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 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
Matching you to the right volunteer or intern 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
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
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 – voted “Best Volunteer Abroad Organisation” by the British Youth Travel Association. 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. And you can become a part of that! 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 .
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 via email if you have any questions or use the chat window in the bottom right.
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.
Experience health promotion and community development through this internship by assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents
Human rights and girls’ empowerment volunteering in Quito
Volunteer in the poorest country in South America, and your family will be welcomed with open arms into a friendly and vivacious community
Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!
Join our volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in India and spend time with other young people developing global citizenship.
Volunteer in Belize on and not only help with marine conservation but also gain PADI, an internationally recognised diving qualification.
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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