Ahero Resource Center

October 2022 Workcamp



09 - 26 October 2022


08 October 2022


05 - 07 October 2022


Volunteer's House / Local Food (3 meals)


Ahero Junction, Kisumu County of Kenya

Sustainable Community Development

The Ahero Comunity Resource Center is a One-Stop-Shop with an aim to build and strengthen the community’s capacity to be self-reliant.


  • Immerse yourself in community life
  • Live and work with a group of international and local volunteers
  • Joins forces toward a collective goal
  • Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
  • CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
  • Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support

General Information

Volunteers participating in a workcamp will be required to pay 265 Euros. The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full. The workcamp fee includes the following:

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
  • Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Center Tour before the workcamp
  • Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
  • Certificate of participation for the volunteer
  • All administrative costs 

The following costs are NOT included:

  • Flight ticket & Visa costs
  • Local travelling : from the office to the project
  • Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc
  • Cost of sightseeing
  • Direct donations to the project

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.

There will be a one-day orientation for all participants the day before the workcamp starts.

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping mat and a sleeping bag.

During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and will share the responsibility of preparing the food.

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc

During weekends, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria, Kisumu Museum, the equator line, and a general tour in Kisumu city. Volunteers will also have the opportunity for early morning visits to Kakamega Rain forest, hike on the forest hill and witness a sunrise from the forest hill.

Leisure activities’ cost are not included in the participation fee. 

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro. It includes:

Day 1 : Nairobi – Maasai Mara : game viewing drive in the evening

Day 2 Maasai Mara : game viewing drive in the morning and the evening

Day 3 : Nairobi – Masaai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning



Project Profile

The Ahero Resource Centre is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Centre serves as a One-Stop-Shop, offering a variety of services to the local community. The center is equipped with a training facility to provide capacity building on Drought Resilient Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Early childhood Education, and Computer & work readiness skills. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a Greenhouse, Poultry Farm, domestic animals unit, fish pond that provide practical examples of modern farming practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the Orphan Feeding Program. Computer and work preparedness training is complemented with an equipped computer center.

The kindergarten has 2 teachers and 75 children who are either orphans or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The Ahero Resource Centre is also equipped with a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. Additionally, a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, 150 school-going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center to improve their concentration and school performance.

The center’s facilities have been modified to accommodate physically disabled participants hence its doors are open to such people.


The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:

  • Engaging in school activities e.g. playing with kids, cooking for the kids, teaching and washing the utensils
  • Working in the Model Farm of the center: tilling the land, planting crops, harvesting, weeding and applying manure, and watering crops
  • Assisting in the teaching of basic subjects such as English, drawing, Creative Arts to children in Learn and Play Daycare in the center and assisting in the training of computer and work skills to the young people at the center
  • Organizing games and extra-curricular activities for children as well as playing with them
  • Assisting to feed the domesticated animals: rabbits, chicken, geese, turkey
  • Assisting to clean the sheds for the domestic animals
  • Assisting the youth in the project through designing and making customized backrests, pillowcases, window curtains, and doormats for sale to generate income for them
  • Promotion of the centers agricultural activities in the community through personal selling of the products at the local market
  • Supporting fundraising for the programs and promotion of the Center and its activities
  • Assisting in maintenance activities at the center: collecting litter, landscaping, construction repairs, cleaning the halls, slashing the weeds, painting the walls, repairing connecting water pipes in the greenhouse, building a garbage disposal point
  • Assisting the facilitator in teaching computer and work skills at the disability project

In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening nature walks, home visits, cultural meetings, and games. 







The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.