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Volunteer in a field in Kenya
Volunteer in a field in Kenya

Environment & Climate Change in Kenya

Assist the local community with their efforts to proactively address challenges related to preserving the natural environment for fauna, flora and people!
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    Overview

    Even though most of us have been passive in the past, what we have come to know is that now is the time to take action. We must take care and treat the health of our natural environment like the gift that it is. We must maintain it properly, so that it will continue to be a benefit for generations to come.

    This program relies on our partnerships with community members who are taking ownership of their land and their future. Their local initiative focuses on Restoration, Transformation, Sustainability and Preservation of the environment to combat the current practices which have caused climate change in the form of global warming.

    These efforts matter most because they are community owned and community driven with the purpose of environmental restoration, transocial economic benefits and environmental sustainability.

    • To take a holistic approach to climate adaptation strategies for the residents
    • To restore forest vegetation in settlements and farmlands lost in the last 45 years due to wanton and unchecked tree exploitation of trees for use as timber, charcoal and firewood.
    • To recreate the Forest like ecosystem and reclaim lost benefits that come with ecologically friendly environment. Activities may include:
    • Preparing of tree seedlings and learning how to maintain a tree nursery
    • Actual tree planting (will involve the digging of the holes where the seedlings will be planted)
    • Community education on the importance of reforestation
    • Creating a green wall where we reuse plastics to decorate walls and also have vertical vegetable gardens in various institutions

    Objectives

    • Assist with environmental conservation and sustainability efforts
    • Gain invaluable knowledge about the ecological challenges faced in the region
    • Assist the local community efforts to educate the community youth about the initiative and the related environmental matters to encourage their consistent and proactive participation

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

    One Tree Planted logo

    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

    See more at onetreeplanted.org

    1% for the planetlogo

    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

    See more at onepercentfortheplanet.org

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    Location

    Nakuru, Kenya
    Nakuru town located in west-central Kenya lies on the north shore of Lake Nakuru and is home to approximately 500,000 inhabitants making it one of the largest urban centers in Kenya. Once a center for European activity, this region is now associated with a flourishing manufacturing industry, busy commercial shopping centers and important agricultural initiatives.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive at NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) at the meeting point on Saturday or Sunday well before the designated time (13.00 hour). Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

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      Monday - Friday

      You will spend 4-6 hours daily assisting with the goals of the local initiative’s goals. The day could look like:

      • Breakfast
      • Reforestation efforts
      • Lunch
      • Climate Change research and education
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. Change minivan/bus twice to get to the Airport.

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Work attire such as: rubber boots, gloves, sun hat, long sleeve shirts and long pants.
    • Modest or business casual attire is required while on the school site and when interacting in the village. It must be totally covering the knees and shoulders, (nothing tight fitting, sheer, low cut, or with any offensive/questionable language written).

    Food

    Food served will mainly be Kenyan food, which consists of vegetables, potato, eggs, bread, pancakes (commonly known as “chapati”) and fruits such as oranges, bananas and avocados.

    Accommodation

    You will be accommodated in our center. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint, especially electricity. Sometimes there are power cuts during the day, but do not panic. This is life in the village. There is an available water supply. You will have all of the necessities while here.

    You will have meals provided and rooms cleaned on the weekends, but you will also be expected to clean up after yourself and play your part in keeping the accommodation neat and organized. The location is very close to the green steds international school and is a few minutes walk to the Lake Nakuru National park Southern gate. It is around 15KM from Nakuru town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Focus on Environment & Climate Change

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$405/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week