Welcome to Kaya Responsible Travel

Join us to see the world and make a difference

With hundreds of ethical volunteering, internship and study opportunities, you can contribute to community development and environmental conservation initiatives around the world.

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Animal Conservation volunteer abroad project

Award Winning

We are proud to be the once gold medal and twice silver medal winners of the Best Volunteering Organisation award at the British Youth Travel Awards. Read more about our approach to responsible travel.

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Kaya Responsible Travel - Winner of Best Volunteering Organisation award

Intern abroad

Get valuable work experience abroad in organisations making a difference. Internships and practicums in a range of disciplines in community and conservation settings.

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Intern Abroad and get valuable work experience

Health and Medical programs abroad

Kaya’s healthcare and medical placements offer the highest ethical standards for project work abroad

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Medical Volunteer working abroad on a healthcare project

Matching you to the right project

We work with every participant to help identify the best project match – so you and the project can get the most out of your placement.

Volunteer working with the Masai Mara on a volunteer abroad in Africa project

A WORLD OF CHOICE!

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Volunteer Abroad, Intern, Gap Year & Responsible Travel

Don’t just travel as a tourist – with Kaya Responsible Travel experience the real world and make a difference. Kaya gives you the opportunity to volunteer abroad, learn a language abroad, gain valuable work experience overseas, or take a gap year.

Volunteer in Central and South America, Africa or Asia- Pacific on a wide range of sustainable projects. We have projects that suit both skilled and unskilled volunteers and we cater for many different types of people: individual volunteers, family volunteers, all kinds of group volunteers including social groups, corporate groups, school groups and university groups. Also, if you are travelling as a couple, you might want to check out our honeymoon volunteer projects – you don’t have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy the benefits these projects have to offer.

MY KAYA EXPERIENCE

Anna Johnson-Hill’s Experience in South Africa
"My photography has improved 10 fold and I know I will persevere with it for the rest of my life. Living so remotely in the bush gave me time to reflect on my life back in London." ...
Anna Johnson-Hill
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Laura Hillman’s Experience in Indonesia
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Laura Hillman
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Charlotte Bradshaw’s Experience in Vietnam
"It was the best month of life. I would do anything to go back now. The only thing I would change is I wish I had gone for longer! Thanks Kaya!" ...
Charlotte Bradshaw
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Jessica Ledieu’s Experience in Tanzania
"There are so many highlights to choose from but if I have to choose it would be some of the weekend activities we got to do including a trip to one of our students villages. Local meal nights which we would have once a week were very interesting as we would go to a locals house sit on the floor eat with our hands and be trying the local delicacies. Also when Bikidude, a very famous old lady in Za ...
Jessica Ledieu
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Matt Crawford’s Experience in Ghana
“I'm fairly sure that coming out here was a fantastic decision. It's been a relentless, but worthwhile, few days since I got here on Saturday morning. I'm still getting used to the local customs and can't seem to work the taxis without getting confused, but its all part of the fun! My project is looking extremely interesting I'll be trying to turn a few bags made at a school into a profitable ...
Matt Crawford
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Max Synnott’s Experience in Belize
"The trip was amazing for me, I had the time of my life. Personally I have grown a lot and learnt a lot about myself from the trip. It’s infected me with the travel bug as I am about to embark on a 6 month trip." "I absolutely want to assist in marine conservation more in the future. Diving is an incredible and beautiful thing and I believe it is mine and others responsibility to help maintai ...
Max Synnott
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Why choose Kaya?

HIGH QUALITY AND VETTED PROJECTS

Working with existing sustainable projects we are in regular contact with the local teams ensuring genuine quality placements, in line with Kaya’s mission statement.

MATCHING PEOPLE TO PROJECTS

We match your skills and interests with the needs of our projects, ensuring meaningful placements for all.

AWARD WINNING VOLUNTEER COMPANY

Once gold medal and twice silver medal winner of Best Volunteering Organisation (BETA 2013, 2014, 2015)

HAVE A QUESTION?

We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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