Volunteering in Kenya

Travel in Kenya for a life changing experience !

Take a break from your everyday life and join an international volunteer programme in Kenya!


The cradle of humanity is welcoming you for an intense cultural and linguistic exchange.


The country is known for its national parks, safaris and natural reserves but, unfortunately, Kenya also has another reality. A big part of the population lives below the poverty line and is counting on help from international volunteers.


Jambo Bwana wageni, wakaribishwa, Kenya yetu Hakuna Matata.


Translation:  “Hi visitors, how are you, welcome to Kenya, no worries.”





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Your arrival in Kenya !

Local time in Nairobi:





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The programme starts every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, and you'll be greeted the day before at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which is located about 15 kilometres from Nairobi.

Before you begin at your project, you will participate in a few hours of introduction courses with the coordinator. These courses include explanations about the country, the culture, customs and traditions as well as a few phrases of the local vocabulary. It is important to be aware of the local culture and be respectful and open-minded. Volunteering requires flexibility and independence.

Volunteer programme Globalong KenyaYou must be able to be independent and improvise during your placement, even though the local coordinator will be with you before and during your placement.

The tasks and timetables may vary depending on the placement, but expect a commitment of 20-30 hours per week. We organize placements in two different areas: social and national parks.

If you choose to participate in the volunteer programme in Kenya, you will receive a complete guide of the country, the placement, good advice and important and useful information before you arrive.

Meals, accommodation and safaris in Kenya !

The meals and accommodation in Kenya:

Enfants au Kenya

The majority of volunteers are housed with  the local coordinator in a residential area in Nairobi (see conditions in the description of each placement). You will share your room with other volunteers, and you will have three meals a day. Kenyan traditional dishes include the Ugadi (cracked corn porridge), bread chapatti (a kind of wheat flour tortillas), beans, vegetables, potatoes and rice.

Safaris in Kenya:

The majority of our participants wish to visit the country before leaving, and that is why we strongly recommend going on a safari.

Globalong Volunteer programme KenyaThe local coordinator can help arrange trips to Maasai Mara National Reserve or the Karen Blixen farm.

You can also take part in one of our camping safaris for a longer period:

A 14 day safari-Uganda Nairobi-Nairobi to Maasai Mara and gorillas

A 30 day safari Nairobi-Johannesburg

Finally you can take a safari or a trek in the Kilimanjaro area in Tanzania - the bus trip from Nairobi-Arusha is easy and our coordinators in Kenya and Tanzania can help you organize everything. 

Useful information to your volunteer programme

Enfants Kenya Globalong

Included in Kenya's programme:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :​

  • Sheets, pillow, blanket,
  • Mosquito net
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry (once a week)

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Volunteer abroad in Kenya with GlobalongTransfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Full board for the duration of your stay
  • One bottle of water per day
  • In-country intro days to prepare for your project
  • Customization of your programme
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Volunteering abroad with Globalong in KenyaCertificate of attendance to a volunteer programme
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees

Not included in Kenya's programme:

  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from Nairobie
  • Daily transport to and from your volunteer placement
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees

Globalong volunteering abroad - Kenya If you participate in the placement in the national parks, you have to buy boots and gloves (about 20 €).

Bank holiday 2017/2018 in Kenya : 

  • 20th October 2017: Mashujaa Day
  • 12th December 2017: Independence Day
  • 25th December 2017: Christmas Day
  • 26th December 2017: Boxing Day
  • 1st January 2018: New Years Day
  • 2nd January 2018: Public Holiday
  • 30th March 2018: Good Friday
  • 02nd April 2018: Easter
  • 1st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 1st June 2018: Madaraka Day
  • 22th Août 2018: Eid Al Fitr
  • 20th October 2018: Mashujaa Day
  • 12th December 2018: Independence Day
  • 25th December 2018: Christmas Day
  • 26th December 2018: Boxing Day

Climate in Kenya:

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For further information, feel free to contact us at info@globalong.com

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