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Kenya volunteer and travel

Teaching Children in Urban Surroundings

Nairobi, Kenya

Join this program to assist local teachers in urban areas. You will assist the teachers in different schools and enhance students' skills .

Why it is important

Kenya volunteer and travel  offers a wide variety of teaching volunteer work opportunities wherein volunteers can work in primary as well as secondary school, depending on the eligibility and comfort level.

In most of the cases, volunteers help in improving the vocabulary as well as spoken English skills of the students. You may also be involved in teaching other subjects such as Computers/IT skills, Maths and Geography to the students depending on the need of the social welfare organization.

Who we are looking for

Volunteers working under the teaching volunteer program needs to be open minded, flexible and prepared to face challenges. In some projects, volunteers find themselves teaching in an open air classroom and the need for creativity and improvisation is paramount. While volunteering in the teaching placement, volunteers can also assist in extra curricular activities such as sports and games. You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer  on our English teaching projects. Volunteers just need to have a good command over written and conversational English.

We have a wide variety of programs available in urban areas . You can choose to Teach English in primary schools or secondary schools,.. Our programs are available throughout the year, with flexible start dates and program duration. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for a minimum of up-to one month to six months.

About the program

At Hope mission centre, we believe that every child deserves an education. Every day across most urban areas,  volunteers are shaping futures by participating in Teaching Projects. Whether you are new to the field or have some experience, every volunteer teacher has something to offer.Most of the schools that we work with have little access to new skills and or expertise and the students will be excited to have you in their classroom. This is a great opportunity for you to realize your own potential as a resource! Use your skills in English to improve their conversation and use their curiosity to encourage them to practice with you.The program is all about teaching children/students English, reading skills and other subjects.

Your role as a volunteer

Assisting local teachers with classes or leading your own classes and teaching children, teenagers, and adults subjects such as English, IT, social studies,history and science.In primary schools ,the students are aged 3-12 years and for secondary schools students are aged 14-18 years.Some schools in urban areas the population of students is starting from 30-600 in  number.Most public schools the capacity of students is more than the teachers can handle .The private and community schools are the ones that welcome volunteers and this is where volunteers will be placed.The classes accommodate 20-25 students per class.The volunteer will be working in urban based slum schools --Nairobi,Kisii, Kajiado and Nakuru.Our security assessment showed these locations are safe.

Accommodation and Safety

Where they will be living there is hospitals and police post around. In case there is a problem of health or security we are able to solve it.We have screened host families and we have made them to be part of hope mission centre. This creates confidence to our volunteers and the way they are being handled and treated.We expect volunteers to observe rules and regulation being given to them during orientation and they expect us too to give them maximum protection during their stay here in Kenya.It is optional if one has a laptop ,books or a camera  can donate to school of his/her choice

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast with the host family.

8.30 AM - 2.00 PM Volunteers travel to their placements and meet with the placement staff. Work and hours at the placement are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at. There is usually a morning tea break and lunch break.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their homestays, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.

7.00 PM - 8.00 PM 

Dinner with the host family

Details on Arrival

The arrival time is anytime and the Airport is Jomo kenyatta international Airport Nairobi .The volunteers will get the program coordinator waiting for them at the Airport and then from there they are taken to the host family until the following for orientation before taken to the project.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Nairobi, wider Kenya and Eastern Africa. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield (i.e. Mombasa, Uganda or Tanzania), or to embark on a safari. 

If volunteers wish to volunteer over the weekends, they can join local teams to visit orphanages and spend time playing with and entertaining the children. Sunday is a religious day of rest. If you wish, you can accompany your host family to their local church, as a Kenyan church service is a unique and special experience for many volunteers.

Water Sports

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English and other subjects at high school and above level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
On this project you will work with the support of hope mission centre local team and placement staff and you do not need to be qualified or experienced teachers to participate. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing some relevant training.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 12:30

Suitable for


Any questions? Just ask. We at Kenya volunteer and travel are happy to help you.

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Services by Kenya volunteer and travel

  • Arrival Welcome
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Program Orientation
  • Volunteer Work Placement
  • Hotline for Local Support
  • Regular Cultural/Recreational Activities (Personal spending not included) are Provided by Most Hosts

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

One of our staff members picks you from Jomo kenyatta international Airport to the host family and then the following day for orientation.


Volunteers live with a local home-stay family or guest house or orphanage home.

Most of our home-stay families in urban locations can provide the following features:

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Bedroom with basic furniture (either private or shared with another volunteer of the same gender)

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families.

Lunch is usually packed by your host family in a lunch box so that you can eat at your project if you wish.

If you are a vegetarian or if you have other special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

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 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (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.
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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
9 weeks
10 weeks
11 weeks
13 weeks
15 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Kenya volunteer and travel 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%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Kenya volunteer and travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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