Kenya Children's Homes

Temporary Suspension of KCH Volunteering Programme

16th March 2020

In light of recent developments and announcements relating to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the KCH Volunteering Programme has been suspended with immediate effect.  The care and well-being of our children is at the heart of everything we do at KCH, and we hope that you understand the need for us to take this precautionary step.  KCH staff continue to take every available step to protect our children at this time of uncertainty.  Please monitor this page for further information over the coming weeks.  Our best wishes go out to all our volunteers and supporters at this difficult time.


Paul McNeil

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Gloag Foundation / KCH (UK)


“You make a living by what you get.  You make a life by what you give…” – Winston Churchill

If you have ever volunteered before, be it with a local animal shelter, a care home, your church, or even in a foreign country; you will understand the impact that volunteering can make. Being a volunteer isn’t just about helping out in the community or giving back, it’s also about personal growth and development.

Many of our former volunteers from KCH have told us that the time they spent in Nairobi was quite simply, life-changing.

"Before volunteering with KCH I only had a small knowledge about children's homes and how they are run. From the most extreme situations, these children are growing into future leaders and I have been lucky enough to hold their hand and walk alongside them for a small part of their journey onto a better and brighter life." Cecile, Denmark

Whatever stage you may be in your life, enjoying a gap year after school or university, taking a career break or searching for something to expand your horizons during your summer break, KCH can offer placements from 2 months to 6 months and in some cases even longer.

We offer free accommodation, free lunch on the days where you are working and we’re one of the very few organisations who won’t charge you a programme fee.  You simply pay for flights, vaccinations and travel insurance and any additional living costs you might have when you are in Kenya.  Volunteering should be about passion, not about the size of your wallet!

If you would like to hear more about volunteering opportunities at KCH, please click here for our information pack.