Orphanage volunteering

Volunteer will work with children in orphanages or care centres, you will help the kids to learn life-skills that parents would normally teach.

Whether you are a seasoned school teacher with a summer free, an adventure seeker looking to make a difference, or simply curious about a country and way of life drastically different than your own, contributing as a volunteer in an orphanage can be a viable and rewarding option. With the world's estimated 132 million children who sadly fall into the category of orphan, there is no lack of opportunity for you to participate and help improve the variety of issues that an orphan child encounters.

The United Nations defines "orphan" as a child under 18 who has lost one or both of their parents. This does not account for social orphans, children whose parents have been stripped of their parental rights due to neglect, abuse, or inability to care for another human being. When a child does not have a parent that is alive or capable of caring for them, their basic human rights and needs are not met. Their first line of protection is absent, leaving them vulnerable and helpless.

Volunteers report at the orphanage at 8.30 am and leave at 4.00pm .They get involved in the orphanage activities e.g cooking for children,Feeding,Washing utensils,teaching,sports activities etc.

The host families for the volunteers is not far from the orphanage ,so its near.,walking distance.

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
16 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Kenya? Volunteer World directly connects you with African Nest Volunteering

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Free-time activities

Kenya holds a huge population from different tribes. Kenya has 42 tribes and the same ethnic laguages.All the 42 tribes come to Nairobi to look for jobs,do business, and also get academics besides others and this is because is the centre for many things.
-In Nairobi we have –Girraffe centre,Snake park,Elephat orphanage,Mamba village [crocodile],national museums of Kenya,Bomas of Kenya [cultural dancers] and other may parks in the city.Its a city which is cool next to Ngong forest with warm and sometimes cool climate.
Volunteers can opt to visit all these areas and also generaly,in Kenya we are the best tourist destination in Africa with a lot of historic sites
-Mombasa coastal beaches,
-Climbing mountains e.g mt Kilimanjaro-tallest in Africa and Mt Kenya-Tallest in Kenya.
-Masai mara national park,
-Amboseli national park,
-Tsavo national park,
-Naivasha national park,
-Nakuru national park,
-14 falls in Kenya
All these are best places which attracts a lot of people in Kenya and volunteers can choose to visit these places after volunteering period or before ,or during weekends and we organize safaris for them.

Water Sports
Winter Sports


What's included?
3 meals a day, drinks, accommodation.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

Volunteers can share the rooms with other volunteer or family member or sleep alone.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day and drinks

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in NAIROBI/Kenya between 1 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. African Nest Volunteering will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (20%)
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 (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

Get ready to volunteer in Kenya

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Kenya. Please check the visa regulations for Kenya.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Kenya and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Kenya.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) in Nairobi. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.
What can you do in leisure-time in Kenya while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Kenya upfront.
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