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