Teaching volunteers

If you enjoy working with children, are interested in their development and learning and have good any skills, you could consider becoming a teaching

What is a teaching assistant?

Teaching assistants work alongside school teachers, helping pupils to get the most out of their learning. They support individuals or groups of pupils, and they assist the teacher in the classroom. Some TAs specialise in literacy, numeracy, special educational needs, English as an additional language or the creative arts.

Teaching assistants don't usually lead lessons but they may supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable. The role depends on the age of the children. In a nursery or primary school, with children aged three to eleven, tasks can include:

  • setting up equipment and getting things ready for lessons
  • helping pupils who need extra support to complete tasks
  • listening to children read, reading to them or telling stories
  • comforting and caring for children if they have an accident or are upset
  • helping the teacher to maintain records
  • helping with school activities, sports events and outings

Most teaching assistants in secondary schools work as special needs assistants. This may include taking notes for pupils in lessons or carrying bags and books. Secondary schools usually have learning support departments, where teaching assistants work with individuals or small groups of pupils to complement the work being done in class.

Suitable for


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 and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Kenya? Volunteer World directly connects you with Agape Academy

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Free-time activities

Kenya holds a huge population from different tribes. Kenya has 42 tribes and the same ethnic languages. 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 center for many things.
-In Nairobi we have: a giraffe center, a snake park, elephant orphanage, mamba village [crocodile], national museums of Kenya, Bomas of Kenya [cultural dancers] and many other parks in the city. It's 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 generally, 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 nice places which attracts a lot of people in Kenya and volunteers can choose to visit these places after their volunteering period , before , or during weekends and we organize safaris for them.

Water Sports
Winter Sports


What's included?
3 meals a day, beverages and non-alcoholics, 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.
Airport Pickup

Airport pick up is provided and NOT in the above hosting fees


Volunteers share
-Rooms with other volunteer or family member.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Volunteers get 3 meals per day and beverages

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. Agape Academy will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Agape Academy during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Kenya

Check out first

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.
Mitaboni Road, 00200 NAIROBI, Kenya