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Children & Community

Help children and local communities as a volunteer abroad. Community volunteering is a rewarding and worthwhile way to spend your gap trip. Community volunteering can involve helping out as a teaching volunteer. Or it can mean caring for kids in childcare or orphanage projects abroad. Or you can help rebuild communities from the ground up on a building or community project. Or get involved in medical work and help with healthcare abroad.

Are you a sports lover? Why not coach sports and share your sporting skills with children in Africa? If you want to make a difference, help provide much-needed love and care for disabled children on a volunteering gap trip. Helping out in a community is about improving the day-to-day quality of life for local people. It's about coming to understand and respect their culture. There are few more satisfying ways of spending your time than becoming a community volunteer abroad. You just need to decide what is the best way you can make your mark while you travel and see the world!

 

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Children and community volunteering

Help kids in the community

One way in which you can make a real difference to local communities is to help educate, inspire and care for its children. Get involved as a volunteer teacher or help out at amazing childcare projects. Care for kids in orphanages or assist disabled children in their day-to-day lives. Or become a sports coach and teach children new skills. A community’s future is in its children’s’ hands. You can play your part as a childcare community volunteer! Our most popular trip is our Cape Town Community Volunteers programme. Sign up to help communities in stunning South Africa!

Build communities from the ground up

Another way to make your mark as a community volunteer is to (quite literally!) lend a hand and help out with local building projects. Since the devastating earthquake, Nepal needs help restoring its infrastructure and local communities. Become a Community Volunteer in Nepal and know you’re helping where it’s most needed. Whether the community needs new schools, water facilities or other community buildings, if you put your weight behind a building project abroad you’ll see the difference it makes for yourself!

Make a difference as a medical volunteer

Do you care about the health and wellbeing of communities abroad? Get involved with vital medical work while you are away.  If you have previous medical experience as a doctor, nurse, dentist, physiotherapist or other healthcare professional then your skills are in high demand. Help out in local communities around the world. If you don’t have previous medical experience there are projects where you can help with general healthcare in a range of incredible destinations.

Help with conservation in communities

Many communities around the world depend on the natural resources that surround them. Despite this, local communities are not always aware how important it is to protect their natural environment. Volunteer at rewarding conservation projects and help save the natural world. Volunteer with sea turtles or help with coral reef conservation from stunning coastlines. Assist with anti-poaching projects in Africa or help conserve the Australian outback. Reach out to local communities and help to educate them about how they can get involved in vital local conservation.

Care for communities

There are plenty of community projects waiting for your help abroad! You can help with adult education or women’s empowerment projects. Or you can help with crop planting or at sanitation projects. The only question to ask yourself is: Which community will you help first?

4-8 weeks

Get some unbeatable hands on experience in beautiful Malawi! Work with rural communities and help raise awareness about health issues and provide treatment and support for local people.

from £1,079

20 weeks or longer

Travel the whole world with this incredible package trip! Tick off South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Brazil - you’ll have seen and done it all!

from £6,489

2-4 weeks

Teach English to kids and see beautiful Costa Rica with this amazing volunteer package! Enjoy a week of Spanish language lessons and then then throw yourself into one of two fantastic teaching projects, either in the capital or on the coast!

from £879

6-8 weeks

Learn Spanish in our Peruvian language school in Cusco before volunteering in rewarding community projects and make a real difference in Peru: Choose from 6 or 8 weeks.

from £1,619

4-8 weeks

This rewarding volunteer project will see you helping understaffed & under resourced primary schools on the edge of Lake Malawi. You’ll give kids the education they deserve and gain some valuable experience in the process!

from £1,079

5-12 weeks

Head over to South Africa and teach kids your favourite sport! Volunteer in beautiful Port Elizabeth and share your passion for netball, hockey, rugby, tennis or swimming. Get sporty and make a difference!

from £1,119

12 months or longer

Aged 21-35? Got a degree? Earn at least USD 20,000 per year as a paid teacher in South Korea, plus a TEFL Course, cultural course, cultural excursion weekends and accommodation included!

from £619

4-12 weeks

Challenge yourself and discover new cultures, gorgeous landscapes and amazing people on this medical internship opportunity of a lifetime!

from £979

2-12 weeks

Get going to gorgeous Ghana and volunteer with kids for an unforgettable African experience. If you’re looking for a rewarding teaching project, year-round sunshine, and a super friendly introduction to Africa then look no further!

from £419

2-12 weeks

Puts your sports skills to good use as a sports coach on this African adventure!  Explore Africa and inspire the next generation of sporting stars as you share your sports know-how with kids in Ghana.

from £449
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