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Cost & Details



Length of Program Youth Programs All other Volunteer
or Intern
2 Weeks US $450 US $550
3 Weeks  US $545 US $645
4 Weeks US $640 US $740
5 Weeks  US $735 US $835
6 Weeks US $830 US $930
7 Weeks  US $925 US $1025
8 Weeks US $1020 US $1120
9 Weeks  US $1115 US $1215
10 Weeks US $1210 US $1310
11 Weeks  US $1305 US $1405
12 Weeks US $1400 US $1500
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International Work Camps:
Three Week Camps: $450

Medical Internships:
Additional $50 per month for hospital and clinic fees.

Application Fee: $200
The application fee is a separate administrative charge for all programs. It does not apply to the program fee. (Please see our application fee refund policy here)


Program Includes:

* Pre-departure information
* Pick up from the airport in Nairobi and transportation to Nakuru
* Orientation and welcome pack
* Volunteer Position
* Accommodation
* Two meals a day for General Program
* 24/7 emergency service 
Program Does Not Include:
*Round-trip Airfare
*Return trip to Airport in Nairobi (the shuttle from Nakuru to Nairobi costs around $20)
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Visa Fees
*Volunteer Work Permit

Volunteer Work Permit
The Kenyan government requires all volunteers to get a permit from the local immigration office. The permit is approximately US$150 per month (15,000 Kenyan Shillings).

Volunteers in Kenya stay with local host families.  ELI truly believes that this is the best way to fully immerse in another culture and get the most from an international experience.  All families are carefully screened and are well-respected members of the community with at least one family member who speaks English.  Participants will have either a private or shared bedroom with secure storage (volunteer must provide own padlock).  Bathrooms are shared with the host family.  Volunteers will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily. Please note that accommodation with the International Work Camp Program will be in group living situations. 

Arrival Dates:
Start dates are completely flexible, but we ask that volunteers arrive in Nairobi on a Saturday or Sunday if possible in order to start working on Monday.

We ask that participants not arrive December 23-26 in order to allow our coordinator and staff to spend the Christmas holiday with their families.

Notes & Helpful Links: Participants will fly into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. You will be met at the airport and driven to Nakuru, about a 3.5 hour drive. Here's a handy tool to see what time it is in Nakuru: Time Conversion Tool.  Check the Weather in Nakuru.  There is so much to see and do in Kenya... Once you have exhausted the usual tourist destinations, here's a great list of recommendations for the Top 10 Things to do in Kenya..

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.


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