Every year thousands of people travel the globe looking to explore new environments and experience different cultures.
As global travel becomes more accessible we look to visit further and more exotic locations and we often discover that the real world is not always easy to uncover, and often visitors don’t get a chance to see beyond the window that tourism offers.
As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to become a real part of the environments, lives and communities of the countries you visit and contribute to their social, environmental and economic development. Whether you choose to work on projects that benefit wildlife, the environment or people, you come away knowing that your work has had a positive impact.
Our volunteers tell us that working on genuine, meaningful and sustainable projects and their time spent living with and getting to know the area and its locals is the most exciting, fulfilling and fun travelling they have experienced. Plus, with an increased focus on work experience from employers, volunteer work can improve your career prospects and add value to your CV.
At Kaya, we pride ourselves on delivering only what is best for our volunteers and best for the communities which we are working with. We offer a huge range of projects across 26 countries and by working closely with a placement advisor, you can find the best project for your skills and interests.
Applicants must be over the of 18 (some volunteer placements available for 16-17 year olds), and have from 2 weeks to 6 months available to work.
Enthusiasm, patience and creativity are the key requirements for any volunteer. If you choose to use a particular skill, speak to a Kaya placement advisor who can make sure your skills will be well utliised on your project of choice.
Further, taking initiative and forward planning before attending your placement will ensure that you are well prepared and can get the best out of it.
Kaya Responsible Travel offer volunteer placements and internships abroad in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We aim to promote sustainable economic, social and environmental growth amongst disadvantaged communities. Kaya Responsible Travel were won first place for Best Volunteering Organisation at the British Youth Travel Awards 2014.
We are working in the fields of environmental and wildlife conservation as well as community development projects, which include work with children, disadvantaged groups, medicine and healthcare, building, sports, education and women’s empowerment. You can also find bespoke placements for journalism, photography, marketing, business development and many other fields.
Qualifications and experience requirements
There are no specific qualification requirements for most projects.
However, more specialised projects that require the use of specific skills for example healthcare or teaching projects, experience may be required. In this case we would ask for a CV to asses your suitability for the project.
Accepted degree subjects
Placement fees apply
Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Contract and working hours
Unknown · Full-time
How to apply
If you would like to apply for one of our programs, please do so via the Apply now button or contact one of our placement advisors on 0161 870 6212.
We really like to speak to our volunteers so that we can get a feel for what they are looking for in a placement and so we can offer the best advice possible. We can answer any questions you have regarding price and availability, with no obligations.
Closing date: Continuous recruitment
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 03/01/2017