Humanitarian Aid in Kenya

Location: Kenya: Nakuru

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

1290 N. Williams St. Suite 303 Denver, CO 80218 United States

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Phone: (303) 321-8278

Fax: 303-847-5445


Experience the incredible country of Kenya while working with those in need and bringing resources to underprivileged children. Through this ELI program, located next to Lake Nakuru National Parks, volunteers are given opportunities to support, educate and bond with people in the area. They will also develop an understanding of the day to day life of the Kenyan people.

This program includes pre-departure information, pick up from the airport in Nairobi and transportation to Nakuru, volunteer positions, accommodations and more!


1. Becoming immersed with the warm culture and rich heritage of Kenya

2. Live in or around the fourth largest city in Keynya, Nakuru

3. Visit an extinct volcano, Menengai Crater, and experience beautiful views of the famous Lake Nakuru

4. Explore archeological sites of settlements that go back as much as 3000 years

5. Spend weekends on adventures in and around Lake Nakuru National Park


Open to all 18 and over.

Minimum Education

High School

  • English

Cost in US$:

935 USD for two weeks

Cost Include Description:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Nairobi and provided with transportation to their host family.

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Kenya, a historical overview and introduction to culture, survival Swahili lessons, a morning safari in Lake Nakuru National Park, and visits to sites in Nairobi such as the US embassy which was bombed in 1998 and the elephant orphanage.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Kenya coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Kenya. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Kenyan life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • AIDS
  • Childcare & Children
  • English Teaching
  • Special Needs
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Medicine
  • Orphans
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Public Health
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Water Projects
Typical Volunteer
There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.
Age Range
18 and up
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Kenya


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application
Year Founded