Don’t just travel as a tourist – with Kaya Responsible Travel experience the real world and make a difference. Kaya gives you the opportunity to volunteer abroad, learn a language, gain valuable work experience overseas, or plan a structured gap year on quality, ethical projects.
With Kaya, our expert team work with you to match you to the placement that is right for you, and right for the community you are visiting. Our placements are flexible in length and available all year round. And what’s more we can accommodate people with experience or studies in an area, as well as those that are hard-working and eager to learn.
Our projects are based in Africa, Asia and Latin America and while on your placement most people choose to live with a homestay family. This is a great way to immerse yourself and learn more about the culture and community you are visiting. You will also have the support of staff on the ground 24hrs a day should you need any help or assistance during your stay. Most placements include 3 meals a day, airport pick-up and drop off, and accommodation costs included (check the specific placement listing for the details).
We work within the fields of environmental and wildlife conservation (both animal and marine), as well as in community development projects – including work with education, childcare, sports development, women’s empowerment, building, micro-finance, working with disadvantaged groups and a variety of other areas.
We also offer structured internships in a range of subject areas such as marketing, journalism, healthcare, business development, veterinary work and many other specialised areas. These projects will really make your CV stand out and will provide you with a wealth of in your chosen specialist area and in living and working abroad.
Our mission is to bring together the quality and impact of grassroots projects with the breadth of choice, quality of structure and organisation of our expert team. Working with existing, locally-led, sustainable projects we are in regular contact with the local teams ensuring genuine quality placements, in line with Kaya’s mission statement.
Our commitment to supporting our local projects while ensuring volunteers are matched to the right placement is at the heart of everything we do. This means you can travel ethically with complete peace of mind that you will make a world of difference to the areas you visit.