KVSO launched its new website few days ago. It will be enriched day after day by amazing contents such as global information, details about our projects, testimonials from our volunteers…
We promote these values in common with the International Voluntary Service network, and we consider that there is no development without peace and no peace without development.
At KVSO, we encourage every single initiative that can contribute to a global change. Our volunteers acquire new skills and knowledge through a fulfilling experience that will influence their own empowerment.
We believe in the responsability of the local community in its own developement and the projects implemented are always linked to the needs of the people on site.
Our team is willing to welcome you and to help you to build your volunteering project. Sending & receiving volunteers is our passion and we always do our best for you to have the most enriching experience.
Above all, KVSO is a Community Based Organisation that aims to empower the local community by giving the chance to take the responsability in the change.
KVSO is engaged for the promotion of volunteering in Kenya by participating in many projects and events around the world. Follow us on social medias and on our blog to learn more about our actions.
‘This mid-term project was a challenge for me as I didn’t know so much about this country but the people here welcomed me like if I was part of the family. Volunteer is an empowering experience and being here in Kenya was, for me, the best country to do it. People are welcoming, kind and generous and they will give you the opportunity to leave an unforgettable moment.’
‘This workcamp was my first experience as a volunteer and it was so successfull that I’m thinking to volunteer again soon. Despite the cultural differences that you have to face at the beginning, these few weeks in Kenya were an experience that I will never forget. I encourage all of my friends to participate in such fulfilling and exciting project, and I would like to thank you KVSO for their wonderful work.’
‘This experience was one of the best of my life. I’ve learned many things and discovered the amazing culture of Kenya. During my long-term project (10months), I participated in many activities and had the chance to help for the implementation of new projects. I will never forget my experience in Kenya and I’m already planning to come back to Kenya to engage myself in new programs.’
Helicia graduated from a Masters degree in cultural and touristic projects managemenent in Paris – France.
She also studied sustainable development projects management and geography. She likes to develop new projects and to bring people from different backgrounds to work on a common project for the common interest of the community.
She volunteered in many camps and different international programs all around the world.
She has been involved in International Voluntary Service organisations and netwoks before heading to KVSO. She brings her passion for Africa and Kenya to serve the community and develop new projects. She is the one in charge of the parternships and everything related to communication in KVSO.
She believes in the strenght of african organisations to develop impactful volunteering project.
She chose KVSO for the quality of their work and for their will to bring International Voluntary Service to a different level in Kenya and in Africa. In KVSO we want to make sure that our volunteers will make the best of their experience, that our partners are directly involved in our projetcts and that the local community sees concrete and impactful results thanks to our projects.
Albert champions for peace, intercultural exchange and sustainable development through volunteerism. He truly believes that each person has something to bring in the process of sharing, discovering and promoting cultures. He has actively participated and engaged in numerous KVSO programmes notably, the development of the adolescent health and well- being in which he took a lead role in its development. Additionaly, together with the founder Mr. Linus Onyango he has sought partnerships and continues to with the most recent one being the East African Civil Society Forum(EASCOF) . He develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders including special interest and community stakeholders for KVSO. FOCUS: Sustainability, ICT solutions, professional management and youth/women skills development.
He is a champion and advocates for more women in technology especially in developer cirlces such as android and Facebook
He believes that ICT is a sure way of bringing measurable impact in society.
Member-National committee on online safety, Communications Authority
Member-National committee STEM4PEACE, Global peace foundation& CEMASTEA.
Head of partnerships-Internet Society of Kenya.
Mentor-Presidential Digitalent Programme, ICT Authority.
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator
Certified Google digital skills trainer.
Member- Internet 4 development global
Member-Atlassian User group Thika
Judge aspiring young innovator Riara University-2018
Judge lego Olympics competition-2018
Linus Onyango Omondi is the former Immediate Chairperson of the UNESCO Youth Forum Kenya. He is the African Representative to UNESCO and also the Unesco Youth Peace ambassador.
He is the Founder and current International program Coordinator of Kenia Voluntary Service Organization.
KVSO organizes, coordinates and hosts work camps ranging from wildlife, hospital, school, orphanage, environmental and cultural programs through January to December.
Mr. Omondi has also served the UNESCO fraternity and KVSO well in regards to matters youth.
He has been invited to Nigeria, South Africa, France, Germany, Belgium and Tanzania to tackle issues related to Youth and Cultural integration.
Mr. Omondi terms himself as a ‘Champion of culture.’ He has successfully used his own cultural skills and knowledge to engage the youth in safeguarding and promoting not only the Kenyan Culture but African culture as a whole through music and dance.
As a professional performer in an Afro Acapella band, he promotes contemporary African folk and urban tunes.
Mr. Omondi is also a trained Print and Broadcast Journalist from The Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and Moi University in Nairobi.
He has won several accolades in the area of creative and fictional writing and claims that his writing prowess gained ground the day of his conception.
She has Degree in Public Relations and Marketing, and higher diploma in Community Development.
She has participated in seminars and youth conference’s around the world.
Sheila has also voluntered in other organizations before joining KVSO.
She has organised big races locally and internationally to support youth in her community.
KVSO was started with the aim of empowering our local communities through volunteer service and also enhancing exchange between nationalities through volunteer work.
We have a wide array of activities that starts from January stretching all the way to December. The programs are long, short and mid term.
Looking forward to welcoming you in our programmes in Kenya.