AVIF is an innovative online charity, assisting with sustainable development via online & onsite volunteering in rural Kenya, East Africa. We work with partner communities in the Brazilian Amazon, Greenland and Tibet too. Being virtual means negligible administration costs for worldwide impact. We believe in efficiency, honesty and transparency. WE DON'T CHARGE FEES.

".. Kenya was my first step in changing my life this is why I cherish this experience so much, as it gave me self confidence and made me know I can do anything and go anywhere and make a difference" Ingie, 2011


About Us

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Established in March 2006, AVIF is an independent non-profit UK registered charity. We are registered with the UK government's Her Majestys Revenue and Customs ref. XR99385 but not with the main Charity Commission due to our small size and low income. We receive no funding from the UK or Kenyan governments and no significant sustained funding from other sources.

All our work is archived on the blog and previously on Blogger here.

To meet any of our volunteers and discuss their experiences we have a large FaceBook Group, and Fan Page (click logo).







AVIF works in partnership with many other communities and organizations, including:

Nkiito Manyatta

Maasai manyatta in Amboseli. Male members of the village were introduced to us via the highly recommended Stilts Backpackers in Diani Beach on the Indian Ocean coast.

LLK International

Leben und Lernen en Kenia e.v.
(Live and Learn in Kenya)
Brique Zeiner (Director)

JNMCC Mercy Home Orphanage

Mr & Mrs Edward and Deborah Buyengo

Volunteer report on Mercy Home here, from Rhiannon.

Fantastic album from December 2009 from Vic and Della in the US (major supporters of the home)

Tumaini Community Development Centre

Amanda Flanagan www.tumainicentre.blogspot.com

Wonderful blog explains all about the centre and the fabulous work going on there with volunteer, Mona, 2010

Naivasha Youth Sports Academy

Michael Nam

EMPAASH Olorienito Nature Conservancy

Kajiado, Ngong Hills
Paul Sadera Kilelu


Northern equatorial Brazilian Amazon
Diego Carneiro 


Rural schools + local travel
Tashi YZ

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