Volunteer in Kenya

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Our exciting list of volunteer programs in Kenya provides volunteers with much to explore and learn about! This East African country is a favorite travel destination for many global independent travelers – and for good reason. It has some of the best wildlife viewing on the continent, striking scenery (including the Maasai Mara), and many proud traditional tribes. With African Impact, you can experience responsible volunteering in Kenya whilst joining a purpose-driven expedition in a unique part of Africa.

Kenya Highlights

A country that is as diverse as it is beautiful, Kenya is the ultimate location to begin a life-changing volunteer journey. With world-renowned sites like the Maasai Mara Game Reserve on your doorstep, volunteering in Kenya is the adventure of a lifetime, filled with rich cultural exchanges, incredible wildlife encounters, and powerful opportunities to make an impact.

  • Convenience — Enjoy fully facilitated volunteer projects in Kenya that include accommodation, transport, meals, and expert guidance.
  • Natural Beauty — Have the rare opportunity to live and work on the edge of the Maasai Mara, and contribute to wildlife research.
  • Mentorship — Under the guidance of professionals in the field, discover and identify personal strengths and interests for future career opportunities.
  • Community Outreach — Spread eco awareness in Kenyan communities and assist with environmental sustainability projects.
  • Long Term Impact — Become part of the African Impact family and a passionate group of people dedicated to volunteering in Kenya.

Browse All Volunteer Projects in Kenya

A great way to experience this soulful country is by doing meaningful volunteer work that comes with a purpose. Choose from our list of unique volunteer opportunities in Kenya, and open yourself up to a world filled with real change. All our volunteer programs have a positive impact on the country, its people, its wildlife and the environment. As a volunteer in Kenya, you can support everything from big cat conservation to reforestation efforts, or even offer medical support in rural communities. Whatever program you choose, volunteering in Kenya will be a highly rewarding travel adventure.

Maasai Mara, Kenya
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Wildlife Conservation
Join the African Impact team on our newest volunteer program with big cat monitoring and elephant research and conservation, join today!

$3,725 – $9,225

Limuru, Kenya
Every Monday
Impact: Environmental Sustainability
Join African Impact and volunteer on a reforestation project in Kenya! Support the conservation of indigenous forests and other sustainability practices.

$2,150 – $5,150

Limuru, Kenya
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Healthcare
Our Hospital-based Medical Internship in Kenya will help you enrich your medical skills and gain practical experience

$2,750 – $5,150

Limuru, Kenya
Every Monday
Impact: Healthcare
This medical volunteer program supports the healthcare system in Limuru, a tea town in Kenya where the community struggles with inadequate infrastructure, overcrowding, and limited resources.

$2,150 – $5,150

Important Information About Kenya

Naboisho Conservancy

Located on the edge of the legendary Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the Naboisho Conservancy is a conservation area like no other. Boasting one of the highest lion population densities in Africa – with the largest pride in the Greater Mara Area calling the Conservancy home – there is so much to explore when it comes to finding opportunities to volunteer in Kenya. Undoubtedly, you will never be short of witnessing the abundance when it comes to incredible wildlife encounters. With high populations of lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, elephants, and many more animals roaming freely between the fenceless border the Conservancy shares with Maasai Mara, those wanting to explore volunteer work in Kenya with animals can expect incredible first-hand contact with some of Africa’s most iconic animals.

Volunteers standing together and one points at a sign that says 'maternity ward'.


On the edge of the infamous Great Rift Valley and an hour away from Nairobi, Limuru is a quaint and beautiful town famous for its tea. A warm community filled with characteristically kind locals, there are many opportunities to volunteer in Kenya, whilst learning about the local culture in Limuru. Venture into town to try Nyama Choma and try a roasted meat dish typically served with Ugali, a corn-flour porridge. Embark on a tour of the many stunning tea plantations in the area to engage your senses and learn about Limuru’s unique history in the tea trade. Join in meaningful conversations with locals to learn about the unique ways of living that make Kenyan culture so special.

Safety & Support

At African Impact, we always prioritize the safety of our volunteers and offer comprehensive support, and all our volunteering opportunities in Kenya include both of these components. Our nearly two decades of success has relied on ensuring the safety of our volunteers, staff, local communities, and the public, first and foremost. We see safety as a fundamental responsibility of running volunteer programs in Kenya, as well as in all other destinations. From the moment you arrive to the end of your adventure, we take the utmost care in ensuring your comfort and safety as you carry out volunteer work in Kenya. If you want to know more about our health and safety measures, you can review our protocols or contact us with specific questions!


Kenya FAQs

Why Choose African Impact in Kenya

As an African-based company, with more than 18 years of experience, we believe that responsible volunteering is the most important element of African travel for independent travelers and global professionals. Choosing to volunteer in Kenya with us means your personal travel goals can co-exist with meaningful volunteer work that helps local communities in Kenya to thrive. We are passionate about immersing African Impact volunteers in the heart of some of Africa’s most incredible natural environments and communities, and our volunteer programs in Kenya do just that. Simply put, we’re experts on volunteering in Africa, so choosing us means getting the best you can get!

Yes! Citizens of Australia, Canada, USA, UK and other EU countries need a visa to enter Kenya. All children (in most cases, this age is under 21 years old) are also required to obtain an entry visa to Kenya. Don’t worry though, when you volunteer with African Impact we’ll walk you through the visa process with ease.

There are many NGO organizations that are low on staff or simply need more support and assistance. Because of this, there is always a need for more participants in our volunteer programs in Kenya. Volunteers help to improve the lives of those who are living in poverty, with limited access to education, support, and much more. With the right organization and program, volunteering in Kenya can make a real difference in the lives of Kenyans.

Kenya is one of the safest countries in Africa, and Kenyan people are very warm and friendly towards foreigners. However, it’s important to follow essential precautions whilst traveling, as in any other country. Learn more about our recommended safety tips to prepare for volunteering in Kenya, read our FAQ page about volunteer safety, or get in touch with us directly to ask any questions!

Start by taking a look at our African Impact volunteer programs in Kenya. Compare options and choose a program that fits with your interests and goals of volunteering abroad best. Then once you choose a specific program, you’ll find step-by step instructions to apply on the volunteer program page.