COMMUNITY

Join Kaya as a community development volunteer and have an amazing time participating in activities to improve the quality of daily life for community members, from the young to the old.

Types of Community Development volunteer projects

These volunteering placements offer you the chance to join a building, childcare, sports and/or women’s empowerment project. Bring your enthusiasm, team spirit and flexibility to work where needed while volunteering and living at the heart of a community.

Our Community volunteer projects

Teach English, French or Spanish in Morocco

Be part of a team working to spread knowledge and education.

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Human Rights & NGO Management Internship in Morocco

Learn about the impacts of Human Rights, Social Justice & NGO Management abroad

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Teaching English in Rural Cambodia

If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!

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Sports teaching in Rural Cambodia

If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!

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Construction in rural Cambodia

If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!

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Human rights and girls’ empowerment volunteering in Quito

Human rights and girls’ empowerment volunteering in Quito

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Family Volunteering: Community Development Projects in Bolivia

Volunteer in the poorest country in South America, and your family will be welcomed with open arms into a friendly and vivacious community

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Family Volunteering: Community Development in Morocco

Volunteer as a family in Morocco and give back to your local hosting community through teaching women, children from impoverished areas or children with special needs.

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Women’s Empowerment internship in Morocco

Get involved with women's empowerment projects in Morocco and help local women build their future!

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Childcare Volunteering in Morocco

Get involved with local Moroccan children and help move their education forward!

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Temple School Construction & Renovation in Thailand

Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!

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Semester Study Abroad and Service in Vietnam

Combine study abroad and volunteering for a semester in Vietnam

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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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Semester Study Abroad and Service in Peru

Combine study abroad and volunteering for a semester in Cusco, Peru.

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Healthcare, Community & Hospital Volunteering in Kenya

Join us in Kenya as a healthcare volunteer and help to change the lives of the vulnerable, ill and over-burden communities.

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Speech Therapy Internship in Peru

Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers

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High Impact Outreach Community Project in Ghana

Come and volunteer in Ghana to create a high impact on local community initiatives.

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Social Work Internship with Young Mothers in Peru

Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers

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Rural Volunteer Teaching in Moshi, Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based in rural Moshi.

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Business Track

Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Health and Nutrition Track

Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Social, Art and Culture Track

Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.

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Climate Change Internship in Vietnam

Develop your knowledge of the theory and practical elements in tackling global warming on this Climate Change Internship in Vietnam

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Agriculture Internship in Vietnam

Join this Agriculture Internship in Vietnam and learn about local approaches to improving crop yields, land use, agri policy and more

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Social Work Internship in Vietnam

Come and join us in an NGO in Ho Chi Minh city and develop your CV/Resume and work skills on this Social Work Internship in Vietnam

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland

If you are under 18 join this initiative Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds In India

Join our volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in India and spend time with other young people developing global citizenship.

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Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines

Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines and share your sign language skills with children and local teachers to improve their education

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Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal

Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal for those with creative and practical skills to share to empower women in a rural community

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Girl and Women Empowerment Volunteering in Zambia

Girl and women empowerment volunteering in Zambia offers the opportunity to increase access to education, sport, livelihoods and more.

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Microfinance for Economic Empowerment in Ghana

Bring your accounting or economics skills to Ghana to assist the local team with their micro-finance project which has already helped 120 Ghanaian women.

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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 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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Empower Women On A Sustainable Agriculture Initiative in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal and empower Nepalese women through sustainable agriculture, providing them with the ability to support themselves and their children.

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in Costa Rica

Spend your holidays doing something different and help others through volunteering overseas. Work on 1 of 4 projects in Costa Rica that accept 16 and 17 year olds.

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Volunteer Support For Young Mothers In Peru

Volunteer in Cusco and support young mothers and their children in Peru.

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Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in La Paz

Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in Bolivia managed entirely by local families from a small community.

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Healthy Kitchens Volunteering in Peru

Join us in supporting local families by addressing hygiene and sanitation issues by working on our healthy kitchens volunteering in Peru project.

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Child Development Volunteering in India

Volunteer in India and help with the provision of child care to disadvantaged children as well as participating in a range of exciting activities essential to Indian culture.

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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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Sports Volunteering Abroad in Swaziland

Become a sports coach and volunteer in Swaziland. Coach disadvantaged children to play football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, netball and more.

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Health Promotion and Community Volunteering in Zambia

Participate in a fascinating health promotion and community volunteering project assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents

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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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HIV/AIDS Education and Day Care Volunteering in South Africa

Volunteer on our community education and day care project and support the people of St. Lucia, South Africa where HIV/AIDS rates are high.

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Sustainable Economic and Community Development in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador on an economic and community development initiative to help families preserve their values, culture and environment and create sustainable livelihoods.

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Community Sports Coaching Volunteering in Cape Town

As a community sports coaching volunteer you will volunteer in South Africa in a Cape Town township where sports coaching is much needed.

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Build a Sustainable Home for Orphans in Belize

Build a Sustainable Home for Orphans in Belize and support children prepare for adulthood, while immersing them in sustainability initiatives.

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Community Volunteering in Southern Vietnam

Bring your caring and sharing approach to life and participate in community volunteering in Southern Vietnam.

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Family Volunteering: Women and Child Empowerment in Nepal

Bring your family to Nepal and spend your holiday volunteering and give your family the chance to give something back to communities less fortunate than themselves.

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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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Family Volunteering: Building and Organic Farming in Belize

Bring your family to Belize and join us on this farming and building project for disadvantaged teenagers.

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Belize Spring Break Organic Farming Volunteer Week

Volunteer in Belize this Spring Break and work on a small farm, cultivating sustainable organically grown food for a home that supports abused and abandoned children.

