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.
Join the sustainability internship in South Africa and make an impact environmentally, economically or culturally depending on your field!
Intern in for a local social enterprise promoting financial independence through indigenous traditions in Peru
Intern in a local school and gain some teaching experience in Peru
Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda
Participate in a human rights internship and contribute to the access to disability-friendly sexual and reproductive health services for those with disabilities
Participate in a Youth Empowerment Internship in Uganda and contribute to the lack of youth-friendly health care services that is evident in Uganda.
Participate in the farmers' economic empowerment internship in Uganda and contribute to the expansion of local farming businesses
Participate in a women empowerment internship and learn about sustainable development model to empower local vulnerable women and help them make a living.
Join our social work internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills in a different environment.
Join our human rights internship in South Africa and get involved with a local community on a worthy cause.
Experience health promotion and community development through this internship by assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents
Combine study abroad and volunteering for a semester in Vietnam
Join this NGO Business Internship in Vietnam and develop your business knowledge by working with local community projects.
Combine study abroad and volunteering for a semester in Cusco, Peru.
Join us in Kenya as a healthcare volunteer and help make a difference to those living in vulnerable and developing communities
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
Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based in rural Moshi.
Develop your knowledge of the theory and practical elements in tackling global warming on this Climate Change Internship in Vietnam
Join this Agriculture Internship in Vietnam and learn about local approaches to improving crop yields, land use, agri policy and more
If you are under 18 join this initiative Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland
Join our volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in India and spend time with other young people developing global citizenship.
Join our Fair Trade Internship in Ecuador and work with a local sustainable environmental project that helps alleviate poverty locally.
Volunteer in Nepal and empower Nepalese women through sustainable agriculture, providing them with the ability to support themselves and their children.
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.
Join us in supporting local families by addressing hygiene and sanitation issues by working on our healthy kitchens volunteering in Peru project.
Join our NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai in Thailand and develop your knowledge and practical experience of international development.
Learn about non-profit management, community development, social media in promotion, event management and donor funding while experiencing local culture.
Participate in a fascinating health promotion and community volunteering project assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents
There are numerous wonderful projects looking for the support of international volunteers to help with NGO and Community Development in Siem Reap.
Volunteer in Ecuador on an economic and community development initiative to help families preserve their values, culture and environment and create sustainable livelihoods.
As a community sports coaching volunteer you will volunteer in South Africa in a Cape Town township where sports coaching is much needed.
Bring your caring and sharing approach to life and participate in community volunteering in Southern Vietnam.
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
Why not spend Christmas this year doing something different and volunteer on this building a home for abandoned and abused teenagers project in Belize.
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.
Combine study abroad and volunteering or interning this summer in Thailand with our Summer Study Abroad and Service in Thailand.
Spend your Spring Break volunteering in Ecuador and support 50 families to preserve their cultural identity and community.
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.
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.
Become a volunteer in Costa Rica and join one of our most unique projects in Central America assisting local communities at 2 cooperatives.
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.
Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based on the island of Zanzibar, located just off Africa's Tanzanian coast.
Volunteer near the amazing Victoria Falls in Zambia on a project working with local communities and do something extra special this Christmas.
Volunteer in Zambia on teaching and community work and support local schools with large class numbers and a small number of teachers.
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to 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.