CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Reasons Why You Should Volunteer In Kenya

Parent Category: ROOT
Category: Blog
Written by Sophie Atieno

In our last post we learnt a bit on why sometimes you are required to pay to volunteer. Today, we at CIVS Kenya are giving you reasons why you should consider Kenya in case you are thinking of volunteering abroad.

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So why should you volunteer in Kenya?

Kenya has a lot of volunteering opportunities

The first reason why you should volunteer in Kenya is that it has a lot of volunteer opportunities and as such, has a lot of different volunteering organizations. There is demand for your support as a volunteer and if you really want to make an impact, this is a good place to start. These volunteering opportunities are available in Kenya in large variety. That means if you are into teaching, building, treating people, there is enough room for you to participate in these.

Kenya provides an opportunity for adventure

If you like some adventure then another reason why you should volunteer in Kenya is that it provides an opportunity for such. The country has a lot of tourist attraction sites such as the famous Big Five animals, The Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya, among others that are globally renowned. These attractions are worth exploring while you are in Kenya for volunteering activities as they add on to the fulfillment and growth you will have by the time you need to leave for your country.

The climate is friendly

One of the things that hinders a lot of people from travelling to certain areas is the harsh climate that makes the destinations either too hot or too cold. Kenya generally has friendly weather conditions. There is usually a dry season and a rainy season but even through the cold and wet times, the sun still comes out a number of times. When it gets hot, the temperatures remain fairly favorable. If you would like to be in the country within certain times, all you need to do is research briefly and then you can plan accordingly.

Kenya has different cultures

Another reason why you should volunteer in Kenya is that the country is made up of diverse cultures. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the different ones, you can so easily do it. A lot of communities may have adapted the western way of life but often times volunteer programs and projects are set in areas where this western influence is at a minimum. You can still get to try out their traditional meals, get to wear their traditional attire and most of all learn their local languages as these are often the ones they use in communication. Immersing yourself in these different cultures during your volunteering program allows you to see the world and life from a different perspective.

The people are friendly

You should also volunteer in Kenya because the Kenyan people are very genuine and friendly towards visitors both local and international. You will be received whole heartedly and will have a great learning experience from your hosts during the volunteer program. You want to be with people who will make you feel like you are home away from home and this you can so easily get in Kenya.

It is a politically stable country

Kenya has in the past experienced its own share of instability and negative press but is well past that and the country is generally very safe for foreigners. The environment is generally very peaceful.

Those are some reasons why you should volunteer in Kenya. In case you have any questions on volunteering in Kenya or you would like to be a volunteer in Kenya, contact us at CIVS on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will gladly take you throughout the entire process.