Childcare

Volunteer on worthwhile childcare projects where the carers really need and appreciate your help. Interact, play and help the kids with basic English lessons – the kids will love you for it! You will probably never be hugged this much again!

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South Africa - Volunteer with kids in South Africa

Volunteer with kids in South Africa

Bring games, laughter and fun to disadvantaged children in schools or nurseries in some of Port Elizabeth’s poorest townships. Take enthusiasm and ideas to the classroom to get kids passionate about their education and their future – these kids are desperate to learn, and your time as a volunteer will help not only with their studies, but their life chances too.

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Romania - Volunteer with Children in Romania

Volunteer with Children in Romania

Volunteer with vulnerable children in care, bringing love, laughter and hope to these young lives. Our volunteers have described this project as inspiring and meaningful, as the work that is being done will genuinely help to change these children’s lives. Play with the kids, help them improve their English, bring them laughter and most importantly of all, be a friend to them.

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Canada - Whistler Blackcomb Ski School support jobs

Whistler Blackcomb Ski School support jobs

Experience the buzz of working in the heart of a busy snow school as a member of support staff for Whistler Kids. Depending on your experience, we have a variety of roles available. Choose from being a kitchen assistant, preparing meals for the students and instructors; work as a den master, or as an Outdoor Ranger supervising the outdoor play facilities.

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Brazil - Volunteer at an inspiring Youth Centre

Volunteer at an inspiring Youth Centre

Join Oyster’s well respected youth centre project in Brazil, Latin America’s largest and most extrovert nation and learn Portuguese.  An immensely enjoyable volunteer position participating and helping in youth centre activities ranging from cooking, dance and conversational English.  Oyster seek volunteers who are motivated, selfless and willing to get involved for this challenging but fulfilling project.

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Chile - Teach in Patagonia and learn Spanish in Chile

Teach in Patagonia and learn Spanish in Chile

This is one of our best and longest running programmes.  Set up in 2002, the programme was created to allow full Spanish immersion whilst volunteers assist with English in schools that want to improve the standard of English. This programme is particularly popular with people looking for an adventure in Patagonia – a remote and stunning destination.

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Why work with children?

Children are energetic, noisy and heaps of fun.  Spend your gap year abroad working with children and you will love every minute of it. Help children to grow in confidence, develop skills and most importantly, feel supported. We have many childcare programmes that are looking for enthusiastic people to help out. You can choose to spend your gap year volunteering abroad and work with vulnerable children around the world. This is a worthwhile way to spend any careerbreak or gap year. Alternatively, work abroad at a ski resort, complete a ski instructor course and teach on the nursery slopes.  Whatever you choose – you can guarentee there is no such thing as a dull day when working with children.