Kaya Program Options for 2021
For those looking to return to travel as soon as possible, we have made it easier to search for available Kaya program options for 2021. The following projects are now open and accepting applications!READ MORE
Our Placement Advisors are standing by to help guide you through gap year travel, study & service, internship abroad and volunteer abroad opportunities.
Work on a meaningful project, connect with locals, and immerse in cultural workshops while gaining valuable international work experience in a virtual environment.READ MORE
While we can’t travel right now, we can still support development projects with online work!
Everything you need to know about how the global Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Kaya programs.READ MORE
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.START YOUR SEARCH NOW
“Just do it! Volunteering is an amazing experience and an opportunity not to be missed. ”
We are proud to be the only organisation shortlisted every year since 2012 as the “Best Volunteer Organisation” at the British you travel awards, with 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal, consistently supporting participants in the best, ethical programs. Read more about our approach to responsible travel.FIND OUT MORE
Welcome to Kaya Responsible Travel.
Volunteer Abroad, Intern Abroad, Gap Year & Responsible Travel
With hundreds of ethical volunteering, internship and study opportunities, you can contribute to community development and environmental conservation initiatives around the world.
A WORLD OF CHOICE!
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Volunteer Abroad, Intern Abroad, Gap Year & Responsible Travel
Become a responsible world traveller and make a difference with Kaya Responsible Travel. Our volunteer abroad, intern abroad, gap year and responsible travel programs focus on travel in the real world, providing cultural immersion, exchange and mutual understanding. We are proud to hold multiple awards for “Best volunteer abroad organisation”, and value our partnerships with academic institutions worldwide that focus on global development and citizenship.
Today, more than ever it is so important to build global connections, mutual learning, and understanding. With that in mind, Kaya works with sustainable, locally-led, ethical projects delivering a positive impact to local communities and environments and facilitating cultural exchanges with our volunteers and interns. The Kaya team supports every participant individually, so you can become a part of that!
During this time of global pandemic, the travel landscape is confusing and ever-changing. At Kaya we are working with our country teams to safely and responsibly reopen our programs, to protect both our participants and our host communities. You can read more here about Kaya’s Covid planning and find out where you can travel in 2021!
Our projects offer you the opportunity to:
We offer placements for participants of all ages and for durations from 2 weeks to 12 months! We have projects that suit skilled or unskilled volunteers and interns. We cater to many types of people: individual volunteers, family volunteers, and all kinds of group volunteers, including: social groups, corporate groups, school groups and university groups. Also, if you are traveling as a couple, 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
Why choose Kaya?
HIGH QUALITY, VETTED PROJECTS
Working with locally-led sustainable initiatives, we offer an ethical approach to service and travel, focusing on positive impact for communities.
MATCHING PEOPLE TO PROJECTS
We match your skills and interests with the needs of our projects, ensuring meaningful placements for all.
SUPPORT FROM START TO FINISH
We will be with you every step of the way. This approach has made us AWARD WINNING VOLUNTEER COMPANY for the past 4 years .
Featured Volunteer Projects and Internships
With over 150 projects in 29 countries, it’s hard to pick our favourites. You can choose to volunteer in The Americas, Africa or Asia- Pacific in the fields of conservation, education, community, healthcare, arts or business depending on your interests. To get you started, we’ve highlighted some of the best Volunteer and Internship projects abroad that are open for participation in 2021!
Add your favourite projects to your Wishlist!
With so many volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects to choose from in so many locations, we fully understand how difficult it is to choose the best one.
For this reason, we’ve provided a wishlist tool so that when viewing a project, if you like it, add it to your wishlist by clicking the wishlist button. To view a summary of your wishlist, click the button in the top right of the website.
Take part in this 3-week American History Restoration Gap Program - California Ghost Town Circuit and experience the Great American Outdoors!
Join this amazing Marine Science Internship in Belize and get some real insight into marine conservation in the Caribbeans!
Do a Gap Year or Solo Volunteer Conservation Project in Ecuador at a rescue center focused on rehabilitating wild animals from the jungle that were victims of abuse and animal trafficking.
Girl and women empowerment volunteering in Zambia offers the opportunity to increase access to education, sport, livelihoods and more.
Volunteer in Zimbabwe on a world first lion breeding and rehabilitation project, supported by some of the world's leading ecologists in the field.
Also known as virtual internships or online internships, our placements in Ecuador, Morocco, South Africa and Vietnam are combined with cultural workshops and local buddy connections so you can learn the culture from those who know best – the locals. Click to read more.
SUMMER STUDY ABROAD & SERVICE THAILAND
Combine an in-country online study abroad component combined with government quarantine in Thailand. Earn credits, immerse yourself and participate in a service-learning or internship in your field of interest to gain experience while expanding your horizons! Click to read more.
ONLINE LANGUAGE & CULTURE PROGRAM
Learn French or Arabic in Morocco or Spanish in Ecuador with a fun and engaging program of language classes, cultural workshops, and local buddy chats. Click to read more.
Play our Volunteering introduction video below about or take a look through some of our featured videos for a taster of some of our projects. More videos here.
Recent Kaya Blog posts
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