COMMUNITY WORK

Volunteer with Kaya on a sustainable community placement and you will have an incredibly rewarding experience assisting overstretched local staff in providing services and activities for the young to the very old at the heart of the community.

Community Work volunteer Projects

Our sustainable community placements often support a range of initiatives within a community, offering support to key services such as day care, care for the elderly and communal projects such as vegetable gardens, literacy clubs and public health sessions.  You may help reading support, playing games, talking to the elderly, digging gardens, repairing or painting community spaces. You will build relationships and gain a real insight into the issues facing the most disadvantaged within the community.

Within developing communities there are many initiatives aimed to tackled well-being, education and possibilities for escaping the poverty cycle and they often need regular support, rather than full-time help.  This helps is provided in a  number of settings including childcare centres, homes for the elderly, and schools.   As a community volunteer you will help a range of initiatives within the community, having an impact on more than one area.  

Projects that combine a range of community activities include our volunteering placements for 16 and 17 year olds in Costa Rica, volunteering with the young and the elderly in Vietnam and our Teaching and Community Project in the exciting Victoria Falls  We also have a great range of options available for families.  

You do not need to have any area of specialism to participate in a community volunteer project with Kaya, but a genuine interest in helping people, being a good listener and a willingness to help where needed are key.  Practical and soft skills are important for community volunteers and you can share your compassion, enthusiasm and time with those that are most vulnerable.

Join us on one of our community projects and you can work with local staff to help provide a range of sustainable initiatives and community members that need it the most.

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Media and Marketing Internship in Peru

Intern in for a local social enterprise promoting financial independence through indigenous traditions in Peru

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Education Internship in Peru

Intern in a local school and gain some teaching experience in Peru

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Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda

Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda

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Human Rights Internship in Uganda for Persons with Disabilities

Participate in a human rights internship and contribute to the access to disability-friendly sexual and reproductive health services for those with disabilities

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Youth Empowerment Internship in Uganda

Participate in a Youth Empowerment Internship in Uganda and contribute to the lack of youth-friendly health care services that is evident in Uganda.

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Farmers’ Economic Empowerment Internship in Uganda

Participate in the farmers' economic empowerment internship in Uganda and contribute to the expansion of local farming businesses

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Women Empowerment Internship in Uganda

Participate in a women empowerment internship and learn about sustainable development model to empower local vulnerable women and help them make a living.

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Social Work Internship in South Africa

Join our social work internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills in a different environment.

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Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa

Join our human trafficking internship in South Africa and get involved with a local community on a worthy cause.

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Public Health Internship in Zambia

Experience health promotion and community development through this internship by assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents

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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 make a difference to those living in vulnerable and developing communities

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Special Needs Therapy Internship in Peru

Intern in a special education centre in Peru that supports children age 3 to 20 by providing them special education geared to their specific needs

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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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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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Fair Trade Internship in Quito

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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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 teenagers 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 teenagers from 15 years old.

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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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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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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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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, South Africa

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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Community Volunteering and Teaching in Southern Vietnam

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

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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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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 Bolivian Andes

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

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Thailand

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

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Spring Break Volunteering in Ecuador

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

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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 10 or 14 nights 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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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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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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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 via email if you have any questions or use the chat window in the bottom right.