Short-Term Volunteering

Have a Unique Experience

2 to 3 weeks duration

Short-term volunteering, from 2 to 3 weeks, is a great opportunity to commit yourself to social change even if you only have a short period of time.

A short orientation session is given before the project begins to help you get acquainted with the project aims.

These projects are supervised by a CVIS advisor who will help you to make the project a success.

group of international and local volunteers

Our short-term volunteering projects can accommodate between 10-20 volunteers.

Volunteers join forces towards a collective goal, such as building a new classroom or raising awareness on a certain issue.

This close collaboration between volunteers and the local community is an enriching and unique experience.

A unique environment

The unique environment of short-term volunteering will allow you to:

  • Immerse yourself in community life in Kenya, learn about the people and their culture, and the different development challenges they face.
  • Live and work with other volunteers from around the world will be an opportunity to make new friends.
  • Reveal new skills and strengths as you discover that you can do things you have never tried before.
  • Add value to developing your career.

EXPLORE KENYA THROUGH OUR TOURS AND SAFARIS

A WORKCAMP EVERY MONTH

Key Information

ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION

Pick up at the airport

One-Day orientation

PARTICIPATION FEE

265euros

ACCOMODATION & FOOD

At the Project

Local Food (3 meals)

TOURS AND SAFARI

Go on a Safari and see the BIG 5. 

General Information

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.

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

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 workcamp
  • Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc
  • Cost of sightseeing
  • Direct donations to the project

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.

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 to Maasai Mara and Game viewing drive in the evening.

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

Day 3: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning and back to Nairobi.

Choose a Project that suits you best

Several themes are available: Supporting People with Disabilities, Sustainable Community Development & Empowerment, Child Care, Environment Conservation, and Permaculture.

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09 - 26 JANUARY 2022

JANUARY

KAIMOSI SPECIAL SCHOOL

THEME: SUPPORTING THE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS

Kaimosi Special School empowers disabled people from the communities through basic education to make them be self-reliant and integrate them into society.

06 - 23 FEBRUARY 2022

FEBRUARY

KHALABA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP

THEME: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CHILDREN CARE

Khalaba Community Development Group improves the educational standards of the orphans and vulnerable children and supports widows.

06 -23 MARCH 2022

MARCH

BODY OF CHRIST CHILDREN'S HOME

THEME: SUPPORTING ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Body of Christ Children’s Home gathers different projects as an Early Childhood Development School, daily activities and a small farm.

08 - 25 MAY 2022

MAY

TUMAINI NUTRITIOUS SELF HELP GROUP

THEME: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Tumaini seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health through nutrition and environmental conservation.

05 - 22 JUNE 2022

JUNE

BADILISHA ECO-VILLAGE

THEME: ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION & PROMOTION OF PERMACULTURE

Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics to
bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island. 

03-20 JULY 2022

JULY

HAPPY ME HAPPY YOU

THEME: PROMOTING BASIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Happy Me Happy You was established to empower women, youth, and men from vulnerable backgrounds by offering training skills in various community development.

10 - 27 JULY 2022

JULY

ST. VIANEEY ACADEMY & CHILDREN CENTRE

THEME: PROMOTING BASIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Vianeey and Children’s Centre provides education and feeding programs to vulnerable children from poverty background aged 3 – 14 years. 

06 - 24 AUGUST 2022

AUGUST

AHERO RESOURCE CENTER

THEME: 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.

14 - 31 AUGUST 2022

AUGUST

TUMAINI NUTRITIOUS SELF HELP GROUP

THEME: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Tumaini seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health through nutrition and environmental conservation.

04 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2022

SEPTEMBER

BODY OF CHRIST CHILDREN'S HOME

THEME: SUPPORTING ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Body of Christ Children’s Home gathers different projects as an Early Childhood Development School School, daily activities and a small farm.

09 - 26 OCTOBER 2022

OCTOBER

AHERO RESOURCE CENTER

THEME: 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.

06 - 23 NOVEMBER 2022

NOVEMBER

KHALABA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP

THEME: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CHILDREN CARE

Khalaba Community Development Group improves the educational standards of the orphans and vulnerable children and supports widows.

04 - 21 DECEMBER 2022

DECEMBER

BADILISHA ECO-VILLAGE

THEME: ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION & PROMOTION OF PERMACULTURE

Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics to
bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island. 

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We will respond to any questions as soon as possible.

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. 

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