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Volunteer in Kenya

Volunteer in Kenya with Abroad Escape! Embark on an exhilarating trip with Abroad Escape and unlock the gateway to unparalleled experiences in Kenya through the transformative journey of volunteering. Embrace the call to adventure and immerse yourself in the heart of this captivating nation as a volunteer.

Our carefully curated volunteer programs in Kenya empower you to chart your own course, immersing yourself in impactful and deeply fulfilling projects that create a lasting impact on the local communities. Embrace this extraordinary opportunity to ignite change, leaving an indelible mark on the vibrant tapestry of Kenya’s future. Also, check out our Kenya Internship.

Create Your Own Unique Schedule In Kenya!

With the freedom to choose your own unique schedule as you want week by week. With us, you have the power to create your own tailor-made volunteer program that aligns with your passions and interests. You have the flexibility to start any Monday and stay for anywhere between one to twelve weeks.

Our projects in Kenya:

Teaching Project in Kenya
Environmental Project in Kenya
Women Empowerment in Kenya
Childcare Project in Kenya
Construction & Renovation in Kenya
Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

If you are a passionate volunteer with a heart for nurturing young minds and an eagerness to transform lives in Kenya, then these programs are tailor-made for you. With a focus on early childhood education, these opportunities provide an ideal platform for you to channel your enthusiasm and create a positive impact on the lives of the little ones in this beautiful country.

You can also join as a family or as a group. Contact us for more details.

Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Start Dates: Start every Monday
Duration: 1 week – 12 weeks

Why Join With Abroad Escape

Abroad Escape is committed to providing you with the highest-quality and most meaningful travel experiences possible. With our 133 international volunteer abroad projects and immersion internships in 21 countries, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact in the lives of local communities. With our immersive volunteer programs, you’ll have the chance to engage with local communities and make a real impact in the lives of those around you. But that’s not all – you’ll also be creating lifelong friendships with fellow international travelers who share your passion for travel and making a positive impact.



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I volunteered with Abroad Escape, which was definitely the best trip and the best experience of my life!


The program was a great experience for me. The kids I taught were very smart and happy. They were very willing to learn which was amazing.


I had an amazing time in volunteering. I was happy with the whole experience and would love to go back in the future!

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Welcome to Kenya

The program is in Nakuru, this is the capital city of Nakuru County, located northwest of Nairobi. Nearby is Lake Nakuru National Park, where you can find rhinos, giraffes, lions, leopards, and thousands of flamingos.

Steeped in history, this town was once a bustling center of European activity, witnessing the ebb and flow of cultural exchange and economic growth. Today, Nakuru has evolved into a dynamic metropolis, synonymous with a thriving manufacturing industry, bustling commercial shopping centers, and impactful agricultural initiatives.

As you explore the streets of Nakuru, you’ll be captivated by the energy and diversity that permeates every corner. The town pulses with life as people go about their daily routines, driven by the spirit of progress and innovation. From the bustling factories that breathe life into the local economy to the vibrant markets brimming with fresh produce, Nakuru showcases the industrious spirit of Kenya.

But it’s not just business and commerce that define this remarkable town. Nakuru’s natural surroundings are equally awe-inspiring. The shimmering waters of Lake Nakuru, a haven for flamingos and other enchanting wildlife, offer a serene escape from the urban buzz. The breathtaking landscapes, with their rolling hills and lush greenery, provide a stunning backdrop to daily life.

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome to Kenya! Your adventure begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll meet fellow volunteers from around the world.

Your Orientation

On Monday, our experienced coordinator will lead an exciting orientation session. This is your chance to get comfortable with your surroundings and dive into the local culture, while also receiving important health and safety advice.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in your package from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey.

You’ll be staying in shared rooms with other volunteers, giving you the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the globe. You’ll be accommodated in single-gender dorm-style rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.

But that’s not all – we’ve got your meals covered too! You’ll enjoy three delicious meals per day from Monday to Friday, and two meals per day on weekends. Plus, if you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We can vegetarian meals for you.


Our projects in Kenya. You can choose which project you day week by week and create your own unique schedule in Kenya!

Teaching Project in Kenya

Join us in making a difference in rural Kenya by lending your expertise and enthusiasm to local teachers and students. As you embark on this transformative journey, prepare to forge meaningful connections and expand your horizons together!

