Kazakhstan played in the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time in 2007 finishing 10th, which remains their best ranking to date. Competing for the seventh time last year, Kazakhstan finished the Group 3 Intercontinental Round on a 4-2 record and in fourth place. In the Group finals, which they hosted in Almaty, they beat Colombia 3-2 in the semifinals, but lost to Croatia in the final 3-0.
They have qualified for the Olympic Games only once, ranking 8th in Beijing 2008. However they have taken part three times in the FIVB World Championship, with their best performance of 15th coming in the latest edition in 2014, after a 17th place in 2006 and a 21st in 2010. Kazakhstan won the bronze medal of the 2010 Asian Games. They had previously been silver medallists at the 2005 Asian Championship, after losing 3-0 in the final to China.