A Childcare Volunteer in Ecuador
A Childcare Volunteer in Ecuador
A Childcare Volunteer in Ecuador
A Childcare Volunteer in Ecuador

Childcare Volunteering

Childcare volunteering abroad is a fantastic way for both experienced and inexperienced volunteers to make a meaningful contribution overseas. There are thousands of organizations that work hard each day to improve the lives of young people living on the margins. Often these organizations are severely underfunded and understaffed. As a result, simple assistance with the day to day management of feeding, housing and caring for the children is sorely needed.

While many childcare volunteer placements are looking for basic assistance that does not require a background or formal training in childcare, there are several placements that are seeking qualified assistance. For example, many orphanages and daycare facilities are seeking volunteers with a background in early childhood education to assist with developing educational and skill-oriented programs.

A childcare placement generally is any placement in which the core duties are primarily focused on caring for children. The following are some of the more common types of placements.

Volunteering in an Orphanage

Orphanages are always looking for assistance in managing their daily operations. Childcare volunteers working in an orphanage may be asked to help at mealtimes, attend to personal grooming of the children, provide educational activities or various forms of entertainment for them, as well as help to clean and maintain the facility.

The placements below outline in detail the specific tasks at several of our orphanage volunteer placements.

Volunteering in a Daycare

When families are struggling to make ends meet they are often forced to place their children in difficult situations. In many countries in which we work, families are left with no choice but to allow their children to fend for themselves during the day while both parents work to find whatever source of income they can. For parents working in the markets or street vending, children essentially grow up on the streets. This is an incredibly difficult and dangerous place for a young child to be left to fend for themselves.

To help, many daycare organizations have been created to provide options for these parents. By providing a free (or nearly free) environment where parents can leave their children while they work, these organizations provide a fantastic service. Naturally, given the need to provide these services for as little as possible, they are often short staffed and in need of help.

Childcare volunteers working in a daycare can help serve meals, clean the facility and provide educational games and activities for the children throughout the day. Volunteers with child education experience or training can be of great value in helping to improve or develop educational units for the children.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

Individuals with past experience working with children may also be interested in becoming an Early Childhood Education Volunteer. These volunteers often help staff at the placements with the overall care of the children and the facilities. They are also often responsible for teaching the children a variety of subjects including basic English, handwriting, mathematics and science. Volunteers also have the opportunity to play with the children; teaching them recreational sports, songs and dance.


Childcare Volunteer Placements

The placements below list several of our childcare placements. Please use the search tool at the top of this page to narrow your search. If you still cannot find the placement you are looking for, please let us know and our staff will see if we are able to find something more appropriate.


