Types of Education volunteer projects
As an education volunteer You will work alongside local teaching and project staff engaging school children and adults through individual and group lessons. Whatever your background, you will be able can join an education volunteer project and work with one of our interesting community or schools based projects, aiming to improve the literacy of those that need it the most. Please see below our different types of Education projects. VIEW PROJECTS
ADULT EDUCATION VOLUNTEER
As an education volunteer, you can choose to work on a Kaya project which focusses on educating adults. In developing countries, many adults are not given the opportunity to go into mainstream education or learn English. Providing this education can make a huge impact on the local community and speaking English can be beneficial for those looking for jobs. As an education volunteer you can support the work being done by local teachers by working with small groups – a rare opportunity for the students. Or if you are a qualified teacher, you could provide support, or even some training, for the local teachers as an education volunteer. FIND OUT MORE
CHILD EDUCATION VOLUNTEER
If you are interested in working with children, becoming an education volunteer is a great way to share your passions to support those in developing countries. We all know the importance of education and joining an education volunteer project helps provide children with a better start to life and a brighter future. Education volunteers are a vital resource for our projects as student numbers are so high. Again, if you are a qualified teacher you can share your expertise and potentially offer training to local staff if you become an education volunteer with Kaya. FIND OUT MORE
SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION VOLUNTEER
As a special needs education volunteer you will work with local staff who support children and adults with a range of special needs. Some students will need support in day-to-day activities like eating and dressing, while others may need physical assistance and development. If you have skills or qualifications in a certain area speak to an advisor about how you can get involved. In developing countries, people with special needs often find it difficult to gain access to support. Therefore, by becoming a special needs education volunteer you can help those who perhaps need it the most. FIND OUT MORE
Our Education volunteer projects
Refine your photography skills, enhance your CV and help create impactful images for a local NGO in Cape Town
Join Kaya's whale and dolphin conservation internship on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador to protect habitats and species.
Experience the wildlife show of a lifetime whilst contributing to key research and conservation efforts in the Maasai Mara
Make a fundamental improvement to your own life and the vulnerable living by volunteering and helping to improve nutritional standards in Tacloban City.
Join our 8-week wildness gap year program and discover more about both yourself and South Africa!
Join our 8-week wildlife conservation and community development gap year program, and explore South Africa in an exciting and meaningful way!
Kaya volunteer placement at a special needs school provides participants with the opportunity to learn about another culture while improving the prospects of local students who need additional support.
Join us as a volunteer for this Turtle and Marine Conservation Project in Costa Rica while living the pura vida!
Join us in the rural community of Costa Rica and contribute to local education through sports while living an adventure of a lifetime!
Kaya Teaching in Ghana placement provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the local community while sharing their knowledge and providing brighter prospects to the local students.
Join us in a rural community of Costa Rica and contribute to the local community while living an adventure of a lifetime!
Take part in a Psychology and Social Work Internship in Ecuador and develop your skills and gain experience abroad
Join the sustainability internship in South Africa and make an impact environmentally, economically or culturally depending on your field!
Participate in a human rights internship and contribute to the access to disability-friendly sexual and reproductive health services for those with disabilities
Be part of a team working to spread knowledge and education.
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!
Volunteer abroad on our specialised project and help to provide physical therapy to disabled children and young adults in Bolivia
Intern abroad on our specialised project and help to provide physical therapy to disabled children and young adults in Bolivia
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
Intern in a social centre that supports children and adolescents considered at-risk and help the NGO provide a safe and comfortable environment.
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.
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
Join our Fair Trade Internship in Ecuador and work with a local sustainable environmental project that helps alleviate poverty locally.
Share this small business development internship in South Africa to extend your CV/Resume while developing the capacity of a social enterprise.
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.
Volunteer in Cusco and support young mothers and their children in Peru.
Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in Bolivia managed entirely by local families from a small community.
Join us in supporting local families by addressing hygiene and sanitation issues by working on our healthy kitchens volunteering in Peru project.
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.
Use your passion for elephants and observe them in their natural habitat and work on a project that is providing solutions to the elephant-human conflict.
If you are studying early years education or development intern with us in South Africa or Swaziland and earn from and compare your experiences with local teachers and students.
As a community sports coaching volunteer you will volunteer in South Africa in a Cape Town township where sports coaching is much needed.
Come and volunteer in Ghana to work with project whose mission is to provide access to books and to increase the reading skills of children and adults through the provision of a mobile literacy unit.
Bring your caring and sharing approach to life and participate in community volunteering in Southern Vietnam.
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.
Volunteer as a music teacher at a local state run schools where music access and development for school children in Belize is limited to only those who can afford it.
Support over-stretched teachers in classrooms and through interactive training sessions on this teaching and teacher development volunteering project in Belize.
If you are interested in community development with a health focus then this rural public health volunteering placement is perfect for you.
Volunteer in Belize on this film camp and use your film-making and photography skills to empower and inspire students from an at risk youth centre.
Volunteer and use your creative skills on this integrated therapy project for children with disabilities and learning difficulties in Ecuador.
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.
Volunteer abroad with Kaya in Costa Rica and get hands-on childcare experience with children who will really benefit from international instruction.
By volunteering in India on a Community Teaching project, you have the chance to give back to a number of communities where support is needed to enhance the quality of teaching.
Volunteer in India on this Women’s Empowerment project and help challenge the problems facing women today in local communities.
Use your expertise and experience in education and become a volunteer and work on a teacher and curriculum development placement in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.
Volunteer in Tacloban, hit heavily by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 and give rural, impoverished children a valuable boost for their future by teaching them English.
Become a classroom and child care assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.
Volunteer and help improve the lives of abused women in the Philippines by providing skills and education.
Volunteer abroad on our specialised project and help to provide equine therapy to disabled children in South Africa.
Become a community teaching volunteer in South Africa and provide essential teaching support in the poverty stricken communities in the townships of Cape Town.
By volunteering in Swaziland, you can help to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in need at a daycare centre.
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.