We offer volunteer placements in orphanages in both Nairobi and the rural area. Work in an orphanage ranges from cooking, cleaning, taking care of babies to office work. The volunteers that work in orphanages are asked to help with work wherever they can because help is usually needed in more than one area. Some volunteers like to live inside the orphanage so that they can help with night work.
Orphanages in Kenya host 100 to 300 kids at any one time. There is a boys’ dormitory as well as girls’, a kitchen, an office, a garden, the toilets, laundry area and sometimes a baby nursery. Some volunteers like to be assigned to one particular area while others like to get a taste of everything. Some orphanages have schools inside; volunteers that are placed in such orphanages may want to help with school as well.