Volunteer in the Maasai Region of Kenya and work in community development to improve local infrastructure, sanitation, education and overall quality of life. The Masai people lack basic infrastructure such as roads, community buildings, schools, hospitals, etc. and greatly need the help of volunteers to improve their lives.
As you travel and explore this stunning country, you will have the chance to help develop the Masai region so they can properly preserve their culture while living happy, healthy and productive lives. Sadly, the lack of development has led many locals to migrate for survival and employment, but your efforts can provide them with opportunities in their homeland, where they can continue to live as a strong community. Join this project now and immerse yourself into the unique Masai daily life, travel to the original “African safari” destination and above all, truly make a difference in the lives of others.
There are no specific qualifications to volunteer in this project. However, engineers and volunteers with skills in construction, cultural conservation and community leading are highly valuable. Other than that, all you need is a positive attitude and an open minded, caring and flexible personality.
Each volunteer in the Maasai Community Development Project in Kenya will engage in a variety of activities depending on individual skills and interests. Volunteers who are interested may also combine this project with another project in Masai, such as teaching English. Examples of activities may include:
Global Adventure Safaris manages living accommodations and meals within host families throughout Kenya (Masai Region) for the entire duration of the volunteer program. Host families are all carefully screened, well educated and have experience with host international volunteers. Global Adventure Safaris arranges clean, simply furnished, private (occasionally shared with fellow volunteers) rooms in nearby host families. Volunteers will receive three (3) local meals each day (occasionally, if volunteers are away from their host families during lunch, they may required to pack their own ‘to go’ lunches). Host families provide meals, which are typical of the Kenya (Masai Region) diet.
While host families do their best to provide vegetarian options, Global Adventure Safaris requests that all volunteers requiring a specific or special diet inform our offices prior to arrival in country. If you have other needs for food outside of these meals, you are able to purchase snacks and meals at local restaurants and grocery stores. You will be sharing the house, kitchen, and bathrooms with the family members.
Once the volunteer program begins, our local staff members maintain contact volunteers. We visit our volunteers every 2 weeks (if possible) and you are always welcome at the local office. We recommend volunteers stop by the office once a week if they are in the local area just to let us know how they are doing with their home stay and project. If your project is very far, then our local staff members maintain communication by either email and/or phone.