Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) exists to empower communities, organizations, and individuals to realize their full potential.
CIVS Kenya is a Community Development Organization operating in the marginalized and poverty-stricken areas of Kenya to contribute toward the socio-economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities.
We achieve this through two program areas:
- International Voluntary Service (IVS) is designed for volunteers who want to offer their time and services as they learn, gain experience, and exposure. We collaborate with local projects to organize short-term, medium-term, and Weltwaerts project attachments.
- Community Development is run through the Community Resource Centers Approach whereby we have established 3 functional Community Resource Centers in Ahero, Awach, and Awasi areas, and additional field stations in areas like Nyakach. We offer capacity-building programs to local communities.
SHORT TERM VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMS
Have a Unique Experience
2 to 3 Weeks – Specified Date – Workcamp
Experience community life together with a group of 10 -20 internationals and local volunteers.
MEDIUM TERM VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMS
Be part of a Kenyan Community
1 to 6 months – All around the year
Learn new cultures and exchange knowledge and life experiences in the field of volunteering
Improving Lives Together
Community Development Programs
Discover our community development programs through the Resource Centers approach
FEATURED VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
Short and Medium-term Volunteer Programs allow you to get involved with the Kenyan communities, no matter how much time you have.
We have a wide range of volunteer projects available in rural and urban Kenya including teaching, childcare, environmental protection, agricultural work, healthcare, and supporting people with disabilities.
SHORT/MID-TERM VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM - WORKCAMP
08-29 March 2024
19-29 July 2024
CHILDREN - FARMING- BUILDING -TRAINING
MID-TERM VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM
CHILDREN - EDUCATION - COMMUNITY LIFE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
We socio-economically empower the poverty-stricken, local and marginalized community stakeholders through our inclusive Resource Centers approach where several projects are represented.
We improve the family well-being in our communities through agro-economic development and environmental stewardship
WATER AND SANITATION
We improve health and economic well-being by facilitating access to safe water, sanitation, and appropriate hygiene practices
ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC) PROGRAM
We provide free education and daily meals with the Early Childhood Development Education Program and Feeding Program
We prepare the local youth for the competitive job market and improve their ICT skills with the aim to develop opportunities.
We strive to respond to the direct needs of the affected population with an aim to try to restore the situation to normal.
THANKS TO YOU
YEARS in Service
What our Volunteers have to say
WHO WE ARE
CIVS Kenya was registered in 1997 as a Kenya-based non-profit agency that offers innovative and competent support services to empower communities and organizations.
Our organization operates through two main areas which are Volunteering and Community Development Programs.
We are pleased to have SamburuHilfe as our partner. CIVS Kenya has partnered with SamburuHilfe in areas of agriculture and food security, Education, and Provision of Water.
We have helped community groups to set up and manage greenhouses agriculture projects and trained the local community groups in setting up horticultural farming.
Our partnership extends to training the local schools’ teachers and the board of management. CIVS Kenya conducts training workshops for the 4 local schools every year.
CIVS Kenya conducted research on the sources, quality, and usage of water in the community for the purpose of coming up with a provision of clean water project.
If you have any inquiries or comments, please feel free to contact us by email or text. You can also find answers to frequent questions on our FAQ page.
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.