Volunteerism

Travel to Kenya or get involved with our education, mentoring program and fundraising.

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"Voluntourism" offers a tremendous opportunity to travel with a purpose; we provide hands-on interaction balanced by opportunities for sightseeing and immersion in the native culture of Rusinga Island and other areas in Kenya. We can help arrange your travel or we can just make your visit to our organization a great experience. Accommodations are available from a five star fishing resort, The Rusinga Island Lodge, to modest accommodations at The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) just off Rusinga Island in Mbita, Kenya.

Individual Volunteers provide essential support and mentoring and are a greatly valued contribution. Visiting the island and sharing your skills and friendship by volunteering in established programs or mentoring women, men and children in an effort to promote social change in the areas of education, health, female empowerment and entrepreneurial skills or just playing with the children are a few of the opportunities.

Join the family enjoy the adventure of helping others in other places! Come help support the Trust and share time with like minded people who recognize the great opportunity to make a difference with small or large donations or your time!

Volunteer Internships at home volunteers work in an area of interest benefiting the Rusinga Island Trust in a project specifically designed for the volunteer.

Awareness campaign be an advocate for the issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa and that the need for our assistance is immediate and extreme. We work with businesses, schools and clubs to help raise awareness and appreciation of issues on Rusinga Island.