Volunteer in Belize
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’re craving 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.
During your intern or volunteer in Belize project, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved and make a positive, sustainable difference within this awe-inspiring country. Whether you take part in the Teaching and Teacher Development project, the Enchanted Forest Art Therapy project, the Dance Therapy project or the Music Access development project, the support of volunteers is essential to Belize’s environment and its local communities. You may also decide to further your field of studies with an internship abroad by working in hospitals and clinics in Belize, or the joining our Political Science internship.
Belize’s volunteers and interns are based in San Ignacio, the largest town in the Cayo District. Explore this laid back city in your spare time. Visit the Green Iguana Conservation project to learn more about the local wildlife. Be sure to mix with locals and get a feel for the community at the Ignacio market, a site bursting with character and known for fresh, colorful fruit stands. Stop by cafes and street stalls to sample the local cuisine, such as pupusas (stuffed corn pancakes).
Join us as an intern or volunteer in Belize! You’ll not only have the invaluable opportunity to help improve communities and protect ecosystems, but you’ll also experience elements of this truly unique and awe-inspiring country.
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.