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Volunteer Care Work Abroad

Overview
Two volunteers run an activity for children at a Care placement
  • Role: Assisting with caring for children and others in need of support at orphanages, day cares, kindergartens, special needs centers, elderly homes, and other care facilities.
  • Requirements: None
Project Info

Care work abroad is one of the most worthwhile activities you can get involved in. Throughout the world, there are vast numbers of children who are orphaned, neglected, or under-educated and in need of love, general care, and educational support.

Care placements are a chance for volunteers of all ages and experience levels to really make a difference to children who may otherwise have little or no mental stimulation in their lives. People are often unaware of the impact they can have on another person's life, with even the smallest gesture.

Care volunteers don’t need to be qualified or have previous experience. The only qualities that our volunteers need to possess are compassion for fellow human beings and a desire to improve the lives of those with domestic or physical circumstances less fortunate than their own.

General Care Volunteer Options

General Care projects are available in all of our destinations and are separated into various placement categories. These include:

We also have additional Care projects available in some destinations, such as HIV/AIDS, Equine Therapy, Canine Therapy, and Child Rights Initiative.

Care Project Mission and Management Plans

Projects Abroad places each of our Care volunteers at a placement where there is a real need. Our mission for our Care projects throughout the world is to provide sustainable educational support, individualized care, and protection to disadvantaged children and vulnerable groups to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.

In order to work towards this mission, in each of our destinations we produce a detailed Care Management Plan. The management plan is created based on the needs in each destination. Our management plans establish our goals for the year and list our actions for achieving these goals. Through following these management plans we are then able to evaluate our impact at the end of each year and set new goals for the year to come. You can read more general information about the Care Management Plans here, and read the care plans for specific destinations on their Care Project pages.

Childcare Policies

We take seriously the safety of our volunteers and the children with whom they work. Read more about our policies for care projects and care volunteers.

Volunteer with children at an orphanage in Africa

Group Care Projects for High School Students

For teen volunteers, Care projects are available as Care & Community High School Special programs. High School Specials are designed for volunteers aged 16-19 to join a group of their peers working together under the guidance of our local staff.

Volunteering Abroad as a Professional on a Care Project

If you are a professional and want to put your skills to use on a Care project, Projects Abroad offers a range of worthwhile volunteer projects for professionals. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organizations' needs. Please visit the Care Projects for Professionals section for more information.

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General Care Projects

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