Volunteer in Swaziland, now named Eswatini, the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, where you can experience strong African culture and traditions. Explore its remarkable landscapes, like the undulating mountains, and enjoy an enchanting country with extremely friendly, laid-back people.
Intern & Volunteer in Eswatini (Swaziland)
Kaya’s projects in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) are suitable for people with many different skill sets and interests. If you want to work within the community, get hands-on and active with sports volunteering, construction and development or business development, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in Eswatini. If it is wildlife that interests you and you are looking for research to support your studies, then a conservation internship is ideal for you. If you have knowledge in a specialist area and want to share your skills, we have various internships in Africa in specialty areas, such as nutrition and international development.
Despite the country’s stability and peaceful reputation, Eswatini has very high HIV rates and soaring unemployment affecting a large portion of the population. Therefore, volunteers are in demand to support ongoing projects aimed at reducing these issues, with a specific focus on small business development and projects centered around primary care for OVCs. Our volunteer projects and internships in Eswatini will not only be good for your CV/resume, they will make a conscious difference in the world.
When you aren’t doing project work, you can visit the must-see sights in Eswatini, such as the Hlane Royal National Park, Eswatini’s largest protected area that is home to lions, white rhino and elephants as well as a diverse range of bird species. You can also visit Mlilwane Wildlife sanctuary, a pioneer conservation area in the ‘valley of heaven’, which is perfect for outdoor lovers, with walking trails, land rover game drives and mountain biking. Alternatively, if you want to immerse yourself in culture, you can take a guided tour and watch a spectacular performance at the Matsamo cultural village. Don’t forget to sample the traditional warming stew served at local markets too!
You can even add a week extension to your trip and travel a bit further afield; from Eswatini it is easy to travel to South Africa’s Kruger National park to see the “Big 5” or visit the marvelous beaches of Mozambique. Both are within easy reach by bus!
Join us to intern or volunteer in Eswatini / Swaziland on a Kaya project and your work will have a positive impact on Eswatini’s small but warm-hearted community.
WHY INTERN OR VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN ESWATINI WITH KAYA?
- You can become an intern or volunteer in Eswatini on one of our projects for anywhere between 2-12 weeks.
- Kaya’s internship and volunteer projects in Eswatini are available to start throughout the year.
- All of our projects work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Kaya provides all volunteers and interns with accommodation for the duration of their program.
FUN FACT ABOUT ESWATINI
Easy 4-step application process
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.