Volunteer at a Maasailand Community Development project in Kenya


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

NationwideNationwide, KE


About

Volunteer alongside the Maasai community helping them to gain access to better education, income generating activities, food security, and basic resources like water. As a Greenheart Travel volunteer in Kenya, you will learn about the fascinating Maasai way of life while working within their unique cultural and social context.

There can be up to ten volunteers at the project at any given time, but it is not uncommon to be the only volunteer. This project is ideal for volunteers looking for a true immersion experience abroad.

How You Will Make a Difference

  • Help schools acquire necessary supplies
  • Help with construction/painting projects
  • Volunteer in the medical dispensary
  • Help with irrigation projects
  • Assist with workshops for women’s groups and school children
  • Assist women’s groups with finding new markets to sell their crafts
  • Organize youth sports
  • Help with chicken coop/organic farming

Start dates are on a monthly basis and applications need to be submitted 8 weeks prior to departure date.

What's Included?

  • Accommodation in the volunteer guest house
  • Local cell phone for volunteers to use in case of emergency (phone credit not included)
  • Transportation to a local market once per week for volunteers to purchase groceries
  • Laptop with internet in the volunteer house (internet credit not included)
  • Emergency medical insurance for the duration of your program
  • Arrival pick up and drop off from/to the airport in Nairobi
  • Program coodinator and emergency staff available 24/7
  • Orientation - pre-departure and upon arrival
  • Culture & Etiquette guide book
  • Maasai home visits during orientation

*Meals are not included, but volunteers can purchase food at the market and cook at the volunteer house.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 week commitment (maximum 3 months)
  • 20 years of age or older
  • Please note the environment can be very windy and dusty during the dry season
  • Criminal background check

To request more information, please visit our website at http://greenhearttravel.org/program/adult/volunteer-abroad/kenya-maasai-community

Or call our office in Chicago at 888-227-6231 for further details regarding more program specifics, fees, and the application process.

Skills

  • Environmental Science
  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • 2-12 week options
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