PUBLIC HEALTH

Volunteer with Kaya on a public health placement and you will have a rewarding experience providing healthcare education and supporting initiatives to improve well-being in communities.

Public Health volunteer Projects

Each public health project works closely with large communities where health education, medical support clinics, and home based care are in short supply. Healthcare education is an important aspect of public health and you will help to arrange and deliver sessions on topics such as HIV transmission, hygiene, pre and post natal care, and sexual and reproductive health.  Other activities you will help with include organising patients, attending support groups, helping with community nutrition initiatives and supporting children and the elderly.  You really will enjoy this varied placement.

Public health projects are important to ensure that communities are kept informed about basic healthcare topics such as hygiene and communicable diseases, as well as supporting community based initiatives.  Clinics are often over stretched and community healthcare drives can help raise awareness about common illnesses and diseases that are endemic.  Education about HIV and TB transmission, protecting young children against malaria and sexual and reproductive health can have a remarkable impact on a community, and you can help.

At Kaya we have several public health placements and these include Rural Public Health Volunteering in Ecuador, Public Health Volunteering in Moshi, Tanzania and Community Health and Home Based Care in South Africa.

Our public health placements are open to all volunteers.  All that we ask is that you have a positive attitude, are hard working and are comfortable communicating with the young and old.  If you are studying public health, nursing or community development this placement may compliment your classroom learning.  Experienced health and community workers are more than welcome!

Join us on a public health volunteering placement and help raise awareness of important healthcare issues making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable community members.

Community Health and Hygiene Education Internship in Uganda

Intern on this Community Health and Hygiene Education placement in Uganda and contribute to local public health challenges affecting school-aged children.

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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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Public Healthcare Internship in South Africa

Join our public healthcare internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills and learning about healthcare in an African context.

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Public Health Internship Ghana

Public Health Internship Ghana is based in a local community around Cape Coast and focuses on prevention.

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Occupational Therapy in South Africa

Join our occupational therapy in South Africa placement and get involved in a local community while learning about a different other than your own.

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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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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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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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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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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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Health and Medical Internship in Ecuador

This health and medical internship in Ecuador will give medical, biology and science students insights into issues in global health, traditional medicine and medical practice.

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Rural Public Health Volunteering in Ecuador

If you are interested in community development with a health focus then this rural public health volunteering placement is perfect for you.

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Global Health and Nutrition Volunteering in the Andes

Come to Peru and participate in global health and nutrition volunteering in the Andes.

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Healthcare, Nutrition and Dentistry Projects in Siem Reap

This is a fantastic role for volunteers with relevant experience to help Healthcare, Nutrition, and Dentistry projects in Siem Reap by building local capacity

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Easy 4-step application process

APPLY ONLINE

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.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

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.

CONFIRMATION

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.

GET PREPARED

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.