Taking part in a placement not only overseas, but in a developing country, allows you to develop both personally and professionally. It is an amazing way to give back, make a difference and see the world.
Volunteers on this program make a real difference to the lives of people living in rural Kenya! You will utilise your healthcare skills and knowledge to treat, diagnose and educate locals in a variety of settings.
On this program, you are able to travel with your partner, even if they aren't an allied health professional, and you can fundraise part of your program fee!
This is an individual program, perfect if you want to take control of your program and get stuck into your placements straight away. If you are looking to utilise your healthcare skills in a team environment under the guidance of a WYI trained team leader, be sure to check out our Nurses in Action program.
Where will I be located?
Based in the small town of Yala (north-west of Kisumu), you will witness first-hand how the health system works and learn about healthcare practices in rural Kenya. You will also have the opportunity to share your skills and knowledge and not only provide high quality healthcare, but also empower the Kenyan health staff!
Who can go?
This program is for nursing and allied health students and professionals aged 18 to 65. Your partner is also welcome on this program! We provide placements in the following fields:
We will never push you to work outside of your skills, knowledge and experience. You will be supported at all times and required to work within your qualifications.
Want to Travel with Your Partner?
You can travel and share the experience with your partner on this program, even if they aren’t a qualified health professional! We will create a program for your partner that allows them to experience placements along the way, fulfilling their individual outcomes and utilising their skills, experience and knowledge. It does not matter what field they are in, simply contact our staff to learn more about the options available to you and your partner!
Fundraising your Program Fee
Once you have paid your deposit, you will have the option of fundraising up to 70% of your program fee!
We will set you up with an online fundraising page which you can individualise and share with your friends, family and colleagues.
You will have until 90 days prior to departure to raise your funds and any additional funds raised will go towards improving the resources and care standards at the hospitals you will be volunteering in.
If for any reason you are unable to raise the amount of your program fee, don’t stress! We will issue you with an invoice for you to cover the difference.
Please note that any moneys fundraised cannot be returned if you cancel your program. Contact our office for the full cancellation policy.
We partner with two hospitals in Western Kenya in the village of Yala. Depending on your field and the length of your program, you will have the option of working at one or both of the hospitals during your placement.
You will be assigned a supervisor who will support you throughout your placement. You will be able to ask them questions and share in mutual learning, sharing skills and knowledge.
Qualified health professionals will work in a hands-on capacity diagnosing and treating a wide range of simple and advanced conditions.
Students and nursing assistants will observe local health staff, perform simple medical tasks and facilitate education sessions.
The Global Adventurer’s Program runs for between 2 and 8 weeks and starts on any Tuesday of the year! If you want to extend beyond 8 weeks, please contact our office to run through the options.
2 – 3 weeks A placement of 2-3 weeks gives you a good insight into the healthcare standards in Kenya. It is the perfect option if you can only travel overseas for a short period of time due to family and/or work commitments, or if you are squeezing it into a longer overseas trip.
Due to the shorter time frame, you will only be able to participate in one placement. However, you will be able to visit other hospitals and health centres to gain a greater understanding of the healthcare system in Kenya.
4 – 8 weeks A longer placement allows you to spend time at two different placements, giving you a greater understanding of the Kenyan healthcare system and expanding your experience.
For volunteers travelling for 4 weeks or longer, a return trip to Kisumu with overnight accommodation will be included mid-way through your program!
Optional Adventure Package
At the end of the program, you will have the option of participating in a 3-day safari through the infamous Masai Mara reserve. A bit short of time? Not a problem, you also have the option of a 1-day game drive through the Nairobi National park! When you apply, simply let us know your preference and we can arrange this for you!