Volunteering in Kenya, There are 25 beautiful children residing at the orphanage, and four full-time staff, namely a cook, night guard, general hand and teacher. In addition, there are 60 children who attend kindergarten at the orphanage compound from the village, and three teaching staff. Majority of the population understand and speak English, even though Swahili is commonly used.

As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including feeding and clothing, teaching basic English. You can play games, arrange activities, create arts & crafts projects and share your time and caring with these wonderful children.  Prior experience not necessary, volunteers should have a lot of patience, an open mind and a sense of adventure.

Volunteer Opportunities: Orphanage Programs

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks, September-May only
  • Arrival Airport: Nairobi (NBO)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Tourist visa.
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: British Air, Emirates, Qatar Air, Ethiad
  • Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Nairobi.
  • Airport meet and greet in Nairobi.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 30 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are  7am - 11am, 3pm - 6pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Kenya. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.