During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Shelter for Abused Women and Children
Become a volunteer in Belize and help bring much-needed help to abused women and children in a country that has only one safe shelter to house victims of domestic abuse. This program was set up in 2008 by local women who had been victims themselves and has served over 200 women and their children since that time. The main goal is to be able to establish a permanent safe house in the Cayo District: currently in the entire country there resides just one safe house to support all of Belize. Help create another establishment where women and their children can seek support in domestic violence situations. The organization provides help by assisting them with basic counseling, education on their legal rights, direct support, and outreach for families affected by domestic violence.
Teaching Support for a Community College
Volunteer abroad in English-speaking Belize and work as a teaching assistant at a local high school and community college. With a combined total of approximately 1200 students enrolled at the campus, there is a staff base of around 105 who teach children aged between 12 and 18 in the High School and those between 17 and their late 20s in the College. Located within the Cayo District, college is government and grant aided which has allowed it to significantly expand over its 50 years and has recently enabled the college to develop an Adult Learning and Continuing Division, which will officially be opened in August 2011. This wonderful service will provide the equivalent experience for out of school youths and adults, and give them a structured and formal education to assist in their future life and job prospects. For many of these young adults, high school has never been an opportunity for them, so this incentive will also provide much needed support to young adults all over the country.
Teach Music, Dance and Drama to Disadvantaged Children
Volunteer abroad in Belize and work as a Performing Arts teacher at a Community College. The college boasts a High School and Junior College with a combined total of approximately 1200 students enrolled over the two. There is a staff base of around 105 who teach children aged between 12 and 18 in the High School and those between 17 and their late 20s in the Junior College. Located within the Cayo District, The College is government and grant aided which has allowed it to significantly expand and flourish over its 50 years however the team are constantly looking for ways to develop the skills of their student population which is where volunteers are particularly needed.
Teaching and Childcare for Preschool Children
Working in tandem with our Sustainable Home Building Project in Belize, volunteers are needed to provide education and care to preschool children within the Cayo District. Local primary schools usually have overcrowded classrooms which limit a lead teacher's ability to instruct students effectively. Volunteers assist with general administrative tasks, correcting school work, preparing materials, small group instruction, and other tasks as assigned, allowing the lead teacher to spend more time on lesson preparation and instruction. Getting real-world teaching experience in a developing country environment will be an eye-opening and exciting experience.
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Kaya's mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel.
Responsible travel is about seeing the world in a manner that most respects and benefits local people, culture and the environment - it's travel in the real world, not tourism.
Every year thousands of people travel the globe looking to explore new environment and experience different cultures, with a spirit of adventure and a desire to learn more about the world.
As global travel becomes more accessible, and we look to visit further and more exotic locations, we often discover that the real world is not always easy to uncover, and often visitors don't get a chance to see beyond the window that tourism can offer.
As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to become a real part of the environments, lives and communities of the world's developing nations. And whether you chose to work on projects that benefit the wildlife, the environment or the people, you come away knowing that your being there has positively impacted those you have visited.
At Kaya, we pride ourselves on delivering only what is best for our volunteers and best for the communities which we are working with. You will find many volunteer organizations to chose between today, and many of these are also offering great placements around the world. But we believe that no-one works closer with their volunteers and with the receiving communities on the ground to make sure everyone can achieve the greatest benefits that volunteering has to offer.
For those of you who have skills that can benefit the projects, and even if you are looking to develop your professional skills in a developing country, your help is invaluable and Kaya staff will work with you to ensure your role matches your skill.
Internships, group ventures and specialist projects can be arranged by request.
We'll work with your schedule.
BelizeSan Ignacio, San Ignacio NABelize
June 17, 2019