Kenya Childcare Volunteer at Cannan Orphanage

Go for an African adventure and work as a Kenya childcare volunteer 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.

Best experience of my life – Samantha in Kenya

Samantha volunteering as a KenyaChildcare Volunteer
Samantha volunteering 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

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.

 

 

 

Start Dates & 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.

 

 

 

Fees to volunteer in Kenya

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Volunteer in Kenya program fees

What is included in the program fee?

  • Airport Pickup & drop-off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Breakfast
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

Please note an extra $200 is required for the construction project.

There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Kenya.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Kenya programs normally find US$ 30 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date

Accommodation & 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 eateries 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.

Requirements

The acceptance to this project will be based on evaluation of your CV and discussion with the project coordinator.

Experience and/or education based on social science, climate adaptation and marine in general is highly rated.

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.

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

Samantha volunteering in Kenya
Samantha volunteering 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

More volunteer opportunities in Kenya

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