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Belize

Marine Conservation in Belize with PADI Certification

Contribute to a Marine Conservation project in Belize, and earn a PADI Certification. You will be part of a project based on a small private island off the coast of Punta...

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South Africa

Wild Coast Schools Computer Literacy & Arts in South Africa

Participate in a computer literacy and arts project in South Africa and work with rural communities on the Wild Coast with Kaya Responsible Travel. The project focuses on...

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Costa Rica

Volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in Costa Rica

If you are looking to spend your holidays doing something different and help others why not join Kaya and work on one of 4 projects in Costa Rica on our volunteering for

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South Africa

Community Health and Home Based Care in South Africa

Volunteer in St Lucia and help where it is most needed on this community health and home based care project in South Africa. This project aims to bring education, help at...

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Peru

Volunteer Support For Young Mothers In Peru

Volunteer with Kaya Responsible Travel in Peru and assist young mothers and at a small NGO in Cusco, which provides shelter, support and education and help them to prepare...

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Nepal

Day Care Center and Education Support for a Nepalese

Volunteer at a day care center for the very young in rural Nepal with Kaya Responsible Travel. Volunteers will also provide education support for older children from underprivileged...

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Cambodia

Classroom and Child Care Assistant Placements in Siem Reap

Use an experience in education and become a classroom and childcare assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia's premier tourist destination,...

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Zimbabwe

Bulawayo Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

Volunteer with Kaya at this wildlife sanctuary in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and get involved in all aspects of the centre. Volunteers may feed the animals, clean and carry out maintenance...

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Malaysia

Island Coral Reef Conservation and Diving Project in Borneo

Volunteer on a reef conservation and diving project in Borneo and assist with research and reef construction carried out to mitigate damage occurring from fishing and global...

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Thailand

Elephant Welfare Project in Eastern Mahout Communities

Volunteer in the east of Thailand on this elephant welfare project and work with communities that have lived with elephants for centuries. Since the ban on logging and the...

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Ecuador

Amazon Rainforest Wildlife Rescue in Ecuador

This project works in partnership with a local indigenous family that lives in the Amazon rainforest, this centre works with the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental...

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Philippines

Home Building Project in the Philippines

By volunteering in the Philippines, you can help build a house for the poorer communities. Housing in the poorer communities of Tacloban City often constitute little more...

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Belize

Build a Sustainable Home for Orphans in Belize

Help build a sustainable home for orphans in Belize with Kaya Responsible Travel. Volunteers will get involved in a home-building project to give back to orphaned communities...

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Philippines

Work in a Rural Health Clinic in the Philippines

Volunteer and get hands-on experience in a free medical clinic serving an impoverished population in the Philippines with Kaya Responsible Travel. Poor people living in this...

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Kaya Responsible Travel Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    5

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    5

Kaya Review

Kaya is an awesome organization to go through for travel! My advisers answer every question I had and provided me with so much information. They even went out of their way to help me find the perfect placement. I will definitely use them in the future :)

Program: Community Health and Home Based Care in South Africa

  • Kaya Responsible Travel responded to this review May 01, 2018 at 3:47 AM

    We are so pleased you had such a great experience!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Excellent expirience

I definitely recommend this programme for other volunteers. I think that Cost Rica is a perfect place to volunteer and in your spare time you can also do lots of different activities and visit many places. Although, I would advise that you knew the local language, at least enough to communicate basic information, because some of the volunteers I was with did have some trouble communicating with their families.

Program: Volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in Costa Rica

  • Kaya Responsible Travel responded to this review May 01, 2018 at 3:47 AM

    Thanks for the feedback, we're really pleased you enjoyed Costa Rica!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Great experience as volonteer in the young mothers program

The young mothers program is an excellent local initiative, for which Kaya helps in finding volunteers. The girls are well taken care of and shown how to become independent in their future life, go to school and learn a profession, learn how to take care of their children. As volunteers, a lot of time can be spent taking care of the children, but also teaching the mothers all kind of activities, dependent on the skills of the volunteers. I taught them english, and I taught one the mothers to play the flute. It was very rewarding, as the mothers are very eager to learn new things. And the children are adorable. A wonderful experience overall, with a very enriching with the mothers!

Program: Volunteer Support For Young Mothers In Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Guaranteed to love it!

I spent 6 weeks on this course and I can honestly say this program completely changed my life. Yes, I know how cheesy that sounds but it's true. I arrived as a 17 year old from New Zealand with no real clue or idea what I was doing in life. I had dropped out of school and decided to go volunteer diving on the other side of the world. I didn't even know how to dive. I learnt to dive the weekend before I left and then off I was too Belize.

I left with no plan on what I was doing in life and I came back with no plan yet so much had changed. I came back with a new confidence and excitement towards life. I realised that I didn't have to worry what I was doing today, tomorrow or next year because as I learnt on this program as long as you are enjoying life you are doing something right. At the time of writing this I am a week away from a 6 month trip overseas that I never thought I would be capable of before this program.

This program is exactly what you dream it is, you wake up on a beautiful tropical island every morning and you go diving in one of the most incredible reefs in the world and help preserve its beauty. The staff there are mainly Belizeans and are hilarious and great people. You meet people from all over the world and are immersed in a mix of unique cultures. It is truly incredible.

I honestly can not recommend this program enough, it far exceeded all my expectations. Do yourself a favour and book a flight to Belize.

Program: Marine Conservation in Belize with PADI Certification

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Diving Borneo

I had great time in Borneo. The TRACC project has a laid back project with a great group of people. The theory behind the project was explained well and there is plenty of opportunity to learn as much as you want. The diving location is amazing. Whale sharks are frequently seen. The are a lot of fish species to see. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. Sunday is fun day and activities are normally planned for these days.

Program: Island Coral Reef Conservation and Diving Project in Borneo

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