INDIVIDUAL

If you are an individual who is seeking a new experience, to visit a new destination and want to meet new people a volunteering abroad placement with Kaya could be just the solution!

individual volunteer with school children

INDIVIDUAL

If you are an individual who is seeking a new experience, to visit a new destination and want to meet new people a volunteering abroad placement with Kaya could be just the solution!

Masai woman and volunteer Masai Mara Lion, Wildlife Research and Conservation project Kenya

INDIVIDUAL

If you are an individual who is seeking a new experience, to visit a new destination and want to meet new people a volunteering abroad placement with Kaya could be just the solution!

One on one help Teaching and Community work Zambia

Individual Volunteers

At Kaya we provide accessible and exciting ways to experience life overseas as an individual volunteer, with conservation and community projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Perhaps you look out of your window and wonder what life would be like on the other side of the world, but are waiting until you can persuade someone to explore it with you? Too many people don’t follow their dreams because they are worried about being a lone travel volunteer. Don’t miss out, let Kaya be your family and join one of our incredible volunteer projects abroad!

We pride ourselves on matching volunteers skills and interests to the goals and needs of the projects to ensure the best experience possible for you, the project teams and communities in which we work.  Spending time finding out about you to ensure that we find the project, accommodation and destination that best meets your requirements is important to us.  We know that everyone is different and have taken this into account in providing a range of arts, community, conservation, healthcare, teaching and business volunteering projects.

As an individual volunteer you can join Kaya projects year-round from 2 weeks to 6 months or more depending on what works best for you. Whether you are looking for a Career Break, are interested in taking a Gap Year, want to gain more work experience to support your studies or just want to do something different in your holidays, then Kaya is for you. We have a range of projects suitable for anyone between the ages of 16 to 74, and even some that are suitable for younger volunteers.

Most Kaya projects work with local initiatives that run year-round, so volunteers join on-going, sustainable work often with other volunteers and locals, so it is easy to meet new friends and be in good company.  You may also make friends that you can travel with at weekends.   You will develop self confidence, learn about new cultures, visit amazing sites as well as new skills. The projects themselves benefit from not only having an extra pair of hands but also the skills, experience and knowledge that volunteers bring to the individuals and communities in which they serve.

Whether you are a student looking for an internship to support your studies, taking a gapyear to explore the world, taking a career break to get away from it all and do something different we have a range of projects for you to choose from.  For our volunteers aged under 18 we have over 30 projects to choose from, and for our over 50s the majority of the Kaya projects are available.  Whatever your reasons for volunteering abroad and your age we have plenty to offer.

All of our projects accept individual volunteers so you are welcome to join us. If you’re unsure where to start take a look at our featured volunteering projects or alternatively contact one of Kaya’s advisors to find out how to make your dreams come true!

Our projects

Semester Study Abroad and Service in Peru
Combine study abroad and volunteering for a semester in Cusco, Peru.
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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru
Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.
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Healthcare, Community & Hospital Volunteering in Kenya
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Speech Therapy Internship in Peru
Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers
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Dentistry Internship in Ghana
Our dental placement in Ghana is based in a hospital in Accra, supporting dentists as an intern
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High Impact Outreach Community Project in Ghana
Come and volunteer in Ghana to create a high impact on local community initiatives.
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Social Work Internship with Young Mothers in Peru
Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers
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Rural Volunteer Teaching in Moshi, Tanzania
Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based in rural Moshi.
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Multimedia Internship in Peru
Multimedia internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help while supporting biodiversity conservation
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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Business, Communication and Tourism Track
Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.
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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Health and Nutrition Track
Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.
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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Social, Art and Culture Track
Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.
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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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