Kaya offer ethical and sustainable volunteer placements and internships in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and they are open to everyone aged 18-80. You can work in the fields of environmental, marine and wildlife conservation as well as community development projects, which include work with child care, medicine and healthcare, disadvantaged groups, building, sports development, women's empowerment, education, micro-finance and many more interesting areas.
As a volunteer or intern you will discover the unique opportunity of visiting the real world beyond the tourist window and become immersed in the cultures you visit. For many travellers, this time spent working on genuine, meaningful and sustainable projects and getting to know the local area and its people is often cited as their most memorable, enjoyable and fulfilling life experience.
Who can volunteer?
Applicants must generally be over the age of 18 (although we do offer specific volunteer placements available for 16-17 year olds), and have from two weeks to six months available to work. Whether you are travelling on your own, with a group or with your family, and whether you are a student, taking a break from your job or even retired, they will find a project that you can contribute to.
Countries where you can volunteer:
- Asia-Pacific (Australia, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam)
- Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
- Latin America (Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru)
“What type of projects can I do?”
Kaya offer volunteer placements in environmental, marine and wildlife conservation as well as community development projects, which include work with disadvantaged groups, childcare, medicine and healthcare, building, film and photography, sports development, education, micro-finance, women's empowerment and many more areas.
Kaya also offer structured internships in a wide variety of fields including business, communications and marketing, graphic design, hospitality, NGO and international development, journalism, environmental sustainability, medical and healthcare, veterinary and many other specific areas. While on an internship with Kaya, you are able to develop your own skills and experience and improve your CV while also contributing to valuable development or conservation work.
Kaya’s project advisors work with you to decide which project is best for you and what type of work best matches your skills and interests. Here are some examples of what you can get involved in:
All projects include airport pick-ups and drop-offs, accommodation, orientations and 24h support. Many of their placements also include all meals and some language classes so that you can get even more involved.
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