Contact: Daniel Onyango Ojoo
P.O. Box 38508
Message Organisation


PADRI is an acronym of Projects Appraisal and Development Research International. It is a comprehensive youth and community development initiative designed to identify the needs of different communities through its comprehensive research and mobilization skills to enable it undertake viable and sustainable development projects. It also addresses several key issues facing young people such as teenage pregnancy, adolescence drug users, gangs, youth succumbing to various addictions, violence and other social vices. PADRI considers the elements of youth’s lives such as family structures, neighbourhoods, lack of home, peer groups who conspire to create negative environment and limit their choices but, PADRI has realized that thorough its well planned programmes, many young people are able to overcome what others may consider ‘risky’ homes, lives and environments and succeed at school as community members and as members of developed society. PADRI’s MISSION To bring a society that cares within, community development, cultural heritage and related studies together for a common purpose of socio-economic empowerment through friendliness to identify the needs that affects young people around us and act upon the fulfillment of their identified needs. AREAS OF INTEREST: Agriculture, education, environment, energy and youth. Our main goal is to empower young people on real sustainable development. Our model is a social entrepreneurship approach to community empowerment, job and wealth creation through capacity building by training and exchange of information. We also document the success stories on projects supported by our organization in partnership with our development partners. Our Approach: · Promoting income generating activities and micro enterprises opportunities for the youth and enhance the establishment of a youth friendly micro finance/ facilities/institution; · Facilitate the development of youth communication strategy such as website and emails; Promote a local and international youth exchange program to facilitate effective sharing of ideas, experiences and best practices; Carry out research on socio-cultural issues affecting the youth. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

  • Children
  • Conservation - General
  • Disability - Learning
  • Disability - Physical
  • Drug / Alcohol Abuse
  • Education
  • Elderly People
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Healthcare / Medical
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Refugees
  • Women
  • Young People


Suitability and Volunteering Roles

Volunteering Roles:
  • Accountancy / Finance
  • Administration
  • Agriculture / Farming / Forestry
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Arts / Crafts
  • Building / Construction / DIY
  • Campaigning
  • Caring / Healthcare
  • Charity Shop / Retail
  • Community Work
  • Computers / I.T.
  • Conservation
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Counselling
  • First Aid
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening / Horticulture
  • International Aid / Relief
  • Journalism / Newsletters
  • Library / Resource Centres
  • Marketing / Publicity
  • Music
  • Outdoor activities
  • Religious activities
  • Research
  • Scientific work
  • Social Work
  • Sport
  • Teaching - Children
  • Teaching - EFL
  • Technical Skills
  • Theatre / Drama
  • Training
  • Translating
  • Visiting / Befriending
  • Workcamps / Summer Camps
Volunteering Type:
  • Family Volunteering
  • Group Volunteering
  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Individual Volunteering
Work Alone or With Others:

With others.

Police Check

All those working with children and vulnerable people will have a complete criminal records check

Child Protection

This organisation has a child protection policy

Liability Insurance

Volunteers working with this organisation are covered by legal liability insurance

Volunteers Placed Each Year



  • Kenya, Africa

O level minimum with knowledge of English and French.

Health Requirements:

There are some restrictions, please contact us to discuss.

Cost To Volunteer:

Prospective volunteers will not be required to pay anything at the moment to PADRI. Travel to Kenya and insurance are volunteer's responsibility.


18 to 75 years old

Weeks min/max

Weeks from 4 up to 48 per year

Hours min/max:

Hours from 18 up to 60 per week

When to Apply:


Start Months:
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Additional Information


Accommodation is provided to volunteers.


Nothing special required.

Local Information:

Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya County, Kenya


Our selection will be on merit and we will then interview over the telephone or on their arrival in Kenya.


Vocational taining on community mobilisation skills, business incubation programs, guidance and counselling and community health education is provided.


Volunteers wil be guided by our local staff through all stages of the programme activities and will be supervised by the head of departments.

Debriefing & Certificates:

Volunteers receive certificates, gifts and letter of recommendation.

Scroll To Top