At Kaya we know families have individual requirements, which is why we have put together a range of options that offer experiences to suit different needs. Projects are specially designed to cater for a range of ages and interests, with exciting ideas about ways to spend your free time. Whether you have young children, teenagers or pre-teenagers we have projects that are suitable for your family.
Why Family Volunteering?
Family volunteering is your chance to experience the real world, in an off the beaten track location, in a safe environment while working together as a family to contribute to the sustainability of local projects worldwide.
The range of travel opportunities for families can be quite limited, and if you and your children are the adventurous types, something out of the ordinary might be more fitting. Maybe you are looking for something different from the holiday activities that your family have enjoyed in the past.
Volunteering is a great way of teaching your children the value of helping others and how to travel responsibly from a young age. By volunteering as a family, you can experience an entirely new environment together, and learn as you go along.
What can you do?
Whether you’re involved in a conservation project, a community project or working with wildlife, there are educational themes running through all of our projects; respect for others and their cultures, understanding the challenges facing millions of people everyday, as well as the specific objectives of your chosen project.
Kaya’s projects offer members of the family the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities, including child friendly roles. This means that every member of the family gets their own experience from their volunteering placement, which is just what you want, especially if you are catering for the needs of children of different ages.
Tailor made placements
Our family programs are designed to be short-term and fit in around your holidays, as we are aware family time can be limited. You can join any project for 2 weeks, and several have the option to add on extra weeks.
Working with you to find out your expectations and desires, Kaya’s advisors will make sure to find the adventure that best suits your family, where you can make the biggest difference.
The projects featured on this page are those which we feel are suitable for family engagement. If you are keen to volunteer but cannot see a package that best matches your travel plans and interests, then Kaya will be happy to try and put together an individual package for you.
We understand that different families have different requirements and so our selection has a variety of arrangements, including for accommodation. If you really want to get to grips with the country, you can choose a project where you can live with a local host family. This way, you’ll get to become immersed in the living habits of the locals, learn some of the language and get your children even more engrossed. If you need a little more comfort – no problem! We have projects where your whole family can share separate volunteer accommodation.
How much will it cost?
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and a result, we can’t give a one-size-fits-all quote. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for the type of project that you and your family can get involved in and you’d like an idea of cost, then we’ve featured our best family volunteering options, with costs for example families sizes and ages, in our family brochure.
Find out more
Click here and request your copy of our family brochure to get started.
If you’d like to hear an account of what’s like to volunteer as a family, read the Clark family blog here – The Clarks volunteered with us in the Galapagos.
Easy 3-step application process
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.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
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.