I had saved up some money and wanted to travel somewhere new in the world, but I wanted to do something more meaningful than paying to stay at a resort, etc. I thought it would be great to experience a country by working with the people who live there and by making a physical (as well as monetary) contribution to their projects.
I researched quite a few companies that offered volunteering opportunities abroad, and I felt that Kaya provided a legitimate and well-organized connection to the projects that I was interested in. Their website was clear and easy to navigate, and they were always quick to answer my emails and enquiries.
As this was my first time volunteering, but also my first time on a big trip abroad by myself, I (along with my family) had several worries before I travelled. Kaya was very helpful and addressed all of my questions/worries and provided valuable advice on travelling in general, going abroad and going it alone.