Umoja Children's Home

Umoja Children's Home provides a Christian-based environment for orphaned children, offering them care, support and hope for a better future. The location is near Bomet Town in Kenya's green highlands, inhabited by the Kalenjin Tribe and provides a unique cultural experience for volunteers.

Volunteering at Umoja Children's Home allows you to interact with the children, staff and the surrounding community. By engaging with the children, you can create meaningful connections and make a difference in their lives. The experience of working closely with the kids allows volunteers to become part of their family rather than being strangers hence fostering a sense of belonging and support.

In addition to working with the children, volunteers have the opportunity to contribute to various other activities such as farming, construction, web development, fundraising, social media management, photography and video coverage. This diversity of volunteer work provides a chance to learn new skills and contribute to different aspects of the organization.

Moreover, Umoja Children's Home is involved in eco-farming activities, cultivating crops such as beans, corn, avocados, bananas and other fruits. This engagement in sustainable farming practices allows volunteers to participate in agricultural activities and gain knowledge about eco-friendly farming methods.

Furthermore, volunteers have the chance to explore the natural beauty of Kenya during their stay. With reliable partners like Egon Overland Safaris, volunteers can take affordable trips to popular destinations such as Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Tsavo National Park or Lake Nakuru National Park. These experiences provide an opportunity to appreciate Kenya's wildlife and natural wonders.

Overaly, Volunteering at Umoja Children's Home offers a fulfilling experience where volunteers can contribute to the lives of orphaned children, engage in various activities, learn new skills and explore Kenya's stunning landscapes.

I am an Emergency Medical Technician as well as a journalist. Besides this I am a Red Cross volunteer so I understand fully what it means to be a volunteer. I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all those who feel called to assist orphaned children and make a positive impact on the community. As a Kenyan citizen, I embrace people from all races and tribes and I am dedicated to promoting peace and unity among all individuals. At Umoja Children's Home, we have a small dedicated staff and a board of management working tirelessly to provide care and support for 60 orphaned children. Among them, 40 kids are between the ages of 3 and 12, while 20 are above the age of 12. It is our collective goal to create a peaceful world where everyone is treated equally. For volunteers joining us at Umoja Children's Home, we strive to provide a home away from home experience. You can expect to be well taken care of with breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to interact with the surrounding community and even participate in local events. As a part of cultural exchange, we will introduce you to our native foods, enriching your experience and understanding of our traditions. We deeply appreciate the presence of volunteers, as their love and care make a significant difference in the lives of our children. Together, we aim to nurture and educate the children by teaching them languages, sports, farming techniques, communication skills, childcare practices, music and various other activities. Your involvement will help broaden their horizons and shape their future in meaningful ways. In joining us at Umoja Children's Home, you will not only have the opportunity to support and uplift orphaned children but also witness the transformation that takes place within the community. It is our belief that by working together and embracing diversity, we can create a better world for all. We eagerly await your arrival and assure you that your time with us will be filled with love, care and unforgettable experiences. Together, let's make a lasting impact and spread joy to those who need it most.

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Embarking on a solo volunteering journey in Kenya was a decision that left an indelible mark on my heart. From the moment I was welcomed by the local team, I felt like a part of a family. Noah is an incredible host who will do anything to help you and Joseph, the owner of the orphanage, is always worried about the well being of the children!
The kids are all amazing and super sweet .
I already miss them a lot !
Dont hesitate to embark on this journey and any doubt you can ask me :)

7 days ago



I spent 1 month at Umoja. I recommend this experience because Umoja is special place, children are lovely and always bring a smile to your face. You learn a lot about local culture since very few muzungus are usually in the area, and people are wonderful in their efforts to get to know you and your culture. Special thanks to Noah, the one responsible for making this possible for volunteers, as well as Joseph for creating this place and making you feel comfortable in it. Thanks to all who have been with me in, both volunteers and locals. I hope to return someday because I will never forget it.

26 days ago



I spent two very special weeks in Umoja Children's Home.
It was an experience that I recommend to have in order to really live in the local culture surrounded by people who make you feel at home, but above all surrounded by the smiles of the children, always ready to share quality time together and always with a smile.
Special thanks to Noah, always there to help at any time and for any need and Joseph who takes care every day to let you have everything you need to feel at home.
Thank you very much, I carry you all in my heart with the hope of seeing you again one day!

about 1 month ago



Volunteering at Umoja was an incredibly touching experience that touched my heart deeply. Spending time with the 60 children who have no families was both humbling and eye-opening, reminding me of the importance of compassion and connection.

Noah, the gracious host, went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and integration into the community. His kindness and support made me feel like I was truly part of something special.

There is not enough space to give a thorough review of this. For those interested in learning more, feel free to contact me on IG: cometravelwithchu.

about 1 month ago



Doing this volunteering has been one of the best decisions of my life. It has been an amazing experience that I will never forget. Umoja is a peaceful and reliable place. The children are so friendly and nice, they always have a smile on their face and you can do whatever with them. Noah, Joseph, Dorcas and all the staff at Umoja are very attentive to your needs and constantly make sure that you are well. Umoja has become a second family for me, I have felt very loved and happy during my stay there. I would highly recommend this volunteer to everyone and I will definitely come back.

2 months ago

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