Where are the projects located?
Most of our volunteer programs in Kenya take place in and around Nairobi, and the Maasai area.
Nairobi is the capital and one of the biggest cities of Kenya.
It is a city of great natural beauty. Here you can see the nation’s charms, include a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat, nightlife, an ideal mix of tradition blended with a modern way of life. Nairobi is known for safari excursions, crocodile farms, and nature trails, alongside tours of the vibrant city, and locations such as the National Museum.
Maasai land is a huge expanse of gently rolling grassland, home to massive herds of zebras, wildebeest, and giraffes. It has several ranches, Maasai villages, and dozens of community-based conservation areas.
Is there any minimum and maximum stay? Can I extend my stay if I choose to?
Yes when you join volunteering program in Kenya, you can stay for a minimum of 1 week, to the maximum of 12 weeks. However, this may ultimately depends on the nature of the project in which you enroll in Kenya. If for any reason you wish to extend your time in a program and therefore in Kenya, you can extend your visa. In order to do this you will need to talk to your in -country coordinator and make the necessary arrangements. Similarly, you will also have to get your visa extended from the nearest Kenyan embassy.
Will I have enough time to travel after work and in weekend?
You will have lots of time to travel after work each day, and on weekends while involved in volunteer opportunities in Kenya. However, there may be some limitations to this, depending on the project and its location.
Around Nairobi, you can spend your free time in the National Museum
, Nairobi National Park, Elephant orphanage, Giraffe and Nairobi City Walking Tour and few more. Massai land, in contrast, is home to many giraffe families that can be readily observed. The land covers a whooping 1,530 square km, which is meant only for the traditional Massai people, who lead a pastoral and nomadic lifestyle.
Who will guide or support me in the project?
You will always receive adequate guidance and support while volunteering in Kenya programs. Boundless Lovess in-country coordinator
and the other project staff will always be there for your help, whenever it is needed.
Can I change project if I do not like?
Yes, you can change your project if you are not satisfied with your first choice. Although 98% of our volunteers enjoy their selected program without issue, which is a strong endorsement. If, however, you want to change projects, you can contact your in-country coordinator. They will be happy to help facilitate this, limited only by whatever other placements are available for volunteers in other programs at the time.
How old should I be to take part in these projects?
You should be at least 18 years of age to take part in Boundless Loves's Kenya volunteer opportunities. If in case you are minor and want to take part in this volunteering programs, than an authorized permission from your parents is required. Alternately, why not consider volunteering as a family, in which case minors are welcome under their parents care and supervision.
Will I receive training before the start of the project?
Yes, training is always provided to you before you actually begin your volunteer programs in Kenya. This training is organized by our in-house country coordinator in support of the field staff. The goal of our project training is to make you comfortable with the new environment, local culture and customs, the language, and the people’s sentiments as well.
Who manages the volunteer programs in Kenya?
Boundless Lovess volunteer s in-country Coordinator in Kenya manages the volunteers in Kenya, and our projects. He/she is completely responsible for assigning various projects for all participating volunteers, based on their qualification, skills, and areas of interest.
Is there dress code in the project?
No there is no specific dress code for participating in volunteering in Kenya opportunities program. Here you will find followers of both Christianity and Islam, so you may need to integrate and adjust your dress code accordingly, as per your project location. Even though there are no strict laws regarding clothing, please note that shorts, miniskirts, and other types of revealing clothing is socially unacceptable in Kenya. You will need to respect the culture and traditions of the local society at all times while volunteering in Kenya.