Helping those with Disabilities

Disability and Special Needs Volunteer Projects

Do you have a passion for those living with disabilities? Love Volunteers exciting Special Needs Care projects around the world welcome international volunteers wishing to a make a difference in the lives of those who are often overlooked.

Whether it be working with the physically disabled, the mentally challenged, or those with learning difficulties and impairments to sight or hearing, we have a project that will not only suit your interests, but will provide you with an opportunity to make a real and lasting contribution.

While these highly rewarding projects do not require participants to have a background in the field of special needs care, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests.

As with all of our voluntary service programs, you will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow volunteers from all over the world. Not only will you make a real contribution to your chosen project, but you will get to travel and explore a new country, as well as make new friends for life!

Join us on one of our safe, fun and affordable Special Needs Care Projects below and be part of something great!

Programs

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

This program is crucial to the lives of people with medical issues and disabilities in Quito. Volunteers undertaking this project will contribute their time and energy to taking care of the animals participating on the program, providing quality care and attention to ensuring the animals are well fed and cared for. They will also work directly…

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

Working with children with special needs is a truly worthwhile volunteering experience. This essential program supports children in Senya-Beraku, on the coastline of Ghana. Ghana is a developing nation, which experiences great poverty and many health and social issues. As in many countries, those with disabilities can be…

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

Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to children based at a centre in Badulla. The vocational training center offers formalized classes that aim to improve the skills of children with disabilities. The centre is in desperate need of willing volunteers to help with all types of roles and tasks at the center. Suffering from a…

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

Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to children and young adults at various childcare facilities in Cusco. One such facility is a school for mentally disabled and deaf children and young adults aged from 3 to 25 years. Due to the varying ages and levels of disability there are five sections where the young people receive…

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  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful program is crucial to the lives of children and infants with disabilities in the specialist care facilities Love Volunteers partners with. Volunteers in Vietnam provide much-needed support and assistance to children at these locations. One such facility is a government-owned school for orphans with disabilities aged five to…

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

This program is crucial to the lives of children and infants with disabilities in the specialist home and day care Love Volunteers support. Volunteers undertaking this project will contribute their time and energy to taking care of children in real need. Without volunteers the sustainability of the home and day care would be in question, with…

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

Volunteers on this program provide much-needed support and assistance to children and young adults at various childcare facilities for children with mental and physical disabilities in Rabat. Government and community support for children with disabilities in Morocco can be seriously lacking. As a result, most children with disabilities are…

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  • Tirana, Albania
  • from 3 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 339
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Volunteers are urgently needed to contribute their time and energy at a day-care center for teens and young adults with disabilities. This center is located in the village of Arrameras, in the suburbs of Fushe Kruje Town, close to the city of Tirana. It provides psycho-socio-educative services for 30-40 young adults with different intellectual…

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

This essential program works in a residential care home for the destitute. Volunteers are desperately sought to help in the facility which houses both destitute elderly people and elderly residents with health and disability problems. The volunteer’s duties include cooking, assisting with feeding residents, reading and accompanying them on…

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