A group of giraffes seen sitting together near our Projects Abroad volunteer opportunities in Kenya.

Volunteer in Kenya

Give back to disadvantaged communities while surrounded by the African savannah

Volunteer in Kenya with Projects Abroad and take part in projects that work to address the needs of disadvantaged local communities. You’ll experience life in this vibrant country and take part in cultural exchange, while surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Support teachers and promote early childhood development, or take part in community outreaches on our medical internships. You can also get involved in vital conservation work, conducting research on the critically endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe.

Our Conservation volunteers are based in the Soysambu Conservancy, around three hours away from Nairobi. Everybody else works in the town of Nanyuki. During your time abroad, you’ll receive 24/7 support from local Projects Abroad staff.  

Wildlife safaris are probably Kenya’s most famous tourist activity, so don’t miss out on the chance to see lions, rhinos, and buffalo in their natural habitat. Hiking opportunities abound, and adventurous souls can challenge themselves summiting Mount Kenya. A visit to the bustling capital of Nairobi is a must. You can check out some great museums, restaurants, and markets.

Projects available in Kenya

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Projects Abroad volunteer gathers data on Giraffes in Kenya
Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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  • Price: $2,970 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $470 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
Teenagers conduct a wildlife census as part of their conservation volunteer work in Kenya
Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya for Teenagers
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  • Price: $3,645 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $670 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
An intern working with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Kenya
Medical Internships for Teenagers in Kenya
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  • Price: $3,045 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $570 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
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Where we are based in Kenya

Our volunteer opportunities in Kenya are based in one of two locations. The bulk of our projects are situated in the town of Nanyuki, while our Conservation volunteers work in the Soysambu Conservancy.


While fairly small, Nanyuki is quite cosmopolitan, and receives many international visitors. It’s a conveniently situated gateway to Mount Kenya and the Laikipia plateau, one of Africa’s most important conservation areas.


The Soysambu Conservancy is located on Lake Elmenteita, north-west of Nairobi. It is situated in an area of incredible biodiversity, and forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Ramsar Convention Westlands Site.

Most notably, it is home to 10% of the world’s population of the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe, which is the focus of our Conservation Project work. This is an amazing location where you can experience Africa’s great outdoors while volunteering in Kenya.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Kenya Arrival Procedures page

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

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