Childcare projects are some of the most popular volunteer projects. For those who love working with children, this is the project for you. While there is a lot of overlap between childcare and teaching, the childcare volunteer has plenty of tasks available beyond teaching.
Why you should become a childcare volunteer
Many schools or daycare centers in impoverished countries sorely lack funding, staff, or both, leaving children at a disadvantage. This poses a unique challenge for childcare volunteers, as they must make do without the supplies or support expected from a similar facility in the United States.
Anyone can become a childcare volunteer for any amount of time. From 1 week to 3 months, you will make a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged children.
What you can do as a childcare volunteer
There are many tasks available to the childcare volunteer, and volunteers are free to work with all ages, from infants to teenagers. While childcare volunteers often work in schools, they can also work in daycare centers, orphanages, and childcare development centers. One popular activity is sports coaching, where you can teach children how to play soccer or even surfing. For those seeking a challenge, childcare volunteers have the option of enriching the lives of disabled children. Below are some of the tasks that childcare volunteers can expect:
- Plan classroom or daycare activities
- Teach English or other subjects to children
- Sports coaching
- Perform day-to-day administrative tasks
- Prepare meals
- And making sure the children have fun!
Most loved projects
You will not see more economic disparity in a country than in India. While some areas thrive, other areas are wracked with poverty. Children, in particular, are hit the hardest when it comes to poverty.View projects
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Watching over the children in a daycare center.
Group photo at a kindergarden in Thailand.
Group photo at a school in Costa Rica.
Group photo in Mzuzu, Malawi with Khaya Volunteer Projects.
Teaching the children in Cape Town, South Africa how to surf with Love Volunteers.
Two kids having fun in a playground.
Coaching basketball at a local high school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with Khaya Volunteer Projects.
Playing rugby on the beach in Sedgefield, South Africa with Khaya Volunteer Projects.