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.

Volunteer Work with Children in Orphanages and Day Care Centers

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

Irina Ruzhnikova donates a laptop for the Orphanage Tanzania

A brand new Laptop with WiFi connection for the Orphanage in Tanzania: Irina makes a donation

Irina Ruzhnikova, a volunteer from France, bought a laptop and Wi-Fi connection to the orphanage where she is working in ...
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Pparenting Teacher at a kindergarten in Cape Town

Mayara shares her love as a parenting teacher at a kindergarten in South Africa

Mayara Pedra Pinheiro, from Brazil, shares her love in a kindergarten in South Africa as a parenting teacher in Cape ...
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Michel teaching Samba in South Africa

Michel teaching Samba for the Children at a Daycare in South Africa

Michel has been teaching samba rhythms to the children of a daycare in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. The children enjoy playing ...
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Isabella Neves - Freiwillige Kindererzieherin in Südafrika

A dream come true: Isabella traveled to South Africa and cared for children in a kindergarten

This trip was first and foremost a dream come true, I had long wanted to visit South Africa and this ...
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Camilla Bartholomei Santos volunteering at Doreens Creche

Camilla has been Volunteering in a Creche with children in Cape town

I volunteered in a creche with children of 0 to 6 years old in Masiphumelele, a Township in Fish Hoek ...
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Caregiving & Teaching in Cambodia

Caregiving and Teaching for Children at a Day Care in Cambodia

Caregiving and Teaching children in Cambodia. There are no words to describe the magic, the love, the kindness, and the ...
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Jessica Mansoto shares her love with children in Tanzania

Jessica Mansoto shares her love with children in Tanzania

Jessica Mansoto, from Brazil, is sharing her love with the children in Tanzania, with the child care volunteer project. We ...
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Hugo Tolomai lawyer Brazil advocating for children

Advocating for Children in South Africa: Dr. Hugo Tolomei from Brazil

Dr. Hugo Tolomei, a lawyer from Brazil, advocating for children in South Africa. With lawyers like you we can surely ...
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Albane from France volunteering at a jungle kindergarden in Peru

Jungle Kindergarden: Albane’s Dream Like Volunteering Experience

This 6-weeks volunteering experience in Padre Cocha remain like a dream, a wonderful sharing moment for me. I was a ...
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Silvia Malheiro Portugal in Cusco Peru Blog slide

Silvia from Portugal spent her Christmas helping children in Cusco, Peru

Sílvia Malheiro, from Portugal, chose to spend her Christmas helping children in Cusco, and she is loving it. How to ...
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Lailana Smith Australia caring for children in India

Lailana from Australia caring for children in India

We would like to thank Lailana Smith, who was caring for the children in Jaipur, India. Lailana came from Australia ...
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Albane Pourmin Kindergarten Iquitos

Volunteering at a Kindergarten in Iquitos: Albane you rock!

Albane Pournin from France had joined a childcare program in Cambodia last year, this year she is joining 4 programs ...
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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

Teaching Children in South Africa: Marsha from New York and Enzo from France

Enzo from France and Marsha from New York City enjoyed teaching children at Doreen’s Crèche in Cape Town South Africa ...
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Volunteers making children smile in Brazil

Volunteers making children smile in Brazil

Volunteers from all over the world unite to make the children smile in Rio: Mariangel Chaves Rodriguez, from Costa Rica, Iona ...
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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

Kindergarten Teacher in an Amazonian Village close to Iquitos, Peru

Eduarda traveled to a small village in the Peruvian Amazon and worked as a kindergarden teacher. Read her testimonial here, ...
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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…

Isabella Neves with the children My trip to South Africa was an old dream that was everything I expected and ...
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Mariana volunteering in South Africa

The best experiences of my life!

On November of 2017 I had one of the best experiences of my life doing volunteer work with children in ...
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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.