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Medical Voluntary Service in Kenya
Overseas medical, dental and nursing volunteers in Kenya, Africa, will work with local staff in support of Kenyan health care efforts. Generally you will support the doctors, overseas clinicians and laboratory technicians in the normal routine of medical work e.g. taking vital signs, dressing wounds, taking patients history, minor surgeries, counseling patients, providing assurance and moral support to patientsí family, disbursing minor drugs etc.
Qualified international doctor, nurses, and other overseas medical personnel will have opportunities for intensive volunteer medical work in Kenya.
All health care volunteers (doctors, nurses, dentists, etc) who wish to be based in hospitals and other medical facilities need proof of training such as practicing license, etc. All medical volunteers and interns need to submit a resume showing relevant skills and training.
Students and Interns
Health care program students, pre-program students, paramedics, etc, are allowed to work as interns and not volunteers. You will need a student ID or some proof of occupation. To read about our medical internships in Kenya, click here.
Combination of Programs
In addition to Volunteer
placement in Kenya, the International Volunteer Travel
also offers opportunities for Internships
Abroad in Kenya, the Language
and Cultural Experience, and the Kenya
Adventure Tours and Holidays program. With exception
of the Language
and Cultural Experience, which must be combined with
another program, all Kenya programs are offered independently
or in combination.
To read more about an area of volunteer placement in Kenya, please click on any choice below:
Kenya Volunteer with Children
Kenya Wildlife Volunteering
Kenya Teaching Volunteer
Kenya Animal Voluntary Work
Kenya HIV & AIDS Volunteering
Kenya Health Care Volunteering
Submit an Application
Questions and Other Information
For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions.
Kenya Program Highlights
Length of Program:
1 to 24 weeks.
1st and 3rd Thursday of every Month; Plan to arrive the day before.
Airport Arrival Time:
Day prior to starting preferably by 3:00 PM
Accommodation & Meals:
Carefully selected Kenyan households provide accommodation and 3 Kenyan meals per day.
Transport to Project:
projects within walking distance, else bus fare will not exceed USD 1.30 per day.
Mondays to Fridays. 3 to 6 hours daily.
Kenya program fees available here.
Basic Swahili encouraged but not required; working knowledge of English required.