Childcare Volunteer

Childcare Volunteers at the Tita Mary Daycare Centre will be involved in all the activities at the Centre. However, their main occupation will be to create educational and fun things for the children. This Centre provides care for underprivileged children of single parents and low income families.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the San Jose Orphan Hospice Foundation would be working in a home for children up to 12 years of age. The duties may include personal hygiene or educational and fun activities with the children, plus assisting the overworked surrogate mothers in the home.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Tres Rios SOS Children's Village in Cartago may include caring for children in any of the homes in the complex. Duties may also include household chores.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the SOS Children's Village in Santa Ana may include caring for children in any of the 10 homes in the complex. Duties may also include household chores.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Hogar Cristiano Orphanage in Puntarenas, Costa Rica would help attend to the needs of over 70 children ages new born to 17 years old. Be it educational, personal care or fun & sport activities.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at Villa Ticca in Quito may be involved in all aspects of childcare be it personal hygiene, teaching basic English and/or fun games & activities.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Hogar Infantil Jesus Nino Daycare & Home in Quito would be caring for young children & babies. Duties would include personal care of the children, as well as teaching educational & fun activities.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Guagua Quinde Centre in Quito would assist the staff in the daycare to care for children ages 6 months to 5 years, as well as older children who come to the centre during the day.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at Gotitas de Luz, in Quito would be working with children ages 4 months to 5 years of age. This placement is only staffed by volunteers from the community so international volunteers are needed and necessary.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at For His Children, in Quito would attend to the needs of children ages new born to 18 years of age. This centre functions with the help of volunteers from within the community and international volunteers.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Ashaiman Orphanage & Home in Kumasi would care for the needs of mainly mentally challenged new born to 3 year old children. A volunteer's duties may also include some household chores & helping the adult residents as well.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at My Lord Jesus Care's Daycare Centre would be working with children up to 7 years of age. The duties may include personal hygiene, fun & educational activities that teach them English plus assisting the overworked staff at the daycare.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at Mother Care Orphanage in Swedru, Ghana would be involved in various aspects of care for the children be it personal care, fun & sport activities and/or helping the staff with daily household chores.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Mampong Babies Home in Ghana would help in all aspects of care for newborn to children 4 years of age. Tasks may also include assisting the staff with household chores in the home.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Rejoice & Salvation in Trinity Services Orphanage in Jharuwarashi, Nepal would assist the staff to care for the children and help in the routine tasks at the facility.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Antardristi, Pokhara Center would be caring for abused children. Volunteers should be mature individuals who care & work with these needy children towards a positive future.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Antardristi, Hetauda Center would be caring for abused children. These duties may include personal hygiene, educational and fun activities with the children and/or assisting the overworked staff in numerous ways.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Punarbal Community Centre in Swoyambhu, Nepal would be involved in various aspects of care for HIV infected children be it personal care, fun & sport activities and/or helping the staff with daily household chores.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Prabhat Children's Home in Pokhara would be working in an orphanage for children up to 13 years of age. The duties may include personal hygiene and/or educational and fun activities with the children, plus assisting the staff with daily chores in the orphanage.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Om Disable Child Care Home in Suchayataar, Kathmandu would help in all aspects of care for the physically & mentally challenged children. Tasks may also include assisting the staff with household chores in the home.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at the Good Hope Orphanage and School in Arusha would assist the Mamas in the orphanage to care for children ages 3 to 12 years and help in the routine tasks at the facility.

Childcare Volunteer

Childcare Volunteers at the Samaritan Village Orphanage Center in Arusha will be involved in all the activities at the Center. From creating educational and fun things for the children to do, to helping to attend to the children's personal needs.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at Camp Moses in Ngaramtoni, Arusha would participate in all activities involved in the care of children ages new born to six years of age. The orphanage is understaffed so all help is appreciated.

Childcare Volunteer

A childcare volunteer at Jericho Orphanage in Tanzania would be involved in all aspects of care for the children; be it educational, personal care or fun & sport activities.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

An early childhood education volunteer at Guarderia Madre y Hijo in San Jose would work with toddlers in activities to stimulate their brains towards learning. An intermediate level of the Spanish language is required.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

An early childhood education volunteer at Villa Ticca in Quito has a great opportunity to make a positive impart on these underprivileged children. Through numerous avenues of approach volunteers can address issues of concern for these children.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

An early childhood education volunteer at Prisoners Assistance Nepal would be working with prisoners children. Volunteers must be mature individuals who have the stamina and true desire to assist these needy children.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

Early childhood education volunteers at Grace Orphanage Home have a great opportunity to make a positive impart on these underprivileged children. Through numerous avenues of approach volunteers can address issues of concern for these children.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

Early childhood education volunteers at the Sanga Sangai School have the opportunity to make a positive impart on these underprivileged children. Through teaching English and new fun activities they can help to brighten a child's sometimes difficult life.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

Early childhood education volunteers for PA Nepal in Shakhu, Kathmandu would have the opportunity to make a positive impart on children who's parent(s) are prisoners. Through teaching and fun activities volunteers can help to brighten a child's sometimes difficult life.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

An early childhood education volunteer at Orchid Garden Nepal would be working with children up to & including grade two. They would participate in various activities to stimulate their desire to learn.