NGO DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER

Volunteer with Kaya on an NGO development project and gain invaluable first hand experience of the challenges facing grassroots non-profit organisations as you participate in fundraising, marketing and training activities with the aim of increasing their capacity and sustainability while developing your CV/Resume.

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NGO DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER

Volunteer with Kaya on an NGO development project and gain invaluable first hand experience of the challenges facing grassroots non-profit organisations as you participate in fundraising, marketing and training activities with the aim of increasing their capacity and sustainability while developing your CV/Resume.

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NGO Development volunteer Projects

Each placement has its own needs depending on the size, resources and goals of the NGO.  You may help with taking photographs, producing videos, writing blogs and updating social media to promote the organisation online.  You may be asked to write procedures and policies or run training sessions for staff and the community, where your skills and experience allow. Fundraising is vital to NGOs so grant writing proposals are essential for the sustainability of the organisation.  All activities will be invaluable to the organisation and a great experience for you.  

Thousands of NGOs worldwide have been set up by local people who want to help their communities.  Running an NGO poses many challenges and volunteers can be help by providing an extra pair of hands to write proposals, procedures and training guides that can be used time and time again.  If you are a business or finance professional, you will be able to share your experience, without taking the place of a local member of staff, which is important.  Securing funding is one of the main concerns for NGOs as there is huge competition for money and it is also time consuming for organisations.  Volunteers not only offer practical help they also continue to support NGOs after the placement ends, resulting in a sustainable relationship.  

Placements that will be of interest to volunteers who are prepared to chip in where needed with a range of duties include working with a fair trade NGO in Ecuador.  For students looking to support their international development studies or those looking to gain hands on experience join our Non-profit internship in Ghana, our NGO and Community Service internship in China or our NGO internship in northern Thailand.

Anyone who is well-organised and has good office skills will enjoy volunteering at an NGO.   You will need to be able to work independently, be adaptable and full of ideas!  If you are a student, or considering a career change and have some experience of working in business, finance or social media, our internships in Africa and Asia may be a good option to expand your portfolio and to gain some practical experience in this highly competitive field.

Join us on an NGO development volunteer placement and you will work at the heart of an organisation helping to develop the capacity of the staff and the organisation for the long term benefit of the local community while gaining incredible experience to add to your CV/Resume.

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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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NGO Business Development Internship in Vietnam

Join this NGO Business Internship in Vietnam and develop your business knowledge by working with local community projects.

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LGBTQ NGO Development Internship in Thailand

Join our LGBTQ NGO Development Internship in Thailand and develop your understanding of this community and provide hands on support

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Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest

Join our Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest at a unique tea project doing sustainable economic development, cultural preservation and conservation.

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Small Business Development Internship and Product Design in Africa

Share this small business development internship in South Africa to extend your CV/Resume while developing the capacity of a social enterprise.

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NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai

Join our NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai in Thailand and develop your knowledge and practical experience of international development.

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Non-profit Development Internship in Ghana

Learn about non-profit management, community development, social media in promotion, event management and donor funding while experiencing local culture.

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Energy and Environmental Sustainability Internship in China

Gain meaningful work experience relevant to your studies or career by joining an energy and environmental sustainability internship in China.

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NGO and Community Development in Siem Reap

There are numerous wonderful projects looking for the support of international volunteers to help with NGO and Community Development in Siem Reap.

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International Development and Fundraising Internship in Swaziland

Grasp the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand experience of the NGO sector, by joining this international development and fundraising internship in Swaziland.

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NGO and Community Service Internship in China

Gain meaningful work experience in a an area relevant to your studies or potential career choice and participate in a NGO and Community Service Internship in China through Kaya.

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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?

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