ECHAV - ESC Team Volunteering in Kenya (Fully Funded)

If you are willing to do a volunteering work in Africa and willing to help the community there, then this is an ideal opportunity for you to join "ECHAV - Team Volunteering in Kenya" for 3 weeks in Kenya. This project is organised by CIVS Community Service and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. 

ECHAV - ESC Team Volunteering in Kenya (Fully Funded)

About Kenya

Kenya is a country that will captivate you. You will be enchanted by encounters with its tribes, the discovery of its culture, and the exploration of its landscapes. Kenya, located in East Africa, is renowned for its diverse cultures, including over 40 ethnic groups, and stunning landscapes, from savannahs to the Indian Ocean coast. Major cities like Nairobi and Mombasa serve as economic and cultural hubs. The country is famous for its rich wildlife, with national parks like Maasai Mara and Amboseli drawing tourists worldwide. Kenya's economy is driven by agriculture, tourism, and technology, while its cuisine and festivals reflect its vibrant heritage. Known for its hospitality, Kenya offers a unique blend of traditional and modern experiences.

About CIVS Kenya

CIVS Kenya is a Community Development Organisation focused on marginalised and economically disadvantaged rural areas of Kenya. Its primary goal is to implement a comprehensive approach to socio-economic and cultural development, aiming to alleviate poverty and address social exclusion within Kenyan communities.

About the volunteering 

This 21-day project, organised by CIVS Kenya, provides volunteers with a unique chance to contribute to community development and environmental sustainability in underserved areas. Volunteers will participate in various activities, including permaculture tasks such as tree planting to increase vegetation cover and reduce environmental risks like soil drought and flooding. Additionally, they will assist with agricultural projects aimed at enhancing farming practices and boosting productivity for local farmers. The project also includes capacity-building activities, such as conducting training sessions on environmental issues at schools and community centres. Volunteers can expect a dynamic daily schedule that includes hands-on fieldwork, interaction with community members, and opportunities for personal and professional development. Volunteers will work full-time (30 to 38 hours per week) and will have two days off each week.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

- Young people aged between 18 - 30 years old;

- A resident in one of the following countries ( Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Türkiye, Slovenia, Poland, Finland, Malta)

- Passionate about community development and environmental sustainability;

Ideal candidates should be eager to participate in hands-on activities like permaculture and agricultural work;

Effective communication skills and cultural sensitivity are crucial for engaging with local communities;

Volunteers should be motivated and open to adapting to a new culture, different food, and a new environment;

- Volunteers should show flexibility, adaptability, and positive attitude, towards working in diverse, and challenging environments.

Expenses and Benefits

- Volunteers will be accommodated at the Kuth Awendo Resource Center, There will be separate female and male rooms to be shared. 

Cooks will provide three daily meals, and volunteers will help prepare the food in shifts.

Typical Kenyan food includes rice, ugali, chapatti, beans, and vegetables/fruits. Meat, sadines and/or eggs are also available for those who want to eat them.

Volunteers will receive an allowance of €32 per day to cover flight tickets, visa costs, vaccinations, and other personal expenses which means (672 euros in total).

Participants are entitled to receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.

IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!

IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!


Application deadline: 22nd of July 2024

Arrival day: 19th of September 2024

Departure day: 9th of October 2024

How to apply?

Step 1: sign-in to your account on the European Youth Portal, if you don't have an account create an account  as a YOUNG PERSON from HERE

Step 2: visit the opportunity page on the portal and click "Apply" from this page, you must write your motivation letter in English.

More Details

for more details, visit the opportunity webpage on the European Youth Portal from HERE

By applying to this volunteering program, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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