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Christmas Volunteering Building a Home for Orphaned Teenagers in Belize

Why not spend Christmas this year doing something different and volunteer on this building a home for abandoned and abused teenagers project in Belize.

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Sports Coaching and Community Work in the Andes

Become a sports coaching and community work volunteer in the Andes and help integrate boys and girls into sports, foster technical expertise, team work and gender equity.

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Construction and Animal Welfare Volunteering in the Andes

Volunteer in the Bolivian Andes and combine construction work and animal welfare at the city zoo with improvements to a local children's centre.

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Thailand

Combine study abroad and volunteering or interning this summer in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Spring Break Volunteering on a Sustainable Community Project in Ecuador

Spend your Spring Break volunteering in Ecuador and support 50 families to preserve their cultural identity and community.

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Family Volunteering: Ecotourism and Community Development in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador and the whole family will enjoy living in a tight-knit community, working on small conservation projects in the misty cloud forest.

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Education Outreach for Child Workers in the Markets

Volunteer in Quito and help with the education of children who work upwards of ten hours a day in the markets, streets and countryside of Ecuador to support their families.

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Teach in Elementary Schools and Kindergartens in San Jose, Costa Rica

Volunteer abroad with Kaya in Costa Rica and get hands-on teaching experience with children who will really benefit from international instruction.

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Family Volunteering: Community Beautification and Development Projects in Costa Rica

Despite being derived from the Spanish for “Rich Coast”, Costa Rica still endures relatively high poverty levels, especially in rural areas.

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Community and Conservation Volunteering in Chiang Mai Province

Volunteer on this community and conservation project on health, the environmental and education initiatives.

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Costa Rica Spring Break Volunteering Week

Join us in San Jose for a week of community volunteering helping abandoned and underprivileged children in the city’s children’s homes , community and day care centres.

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Experience India and Volunteering

Our Experience India Tour encompasses charm, culture and care over 2 or 4 wonderful weeks where you will be able to see the sights, learn about the real India and get a taste of volunteering.

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Community Empowerment Volunteering at Cooperatives in Costa Rica

Become a volunteer in Costa Rica and join one of our most unique projects in Central America assisting local communities at 2 cooperatives.

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Teaching and Community Assistance in Victoria Falls

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and work on teaching and community assistance in Victoria Falls bringing benefit to the most vulnerable in the community.

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Family Volunteering: Childhood Development and Education in India

The purpose of this project is to allow education centres to increase their resources via the help of volunteers.

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Women’s Empowerment and Community Volunteering in India

Volunteer in India on this Women’s Empowerment project and help challenge the problems facing women today in local communities.

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Wildlife and Community Internship in South Africa

Intern in South Africa and develop essential skills linked to wildlife conservation and community development.

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Environmental Conservation and Community Empowerment

Volunteer and support an eco camp that provides support through employment to a local community cooperative in Malaysian Borneo

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Support the Recovery of Children in a South African Hospital

Volunteer in South Africa and assist local nurses and carers by offering support to this busy children’s hospital.

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Day Care Centre and Education Volunteering in Rural Nepal

Help agrarian based families generate an income and volunteer in rural Nepal in a Day Care Centre for the very young and provide education support for older children.

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Work in an Orphanage in the Philippines

Come and volunteer in Tacloban City in the Philippines and work in an orphanage supporting the vulnerable that have been further affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Work in a Young Offenders Rehabilitation Centre in the Philippines

Work in a young offenders rehabilitation centre in the Philippines and reach out to those who've had a troubled past and give them a chance at a new way of life.

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Support Community Development Projects in the Philippines

Volunteer in the Philippines and support community development projects by assisting overworked staff at local community centres based in Tacloban.

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Building and Garden Volunteer Work in Cambodia

Volunteers with a passion for the outdoors who are keen to use their physical strength to help to build structures, clear community spaces or assist with agricultural work will enjoy this project.

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Classroom and Child Care Assistant Placements in Siem Reap

Become a classroom and child care assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.

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Help Improve the Futures of Abused Women in the Philippines

Volunteer and help improve the lives of abused women in the Philippines by providing skills and education.

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Family Volunteering: Community Child Support in the Philippines

Volunteer with your family in the Philippines and work on community child support activities targeting those that survived the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Family Volunteering: Care and Education for Pre-School Children in South Africa

Travel to the wild coast and participate in family volunteering, care and education for pre-school children in South Africa during your next holiday.

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Building Project in the Philippines

Volunteer on a building project in the Philippines and help with the ongoing enormous relief effort needed following Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

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Volunteer Teaching At A Day Care Centre In Swaziland

By volunteering in Swaziland, you can help to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in need at a daycare centre.

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School Building and Gardening Volunteering in Swaziland

Volunteer in Swaziland to help to build family homes for needy families using local building materials and techniques.

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Teaching and Community Volunteer Work in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based on the island of Zanzibar, located just off Africa's Tanzanian coast.

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Community Volunteering at Christmas in Zambia

Volunteer near the amazing Victoria Falls in Zambia on a project working with local communities and do something extra special this Christmas.

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Teaching and Community Work in Zambia

Volunteer in Zambia on teaching and community work and support local schools with large class numbers and a small number of teachers.

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Sports and Community Volunteering in Zambia

Volunteer in Zambia on our sports development project, teaching sport skills as well as tackling topics such as HIV, nutrition and living a healthy life.

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Agriculture Volunteering for Education in Ghana

Come and volunteer in the bustling city of Accra and work alongside local staff and beneficiaries on this hands-on Agriculture for Education project.

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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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