Volunteers for Community Hospitals

Many village hospitals and residential care units in rural Nyanza are in dire need of health volunteers in a variety of roles.

Volunteers provide a support service to individuals and their caregivers by assisting with meals, providing spiritual/emotional encouragement to clients and their  family, recreational support, respite care and basic assistance with daily activities. If you have an interest in the healthc are industry, you can volunteer at local hospitals, hospice, rehabilitation centre, clinic and long term/palliative care facility. Many hospitals and residential care units involve volunteers in a variety of  roles.

Volunteers can:

  • Visit and befriend patients and/or residents.
  • Help in hospital shops.
  • Provide trolley, treatment and library services. 
  • Help with social activities.
  • Help or assist with individuals or groups dealing with specific conditions such as arthritis, cancer, or epilepsy or fistula,  TB, HIV/AIDS e.t.c.
  • Language interpretation, patient advocacy or counseling.
  • Involve a search/rescue or reassuring those who have undergone a stressful/traumatic experience

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Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Education Requirements
Health at Diploma level
Required Documents
Reference Letter, passport size photo and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and Counseling skills
- High level of attention and listening skills
- Medical data computation skills
- Research skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Resource Hub For Development are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteer have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town, join and participate in local games/sports, recreational facilities; visit friends, Tourist sites in Kenya and Eastern Africa. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield (i.e. Nairobi, Mombasa, Uganda or Tanzania) or to embark on a safari. If a volunteer wish to volunteer over the weekends they can join local teams and visit other orphanages (or other children helping organizations) to spend time simply playing with and entertaining the children and or participating in social and cultural activities/ games.

Water Sports


What's included?
Registration Fee (Refundable if you choose not to proceed). The fee covers – 24/7 support from RHD HQ’s Office, Airport pick-up and back, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
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

We do offer Airport pick up and drop off, and transportation from hotel/ host family to the project site.


We offer free Accommodation by providing Host family accommodation for our volunteers.
Volunteer can either choose to stay in a Hotel and personally pay for accommodation and food charges; or be offered free accommodation to stay with a host family.
In case the volunteer want to stay with a host family, he/she must agree to assist the host family – partially in purchasing meals, electricity and water bills and other basic needs.

Guest Family Youth Hostel Camping
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, soft drinks and vegetarian diet available.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Kisumu/Kenya between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Resource Hub For Development 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 Resource Hub For Development 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

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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 Kisumu (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.
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.
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