Khaya: Volunteer In Africa
Ahhhh zabenya! Jugabee wogabole yenya ahh heyyy!
A balance between volunteer work, traveling and adventure; Khaya is the volunteer organization that offers it all! This article originally appeared in the slick NomadHead Gap Year Magazine Issue 11. You should read it there – it’s free to download.
Volunteering or taking a gap year; for some a concept totally foreign, for others their dreams coming through! Anybody can take a plane and knock on some doors to ask if they can help, but for most this is a challenge to big, especially when it is your first time to travel far away and have limited time.
Khaya makes things easy and as a locally present organization we are able to work where it is needed most; right here in South Africa and Tanzania. Our coordinators will welcome you when you arrive, make sure you are looked after, organize fun and exciting weekend tours and generally help you with anything you might need. In this way we can ensure that you get what we promise!
As we work and live on location Khaya has created strong links with the projects we work with and has been able to establish several projects themselves. We believe strongly in ethical and responsible volunteering and try to avoid large numbers of volunteers to offer you a unique experience.
Our staff members set themselves the goal to offer personal service to create exciting and affordable volunteering experiences for international travelers in all ages.
Our projects are located in South Africa, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. The programs vary and offer opportunities for those who wants to work with children, communities, wildlife, conservation, education or sports development projects. The volunteer projects that Khaya works with are small and handpicked. Our focus is to uplift and support those projects which need more help and creating a win-win situation for all involved.
If you like to join one of our projects it’s simple and quick. Potential volunteers can apply online through our website www.khayavolunteer.com. Simply fill in the application form and include your CV and cover letter and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
Finally; a volunteering experience, whatever the time spend (a few weeks or 6 months) will change you forever. It will add value, inspire you and allow you to mostly learn more about yourself! An experience you will cherish forever.
This article originally appeared on NomadHead Magazine Issue 11. Get your free subscription now and read the magazine for free! Just click here. Or see what else is featured in the magazine by clicking here.