MUSIC & DANCE

Volunteer with Kaya on a music or dance project abroad and you can share your creative flair and skills with disadvantaged children and adults in communities to help improve well-being and bring joy to their lives.

Music & Dance Projects

Our dance placements take two forms.  The first is dance therapy, where you will follow a curriculum to encourage children and adults who have been abused to express emotions through dance.  Our second is working in NGOs and community projects to teach local children and young different styles of dance, with the aim of putting on a performance.  You will find either extremely rewarding.

Our music placements work within schools, NGOs and community projects to encourage children to work together and express themselves through song or through playing musical instruments.  Resources are often in short supply so if you are able to make instruments, teach singing or incorporate clapping into song you will be able to really bring music alive.  You can teach children how to listen to each other and how to incorporate instruments into their singing performance, and you may even be able to learn a local instrument or two!

Dance and music are popular the world over and used to celebrate, mourn and communicate.  At Kaya we have incorporated dance and music projects to help vulnerable people to communicate and to improve their general feeling of well-being.  Often life is very serious for many of our community members, and music and dance provide a different experience and outlet leading to joy and happiness.

Projects that are a good match for volunteers include our music, drama and dance placement in Cambodia, developing music in schools in Belize and integrating music and dance into the lives of adults with special needs in Ecuador.  For those of you with an interest in the role of dance in improving communication and trust, our Dance Therapy in Belize is sure to interest you.

If you are enthusiastic about music or dance and would love to share this with others then a volunteer placement with Kaya is perfect for you!  You must be self confident, happy working with groups and be a creative person.  If you are a student,and have experience of dance therapy, your skills will be put to good use.  Above all, you will be required to use your initiative and share your ideas, so come prepared!   

Volunteer with us on one of placements and you will bring joy and happiness to those whose lives are often more challenging than your own, while sharing your love of music or dance.

Gap Year: Wildlife Volunteering in Africa

Have a fantastic adventure during your Gap Year: and participate in Wildlife Volunteering in Africa placements, observing and helping lions, chimpanzees and dolphins in their habitats

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Gap Year: Round the World On a Budget

Build interesting volunteering experiences to your itinerary, and meet like-minded new friends and get to know a country before venturing off on your travels

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Gap Year: Environmental Conservation in Latin America

Use your gap year to explore some of the world’s most unchartered rain-forests and coastlines in Latin America on our environmental conservation project.

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Gap Year: Community Volunteering in Asia

Grab the opportunity during your gap year travels and spend some of your time volunteering on a range of fascinating community projects in India, Thailand and the Philippines.

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African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

Why not do a bit of everything on this 9 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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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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Integrated Music, Dance and Art Therapy for Children with Special Needs

Volunteer and use your creative skills on this integrated therapy project for children with disabilities and learning difficulties in Ecuador.

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Music, Drama and Dance Volunteering in Cambodia

Volunteers with a passion for music, drama or dance are needed in Siem Reap Cambodia to bring joy and new techniques to the eager students at local NGOs

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Easy 3-step application process

APPLY ONLINE

Click 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 INTERVIEW

Once 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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