Volunteer in Kenya with United Planet: 6 or 12 months


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

11 Arlington StreetBoston, MA 02116


About

In Kenya, volunteers will find a dynamic melting pot of languages, cultures, wildlife and landscapes. The Kenyan Highlands make up one of the most successful agricultural production regions in all of Africa, and contribute to Kenya's stability. Kenya is roughly the size of France and contains considerable geographic diversity you will see mountains, deserts, volcanic highlands and wide savannas en-route to the Indian Ocean. Kenya is comfortably warm year-round with heavy rainfall in the spring. Wildlife habitats, including Maasai Mara, protect many native wildlife species including lions, rhinoceros, leopards, buffalo and elephants. Rural areas are rich with tradition, and volunteers can expect to be welcomed again and again by friendly locals.

United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Kenya, you will be hosted by ICYE Kenya, ICYE's Kenyan partner organization. ICYE Kenya exists to offer opportunities for cultural understanding between youth from all over the globe and to create a world without prejudices and stereotypes.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Encouraging youth from disadvantaged communities to further their education and personal development through social and skill-based workshops
- Supporting local charities with the distribution of quality and affordable medicine to low-income communities
- Assisting an organization that focuses on children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds with various tasks and daily operations

Please visit our website for more information about the projects.

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen
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