Volunteering with Kibera Hamlets

Kibera Hamlets welcomes volunteers of all ages and areas of expertise. Current opportunities exist in the areas of primary and secondary school teaching, training youth and adults in violence prevention, HIV/AIDS and environmental conservation, coaching sports, drama or dance, counselling, micro-finance, construction, and fundraising.

Volunteers may choose to focus on just one or on a few different areas. Some volunteers may prefer to simply coach soccer every afternoon. Others may want to teach primary school in the morning and coach drama and dance in the evenings. Whatever your preferences, we will work closely with you to create a program that matches your interests and abilities with the needs of youth in Kibera.

We welcome volunteers, individually or in groups, who can work with us for just a few days to those who can stay for a period of months.

The costs of Volunteering: Kibera Hamlets does not charge a program fee for volunteering. However, volunteers are responsible for all of their travel, visa, immunization and living costs in Kenya.

We assist volunteers in finding safe and comfortable accommodations within walking distance or just a short ride away from the Kibera Hamlets centre by public transportation. We also meet our volunteers at the airport and provide them with an orientation to Nairobi and Kibera throughout their first few days with us. Reference letters can also be provided to volunteers at their end of their time in Kibera, if requested.

For more information about volunteering for Kibera Hamlets, please send an email to our administration at


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