Child Education volunteer Projects
As a child education volunteer, you will support local staff in providing a safe, learning and fun environment for youngsters in classrooms, daycare centres and after-school clubs. You will help with a range of activities such as arts and crafts, songs, games, story time and also formal learning such as reading and writing. When you join a child education volunteer project you may be asked to help children who need a little more help and group work. This is very important as this rarely happens in classes with such high student numbers. If you are a qualified and experienced teacher you may be asked to provide training and support to local staff.
Education has been identified as a global priority by the UNDP and early years attendance is key in giving children a great start in life, as well as enabling parents to go out and earn a living while their children are in a supervised setting. Many centres and schools lack classroom assistants who can help with preparation, running group sessions or helping children who need extra learning support. As a child education volunteer, you may help local staff with the running of activities and share your ideas with teachers to enrich lessons which often take a more formal approach or use rote learning. You will gain an insight into the daily challenges and realities facing teachers, children and communities in enabling children to attend school full time.
child education volunteer projects include Classroom and Child Care Assistant Placements In Cambodia, Education Outreach for Child Workers in the Markets and Mobile Literacy Development in Ghana. For those of you studying our Early Childhood Development Internship in Africa may appeal.
As a child education volunteer focused on children you must have a love of working with children, a genuine interest in learning and a high energy level. If you are creative and happy to inspire children with songs, stories and games to consolidate classroom learning these placements could be perfect for you! All of our teaching placements require volunteers to complete a police record check. If you are a TEFL, early, primary or senior school teacher why not take a busman’s holiday and share your training and experience with local teachers while learning how they manage with poor attendance, large class numbers and a lack of classroom resources.
Bring your love of reading, learning and sharing your ideas and join us at Kaya to inspire young learners or develop teacher capacity on a child education volunteer placement.
Our Education Projects
Join our 10 or 7-week environment conservation and community development gap year adventure program, and explore Costa Rica in an exciting and meaningful way!
Join our 10 or 7-week environment conservation and community development gap year program, and explore South Africa in an exciting and meaningful way!
Join Kaya's whale and dolphin conservation internship on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador to protect habitats and species.
Make a fundamental improvement to your own life and the vulnerable living by volunteering and helping to improve nutritional standards in Tacloban City.
Kaya volunteer placement at a special needs school provides participants with the opportunity to learn about another culture while improving the prospects of local students who need additional support.
Join us in the rural community of Costa Rica and contribute to local education through sports while living an adventure of a lifetime!
Kaya Teaching in Ghana placement provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the local community while sharing their knowledge and providing brighter prospects to the local students.
Be part of a team working to spread knowledge and education.
If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!
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
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.
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 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.
Use your passion for elephants and observe them in their natural habitat and work on a project that is providing solutions to the elephant-human conflict.
If you are studying early years education or development intern with us in South Africa or Swaziland and earn from and compare your experiences with local teachers and students.
As a community sports coaching volunteer you will volunteer in South Africa in a Cape Town township where sports coaching is much needed.
Become a sports coaching and community work volunteer in the Bolivian Andes and help integrate boys and girls into sports, foster technical expertise, team work and gender equity.
Volunteer as a music teacher at a local state run schools where music access and development for school children in Belize is limited to only those who can afford it.
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 childcare experience with children who will really benefit from international instruction.
By volunteering in India on a Community Teaching project, you have the chance to give back to a number of communities where support is needed to enhance the quality of teaching.
Volunteer in Tacloban, hit heavily by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 and give rural, impoverished children a valuable boost for their future by teaching them English.
Become a classroom and child care assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.
Become a community teaching volunteer in South Africa and provide essential teaching support in the poverty stricken communities in the townships of Cape Town.
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 near the amazing Victoria Falls in Zambia on a project working with local communities and do something extra special this Christmas.
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
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.