BELIZE

Volunteer in Belize and discover amidst the lush rainforest in Central America, Belize offers an idyllic Caribbean shoreline, coral reefs, extraordinary biodiversity and a rich history and culture.

    Volunteering in Belize

    Belize is guaranteed to captivate, enchant and inspire, making it a fantastic place to volunteer on Kaya’s marine conservation or community development projects.  Alternatively, why not do something a little out of the ordinary and volunteer this Christmas and make a difference on our building project?

    In Belize you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved and make a positive and sustainable difference. Whether you take part in the Teaching and Teacher Development project, Dance Therapy or Marine Conservation, the support of volunteers is essential to the Belize Barrier Reef as well as local communities.  Take a look at the range of projects that are available there and see discover how your skills, whatever they may be, can be used to make a positive and sustainable difference in Belize.

    Volunteers will be based in San Ignacio, the foremost town in the Cayo District. Be sure to explore this laid back and rustic town in your spare time. A visit to the Green Iguana Conservation project is a low-cost and interesting way to spend an afternoon and learn more about the local wildlife. Be sure to take some time to experience the Ignacio market. Bursting with character and known for the colourful variety of fruit its vendors sell, the market is a great place to mix with locals and get a feel for the community. Stop by at one of the cafes or street stalls to sample the local cuisine, such as pupusas (stuffed corn pancakes).

    Home to 150 species of mammals, 540 species of birds and 600 species of freshwater and marine fish, Belize is a nature lover’s paradise. Take advantage of it by exploring the breathtaking Glovers Reef on a scuba diving course, tracking Jaguars in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary or kayaking down the exhilarating Macal River.  If you require some down time, take a short trip to Ambergis Caye, Belize’s largest island and undoubtedly one of the most picturesque locations in Central America.

    So join us at Kaya and volunteer in Belize where you’ll not only have the invaluable opportunity to help protect the ecosystem or improve the lives of a community, but the chance to experience everything this truly unique and awe inspiring country has to offer.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about Belize:

    • Population – 347,369 July 2015 estimate
    • Language – English (official language), Spanish, Creole, Maya, German, Garifuna
    • Religion – Catholic 40%,. Protestant 30%, Jehovah’s Witness
    • Currency -Belizean Dollar (BZD)
    • Climate – tropical, very hot and humid, rainy season May to November, dry season February to May

    Source www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

    Marine Conservation Internship in Belize
    Based on a tiny private island in the sapodilla Cayes, off the coast of Punta Gorda, this marine conservation project researches issues affecting the world’s second largest coral reef.
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    Volunteer in Rural Health Clinics in Belize
    Volunteer in Belize in rural health clinics that serve the less affluent citizens of rural communities surrounding San Ignacio, who lack access to health professionals and treatment.
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    Work in Hospitals and Clinics in Belize
    Volunteer in Belize and lend a hand in a public polyclinic or private hospital that serve the local citizens, regardless of income or social standing.
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    Build a Sustainable Home for Orphans in Belize
    Build a Sustainable Home for Orphans in Belize and support children prepare for adulthood, while immersing them in sustainability initiatives.
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    Family Volunteering: Building and Organic Farming in Belize
    Bring your family to Belize and join us on this farming and building project for disadvantaged teenagers.
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    Family Volunteering: Coral Reef Conservation with dive certification in Belize
    For an active and educational experience, a marine conservation project is an exhilarating choice for the whole family.
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    Belize Spring Break Organic Farming Volunteer Week
    Volunteer in Belize this Spring Break and work on a small farm, cultivating sustainable organically grown food for a home that supports abused and abandoned children.
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    Christmas Volunteering Building a Home for Orphaned Teenagers in Belize
    Why not spend Christmas this year doing something different and volunteer on this building a home for abandoned and abused teenagers project in Belize.
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    Counselling and Social Work in Belize
    Volunteer within the social services on this counselling and social work project in Belize to help an understaffed centre support young people and women who are in need.
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    Music Access and Development for School Children in Belize
    Volunteer as a music teacher at a local state run schools where music access and development for school children in Belize is limited to only those who can afford it.
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    Dance Therapy in Belize
    If you have a passion for, and can inspire others to express themselves through dance and movement, then volunteer on this wonderful dance therapy project in Belize.
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    Teaching and Teacher Development Volunteering in Belize
    Support over-stretched teachers in classrooms and through interactive training sessions on this teaching and teacher development volunteering project in Belize.
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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINEClick here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
    TELEPHONE INTERVIEWOnce we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

    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.

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