THERAPY

Volunteer with Kaya on a therapy project and you will work with vulnerable community members who are in need of assistance with speech, occupational or physiotherapy to improve the quality of their daily lives.

THERAPY

Volunteer with Kaya on a therapy project and you will work with vulnerable community members who are in need of assistance with speech, occupational or physiotherapy to improve the quality of their daily lives.

Finger pointing Dance Therapy Belize

THERAPY

Volunteer with Kaya on a therapy project and you will work with vulnerable community members who are in need of assistance with speech, occupational or physiotherapy to improve the quality of their daily lives.

Healing with horses Equine therapy in Cape Town

Therapy volunteer Projects

Each project has its own focus with some needing the support of a range of experience therapists while others specialising in one area, such as occupational health.  Activities very much depend on the need of the patients and are based in clinics, community centres and patients homes.  Activities that you may get involved with include hands on treatment, discussing patient histories and problems through to demonstrating new approaches to local staff.  You will find your placement extremely fulfilling as you support local staff with their efforts to assist members of the community who struggle to access essential therapies and services, and build the capacity of local staff through sharing new techniques and approaches from home.

Millions of people around the world suffer with disabilities and injuries that if left untreated through appropriate therapy can have a detrimental impact on the quality of patients lives.  Often people with disabilities are housebound meaning they are unable to participate in community activities or find employment.  Access to staff trained in a range of therapies or centres where they can receive treatment can be limited and so home based care and outreach services are essential.  By volunteering on a therapy project with Kaya or joining us as an intern you will work with the most vulnerable in the community and help local teams to improve the quality of lives.  

Projects that are a good match for volunteers with therapy experience include Counselling and Social Work in Belize and our Equine Therapy placement in South Africa.  Many of our placements will welcome qualified or experienced volunteers so please speak to a Kaya advisor if another project or destination is of interest to you.

Experience of working with children or adults with disabilities or injuries is required for you to participate in our therapy projects. If you have experience or are studying speech therapy, occupational health, physiotherapy, sports therapy or kinesiology these projects will be of interest to you.  You should come with a positive attitude, be able to work well with others and be happy to work in a range of settings.  You will be working with vulnerable people so you must be able to lend a sympathetic ear.

Bring your skills and experience of working with people with disabilities and injuries and have an incredibly rewarding experience volunteering with staff and communities where access to a range of therapies is in demand.

Gap Year: Wildlife Volunteering in Africa

Have a fantastic adventure during your Gap Year: and participate in Wildlife Volunteering in Africa placements, observing and helping lions, chimpanzees and dolphins in their habitats

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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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Occupational Therapy Internship in Morocco

Learn about the emerging field of Occupational Therapy in Morocco

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Horse-assisted therapy volunteering in Bolivia

Volunteer abroad on our specialised project and help to provide physical therapy to disabled children and young adults in Bolivia

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Special Needs Equine Therapy Internship in Bolivia

Intern abroad on our specialised project and help to provide physical therapy to disabled children and young adults in Bolivia

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Speech Therapy Internship in Peru

Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers

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Occupational Therapy Internship in Vietnam

Develop your practical and theoretical skills as a professional on this Occupational Therapy Internship in Vietnam at a recovery centre

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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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Counselling and Social Work in Belize

Volunteer within the social services on this counselling and social work project in Belize to help an understaffed centre support young people and women who are in need.

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Dance Therapy in Belize

If you have a passion for, and can inspire others to express themselves through dance and movement, then volunteer on this wonderful dance therapy project in Belize.

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Social Work Volunteering in Cambodia

Become a Social Work volunteer in Cambodia and use your social work skills to build the capacity of social workers in Siem Reap.

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Equine Therapy for Disabled Children in Cape Town

Volunteer abroad on our specialised project and help to provide equine therapy to disabled children in South Africa.

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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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