Volunteering &
Community Development
in Kenya

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) exists to empower communities, organizations, and individuals to realize their full potential.

Positively Impact Communities

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

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS

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.

AHERO RESOURCE CENTRE

SHORT/MID-TERM VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM - WORKCAMP

08-29 March 2024

19-29 July 2024

CHILDREN - FARMING- BUILDING -TRAINING

ST. MICHAEL DAY CARE

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. 

FOOD SECURITY

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

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

We prepare the local youth for the competitive job market and improve their ICT skills  with the aim to develop opportunities.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

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

25

YEARS in Service

6000+

VOLUNTEERS Involved

90000+

LIVES Impacted

Testimonials

What our Volunteers have to say

More About Us

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.

OUR PARTNERS

Featured Partner

SamburuHilfe

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.

Any Question?

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.

ABOUT US

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.

REACH US

LOCATION

SOCIAL MEDIA