Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

with African Adventures

newspaper TEFL Communitites Teaching Expedition Adventure
location Africa
start date Various Times for 10 nights
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals a day (excluding weekend adventure days)
training providedTraining provided

Our partner projects have all been set up by members of the local community, and all volunteering work is led by them. We respond to their needs in the most effective way possible, by providing volunteers and financial aid to boost their development. By using this model of volunteering, we ensure that the work our volunteers do is meaningful and impactful.

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

gap year project highlights Highlights

Experience urban Africa as you create meaningful change at our partner projects.
Explore Lake Nakuru National Park, famed for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery, on your weekend adventure.
Meet like-minded people your age from all over the UK.
We organise everything for you - including your flights, accommodation, and meals - and provide friendly and personalised support throughout each stage of your journey.
Prepare for your trip with our exclusive online portal, My African Adventure (My AA).

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

A typical day of volunteering runs as follows:

- In the morning, you'll enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before heading to one of our partner schools to assist with teaching, sports coaching, or building and renovation work.

- You'll break for lunch, during which you can relax in the shade or play with the children at the school.

- After lunch, you'll continue with your volunteering until approximately 3:30pm, when you'll be picked up by our in-country staff and taken back to your accommodation to freshen up.

- Before and after dinner, you can relax at your accommodation, or enjoy an afternoon activity as arranged with your Trip Host. Activities may include visiting a market, using a local swimming pool, or exploring the area.

This trip also includes an adventure activity at the weekend, which typically runs as follows:

- In the morning, you and your group will head to Lake Nakuru National Park, where you can spot a vast array of wildlife including giraffes, lions, and baboons.

- In the afternoon, you will visit the Equator, where you can witness the Earth's gravitational pull in action.

- Finish the day with a hike up the stunning Thomson Falls - one of the deepest waterfalls in East Africa.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

Our Youth Development Programme is open to anyone aged between 16-19. You must be a UK resident who is able to travel on the specified trip date. All volunteers over the age of 18 are subjected to a DBS check before they depart on their trip.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Return indirect flights from London Heathrow
Specialist volunteer travel insurance
Single-sex shared accommodation
Three meals per day (except adventure weekend & transit days)
In-country transfers and daily return transport to projects
Orientation upon arrival, 24-hour in-country support and dedicated African Trip Host
Pre-planned project work
Programme Leader (travelling with group)
Cultural activities
Weekend adventure activity
Project development contribution
Access to our online portal, My AA, to help you prepare for your trip
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