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.
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.
“Just do it! Volunteering is an amazing experience and an opportunity not to be missed. ”Stacey Wolfe | Swaziland Volunteer
Get valuable work experience abroad in organisations making a difference. Internships and practicums in a range of disciplines in community and conservation settings.
Health and Medical programs abroad
Kaya’s healthcare and medical placements offer the highest ethical standards for project work abroad
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 Abroad, Gap Years & 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.
Be part of a team working to spread knowledge and education.
Gain meaningful work experience in an area relevant to your studies or potential career choice and participate in a Healthcare Internship in China through Kaya.
Learn about the impacts of Human Rights, Social Justice & NGO Management abroad
Learn about the emerging field of Occupational Therapy in Morocco
Learn about the Moroccan healthcare system while shadowing medical staff at a local hospital
Gain some real experience in Journalism 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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