In the heart of rural Kenya, students and teachers eagerly await your arrival, ready to embrace the knowledge and experiences you bring. By complementing their already robust curriculum, you become an invaluable asset, enriching their educational journey in ways they never thought possible. Your presence opens doors to a more global perspective, exposing them to new ideas and fostering mutual learning.

For many local children, especially those in remote areas, the opportunity to interact with foreigners is a rare occurrence. English, one of Kenya’s official languages, often remains confined within the classroom walls, limiting their practice and confidence. Your presence alone can make a significant impact, as you engage with them in meaningful conversations and provide authentic language practice.

Upon arrival, you will be placed in a local school within the community. The specific placement will be determined by the needs of the community, availability, and, whenever feasible, your preferences. Embrace the opportunity to co-create lessons with the teachers, allowing your creativity to flourish. The youngest students especially enjoy sports, games, gardening, and singing, so let your imagination run wild.

The goal is to assist students and staff in their English language and subject mastery through engaging tasks that encourage practice and creativity. Feel free to introduce new ideas that promote cultural exchange and meaningful conversations among participants, staff, and students. If you have items or photos from your home country that can help illustrate unique facts or traditions, seize the chance to share an unforgettable lesson.

During extended holiday periods, when schools are on break, we may organize a special “day-camp” style English and Sports program for local children. As a participant, you will play a key role in running this program with the support of our coordinators, ensuring that the learning never stops.


From Monday to Friday, you will dedicate 3-5 hours each day assisting school staff with lessons and activities. Once back at the accommodation, you will have time to prepare your lessons for the next day, infusing them with your passion and creativity. A typical day might unfold as follows:

– Breakfast to fuel your day
– Engaging with the local school community
– A well-deserved lunch break
– Further support at the school
– Preparing lesson plans, tailored to inspire and empower
– Finally, sharing a delicious dinner, reflecting on the day’s experiences

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Environmental Project in Kenya

Become an active participant in the local community’s proactive endeavors to preserve the natural environment for the benefit of all living beings. Join a remarkable local initiative dedicated to reforestation and embrace the opportunity to spread awareness throughout the community about the positive changes we can achieve together.

The need for action is urgent, as climate change affects us all on a global scale. By contributing your energy and passion, you can make a tangible impact now and for generations to come.

In the past, many of us have been passive observers, but now is the time for action. We must recognize the invaluable gift of our natural environment and prioritize its well-being. Proper care and preservation are essential to ensure its continued prosperity and the welfare of future generations.

This program thrives on the collaboration between our organization and dedicated community members who have taken ownership of their land and future. Their local initiative focuses on the vital principles of Restoration, Transformation, Sustainability, and Preservation, addressing the root causes of climate change, particularly global warming.

What sets this initiative apart is its grassroots nature and community-driven approach. Every effort made here is fueled by the community’s unwavering commitment to environmental restoration, social and economic benefits, and long-term sustainability.

The minimum duration for participation in this program is two weeks, providing ample time for you to immerse yourself in the mission. From Monday to Friday, you will dedicate 4-6 hours each day to actively contribute towards the goals of the local initiative. A typical day may include:

– Begin the day with a nourishing breakfast to fuel your energy
– Engage in hands-on reforestation efforts, working directly with nature
– Take a break for a fulfilling lunch, fostering connections with fellow participants
– Dive into climate change research and education, empowering yourself and others with knowledge
– Conclude the day with a satisfying dinner, reflecting on the day’s accomplishments and envisioning a better future

Now is the time to channel our collective energy and passion towards creating a positive impact on our environment. By actively participating in this program, you become a catalyst for change and an advocate for a sustainable future. Together, let’s write a new chapter in the preservation of our planet, one tree at a time.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Women Empowerment in Kenya

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged women in the Nakuru area, empowering them to achieve independence and embrace a brighter future. Join a remarkable local initiative that collaborates with over 50 self-help groups run by women, focusing on business skills, training, reproductive health, and leadership development.

This program aims to support women who may have faced limited access to education and find it challenging to thrive in a world where knowledge and basic technological skills are crucial for survival. By addressing personal development, environmental awareness, budgeting, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, we cultivate resilience and foster sustainable development.

Through our program, we create a bridge between international participants and local women who have had limited exposure to the outside world. This exchange expands their horizons and offers new perspectives. It’s an opportunity to form deep connections, breaking down barriers and motivating both younger and older women to showcase their hidden talents and actively participate in the development of their families, communities, and nation.

The key to success lies in creative teaching methods and a positive outlook. We encourage participants to employ various techniques to teach subjects they are passionate about or possess firsthand knowledge in, as long as they align with the program’s goals and are relevant to the women we serve.

As English is widely spoken in this area, communication becomes easier, allowing you to convey your knowledge effortlessly and utilize reference materials and resources effectively.

The minimum duration for participation in this program is two weeks, providing ample time to make a lasting impact. From Monday to Friday, your daily routine will involve preparing and delivering four to five lessons to local women’s groups facilitated by a local Community-Based Organization (CBO). The activities may span from 4 to 6 hours each day, including travel to various village sites where you will engage with the community women, sharing knowledge and learning from their day-to-day experiences.

Your daily schedule will consist of:
– Start the day with a hearty breakfast to fuel your energy
– Engage in the empowering Women Empowerment program
– Pause for a fulfilling lunch, fostering connections with the women you’re working with
– Continue with the Women Empowerment program, offering guidance and support
– Conclude the day with a satisfying dinner, reflecting on the progress made and the bonds formed

Together, let’s embark on this transformative journey, empowering underprivileged women and fostering their personal and professional growth. Through this exchange of knowledge and experiences, we will create a brighter future for all involved.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Childcare Project in Kenya

Embark on a heartwarming Childcare Placement program, where you’ll have the privilege of working with daycare and preschool children, ranging from 6 months to 6 years old. Whether you find yourself in a government daycare or a charity-run facility in rural Kenya, this placement offers a remarkable opportunity for cultural exchange and nurturing the growth of happy, inquisitive, creative, and unique children.

The program revolves around engaging with students of varying ages, between 6 months and 6 years, depending on the specific placement. Your role will involve teaching and playing with these wonderful children, fostering their English language skills. It’s important to note that these students come from marginalized communities and seldom have the chance to practice English outside the school environment. You have the flexibility to choose whether you’d like to work with younger or older children, or even engage with all age groups. While you’ll be collaborating with local staff, you’ll also have the freedom to bring your own creative ideas to the classroom.

What matters most in this program is your attitude towards the children, rather than the specific teaching methods or interactions. Activities will be tailored to align with the school year, encompassing relevant environmental topics and current festivals. During holiday periods, special events and programs will be organized to keep the children entertained and engaged, adding to the vibrant atmosphere of learning and fun.

The Childcare program serves a dual purpose: not only does it bring joy and English language skills to the children through interaction with a native or highly proficient speaker, but it also offers you valuable insights into childcare practices and the Kenyan education system. It’s an excellent opportunity to form deep connections with students, teachers, and even parents, allowing you to play a meaningful role within the community.

From Monday to Friday, you’ll dedicate approximately 4 to 6 hours each day to assist the school staff with lessons and engaging activities. Once you return to the accommodation, you’ll have ample time to prepare for the next day’s lessons, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience. A typical day may include:

– Start the day with a satisfying breakfast, fueling your energy for the day ahead.
– Engage and assist at the local kindergarten or daycare, immersing yourself in the joyful world of young learners.
– Pause for a nourishing lunch, sharing moments of connection with the children and fellow educators.
– Continue your valuable assistance at the kindergarten or daycare, nurturing their curiosity and development.
– Allocate time for lesson planning, infusing creativity and thoughtful preparation into your teaching approach.
– Conclude the day with a delicious dinner, reflecting on the meaningful experiences shared with the children and the community.

Join us in this incredible journey, where you’ll witness the transformative power of education, form lasting bonds with young minds, and make a positive impact within the vibrant community.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Construction & Renovation in Kenya

Ready to embark on a truly immersive experience in a Community Construction Project? Look no further than our exciting program located in Nakuru, Kenya!

Once you arrive, get ready to collaborate shoulder-to-shoulder with friendly locals on various construction projects. Rural Kenya is home to numerous families living in substandard housing conditions, while community areas and essential facilities like churches, hospitals, and schools are in dire need of improvement. That’s where our program comes in, with the goal of elevating the living standards of these communities by providing crucial construction and renovation support. Together, we’ll create proper sanitation facilities, enhance the safety of housing structures, and empower communities to take charge of their own development initiatives.

