CHILDCARE

Volunteer with Kaya on childcare volunteer projects and you can help to provide fun and interactive activities for young children by working alongside overstretched local staff at childcare centres, recovery hospitals and community centres.

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.

Gap Year: Wildlife Volunteering in Africa

Have a fantastic adventure during your Gap Year: and participate in Wildlife Volunteering in Africa placements, observing and helping lions, chimpanzees and dolphins in their habitats

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Gap Year: Round the World On a Budget

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

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Gap Year: Environmental Conservation in Latin America

Use your gap year to explore some of the world’s most unchartered rain-forests and coastlines in Latin America on our environmental conservation project.

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Gap Year: Community Volunteering in Asia

Grab the opportunity during your gap year travels and spend some of your time volunteering on a range of fascinating community projects in India, Thailand and the Philippines.

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African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

Why not do a bit of everything on this 9 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Human Rights & NGO Management Internship in Morocco

Learn about the impacts of Human Rights, Social Justice & NGO Management abroad

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Family Volunteering: Community Development in Morocco

Volunteer as a family in Morocco and give back to your local hosting community through teaching women, children from impoverished areas or children with special needs.

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Childcare Volunteering in Morocco

Get involved with local Moroccan children and help move their education forward!

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Speech Therapy Internship in Peru

Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers

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Social Work Internship with Young Mothers in Peru

Intern in Cusco for a social centre that supports young mothers

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Rural Volunteer Teaching in Moshi, Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based in rural Moshi.

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland

If you are under 18 join this initiative Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds In India

Join our volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in India and spend time with other young people developing global citizenship.

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Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines

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

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in Costa Rica

Spend your holidays doing something different and help others through volunteering overseas. Work on 1 of 4 projects in Costa Rica that accept 16 and 17 year olds.

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Volunteer Support For Young Mothers In Peru

Volunteer in Cusco and support young mothers and their children in Peru.

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Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in La Paz

Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in Bolivia managed entirely by local families from a small community.

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Child Development Volunteering in India

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.

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HIV/AIDS Education and Day Care Volunteering in South Africa

Volunteer on our community education and day care project and support the people of St. Lucia, South Africa where HIV/AIDS rates are high.

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Community Volunteering in Southern Vietnam

Bring your caring and sharing approach to life and participate in community volunteering in Southern Vietnam.

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Family Volunteering: Women and Child Empowerment in Nepal

Bring your family to Nepal and spend your holiday volunteering and give your family the chance to give something back to communities less fortunate than themselves.

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Gap Year: Round the World On a Budget

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

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Education Outreach for Child Workers in the Markets

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.

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Teach in Elementary Schools and Kindergartens in San Jose, Costa Rica

Volunteer abroad with Kaya in Costa Rica and get hands-on teaching experience with children who will really benefit from international instruction.

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Experience India and Volunteering

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.

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Family Volunteering: Childhood Development and Education in India

The purpose of this project is to allow education centres to increase their resources via the help of volunteers.

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Support the Recovery of Children in a South African Hospital

Volunteer in South Africa and assist local nurses and carers by offering support to this busy children’s hospital.

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Day Care Centre and Education Volunteering in Rural Nepal

Help agrarian based families generate an income and volunteer in rural Nepal in a Day Care Centre for the very young and provide education support for older children.

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Work in an Orphanage in the Philippines

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.

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Classroom and Child Care Assistant Placements in Siem Reap

Become a classroom and child care assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.

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Family Volunteering: Community Child Support in the Philippines

Volunteer with your family in the Philippines and work on community child support activities targeting those that survived the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Volunteer Teaching At A Day Care Centre In Swaziland

By volunteering in Swaziland, you can help to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in need at a daycare centre.

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Teaching and Community Volunteer Work in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based on the island of Zanzibar, located just off Africa's Tanzanian coast.

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Teaching and Community Work in Zambia

Volunteer in Zambia on teaching and community work and support local schools with large class numbers and a small number of teachers.

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Easy 3-step application process

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Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

GET PREPARED

When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

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