The Maasai

Did you know that there’s an ethnic group called the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we collaborate on a project with Maasai women in Kenya. Our roles range from creating a database to building a roadside stall for selling the items they make, teaching basic English or mathematics, completing a local church with concrete, or constructing a suitable building, among others.

Today we’ll tell you more about their culture and the region they live in, Maasai Mara.

This ethnic group isn’t only found in Kenya but also in Tanzania. They are known for their pastoral and nomadic lifestyle, their social system based on clans, their hunting skills, colorful attire, and traditional houses made of mud and cow dung.

Despite their nomadic lifestyle, they are specifically located in areas around the Serengeti and Maasai Mara national parks. They live in settlements called “boma” or “enkai,” enclosures made of branches and other natural materials that protect the livestock from various predators and rival tribes.

Their organization into clans means each has its own territory and leadership. These clans are usually made up of extended families that share the responsibility of caring for the livestock and defending their lands. The amount of livestock determines status, wealth, and social prestige. Within the clans, there are three groups: children, adolescents, and adults.

The youngest are responsible for herding the livestock, while women milk, clean the houses and camp, and repair houses when they crack. During leisure time, they make necklaces or ornaments.

Their traditional attire is very distinctive and colorful. Men often wear red blankets called “shuka” wrapped around their bodies in different ways, and women typically wear long robes adorned with necklaces. The colorful clothing isn’t just for aesthetics; it also plays an important role in cultural identity and personal expression. Both men and women wear large earlobe piercings decorated with wood and colorful beads.

Their daily lives are heavily marked by rituals and significant ceremonies. There’s a person called the “Laibon,” who acts as an intermediary between divinity and the people. Their role includes acting as a judge, presiding over ceremonies, authorizing wars, and predicting the future. A popular ceremony is circumcision, marking the transition to adulthood and full participation in society. Other ceremonies include weddings, initiation rituals for women, or spiritual healing rituals.

The main language of this ethnic group is the Maasai language, but they also communicate in Swahili. All tribal chiefs also speak English, and despite their deep-rooted traditions, they are adapting to modern challenges such as formal education, urbanization, and changes in the economy.

Their diet is based on meat from goats, cows, and antelopes, cow milk, blood, and butter. For hunting, they use arrows with wooden tips and leather cords. Thus, their own livestock provides both food and clothing.

If you travel to Kenya and choose this project for your volunteering experience, you will fully immerse yourself in this culture, observe daily life, and, most importantly, learn a great deal.

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.