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Childcare Volunteering Abroad

Affordable Childcare Volunteer Abroad Projects

Are you passionate about making sure that children have access to essential care and support, and do you want to volunteer with children abroad and help local people and community groups to help promote better health, education and development outcomes for young people?

Our Childcare volunteers provide assistance in a range of environments – community centers, day care centers, after school programs, and feeding programs. Volunteer work is led by local staff and tasks vary depending on the specific placement, but generally involve providing personalized attention, mentoring, educational support, or playing games and assisting with daily operations, such as cooking and cleaning.

The objective of these projects is to provide operational support to under-resourced childcare centers, while fostering a two-way cultural exchange between international volunteers, children and staff at the centers. As an IVHQ volunteer, you can feel confident that you will have a meaningful impact, while developing your global awareness and opening the minds of the children to new cultures and possibilities.

Learn more about our available childcare volunteer opportunities abroad in the destinations below.

Volunteer Project Review by Jessica Silverman

IVHQ really fostered a collective atmosphere of the volunteer spirit. It was very contagious and spread around our whole house. My favorite moment from my volunteer placement was one day at the boys' orphanage, I had brought water balloons from home and didn't know if the boys would understand how they worked and I was nervous to show them. I guess it's true that boys will be boys no matter where they are from, because they immediately grabbed the hose and began a water fight. Afterwards the orphanage manager called me over for tea, and I remember sitting there drinking the most delicious tea and watching the boys all running around playing. It was the most perfect moment, I revisit it all the time.

Nationality: American
Age: 18
Destination: Sri Lanka

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!