Kenya

Wildlife and Community Volunteer Expedition to Kenya

This volunteer expedition combines wildlife conservation and research with community work. Based in the exotic Shimoni Archipelago, on the coastal border between Tanzania and Kenya, East Africa, you will divide your time between the island Wasini, Shimoni village and satellite camps on the borders of national parks. Here you can take part in dolphin, turtle, and seasonal humpback whale research, as well as primate research with Angolan Black and White Colobus monkeys in the coastal forest. Volunteers will have the opportunity to journey in-land to the heart of East Africa’s savannas, working alongside rural communities to develop livelihood alternatives to wildlife poaching and so protect Kenya’s big game. There is also volunteer work on community development projects, teaching English and helping to develop sustainable tourism, making this one of the most extraordinarily varied volunteering opportunities.

Orphanage Volunteering in Kenya

Based in the vibrant city of Mombasa, East Africa this project takes you to the Bombolulu slum where urban migrant and disadvantaged communities live next to the up market residences of Nyali. At a children's centre you work alongside volunteer teachers providing education to the most vulnerable children, improving literacy, supporting counseling, environmental and social awareness. Out of school arts and sports programs help combat social pressures that lead to substance abuse and crime. You will also volunteer at an orphanage for HIV / AIDS orphans, helping this local charity care for and educate the children in their care. This project allows you to gain an insight into the challenges faced by communities in East Africa and learn how grass-roots organizations offer real opportunities and care for the children most in need, with minimal resources.

 

giraffe in Kenya