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

Sarah Nehammer’s Experience in Zimbabwe
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience – friendly and welcoming people, good teamwork and lovely setting. It was wonderful to get so close to the animals and I would highly recommend it to a friend. I was privileged to be able to do the activities such as cub sitting, lion walking, horse riding and using the pool." ...
Sarah Nehammer
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Omar Alireza’s Experience in Tanzania
“This project has great goals and ambitions that I hope will be fulfilled in the next years. I learned that every human being can actually make a difference no matter how small it may be.” ...
Omar Alireza
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Lara Bavinton’s experience in Nepal
"I have learnt a lot about how the hospital function and the work which goes on in the lab. The whole change in culture itself was an experience." ...
Lara Bavinton
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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
"Things are great here and I am learning a lot. This placement is very different than the places I have been to previously and that has taken me some time to appreciate, but I know in two weeks when I leave I will be sad to go. I have met a lot of great people here and great animals. I left my life behind to travel for a year and try and figure out what my next career will be and where. I have not ...
Laura Hillman
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Charlotte Bradshaw’s Experience in Vietnam
"It was the best month of my 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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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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