Volunteer with Marine Conservation in Kenya

Volunteer with marine conservation in Kenya in our animal conservation project.

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, you will enjoy working with this fascinating animal conservation project.

Help Protecting the Fascinating 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!

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. You can see even Dolphins close to the reef.

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.

Requirements for Marine Conservation volunteers in Kenya

Marine Conservation in KenyaIf 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!



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 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.

Kenya Volunteer 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.


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.


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.


More volunteer opportunities in Kenya

Visit our page with the full catalogue of Kenya volunteer programs.

Volunteer with animals

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