Childcare & Development Volunteering

Childcare Programs

Would you like to be involved in enhancing quality of life for disadvantaged children around the world? Our Childcare and Development programs work with local communities in critical locations to bring happiness, helping hands and a hope for the future to children in need.

Volunteers are instrumental in providing an increased level of personal care, education, awareness and support to children and dedicated local staff in a variety of under-resourced childcare settings, including pre-schools, kindergartens, daycare, after-school, and community-care centers. Volunteer roles are aimed at improving emotional, physical and mental support and well-being through quality time spent in areas such as educational games, sporting and creative activities as well as assisting with day-to-day tasks.

As a Love Volunteer you play a part in raising strong, confident and empowered children with an awareness of the outside world and improved prospects for the future. In turn you gain a greater world perspective and an appreciation for the undeniable thirst for knowledge and resilience against all odds that these children possess.

Learn more about the childcare volunteer opportunities you can support in the destinations below.

Programs

27 programs
  • Antigua and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Guatemala has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This important project was developed to fill a great need in the community. Families desperately needed an affordable…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 199
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Tanzania has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

The mission of this program is to care for the needy and impoverished children of Tanzania. The community childcare…

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  • Badulla, Sri Lanka
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Sri Lanka's border is currently closed to international arrivals and this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.  

Volunteers on this important program (available during the school holidays in April and August each year) will work in the hillside town of Badulla, in Sri Lanka's southern central…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

South Africa is now open to all international arrivals! See the Additional Info. section for COVID-19 arrival information.

This program makes a truly positive impact on impoverished children and their families. Volunteers are desperately sought to help this program implement a…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 20+

OPEN NOW!

Our programs in Colombia have reopened with precautions in place for volunteers and the community. See the Additional Info. section for more information.

What’s not to like about a program set in a gorgeous historical coastal city that enables international…

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  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 669
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Thailand is open for quarantined arrivals, however, this program remains on hold for now in the best interests of the local community and volunteers alike.

The exotic northern city of Chiang Mai is the location for this essential program working with at-risk children. As a result of extreme poverty in ethnic minority villages…

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  • Cusco, Peru
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 479
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Restrictions due to the pandemic mean that this program cannot get the support it needs right now. Sign up for 2022 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

The mission of this program is to care for at-risk and impoverished children of Peru.…

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  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Our programs in Istanbul are now open for vaccinated volunteers. See the additional info. section for COVID-19 requirements.   

Volunteers with a passion for the creative arts and a love for travel to far flung and exotic locations should…

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  • Kampala, Uganda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 399
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Uganda has reopened to international arrivals and our local team are looking forward to welcoming volunteers!  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This program’s mission is to care for the at-risk and…

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  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 539
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Restrictions due to the pandemic mean that this program cannot get the support it needs right now. Sign up for 2022 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

This essential program works with society's most vulnerable. Based in the magical city of Kathmandu,…

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  • Mombasa & Diani Beach, Kenya
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 359
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Kenya has reopened to international arrivals and programs in Mombasa have resumed.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

On this amazing program volunteers work with vulnerable children in community-care centers in either Mombasa or…

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  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Kenya has reopened to international arrivals and programs in Nairobi have resumed.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

The mission of this program is about offering vulnerable children in the community a level of care that they do…

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  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 259
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Check the 'Additional Info.' section for COVID-19 processes in place for Mexico. 

At the heart of this program is the belief that every child has a right to an education and in supporting the rights of indigenous youth to an education that is culturally appropriate. This…

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  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 389
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Cambodia is restricting entry due to the pandemic and this program cannot receive the international help it needs right now. Sign-up for late 2021 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

The mission of this program is to care for the at -risk and impoverished…

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  • Playa Pita, Puntarenas , Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 319
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for COVID-19 requirements.

The mission of this program is to contribute to the children of Costa Rica, to promote education and to ensure their proper physical, emotional and social development…

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  • Pokhara, Nepal
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 259
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Restrictions due to the pandemic mean that this program cannot get the support it needs right now. Sign up for 2022 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

The mission of this essential program is to care for some of the most impoverished…

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  • Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 369
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for COVID-19 requirements.  

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the prospects of children in the coastal town of Puerto Jiménez.…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Ecuador has reopened to international arrivals but this program is on hold in the best interest of the community and volunteers.

This fun program is based in the beautiful city of Quito, where volunteers will find their help is invaluable and very much in need. The program offers quality child care to parents…

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  • Rabat, Morocco
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 519
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Morocco has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

Volunteers will work with Moroccan youth, teaching and assisting them to learn crucial life skills that are often taken…

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  • Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 379
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Rwanda is now open to international arrivals. See the Additional Info. section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

The aim of this childcare program is to support children from families who were affected by genocide and those from some of Rwanda’s poorest families.…

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  • Senya Beraku, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Ghana has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This wonderful program aims to make the lives of vulnerable children better. Its mission is to simply provide quality care…

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  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 439
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Zimbabwe has reopened to international arrivals and our local team are looking forward to welcoming volunteers!  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This program aims to provide care and shelter for at-risk…

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  • Badulla, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 229
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Sri Lanka's border is currently closed to international arrivals and this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.  

This essential education program supports children in the under resourced, yet fundamental, area of early childhood education in Sri Lanka. This program is available in kindergartens…

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  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 739
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Vietnam's borders remain closed to international arrivals so this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.  

This amazing program will warm the heart of any international volunteer with a love for working with children and helping those in true need. Volunteers on…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 389
  • Airport Pick Up Included

OPEN NOW!

Tanzania has reopened to international arrivals. See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This essential program working with children in Tanzania supports the under resourced, yet fundamental, area of early…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 779
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

South Africa is now open to all international arrivals! See the Additional Info. section for COVID-19 arrival information.

This program makes a truly positive impact on vulnerable children, abused women and those with physical and mental challenges. Volunteers are desperately…

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  • Delhi, India
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 379
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Due to the pandemic this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.  

Sadly, there are an estimated 100 million or more homeless children in India who do not have access to even the most basic of education and spend most of their time roaming the streets in search for food or…

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