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. ”Stacey Wolfe | Swaziland Volunteer
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.FIND OUT MORE
Get valuable work experience abroad in organisations making a difference. Internships and practicums in a range of disciplines in community and conservation settings.FIND OUT MORE
Health and Medical programs abroad
Kaya’s healthcare and medical placements offer the highest ethical standards for project work abroadFIND OUT MORE
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.
“You will meet a lot of people, get to know different cultures, be free, learn a language really easily, make friends and most importantly, grow in yourself.”Jasmin Dreier
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. Responsible travel in this day and age is essential to build mutual learning and understanding. With that in mind, Kaya carefully selects sustainable, locally-led, ethical projects delivering a positive impact to local communities and environments and facilitating cultural exchanges. And you can become a part of that! Our projects offer you the opportunity to:
Develop your foreign language skills by living and studying in the heart of a community, while adding on a volunteer or internship placement. OR complete your facilitated research while receiving the necessary support throughout the research process. LEARN MORE.
We offer placements for participants of all ages and for durations as short as 2 weeks all the way up 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, our projects offer an ethical approach to service and travel focusing on a positive impact on the 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 (Twice gold medal and twice silver medal winner of the Best Volunteering Organisation)
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.
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 Central and South America, 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.
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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