Award Winning

We are proud winners of the “Best Volunteering Organisation” category at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016 with two gold and two silver awards over the past 4 years.  Read more about our approach to responsible travel.

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Kaya Responsible Travel - Winner of Best Volunteering Organisation award

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

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

Sabbir Sidat’s Experience in Sri Lanka
"My initial reaction was complete disbelief. Winning was so unexpected that it took a while for me to accept that it was really happening. I work in sustainability and talk about it constantly; it’s something I’ve always had a passion for. So the prospect of being able to work in conservation and experience in from a completely different point of view was something I couldn’t wait to be a pa ...
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Daisy Buzzoni’s Experience in Belize
“What made me choose this project was the diving and the array of hands-on conservation activities that were on offer. During my trip, I saw so many sharks and rays, which was awesome. I also really loved the photography course.” ...
Daisy Buzzoni
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Vidya Krishnan’s experience in South Africa
"This was an outstanding experience. The local volunteering organization is a well-established group doing great work throughout Cape Town. The children's convalescent home where I volunteered was going through some administrative changes when I started, so our roles were a little confusing at first, but we sorted it out easily. I think these children changed my life more than I could give them. S ...
Vidya Krishnan
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Gabrielle Wudarski’s Experience in Ghana
“The homestay family were very welcoming, friendly and hospitable. They cooked local cuisine for me and showed me around at my request. I think we take what we have in general in the US for granted. As a culture they appreciate so much and place little value on material things” ...
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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, 2016)

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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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