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    Kaya Responsible Travel: Volunteer Abroad for Under-18s

    Kaya Responsible Travel: Volunteer Abroad for Under-18s


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Youth Outreach, Sports Management
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Education and Training
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: 413 517 0266
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    Kaya Responsible Travel offer volunteer and internship placements on over 150 sustainable community development and environmental initiatives in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Volunteer placements for under 18’s are selected to provide a greater level of supervision for participants, with the same impactful work as all our Kaya projects. 

    During Covid we have select locations where we can still host our teen volunteers responsibly in summer and fall 2021.

    How do I get started as a teen volunteer?

    If you are under 18 and interested in volunteering, get in touch with one of our advisors today and we’ll find a great teen volunteer project that’s right for you!  We’ll talk you through everything to find you the perfect placement, and support you throughout your journey. Don’t let your age stand between you and the world! Become a better global citizen with Kaya!

    During 2021 we have selected locations where can host teen volunteers safely in line with our Covid protocols.

    2021 options for under-18s


    Community projects

    Join community work in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Eswatini, Morocco and Zambia and work alongside locals as you learn about their culture.

    Interested in protecting the environment?

    Work with animals and their habitats in conservation initiatives in Ecuador, Zimbabwe and South Africa

    If you would rather come with people you already know:

    Why not speak to your school about organising a school trip or talk to your family about planning to volunteer for your next summer vacation?

    What do you need to do to take part in an under 18 volunteer project?

    To be considered for our under 18 volunteer projects, all you need to do is attend a telephone interview, obtain a letter of consent from a parent or guardian and provide a reference from a teacher or trusted, family friend.