluntary organization and i do have so many placements that can fit you ,.we are based in Nairobi Kenya ,and at the moment i have so many volunteers from different countries ,so it is a good opportunity for you to meet people from different country oin kenya and see what they are doing .What kind of projects are you interested in ? we have education,art,envronmental,phsicall handicapped ,social work at orphange.
Our charges are affordable 250euros per month per person ,oyu will get in country orientation,food and accommodation.
Personally i have worked for voluntary organization locally and internationally ,so you will have the best opportunity at an affordable rate.
Hope to get from you
pardon me for my silly spelling mistakes
I hope you got help if not you can look at the following site:
For quality and affordable volunteer abroad program visit
There is a start-up volunteer program now running out of Nairobi, Kenya. The program is a day one, entirely free of charge, and based from Nairobi's main public hospital (Kenyatta National Hospital).
For more information, please write to <snip>, or check us out on the web at http://volunteer4freekenya.kbo.co.ke/. Thanks.
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