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

Rachelle Boneff
"Yesterday I met Rachelle at her project and she is having lots of fun! Rachelle feels very integrated in the project and in the community of volunteers. She told me that she loves it there and she is sharing cute pictures of animals with me every week. Also, last week a new baby monkey was brought to the reserve and she got to name her, she called her April." ...
Rachelle Boneff
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Prudence Maseko
"I would like to thank you for your help with my volunteering project in Swaziland; it was the best thing i have ever done in my life. I absolutely enjoyed every moment of it, the local team were brilliant (a really great team doing some incredible work in Swaziland, I’m absolutely impressed), Swaziland is beautiful, working with the children at the NCPs was a dream come true for me (I really ...
Prudence Maseko
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Daria Kwiatkowska
"I learned so much about rainforest wildlife - I've come away with knowledge of latin names of butterflies and frogs, understanding about plants and trees in the forest, and being able to recognise a number of tropical birds from their calls... I had the most amazing trip of a lifetime and would immediately recommend this experience to anyone. It was a challenge, mentally and physically, but so re ...
Daria Kwiatkowska
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Oliver Burbage-Hall
"It has massively broadened my mind about marine conservation and I have acquired skills (scuba) that I never thought I was brave enough to do. Highlights were swimming with whale-shark, completing Advanced Open Water on top of Open Water, gaining a valuable insight into marine conservation, learning about different marine animals and tasting Lionfish.Thank you to my co-ordinations for being patie ...
Oliver Burbage-Hall
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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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