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Marine Conservation Volunteering in Kenya

Kenya prides itself of a rich marine life, and you can work as a volunteer with us on marine conservation. If you are used to work indepently, with initiative, this fascinating animal conservation project is for you.

Rich marine life along Kenya’s coastline

In Kenya’s litoral you can even find dolphins, who need to be protected. Our main goal with this environmental project is introducing you to the fascinating marine life in Kenya and to develop environmental initiatives to preserve the fauna in the ocean. With your volunteer work you also can further sustainable tourism in order to show the natural beauty to tourists, without destroying the environment. Join us for this adventure in Africa!

Tropical Fishes close to the Reef

The reef attracts an incredible range of fish, most of which are almost iridescent in colour and fantastically marked. Look out for the celestial blue and jade-green parrotfish, striped zebra fish, multi-coloured angelfish and the soup plate-sized butterfly fish. Clouds of tiny damselfish also often hover above the branching coral, and under deep ledges you may catch a glimpse of the magnificent lionfish with its mane of sharp spikes (a sting from this fish can be very painful). Hunting sharks, rays, turtle and starfish also hunt the reef.

Turtles and Dolphins on the Kenyan coastline

Kenya’s reef and lagoons also prove popular with the endangered green, hawksbill, loggerhead, Ridley and leatherback sea turtles. Dolphins too are regular visitors to the area and can be encountered singly or in schools, above and below the waves.

Requirements for Marine Conservation volunteers in Kenya

If you care about our environment and marine in general, this is the project for you. The acceptance to this project will be based on evaluation of your CV and discussion with the project coordinator. We highly appreciate, if you have experience and /or education based on social science, climate adaptation!

Want to volunteer on marine conservation in Kenya?

Find all the information about volunteering in Kenya here, and how to proceed with your application.

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Bringing Joy and Hapiness to a Kenya Orphanage

Bringing Joy and Hapiness to an Orphanage in Kenya.

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Best experience of my life. Samantha in Kenya

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Child Development in Kenya

Child Development Volunteer in Kenya

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Bringing Joy and Hapiness to an Orphanage in Kenya.

Ellen & Sam bringing joy and hapiness to an Orphanage in Kenya.

Bringing Joy and Hapiness to children of a Kanya Orphanage

Ellen & Sam bringing joy and hapiness to an Orphanage in Kenya.

Volunteering in Kenya on Childcare in an Orphanage

Volunteer in Kenya helping us to care for our children.

The children in the orphanage range from a few months to teenagers. You will be able to offer your time via cooking, cleaning, bonding and offering a listening ear among others.

The children are eager to see you and will be looking forward to your visit every day. No experience required.

Samantha’s testimonial at a Kenya Orphanage

Best Experience of my Life

Samantha in Kenya

I was in Mombassa for around 4 months and I was nineteen years old. I didn’t know what to study yet or what to do with my life I had just finished high school. Just being there with the people was a life changing experience, I had the best time in Cannan Orphanage, the kids are the most beautiful kids I´ve ever seen, teaching them and playing with them was so fulfilling.

  • Samantha volunteering in Kenya

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Best experience of my life. Samantha in Kenya

I was in Mombassa for around 4 months and I was nineteen years old. I didn’t know what to study yet or what to do with my life I had just finished high school. Just being there with the people was a life changing experience, I had the best time in Cannan Orphanage, the kids are the most beautiful kids I´ve ever seen, teaching them and playing with them was so fulfilling.

Kenya, a beautiful country

Massai in Kenya

Massai in Kenya

Also the country is beautiful, in the weekends I would book tours and excursions around Mombassa and see everything Kenya has to offer. At the end I left like a different person, it was by far the best 4 months of my life. Because of that experience I decided to go into Clinical Nutrition in university and do more volunteering like this in the future.

  • Samantha from Mexico City volunteering in Mombassa, Kenya

Find out more about Volunteering in Kenya.

You may also like to visit the full catalogue of volunteer programs in Kenya on our Homepage.

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We will guide you step by step through the enrollment procedure, and you will learn about everything included in the program, requirements and fees.

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Child Development Volunteer in Kenya

Child Development Volunteer in Kenya

Volunteer in Kenya helping to care for the children.

The children in the orphanage range from a few months to teenagers. You will be able to offer your time via cooking, cleaning, bonding and offering a listening ear among others.

The children are eager to see you and will be looking forward to your visit every day. No experience required.

Volunteer Program Details

Location

Our programs to volunteer in Kenya are based in Mombasa, which is the second largest city of the country.

Mombasa is a highly cosmopolitan city, which presents a range of attractions for visitors, including the white sandy beach which is world famous. Mombasa is only two hours drive away from Tsavo national park and three hours flight away from world famous Maasai Mara.

A safari can be arranged locally at cheaper rates and can be discussed with local team before arrival. Fort Jesus and Mombasa old town area is UNESCO heritage site which shows the influence of Portuguese, Indian and British influence to the town. The local Swahili language and English are spoken widely.

Accommodation and Meals

As a volunteer in Mombasa, you will stay in and hostel in the Nyali area.

The rooms are usually shared by up to four to ten people, and have shared bathroom. The hostel has free WiFi, lounge area, dining area and swimming pool.

Full breakfast is provided and other meals can be purchased here or in local restaurants nearby. A private room is available at an extra fee, depending on availability.

The neighbourhood

Nyali is an upscale, cosmopolitan and very vibrant area, full of life and Kenyan culture.

The area is five minutes from the beach and from and Nakumatt city mall. There are lots of local pubs and clubs walking distance from each other.

There is a local supermarket chain down the street with local cafes offering sumptuous meals at a fair price.

Start & Duration

Projects in Kenya start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. You should arrive on Sundays. You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 12 weeks.

Orientation

Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date.

Volunteer Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Kenya or during orientation.

Language Requirements

Knowledge of basic Swahili is desired but not a pre-requisite. You will already learn a lot practicing in your project where everyone is glad and willing to teach you. Professional coaching can be arranged locally if desired.

Safety

You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

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