Childcare & Orphanage Volunteer Abroad Programs

Childcare volunteer in Cambodia - AlbaneThe Childcare and Orphanage volunteer abroad program is based in orphanages, or in community centers, crèches, and schools that provide a safe and healthy place for poor parents to leave their young children while they work to make their living.

There are so many ways for you as a childcare volunteer abroad, to make the children happy: you can play with them, teach them some basic things like reading, English, make them take shower... and so much more. Often, some very simple things are so important for them: if you show your kindness and affection, this will change everything for the children.

The Childcare Volunteer Abroad Program allows volunteers to be placed in local surrounding community centres, crèches, orphanages and schools. These projects are put in place to aid local parents and carers in childcare, whilst they are at work. As a member of the project you will assist with cooking, playing games/sports, tutoring, management of healthcare and aiding the overall organisation of the project.

Skills needed for Childcare abroad volunteers

As a volunteer you must be passionate in contributing towards the positive development of children and young people. You must be willing to adapt, and fully emerge yourself into the experience, through using self-initiative and your own motivation for success.

Childcare Abroad in Cambodia, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa, Kenya... and more

Working with children is great fun and extremely worthwhile. Your involvement with the program offers increased resources for the centre for renovation and expansion of facilities. You will support to the local professionals and the children in their care. The program aims to provide awareness and understanding of the local communities and provides opportunity for cultural exchange.

Childcare Volunteer Abroad Programs

Volunteer Gabrielle, from the US, shares her Love with Children at an Orphanage in Tanzania

Volunteer Gabrielle, from the US, shares her Love with Children in Tanzania

Gabrielle Zakas from the US has been sharing her love with the children at the childcare project in Tanzania. Thank ...
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Rodrigo from Brazil makes children smile in South Africa

Rodrigo from Brazil makes children smile in South Africa

Rodrigo Lima Custowichi from Brazil made children smile at Doreen’s Crèche in Cape Town, South Africa. But where is Rodrigo on ...
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Teaching Children in South Africa

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Volunteers making children smile in Brazil

Volunteers making children smile in Brazil

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Enzo Klein mking children smile in South Africa

Making children smile in the Childcare & Teaching program in South Africa!

Enzo Klein, from France, smiling and making children smile in the Childcare & Teaching program in South Africa. Thank you ...
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Sangeetha Agara Canada from Canada as a kindergarden teacher in Cusco

Kindergarden Teacher in an Amazonian Village close to Iquitos, Peru

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Beautiful testimony from Paulina in Rio de Janeiro

Beautiful testimony from Paulina in Rio de Janeiro!

Paulina has sent us this beautiful testimony about her volunteer work in Rio de Janeiro. During her time in Salgueiro, ...
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Isabella Neves Trip to South Africa

My trip to South Africa was an old dream…

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Mariana volunteering in South Africa

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Volunteering with Children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nadir Oliveira volunteering in Tanzanina on Childcare

Nadir from Brazil enjoyed playing with the children at “The Orphanage” in Tanzania

Nadir Oliveira from Brazil has volunteered with the children of “The Orphanage” in Arusha, Tanzania and shares her beautiful experience: ...
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Adriana Puiggros: In Love with Brazil

Adriana fell in love with Brazil

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All the smiles in South Afrcica - Sara Ferreira

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Most Popular Childcare Volunteer Abroad Programs

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Mariana Oliveira: Amor, Felicidade e Simplicidade

Amor, Felicidade e Simplicidade – Childcare in South Africa

Eu não tenho palavras para expressar os meus sentimentos… Talvez amor, felicidade e simplicidade sejam elas. Trabalho voluntário ❤️❤️❤️ Mariane Oliveira, ...
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Opportunities in the Childcare Orphanage volunteer program

Tasks may include, but not limited to:

  • Care for the children as they learn and play;
  • Assist the childcare staffs with regular activities, such as: feed, change wipers, shower, put to sleep, play, etc;
  • School support classes;
  • Sport activities with teenagers;
  • Assist on projects either at the centers or around the local area. Past examples include renovating / redecorating classrooms, repairing playground equipment, paiting murals with the children and joining in with community events and festivals.

Skills needed for volunteering on Childcare Orphanage

Volunteers should have a passion for young children, come in a spirit of generosity and sincerity, open themselves up to the experience, not be intimidated by the strange culture, and last but not least; they should be independent, adaptable and motivated.

To have the most rewarding experience, it is helpful to spend a little time preparing. Volunteers are encouraged to be creative and plan  additional activities such as games and songs as well as arts and crafts. Volunteers will receive a training guide with many ideas and suggestions after registering in our programs.