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Find out the latest travel news and updates on our many of our volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects. We also regularly write about Responsible travel news and ethical developments around the world.

2020 Travel Trends: Eco-Tourism on the Rise

It’s a new year and a new decade. With that comes reflection, and forward thinking. Perhaps a resolution. It also means 2020 travel trend reports! (Sigh). Trends aren’t something we at Kaya Responsible Travel think a huge amount about. We have our mission, and we’re sticking to it! We’re here to...

Australian Bushfires – A Call to Action

We cannot sit back and do nothing.  The Australian bushfires are truly devastating, both literally and emotionally. We are putting a plan together to do all that we can to help the people, wildlife, and habitats of Australia. This needs our attention. And it needs volunteers. What is Kaya’s Plan...

Kaya Responsible Travel Philippines Reunion

Kaya Responsible Travel Team Unite in Tacloban, Philippines  It isn’t often that as a full team Kaya get the privilege of visiting the projects that we work with. But to celebrate ten years of Kaya Responsible Travel – we had to do something special. And what could be more special than...

International Volunteer Day

It’s International Volunteer Day. A chance for us to reminisce, all misty eyed, at the positive impact our volunteers have had on communities around the globe. But whilst UN Secretary-General António Guterres says that this day is a chance to ‘“thank volunteers for their efforts to leave no one...

Zero waste tips for travellers

You’ve probably heard of a Zero Waste lifestyle, but what exactly is “Being Zero waste?” Zero Waste is a movement that consist of a goal focused on waste prevention. This could be achieved by reusing things you already have, buying less or swapping everyday items with a more sustainable option. It...

Our Christmas Volunteering Placements

Are you thinking of traveling this festive period? Why not get into the spirit of giving and join a Christmas volunteering project? Edited: 1st October 2019 Christmas volunteering is the best way to spread the Christmas spirit and help those who are less fortunate than yourself. Not to mention...

5 reasons to try solo travel this year!

Solo Travel is one of the most rewarding experiences and best ways to get to know yourself. It is empowering and a challenge all at the same time! Here are our top 5 reasons to go it alone and try your hand at solo traveling this year! Learn about your strengths & weaknesses, and reinvent...

BYTA People’s Choice Award – Vote now!

Had a great trip with Kaya? Or just love what we do? Vote now for us to win the British Youth Travel Awards People’s Choice Award! British Youth Travel Awards Every year we are nominated for the BYTA Best Volunteering Organisation and over the last few years we have had great success...

TOP 5 Social Media Volunteer Opportunities

If you have an interest in, or work in social media volunteering abroad could be a great way to share your skills and expertise to make an impact! Here are five projects that offer media volunteer opportunities which could be just what you’re looking for. MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PHILIPPINES...

TOP 5 Ways to Volunteer in Nutrition

Sports volunteer projects and physical activity in a community setting are perfect for students interested in studying aspects of sport & movement. Activities may include coaching, psychological performance enhancement, community/youth physical activity and sports development initiatives, PT,...

Win a free volunteer placement in South Africa – The Shortlist

Thank you to all the hundreds of people who entered our Kaya competition to win a free volunteer placement in South Africa! We have been overwhelmed by all the entries and moved by the beautiful responses you provided to the question “ I’d like to volunteer abroad in 2019 because…”  ...

TOP 10 Business Management Volunteer Projects

Business management volunteer projects focus on Microfinance, NGO Management, Marketing/Social Media, Public Relations, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science. These placements are a great fit if you are looking for real-life business experience in an emerging country setting.   NGO...

TOP 3 Ways to Volunteer in Finance

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in finance, we have three projects that could be exactly what you’re looking for! These projects are a great way for you to share your expertise and help support local business ventures which offer a lifeline to many communities in developing...

TOP 5 Ways to Volunteer in Nutrition

People who volunteer in nutrition help to bring education and skills to improve the health of the communities they visit. Not only is good nutrition vital for the growth and development of children, but passing on skills and knowledge allows people to improve their diets in the long run. If you...

TOP 5 Teaching Abroad Programs

If you want to get involved in teaching abroad, we have a whole range of education and teaching abroad programs for you to choose from. If you are specifically looking to work with younger children then check out our top 5 teaching abroad placements here!   TEACHING IN ZAMBIA Support local...

TOP 10 Wildlife Volunteering Projects

Calling all wildlife enthusiasts! We are always looking for animal lovers to join our wildlife volunteer and intern projects. These wildlife and animal science placements are great for discovering a new country, making connections with new people, and supporting efforts to protect some of the...