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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 live 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 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 day care facilities are seeking with a background in early childhood education to assist with developing educational and skill-development programming.

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 with managing their daily operations. Childcare volunteers working in an orphanage help with serving meals, changing babies, cleaning and maintenance of the facility, playing with the children and providing educational activities and tutoring assistance.

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

Volunteering in a Day Care

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 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 day care 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 a little as possible, they are often short staffed and in need of help.

Childcare volunteers working in a day care 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.


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 can see if we are able to find something more appropriate.

Childcare Volunteer
Country
Costa Rica
Location
Guadalupe
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
1 week
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Costa Rica
Location
Goicoechea
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Costa Rica
Location
Cartago
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
3 weeks
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Costa Rica
Location
Santa Ana
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
3 weeks
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ecuador
Location
Quito
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
1 week
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
40 USD
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ecuador
Location
Quito
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ecuador
Location
Quito
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ecuador
Location
Quito
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
35 USD
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ecuador
Location
Quito
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ghana
Location
Kumasi
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ghana
Location
Accra
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Ghana
Location
Swedru
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
4 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Jharuwarashi
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Pokhara
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Women & Children Support Services
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Hetauda
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Women & Children Support Services
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Pokhara
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
None
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Special Needs Support Services
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
None
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Tanzania
Location
Arusha
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
25 USD / week
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Tanzania
Location
Arusha
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Tanzania
Location
Arusha
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
18 USD / week
Childcare Volunteer
Country
Tanzania
Location
Karatu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Costa Rica
Location
San Jose
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
None
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Ecuador
Location
Quito
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
4 weeks
Language Skill
Intermediate
Placement Fee
40 USD
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Women & Children Support Services
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Orphanage
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
35 USD
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
50 USD
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Women & Children Support Services
Minimum Duration
1 week
Language Skill
Basic
Placement Fee
None
Early Childhood Education Volunteer
Country
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Placement Category
Social Programs
Placement Type
Childcare Volunteering
Organization Type
Child Day Care
Minimum Duration
2 weeks
Language Skill
None
Placement Fee
None