Seven projects in 2 weeks!

We have been so thankful to have Kyriacos (Kyri) to come volunteer in Kenya with us for two weeks! So many lives have been touched and even changed. Originally, he is from Cyprus where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography from the University of Aegean, later moving to The Netherlands where he has been…

Unforgettable!

Bethany Simpson is from Seal Beach, California and going into her third year at UC Davis where she studies Sociology and Business Management. She came to volunteer in Kenya for several weeks to serve the vulnerable communities in the areas of Women’s Empowerment and Education and child care. She made a huge impact on the…

Janelle takes her music from Calgary to Kenya!

Janelle MacBain came to Kenya in 2015 and again in 2017 and volunteered in Kibera in music education. Kibera is one of many placement areas for volunteer work, but Kibera is also one of the world’s largest informal settlements too. Her work in music education with the children for 6 weeks made a difference in…

So many options!

Networks for Voluntary Services has been facilitating volunteers since 2003 and has partnerships in Nairobi and the surrounding towns, Naivasha, Nakuru, and Mombassa.  We have two to share with you, one in Kibera (Nairobi) and the other in Naivasha. K.A G. Olympic Primary school in Kibera is one of the education placement partners to NVS…

Appreciating the experience!

Ivanna Garcia-Velez is originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras but currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a student at Florida Atlantic University where she studies International Business. We asked Ivanna what made her want to volunteer in Kenya and this is what she shared…. “I have always had a passion for volunteering and have…

Orientation Day! The journey begins!

Every 1st and 15th of the month is a starting date for new volunteers and Networks for Voluntary Services hosts Volunteer Orientation as part of responsible volunteering. At orientation, new volunteers learn all about the country and culture as well as their type of volunteer work and placement. Some volunteers choose education where they will…

Nicole’s journey… here we go!

Nicole came to Kenya to volunteer with us in 2016 from San Diego, California. Even though she has lived in San Diego, California for quite a long time, she will soon be moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota. We asked Nicole why she chose to come to Kenya and how she prepared for her trip and this…

Sharing our region of the world with others!

One of the many unique things about Kenya is the hand made crafting! We have some of the most talented and creative people in our community and we are so excited to share some of their work with YOU! Saturday, May 5th, Networks for Voluntary Services will have a table at an event in Goldsboro,…