As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a range of tasks, from light work like area cleaning, cement mixing, and painting, to more challenging endeavors such as wall construction (plastering) and roof repairs. Rest assured, our experienced coordinator will closely instruct and supervise you, ensuring the safety of all involved and the creation of secure housing conditions for the local residents.

The program duration is a minimum of 2 weeks, offering ample time for you to make a meaningful impact. From Monday to Friday, your day will unfold as follows:

– Start your day with a hearty breakfast, energizing yourself for the construction project ahead.
– Head to the project site, which will primarily involve local houses and community facilities. Our coordinator will provide a briefing on the day’s tasks and objectives.
– Engage in construction and restoration work for approximately 4 to 5 hours, with a well-deserved lunch break in between. Nearby facilities will offer a convenient spot to enjoy your meal.
– After completing the day’s tasks, return to your accommodation, where dinner awaits, offering an opportunity to reflect on the day’s achievements and connect with fellow participants.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant community of Nakuru, Kenya, and become an agent of positive change. With your dedication and the collaborative spirit of the locals, we can create lasting transformations and provide hope for a brighter future.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating wildlife adventure and experience the true harmony of nature? Join our Wildlife Conservation Program at a local conservancy and become a key player in safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of Kenya. This program is tailor-made for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers like you!

Kenya is renowned for its rich wildlife that freely roams the magnificent savannas. The wildlife is not only a vital part of the country’s economy but also an integral part of the local communities. However, living in close proximity to wildlife has resulted in human-wildlife conflicts, pushing these magnificent creatures out of their natural habitats. To address this challenge, dedicated conservationists have established conservancy areas to foster a harmonious coexistence between wildlife and the local communities. And now, alongside these passionate conservationists, you have the chance to play a crucial role in daily conservation activities and contribute to the preservation of species like Giraffes, Birds, and Colobus monkeys.

Under the guidance of our wildlife specialist, you’ll immerse yourself in a range of activities aimed at ecological monitoring, conducting censuses, tracking wildlife, and even assisting with collaring efforts. The specialist will not only guide you through your daily schedule but also provide essential training to ensure your participation is impactful and meaningful. Within the conservancy, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the local community, gaining insights into their unique coexistence with wildlife and understanding the profound impact of conservation efforts on their lives.

The minimum duration for this awe-inspiring program is 2 weeks, from Monday to Friday. During this time, you’ll spend approximately 4 to 5 hours daily in the conservancy, working closely with the wildlife conservationist and supporting local staff as needed. After an eventful day in the field, you’ll return to your comfortable accommodation, where you can reflect on the day’s activities and prepare for the next adventure.

A typical day in the program might look like this:

– Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, fueling your energy for the exciting conservation activities ahead.
– Dive into conservation-related tasks, which could include monitoring, conducting censuses, and tracking wildlife in their natural habitats.
– Take a well-deserved break and enjoy a satisfying lunch amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the conservancy.
– Continue your conservation efforts, working hand in hand with the dedicated team.
– As the day winds down, spend some time preparing your activities and plans for the following day, ensuring a seamless and impactful experience.
– Conclude the day with a delightful dinner, savoring the flavors of Kenya and relishing the remarkable memories you’ve created.

Prepare yourself for a wildlife conservation journey like no other, where every moment brings you closer to the wonders of nature and the fulfillment of making a tangible difference. Together, let’s protect and preserve Kenya’s remarkable wildlife heritage for generations to come.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

Program Prices

1 Week: 595 Euro / 650 US$
2 Weeks: 755 Euro/ 825 US$
3 Weeks: 975 Euro / 1065 US$
4 Weeks: 1195 Euro / 1310 US$
+1 Week: 255 Euro / 280 US$

* The Environmental & Construction has an extra fee of 45 Euro/50 US$ per week
* The Wildlife Conservation has an extra fee of 295 Euro/325 US$ per week

With us there are NO registration or administration fees!
Plus you can easily combine the different projects.

What’s included:
Volunteer program
24/7 in-country support
In-country program orientation
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up

Not included:
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee

Requirements to join:
– Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
– Participants under 16 need to join with a parent/guardian
– Participants aged 16 to 18 need to have parental consent
– Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
– Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
– You need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

Testimonial Sarah Snook

A testimonial from Sarah Snook the famous Hollywood actress who joined our volunteer program.