Join our 2024 Team and volunteer in Kenya Africa!
You don't need to be a doctor or nurse to volunteer and travel with us to volunteer in Kenya, Africa. You can become part of the Tabibu family no matter what your credentials might be. Whether you're a teacher, work in construction, an arts major, or anything else, you have talents and heart to make a difference. We don't just offer medical clinics, we also teach empowerment courses, sanitation and hygiene workshops, and host agriculture workshops. Again, even if you don't have experience in any of the above subjects, we can probably find a place for you that is just what both you and Tabibu Africa needs.
If you're ready for an overseas experience that will change your life forever, then this might just be for you.
First, what is it like where we stay?
We stay in a few places. When in Nairobi we stay at a secure and lovely Catholic Mission which is run by Sister Margaret and other catholic nuns. We usually just stay here on our first and possibly last night in Kenya.
We then head to Kitale which is about a seven-hour drive to the west of Nairobi towards the Uganda border. We generally spend 10-11 days in Kitale and do the majority of our work here. While in Kitale we stay in our In-Country Director's home with his wife and children.
We get super close to our new Tabibu family and get used to bunk beds! It really is like a grown-up slumber party. Depending on the size of the group, couples may be able to get their own room, but still plan on bunking it.
This is just outside of our In-Country Director's home to give you a little idea.
What will we eat?
As long as you're not a picky eater then you will not go hungry. While staying in Kitale you will be offered mandazi (like a scone), ugali (like thick cornmeal), chapati (like flat bread), fresh produce like avocado, watermelon, papaya, mango, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, kale, and more. Breakfast is usually eggs (hard boiled or fried) and bread with fruit. Lunch is provided by the school cook and can be pasta with veggies or meat with a side of fruit. Dinner is usually a protein with a variety of the above foods.
Experiencing a new culture also goes along with experiencing new foods. If you go in with an open mind, you'll do just fine!
How do we travel?
We travel in box vans with drivers who've driven for us for nearly twenty years. Our drivers are not just drivers, they're Tabibu family too. They'll work as interpreters, safari guides, security, and more. You'll be great friends within just a few days with them. When we are ready for our safari at the end of the trip, the top pops up on the van and now you're ready for another adventure!
After working in Kitale we then will travel to a game reserve for a three-day safari! We don't want to give too much away here but you will be spoiled and will hopefully be treated by the Big Five (Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, and Elephant).
If you feel you're ready to apply, please click here and fill out an application. Your future self will thank you for taking the opportunity to change your life for the better and to make a difference in so many other lives.