Put your medical skills to the test supporting healthcare teams in Kenya

If you are looking for an international medical elective that has a hands-on impact, look no further. As a medical volunteer in Kenya you will be working in a local clinic or hospital supported by CPA, helping to support the stretched healthcare teams on the ground. Working with limited resources and a huge demand for services, these brilliant medical teams have a great deal of expertise and knowledge, but they need extra pairs of hands.

This is where you come in!

Exchange your vital medical work as a doctor or student for an enhanced understanding of what it is like to work in a demanding healthcare environment on our Kenya medicine electives. The local medical professionals here in Kenya have a wealth of experience and insight to learn from, which you can put to use later in your medical career.

What will I do?

Your work will depend on your experience level. To do medical work abroad with Continental Passion for Africa, you must have some medical experience. In general, you must have completed at least one year of a university-level medical programme, such as medicine or nursing. We very much welcome medical and nursing students, especially as part of elective programmes, as you will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you’ve learned whilst helping those in real need.

You will spend your first few days as a medical volunteer abroad shadowing a local doctor and learning about local techniques and common diseases. Once you feel comfortable you will have the opportunity to begin performing some basic procedures under supervision. General responsibilities for healthcare volunteers in Kenya include taking rounds, prescribing and distributing medicines, dressing wounds, and assisting with births.

Our medical volunteers in Kenya will often also help out with medical outreach projects we undertake in the local community and beyond. This community medicine is often the highlight of a medical programme, and gives volunteers a sense of the wider impact of the programme, as well as giving both students and professionals alike the experience of community medical services such as patient liaison and healthcare education.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering in a clinic or hospital in Kenya, apply now to hear from our specialist trip adviser and begin planning your medical elective in Africa.

How to get started

step 1
Click on the Apply Now button and fill out the required details.
Step 2
Get feedback from the Continental Passion for Africa Office in Nairobi Kenya.
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Make the payments as agreed upon with the contact from our Nairobi Office.
Step 4
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!

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Duration Cost in USD($)
1 Week $ 590
2 Weeks $ 690
3 Weeks $ 790
4 Weeks $ 890


Duration Cost in USD($)
5 Weeks $ 990
6 Weeks $ 1090
7 Weeks $ 1190
8 Weeks $ 1290


Duration Cost in USD($)
9 Weeks $ 1365
10 Weeks $ 1415
11 Weeks $ 1465
3 Months $ 1515


Continental Passion for Africa facilitates educational safaris for those interested in sightseeing the country after or before the workcamp.

Volunteers who wish to participate should apply at least a week before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged will be all-inclusive of meals, transport, entry to the park, accommodation and tour guiding.

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day, six days a week
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • All CPA registration and administration
  • Orientation
  • Donation to local projects
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Drugs and Medication
  • Personal expense while in country
  • Visa fee
  • Any extra trips
  • Travel insurance
  • In-country transport