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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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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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Philippines

Work in an Orphanage in the Philippines

Join a project in the Philippines that provides love and care to orphans and abandoned children. In this developing country, thousands of impoverished children grow up in...

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Malaysia

Environmental Conservation & Community Empowerment in Borneo

Volunteer with Kaya in Borneo on our environmental conservation and community empowerment project and assist an eco-camp that supports employment to a community cooperative....

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Kaya Responsible Travel Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social 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 contact with the mothers!

Program: Volunteer Support For Young Mothers In Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social 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 Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social 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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Designing & making jewellery from innertubes

I really wasn't sure what to expect when I first applied to go abroad somewhere. I had no idea that this experience would be so rewarding. I got in touch with Kaya responsible travel who gave me choices & information relevant to my skills, we shared lots of info for a long time until we were both satisfied that Cambodia would suit me. It was a sewing project and this is what I teach here in the UK, so I felt comfortable knowing that I would be able to share my skills. Kaya looked after me from the beginning to the end, and guided me tirelessly through the whole project, here and in Cambodia, where I was introduced before I left to the team there. Everything was explained in detail what to expect, the do's and don'ts, the things that were expected of me and what I could expect from them. The whole process ran very smoothly, and when I arrived in Cambodia ( where I was picked up by the Tuk Tuk driver) I was given a tour of Siem Reap, the school, and the place I would be working. They were all just great and very welcoming, which immediately put me at ease. The whole 2 weeks was an adventure even though I was working. I really wish I could of stayed longer as I felt I was just finding my feet. ( I was told this before I went) but unfortunately I had commitments at home. I wrote in my journal every day, and now look back on it & smile. I felt so looked after, but was also given space to make the experience my own. The group were always there to answer sometimes idiotic questions without making me like they were idiotic. Cannot recommend this enough. Just do it, you will not regret it I can guarantee that, especially with this fantastic infrastructure that ensure your experience will be a lasting, lovely memory. Thanks to all the Kaya & KKO staff.

Barbara, 58 yrs, from Leicester College

Program: Classroom and Child Care Assistant Placements in Siem Reap

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Tofo Top 5- Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Whale Sharks, Turtles and Manta Rays

Incredible project, incredible community, incredible wild life.

This project is the perfect way of combining volunteering and diving. In one of the world's best dive sites you can help contribute to valuable research into the conservation of some of the world's rarest species.

You will be heavily involved in the gather and processing of data in the most idyllic beaches. There is also the opportunity to learn the local language (Portuguese) as optional classes are provided by the volunteer group. In addition to this you have the opportunity to help other volunteers help out at the local schools and kindergartens where they teach English or swimming lessons.

The project is extremely well organised with everything taking into careful consideration including the arrangement of airport transfers. Three meals are provided as part of the project costs and the meals are a variety of local Mozambican and some Western foods.

Cannot recommend this project enough - I have personal participated twice in 4 years!!!

Program: Marine, Whale Shark & Manta Ray Conservation w/ PADI Diving

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