How to Volunteer

Kaya Children is a small, grassroots organization that relies primarily on the support of highly-involved and committed individuals.  Please consider joining us in helping to make a difference in the lives of the children of Bolivia.

In the US

Kaya Children International utilizes volunteers within Boston and Omaha areas and other parts of the United States to help with a variety of tasks typically associated with our fundraising and advocacy work.  Our need for volunteers fluctuates throughout the year.

For more information on how to donate time to Kaya please see our volunteer postings on Idealist.org or learn more about joining our board or a subcommittee.

Have another idea of how to support Kaya?  Fill out this form and tell us about it!

In Bolivia

The children we work with are especially vulnerable and need stable relationships and strong support networks. Therefore, we like to plan our volunteer opportunities in advance so that volunteers are able to play a positive role in the lives of our children. We typically take volunteers who can offer a significant time commitment. The degree of contact with the children and the level of responsibility will depend on the length of a volunteer’s commitment.

Volunteers must be 21 years old and should be proficient in Spanish (the language requirement can be waived for some positions). Individual volunteers are generally asked to make a commitment of at least a month, and are not guaranteed housing in La Paz from Kaya.  In most cases Kaya is unable to provide professional oversight for internships that are part of a degree program.

Kaya considers a volunteer experience in La Paz as the start of a commitment to serving our children, and therefore requests an ongoing commitment from the volunteer upon returning to the United States in the form of state-side volunteer work, advocating for our children, or maintaining contact with the children in Bolivia.

If you are interested in volunteering in Bolivia, please contact kharris@kayachildren.org.