Volunteer in Kenya | ActionAid UK

Volunteer in Kenya


What will I be doing?

You’ll be working alongside local people to build a much needed support centre for girls who have experienced violence. You don’t need any building experience to take part — just enthusiasm, a willingness to work hard and the desire to make a difference! 

Building on site


You’ll get stuck in with digging foundations, mixing cerment and laying bricks. Don’t worry, you don’t need any building experience to take part.  

Kenyan cuisine


Kenyan cuisine is simple and wholesome, with plenty of stews and soups, as well as some indian influences and local seafood. We can cater for all dietary requirements.

First Hand Experience

Making friends

Whether you sign up on your own or with a friend, you’ll meet lots of amazing people from the community and great volunteers of all ages!

Visiting ActionAid projects

Visiting other ActionAid projects

During the week you will have the opportunity to visit another nearby project, to gain a broader insight into our work in Kenya.

Mombasa beach


The group will be staying in a locally owned 3* hotel in the city of Bamburi, on the Kenyan north coast. You will share a twin room with an ensuite and air conditioning.  


Local culture

There will be the opportunity to experience traditional Kenyan culture at the welcome ceremony, on the project visit and sight-seeing tour of Mombasa.


What’s the itinerary?

Fri 18 October/ 25 October

Meet your team at London’s Heathrow Airport and take an overnight flight to Mombasa. 

Sat 19 October/ 26 October

Arrive in Mombasa and travel to your hotel in Bamburi. There will be free time for relaxing before a welcome dinner.

Sun 20 October/ 27 October 

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Mombasa, followed by an evening briefing about the week ahead.

Mon 21 — Thur 24 October/ Mon 28 — Thur 31 October 

Each morning you will travel to Mwakirunge to help build the support centre. During the week you’ll also visit another ActionAid project and enjoy Kenyan food each evening. There’ll be time for you to get to know the community and find out what life is like for locals.

Fri 25 October/ 1 November 

The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony. We celebrate our achievements with a last meal with new friends in Mombasa.

Sat 26 October/ 2 November

Transfer to the airport on Saturday for the return flight back to London, arriving Sunday morning.

Optional safari extension — approx £695



Sat 26 Oct- Tues 29 Oct/ Sat 2 Nov- Tues 5 Nov


Travel to Tsavo National Park for a 2-day safari experience.

This is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, and it’s popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous ‘big five’ as well as a great variety of bird life.   




Why Kenya?

  • 38%
    38% of people live below the poverty line
  • 98%
    In highly traditional areas, 98% of girls are at risk of FGM
  • 26%
    26% of girls are married before their 18th birthday

What’s included in my trip?

  • International flights
  • All meals and drinking water
  • First aid trained team leader
  • Accommodation
  • Transport within Kenya

What’s not included

You’ll need to organise some items yourself, and pay for a few things during your time in Kenya. These include:


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Thank you so much for your incredible support — you are changing lives, for good.

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Contact us

If you have any questions please get in touch with our super supportive Events team:

01460 238 000



Page updated 2 October 2019