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Rieko Kenya

Charity Office Intern

Migori County, Kenya show on map

We are looking for Charity Office Interns to work with us on our online marketing strategy, social media management, day-to-day administration and program management.

We are seeking enthusiastic Charity Office Interns to assist us with our marketing and IT strategy.

We work across the areas of Health, Environment, and Education to address the needs of the local populace in Migori County. The education rate in our region is one of the lowest in Kenya, at 21%. Situated close to Lake Victoria, HIV/AIDS and malaria pose serious threats to the wellbeing of our communities. In Migori County, we aim to improve health access to essential services, educate about health, human rights and the environment, and provide community members with the tools they need to be self-reliant in the long term. You will work in conjunction with our current Executive Director, Edward Kabaka, who founded Rieko Kenya in 2007. In addition to collaboration with Edward, you will work with our administrative staff and current project teams. 

Volunteers are a vital part of our programming and are one of our biggest assets. We maintain a small team, so volunteers are instrumental in assisting us with the outreach and education programs we run to address these issues. Charity Office Interns play a key role in facilitating management of these programs and ensuring they run well, and are well staffed. Specifically, this would include website management, online marketing of current programs,  day to day administration and program management for existing Rieko Kenya outreach programs. Because we have many outreach programs, we encourage all interns to spend some time visiting our current projects in Migori County.

You are welcome to volunteer as long as you would like, from three weeks to a year! Rieko Kenya is unable to financially sponsor Long-Term Visas but can provide endorsement for any Visas when staying longer than three months.

All of our projects are based in Migori County, located in South-West Kenya bordering Tanzania, Lake Victoria, and the famous Massai Mara Game Reserve. 

Typical day

To get a good understanding of our programs and what we do, you would spend 30% of your time at program sites, and close to 70% of your time at our Offices in Migori County, usually from 8am - 5pm. Your responsibilities may include social media and website management, the creation of promotional materials, grants and proposal writing, and day to day administration of Rieko Kenya project affairs. If you have specific expertise in one of these areas, we welcome your ideas and input in piloting your own initiative within our organization. 

Details on Arrival

We are able to coordinate your arrival from whichever port is most convenient for you. Kisumu Airport is the closest airport to Migori, and is a 3 hour's drive away. Transport from Nairobi can also be coordinated for volunteers.

Our Rieko team is happy to help you plan your arrival itinerary and ensure a comfortable arrival. We welcome you to Migori County!

Free-time activities

Migori County has beautiful natural areas, with the shores of Lake Victoria close by and many nature hikes in the region. Travel to neighboring areas of Kenya, some of Kenya's many national parks, or to our closely beaches can be easily coordinated. These make for great weekend excursions. We are happy to discuss more of these with you.


Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV and Letter of Intent/Interest
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interns with relevant experience with marketing, communications and IT would be ideal for this position.
All applicants looking to gain NGO experience are welcome to apply.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Suitable for


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On-site services

Services by Rieko Kenya

Our Fees Include Transport (local transfers), food, accommodation, orientation, local 24hour support, and integration into the project.

Our fees do not include flights, vaccinations, insurance, or visa costs. Rieko Kenya will provide support through the Visa application process as required.

Airport Pickup at Kisumu Airport

Usually from Kisumu is the most convenient option.

For those arriving to the International Airport in Nairobi, we advise that our volunteers fly to Kisumu where we can arrange for pickup. We can equally assist arranging for transport to Migori from Nairobi by road for our volunteers should they prefer this option.


Volunteers have the option of staying with a host family, staying in our shared volunteer house, or in a hotel accommodation. Accommodation with a host family provides an authentic Kenyan experience, whilst hotels are a good option if you'd like some Western luxuries. Our Rieko team is happy to discuss which option will be best for you. Prices are indicated based on staying with a host family.

Guest Family Guesthouse Hotel
Food & Beverages

Authentic Kenyan cuisine is included for our volunteers staying with a host family or in a hotel. For those staying in a shared volunteer house, kitchen amenities are also available for volunteers to prepare their own food.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kisumu Airport (KIS) in Kisumu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Migori County/Kenya between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Rieko Kenya will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Rieko Kenya during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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