5 simple reasons to volunteer abroad in Swaziland for Under 18s and first time travellers

When discussing volunteer abroad or internship placements, the Kaya team are often asked why under 18 and first time travellers should choose Swaziland, especially as many have never heard of it or know anything about it. Here is an introduction to Swaziland and 5 reasons why it is such as a great destination for the younger, more nervous or less experienced traveller.

Swaziland is located next to South Africa and Mozambique. Volunteers and interns arrive into Johannesburg a location that is easily accessible by many airlines, meaning that is easy to book direct flights, avoiding the need to change planes. Volunteers and interns are then collected from the airport and transferred straight to their accommodation by a reliable Swazi company. This is a very easy start to your volunteer abroad or internship placement.

Home to approximately 1.4 million people, Swaziland is a peaceful nation ruled by King Mswati III.   Not only is Swaziland a beautiful country with valleys and mountains it has a lovely climate.  Many people also speak English making it much easier for those who are travelling for the first without their parents, or visiting a destination far away from home.   Life moves at an easy pace in Swaziland and you will find it very easy to relax here.

With that in mind, here are 5 simple reasons why Under 18 and first time volunteer abroad participants or interns should choose Swaziland as a destination:

  • Ezulwini is quieter and generally safer making it an easy introduction for those who are eager to visit Africa for the first time
  • Volunteers will be living and volunteering alongside other similar aged young people
  • The accommodation is located within the grounds of the project office, meaning that it is very easy to raise questions with the local team
  • Volunteers combine the cultural experience with familiar elements of life at home such as a shopping mall, western style restaurants and a cinema!
  • Volunteers can add on escorted excursions after their placements to South Africa to Kruger National Park or Mozambique to see amazing wildlife living in their natural habitats

Lawrence, a 17 year old from the UK , pictured in action on the volunteering abroad building project said “Orientation when I arrived really put me at ease.  I was feeling scared on the plane as I had never been away by myself but the day after I arrived I just thought everything is sweet!”

Lawrence Goodman

Swaziland

So if you are under 18, have never travelled alone before or want to visit Africa but are unsure about where to go Swaziland could be a great destination for your volunteer abroad or internship experience. Get in touch with one of Kaya’s advisor and find out more about booking an amazing introduction to southern Africa.

14 Comments

  1. Natascha Price

    I am a 17 year old girl with interest of volunteering in Swaziland this coming June. Please send me more information.

    Reply
    • Kaya Volunteer

      Thanks for your interest. We’ll be in touch with you within the next 24 hours with some information.

      Reply
  2. Jake

    I am now coming up 16 , I am a male who shares an interest with a friend of volunteering in Swaziland in 2018. Although quite early, could you please send me some more information.

    Reply
    • Kaya Volunteer

      Thank you for your inquiry. I have transferred your contact information to our placement team, and one of our advisor will get back to you shortly with more information on the Swaziland project for 2018. We look forward to having you volunteer! Swaziland is a great location and you are looking at it at the right time as it is also a popular location!

      Reply
  3. Zonette Theron

    I’m a almost 15-year-old girl , who would love to volunteer in Swaziland this upcoming December. Would you please send me some more information ?

    Reply
    • Kaya Volunteer

      Hi there! Thank you for your inquiry. One of our placement advisors will be in touch with you shortly to tell you more about our Swaziland placements and others taking into consideration your age. We look forward to seeing you on one of our projects!

      Reply
  4. Ivy

    Hello! I would love to have more information on volunteering for next summer of 2018! Can you please email me? Thank you

    Reply
    • Kaya Volunteer

      Hi Ivy,

      Thanks for your inquiry. I have passed your message onto one of our placement advisors. They will be able to get back to you shortly with more information about the project for summer 2018. We look forward to seeing you!

      Reply
  5. Ella

    Hi, I’m 14 currently, and would love to volunteer next summer, when I’ll be 15. I’ve looked at the Swaziland project, and would be interested in that, or other projects available. Please send me more information on projects available. Thanks

    Reply
    • Kaya Volunteer

      Hi Ella,

      Lovely of you to get in touch! I have passed your inquiry to a member of our placement advisor team and they will be in touch soon. Thank you.

      Reply
  6. Daniel Li

    Hi,
    Is it possible for me to join any of the programs if I am only 15 years old?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Julie Graham

      Hi Daniel, Some projects have a minimum age requirement, but we do have options for you who is 15 years old. I will have a placement advisor contact you within the next 48 hours to discuss options. Thanks!

      Reply
  7. Daniel Espanhol

    Hi,
    I am 17 years old and would love the opportunity to volunteer in Swaziland during the upcoming 2018 summer. Please may you email more information about the placement.
    Thanks, Daniel

    Reply
    • Anita Wheeler

      Hi Daniel,

      That’s great! I will pass you inquiry on to our placement advisors. They will be able to send some more information over to you about the Under 18’s Swaziland project. Thanks!

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest