Volunteer with children on your gap year and you will help those living in some of the most underdeveloped areas of some of the poorest countries in the world. Some of these places have fallen victim to extreme cases of HIV infection and poverty, resulting in thousands of children being abandoned or neglected with nobody they can turn to for advice or guidance.
A volunteer caring for children abroad can take on many roles but primary focuses usually include education, communication and creativity. Many of these children have lost their homes due to natural disasters or unstable political environments and are looking for someone to help them create new homes to house themselves, friends or family. Volunteers are encouraged to be involved in the lives of the children and their families. Some children may have lost their parents and are looking for role models to respect and look up too.
Volunteer with children abroad and you could not only ensure a better life for a rural, underdeveloped community but also bring a great deal of self-satisfaction. You will make friends for life with the children and in many cases can choose to stay in touch with those you’ve helped.
Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth and development.
Work at a kindergarten with children aged 2-6, giving them the opportunity for a headstart in education. Live in the beautiful city of Arequipa and immerse yourself in Peruvian culture.
We offer social, conservation & medical projects plus farm stays in South Africa & Namibia. Start an adventure of a lifetime for a meaningful experience that will change the lives of others.
Work with social workers in Knysna, South Africa, who provide counselling services to people in need and ensure that their lives are enriched on this great project.
Your teaching aid assignment will integrate you into your host community. You’ll help teach students basic English and other subjects of your choosing as well as fun games and sports.
Do you love children, travel and new experiences? With Kangaroo Au Pair, you get to live as part of a family, learn a new language and immerse yourself in a whole different culture!
Immerse yourself in the life and culture of Nepal as a volunteer teacher whilst living with a local family. Trek the Himalayas, go white-water rafting and on safari during our programme.
Our volunteering opportunities in Nepal involve working with a local NGO to support rural government schools and schools for the children of ex-Gurkha servicemen in western Nepal.
Placements in Malawi consist first and foremost of teaching roles, but are very flexible and there are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved with community projects.
Do you have a passion for helping the most vulnerable? We welcome anyone with a genuine desire to help the children of this world get a better start in life.