Volunteer with Children in Morocco
- Placement locations: Rabat
- Types of care projects: Care centers, kindergartens, special needs centers
- Age of children: 0 - 30
Number of people cared for:
10 - 100
- Role: Volunteers work on achieving the goals set out in the Care Management Plan, including running educational games and group activities, and providing emotional support.
- Requirements: None
- Accommodation: Host families
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Volunteering Abroad on one of our Care projects in Morocco can be challenging, but will also prove to be a hugely rewarding experience. Volunteers help improve the quality of life for children in a variety of centers and kindergartens for disadvantaged children and disabled centers where staff simply don't have time to provide the individual care and attention that the children require.
You can gain international work experience on a volunteer Care project in Morocco whatever your age, abilities, or level of experience. Whether you are on a gap year are coming to us during a career break or in retirement, we have a place for you to volunteer abroad in Morocco. All we ask is that you have enthusiasm and a commitment to the work, your colleagues, and, of course, the children.
Our Care volunteers in Morocco are based in and around Rabat, an ancient but rapidly modernizing city. Care volunteers in Morocco need to speak some basic French in order to communicate directly with the children and local staff.
Volunteering in Care Centers in Morocco
Some Care volunteers in Morocco work in support centers for disadvantaged children. Here there are children who have lived on the streets or come from very poor homes and may have never attended school. These centers are essential for the children, as it gives them a safe environment to learn and grow, away from the dangers of the streets.
As a volunteer at one of these care centers, you will have a weekly schedule and get involved with a range of activities, including arts & crafts, basic language lessons, sports, drama, educational games, music, dance, and more.
By volunteering you have the opportunity to change these children’s lives. I know that sounds like a bold claim, and somewhat clichéd, but it is true. As a volunteer your role is many fold: not only do you have the opportunity to furnish these children with practical skills – English, math, people skills – that will help them later on in life, but simply your being there makes a big statement. Read more...
Volunteering in Kindergartens in Morocco
As a Care volunteer at a kindergarten in Morocco, you will be a welcome pair of helping hands. Your role will be to give the children the extra attention that local staff are often too busy to give. You can contribute by assisting with day-to-day tasks, playing games, teaching basic English and numeracy lessons, and offering the children friendship and emotional support.
Volunteering in Special Needs Centers in Morocco
Care volunteers in Morocco can choose to work in centers for people with special needs. As a volunteer you can help the children by offering much needed attention and support, and helping to improve their quality of life. Volunteers at special needs placements need to be ready for a challenge. Many of the children have health or behavioral problems and require a great deal attention due to a range of disabilities.
During my time in Morocco, I had the opportunity to work with dozens of children at both a local school and a disabilities center. Although there were challenges that derived from language barriers, I learned so much from the experience - and had lots of fun alongside. Even though these children were brought up in a completely different environment than children I’m familiar with at home, I realized that there is universality in all children of the world: they are innately curious, enthusiastic, and giggly. Read more...
Volunteering at a Care Placement in Morocco with Projects Abroad
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Morocco Care Management Plan.
Volunteering abroad on a Care Project in Morocco makes a real difference to the organizations we work with. Your help not only stimulates the children but also alleviates the stress felt by the overstretched staff. It will certainly be an experience that those involved will never forget.
This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.
If you are a high school student and first-time traveler you may want to consider our High School Special programs in Morocco.
There really is something inherently motivating about seeing an organization that is effective. My supervisor El Aidi had a handle on everything; from 5-year-old Hamza's precarious home life to 17-year-old Mohammed's apprenticeship details. My project, Amesip, had the absolute trust and support of their local community and I found the children there took the opportunities that they were provided with (and often desperately needed) in a way I had not seen anywhere in Australia. Read more...