New Hope Volunteers

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Volunteer in Kenya (Maasai)

volunteer in maasai, kenya

The Maasai tribe still lives a nomadic existence in the remote region of Kenya, sharing their remote land with wild animals. They depend on their cattle for survival and don’t clear land for farming, hence living in harmony with their environment. Lately, the Maasai have suffered from hunger, disease and illiteracy. The rain, so vital for the grass to grow, has lately failed frequently. As a result, there isn’t much foliage for their cattle to feed. Dwindling cattle stock mean more difficult life of Maasai. They have realized that they need to adjust and adapt if they still want to keep their culture and lifestyle. Realizing this, they are now schools, clinics and community development projects in the Maasailand, all intended to help them survive.

Volunteers in the Maasailand are desperately needed. With help from volunteers, the on-going projects can accomplish much, be more focused and succeed in giving Maasai decent lives. So volunteer now and help the proud tribe of Maasai thrive. In return, you’ll experience wonderful Maasai hospitality and experience unique culture.

Maasailand, Kenya - Volunteer Programs

 Program Fee - Kenya (Maasai)

  • World’s Most Affordable fees guaranteed, pay as low as USD$80 per week
  • Program fees go directly to the projects and host families
  • Save thousands of dollars while volunteering abroad

volunteer abroad in maasai kenya New Hope Volunteer programs begin each Monday of the month. If needed, we can arrange for your program to start at any day.

In recent years, volunteering has become more of a business than charity. Many organizations in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand run volunteering programs solely for profit. Please check Travellers Quest volunteer abroad in Kenya page for different organizations and their fees and you'll know for sure. But this is not the case with New Hope Volunteers. Our aim is to offer World’s Most Affordable volunteer program (without compromising the quality) so that all volunteers, irrespective of their income level, can volunteer to serve humanity and enrich their life. We hope to make the dreams of college students and budget travelers come true. In our program, except our registration fee of $279, which we need to advertise, cover office expense and pay salary, volunteers pay their money directly to the projects and host families (sometimes country coordinator will allocate this fee to project and host family, so if you have any question about allocation, please ask directly. This ensures that 100% of your money goes to the project.

In addition to our registration fee of $279, here you find the world’s most affordable weekly program fee, which includes room, food (3 times a day), project details and field support.

Volunteer Period 1 Week 2 Wks 3 Wks 4 Wks 5 Wks 6 Wks 7 Wks 8 Wks 9 Wks 10 Wks 11 Wks 12 Wks
Program Fee US$ $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,000 $1,100 $1,200
  • Comprehensive travel insurance $3.49
  • Airport receive and transfer fee: $75
  • Please add $25 per week for internship

The fee includes:Orientation, Food and accommodations (3 meals a day), Placement visits and services, Project support costs or donation, Certificate of performance/appreciation, 24/7 emergency support

The weekly Fee Does Not Include:airfare, daily transportation, visa and visa extension fee, airport drop, airport taxes, any personal expenses on food and travel, mineral water and soft drinks, gifts to project staffs and host family, laundry, telephone, immunization, liability and insurance


Our volunteers will stay with host families that have been carefully chosen. But please bear in mind that amenities inside the hut in a Manyatta (village) will be very basic. The huts are constructed basically from locally available materials using indigenous technique. You’ll be served 3 meals a day by host family.

The schedule: 
Breakfast at 8 am: consist of tea, cereal, toasts and fruits
Lunch from 12 to 1 pm: consist of sandwiches or rice with vegetable 
Dinner around 7:30 pm: will consist of irio, mboga, chapatti and ugali.

Please remember that local Maasai people can’t afford these meals and they will be given extra cash to provide you with the food. Volunteers must purchase mineral water separately. Your country coordinator will also call you to inquire how your volunteer work has been progressing. You’ll also have access to country coordinator’s mobile phone number and call him if you have something important to discuss or inquire.

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