Childcare Volunteer Projects
You can share your favourite stories, songs and games that children can learn and enjoy during your childcare volunteer project, and the local staff can use once you have returned home. You will have great fun playing games, preparing and serving meals, reading stories, leading sports activities and more. You may even be asked to lead small group activities, to provide one on one support to an individual child or to run age appropriate sessions on topics such as handwashing.
Millions of children around the world do not have access to a safe place to spend time when their parents are working, to learn basic childhood skills or to recover after an illness before returning home to unsanitary living conditions. The day care and community centres provide more than play time, as they offer a safe haven plus a nutritious snack or meal that their parents cannot afford and for those that have no family to support them. You can play a small part by helping local projects to provide services to communities where it is most needed.
Projects where you can focus on childcare include volunteering in a children’s centre in Bolivia, HIV/AIDS Education and Orphan Daycare Project in South Africa and another in the Philippines. For those of you studying our Early Childhood Development Internship in Africa may appeal.
You don’t need specific childcare skills or qualifications on most of our childcare projects but those with experience are most welcome. A willingness to help where needed, a genuine enthusiasm for working with children and completion of a police background check are all that are required to become a childcare volunteer.
Join us on one of our childcare projects and relieve the burden on the local staff as well as sharing your childhood favourites with children and staff in our destinations. What a truly rewarding experience for you all.
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Get involved with local Moroccan children and help move their education forward!
Intern in a special education centre in Peru that supports children age 3 to 20 by providing them special education geared to their specific needs
Intern in a social centre that supports children and adolescents considered at-risk and help the NGO provide a safe and comfortable environment.
Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based in rural Moshi.
If you are under 18 join this initiative Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland
Join our volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in India and spend time with other young people developing global citizenship.
Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines and share your sign language skills with children and local teachers to improve their education
Spend your holidays doing something different and help others through volunteering overseas. Work on 1 of 4 projects in Costa Rica that accept teenagers from 15 years old.
Volunteer in Cusco and support young mothers and their children in Peru.
Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in Bolivia managed entirely by local families from a small community.
Volunteer in India and help with the provision of child care to disadvantaged children as well as participating in a range of exciting activities essential to Indian culture.
Volunteer on our community education and day care project and support the people of St. Lucia, South Africa where HIV/AIDS rates are high.
Bring your caring and sharing approach to life and participate in community volunteering in Southern Vietnam.
Build interesting volunteering experiences to your itinerary, and meet like-minded new friends and get to know a country before venturing off on your travels
Volunteer in Quito and help with the education of children who work upwards of ten hours a day in the markets, streets and countryside of Ecuador to support their families.
Volunteer abroad with Kaya in Costa Rica and get hands-on teaching experience with children who will really benefit from international instruction.
Our Experience India Tour encompasses charm, culture and care over 10 or 14 nights where you will be able to see the sights, learn about the real India and get a taste of volunteering.
Volunteer in South Africa and assist local nurses and carers by offering support to this busy children’s hospital.
Come and volunteer in Tacloban City in the Philippines and work in an orphanage supporting the vulnerable that have been further affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
Become a classroom and child care assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.
By volunteering in Swaziland, you can help to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in need at a daycare centre.
Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based on the island of Zanzibar, located just off Africa's Tanzanian coast.
Volunteer in Zambia on teaching and community work and support local schools with large class numbers and a small number of teachers.
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.