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.