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Take a Gap Semester Abroad in South AmericaSee this project
- Fixed dates throughout the year
- Anyone aged 18-22 can join
- From 10 weeks
- From $8,495 USD
Conservation Work and Volunteer in EcuadorSee this project
- Fixed dates during school break
- This project is only for 15-18 year olds
- From 2 weeks
- From $3,605 USD
What are the benefits of doing child care volunteer work?
You’ll give back to a community that needs help while developing your own skills. Previous volunteers have enhanced their global competencies through childcare volunteer opportunities abroad. These include:
- Time management
Niche skills that you can expect to develop during your childcare project abroad include:
- Experience in childcare and Early Childhood Development (ECD).
- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.
Volunteer childcare work abroad will boost your resume, college applications, and your personal development in general.
I left Samoa with an enhanced understanding of my collegiate studies, a new perspective on aid, and a family and community of people I look forward to seeing again. I would strongly recommend Projects Abroad to anyone looking to volunteer abroad. - Maisie I, Childcare in Samoa
Why do child care projects abroad matter?
Early childhood development, educational support, and specialized therapy can be areas of real need in developing countries. In many communities around the world, vulnerable groups like children and those with special needs lack access to these services. You can volunteer to be part of our long-term mission to change this and make the world a better place, one moment at a time.
One of my students found it very hard to concentrate, and therefore would rarely do the tasks or homework. As the class is so big, it was hard for the teacher to constantly ensure that he is up to date and joining in on all the activities, so I would sit next to him during the lessons and make sure he understood what he had to do and encourage him to do it. For example, he struggled writing out the alphabet, so I would write it all out in dot-to-dot so that he could copy over it. Eventually he was able to do it by himself! - Rosanna C, Childcare in the Philippines
Where can I volunteer abroad to work at an orphanage?
Over the years, our volunteers have worked with children at orphanages and residential care homes. They have done incredible work at these placements, improving living conditions and creating opportunities for children by supporting their education and care.
However, we have decided to move our focus away from orphanages and homes toward community and family-based care. This is because we believe stable family environments are best for the children we aim to serve.
This means that instead of volunteering in orphanages, our volunteers work with children in placements like daycare centers, kindergartens, and schools, or support groups for the elderly and mothers and babies. This helps Projects Abroad build stronger relationships with local communities and – most importantly – help families stay together and flourish.
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