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8 Places To Volunteer and Make Impact in Kenya

If you want to give back to your community, the society and the world; volunteering is a great way to do this. You can offer your expertise, your time or join in manual labour to a program. It works really well if you got weekends, days, weeks or even months to spare.


Think about a course that’s close to your heart, how you want to leave the world or impact it then find a program that’s in line with that course. You can make a difference in Kenya, contribute to the sustainable development goals, immerse yourself in new cultures and challenge yourself.


Some of the areas to volunteer would be children’s homes. It can be in terms of manual tasks, teaching children or playing with the children. Organizations championing for the care of the environment have volunteer programs as well. Other areas to look would be creative agencies where you can curate free masterclasses, film industries and organizations centred around women empowerment.


How To Look For A Volunteer Program

  • Social Media – There are a lot of people volunteering and posting snippets of their work on social. Get on there and look at the organizations they volunteer from.
  • Online research
  • AIESEC – AIESEC is a talent exchange program and has 3 options, global volunteer,  global talent, and global entrepreneur. It has options to volunteer in Kenya and find legit volunteering programs as well as work abroad options. Click here to learn more about the program.
  • Communities. Join volunteering communities online. Learn about them, plan and then set out to find one.


Here Are The 10 Places To Volunteer in Kenya.

  1. Tunapanda Institute

Location: Olympic Estate, Kibera.

Contact: +254721529930, info@tunapanda.org

Tunapanda is a social non-profit that teaches tech courses in low-income environments such as Kibera.


  2. IFRE Volunteers

Website: Click here.
Contact: info@infrevolunteers.org

IFRE volunteers list various local volunteering opportunities such as teaching English, Work in Health Projects, Work in orphanages, HIV/AIDS projects, summer and adventure programs and teaching in rural areas. The organization caters to foreigners looking to volunteer in Kenya but you can contact them if you’re Kenyan for more details.


3.Youth Alive Volunteers

Location: Ngong Road, Opposite Ligi Ndogo
Contact: +254202052492, info@youthalivekenya.com

Website: Click here.

This organization advocates for youth participation in development processes.


4.VSO International

Contact: enquiry@vsoint.org

Website: Click here.

Their programs are for people between age 18 and 25 and for corporate volunteering opportunities for their employees. With VSO, you can volunteer in Africa, Asia or The Pacific. Or you have to do is pick your country of choice and apply.


5.UN Volunteers

Website: Click here.
Un Volunteers offers people a chance to volunteer in their country, online or abroad. To apply for UN Volunteers you have to first register in the UNV global talent pool and track their special calls for assignment to see if there’s anything that fits you.


6. Sos Children’s Village International

Website: Click here.

Sos runs programmes suited to strengthen families and cater to orphaned and neglected children in Kenya. They do this by providing vocational training, education, daycare, and medical services in 5 locations.



7. Mully’s Children’s Home

Location: Wood Gardens, Off Wood Avenue
Contact: +254733333121, mcf@mullychildrensfamily.org

Mully’s home welcomes people to share their talents. Whether Kenyan or a foreigner you can contribute to elevate the lives of children. Doctors, trainers and interns are welcome. Visit their site to learn more.


  1. Angels Centre

Location: Waithaka, Behind Dagoretti High School

Website: Click here.
Angels Centre takes in babies of age 2 years and under and provides basic human rights, medical care, love and affection, nutrition and homes until they find long term families.


Hopefully, we have helped you pick a place to volunteer and give back to society. Which other places in Kenya or in the world have you volunteered in? Let us know in the comments.


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