International Volunteers
Below you'll find details on our International Volunteer Program.

Please be sure to read carefully about our fees, program inclusions and policies before applying.

Friends Vision International Volunteer Program is designed for volunteers who would like to have a fully integrated volunteer experience abroad. This program offers everything you need to have a successful first trip to Kenya. 

This program has a minimum of a two week stay, starting on either the 1st or 15th of every month. Please note that all volunteers must arrive one (1) day BEFORE the program begins. 

All of our program fees are per person and are in AU dollars.

  • 2 weeks - $700
  • 1 month - $1,300
  • 2 months - $2,200
  • 3 months - $3,000
  • 6 months - $5,000

We require that 50% of your total fees are paid immediately after application approval. The remaining 50% of your total fees must be paid 2 weeks before departure. 

You must notify us as soon as possible, and no later than 2 weeks before your departure, if you wish to cancel your volunteer program and receive a full refund. If you cancel within 2 weeks of your departure, you forfeit your initial deposit (50% of your total program fees).   

What's Included

  • Administration fees
  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel (day prior to placement commencing)
  • One night in hotel in Nairobi (day prior to placement commencing)
  • Day tour of Nairobi
  • Transportation to volunteer placement
  • Orientation to volunteer placement
  • Accomodation + 2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
  • Quality volunteer work placement
  • In-country staff support
  • Small donation to Friends Vision

What's NOT Included

  • Airfares
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visa
  • Airport transfer at end of placement
  • Independent excursions or safaris
  • Personal shopping i.e bottled water, snacks, cell phones, internet credit    

We have found that a weekly personal budget of $100 AU is standard, but of course this does vary from individual to individual.

The volunteers of this program must read and agree to our terms and conditions before applying.

Friends Vision strives to always be as upfront as possible about how your fees are distributed. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you! 


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