Unfortunately we cannot accept any more applications for the 2024 January/February trips to Kenya due to the high number of applications received to date!!
Would you like an opportunity to be a volunteer in Kenya, where you can use your talents and skills to enhance the lives of young girls, while learning about the culture and customs of the local Kenyan people?
Since 2018, we have organised two group trips (approx. 30 -40 volunteers) in January and February each year. These volunteer trips have been very popular with transition year students in Ireland.
Purpose built volunteer accomodation is provided in the CARA centre. The accomodation includes bunk beds, flush toilets and showers. See below.
There are four smaller rooms for the adults and a bigger dormitory for the younger volunteers.
There is also a dining room with kitchen facilities for eating and leisure activities.
This program is open to all volunteers who can apply using the electronic submission below. Volunteers attending these annual trips fund raise a set amount and CARA organise flights, food and injections for the group.
The volunteer trips are not all work and no play. Some examples of the type of work we would undertake would normally include painting, both buildings and artistic wall painting, gardening, playground assembly and other light tasks. Volunteers would also integrate with the children in the centre.
We schedule trips to go on safari, visit a local elephant orphanage and we walk into the rift valley to see giraffes in their natural habitat. We also organise visits to families in the local community using a local guide for translation purposes.
Your volunteerism will make a genuine difference to the lives of these girls and also help with the funding required to sustain the centre.