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)


How much does it cost?

We do not charge volunteers for being part of this programme. We provide free accommodation, airport transfers in Kenya and lunch each day at KCH. Volunteers are excepted to pay for their own flights, vaccinations, travel insurance/medical cover and day-to-day living costs.

On average volunteers tend to spend GPB 20 - 50 per week for simple groceries and perhaps a meal out. The cost of travel to locations and tourist attractions would be in addition to this. To give you an example of the cost in Nairobi visit this comparison website


Who volunteers with KCH?

Adults over the age of 18 are most welcome.  We are interested in people with a diverse range of skills and experience to help enrich the lives of our children.


Where do volunteers stay?

Volunteers, some international staff and international visitors stay in apartments 10/15mins walk away from KCH. We have several three bedroom apartments available for volunteer accommodation. Male and female volunteers stay in separate apartments within the same complex. Each apartment consists of a kitchen, laundry area with a washing machine, 2 bathrooms (including 1 ensuite) with hot water, a balcony and a communal area with a TV and DVD player.


What do volunteers wear in country?

For everyone: The clothes we wear and the way we look communicate a

message. Volunteers should wear clothing appropriate for the tasks they will complete - comfortable but practical clothing is recommended eg. jeans, trainers, t-shirts etc. We thank you in advance for your compliance and willingness to embrace this code while volunteering with us.

For women: The length of skirts and shorts should cover your knees when sitting. Bra straps should not be seen and 'spaghetti straps’ vests and/or dresses are not recommended. Leggings are acceptable for sports events. Covering the shoulders is considered polite when in a professional environment especially at the Home/Church. No flip flops to be worn at the Home.

For men: No flip flops or vests to be worn at the Home. Shorts should be at, covering, or just above the knees.

Swimming;  Swimming is a regular activity at JGA. If you wish to join; women should wear a sun shirt or a dark shirt (so it does not go see through) over a bikini or one piece and swim shorts in the water and men should wear boxer or short-style swim trunks. No tight-fitted swimwear.


How do I apply?

Please click here to apply and/or to download our information pack.

Once we have received and approved your application, we will contact you via email and set up either a phone, Skype or face-to-face interview. From there we will contact you if you have been successful.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with KCH. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Please contact Paul McNeil at the UK office for any further questions about volunteering with KCH