Child & Orphan Care Volunteering

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Be prepared for an experience beyond expectation, while volunteering at one of our Child and Orphan Care projects. Your life changing experience, which will open your eyes and heart awaits you, as you educate and support orphaned children and families. Contribute towards creating a brighter future for these children, full of prospect and opportunity, alongside participating in incredible activities on offer. Your experience will be unforgettable.

Across Sub-Sahara African, there are an estimated:

  • 34 million orphaned children
  • 11 million of these children orphaned by AIDS

Why do we support Child and Orphan Care?

The more support and aid we can provide these young and vulnerable children, thus the better start we can provide in life, the more hope and prospect we can offer communities and children to thrive and engage. Education serves a critical purpose, especially to a young Childs life. The more we can promote this, the greater our positive impact will be on the communities we support.
Our volunteers will be fully immersed into educating and caring for vulnerable children, providing vital support at rural and urban community care facilities, pre schools and support centres to facilitate and assist these children, by providing access to empowering education, which will have the potential to enrich these children’s lives and creating future opportunity. You will be involved in different forms of care for these children:

  • Pre School Teaching: Provide invaluable education, while providing a solution to understaffing. You will support and empower local teachers, to be better able to educate, while adding another dimension to classroom life
  • Foster Care Home: Establish important care for vulnerable children at our Khayelitsha Care home. Here, 40% of the children admitted to the home are HIV+.

Our volunteers will aid basic development, in the form of:

  • Social Play, Language and Numeracy Skills
  • Enrichment and Education: Get involved in after-school care, providing a safe space for these children, whilst carrying out fun and engaging games to aid education
  • Community Upliftment: Engage with member of the local community as you help look after and tend their garden plots, alongside repairing and painting classrooms, becoming fully involved in all aspects of the community.

By supporting this initiate, you will be contributing towards providing a positive, long term impact on children who otherwise would not get the chance access quality, inclusive education. The impact you make will not positively benefit the children and wider community, but also yourself as a volunteer, providing this level of support but also inspiration.

In your free time, take advantage of what your location has to offer. From Walking with Lions in Victoria Falls, to exploring the iconic sites in Cape Town, you will have the opportunity to fully maximise your time abroad in so many ways.

Make your impact and discover just how rewarding contributing towards a greater good really is.

Check out out Child and Orphan Care volunteer projects below!

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Orphan Day Care and Community Support, Zululand

Living by the beach and surrounded by Africa’s most magnificent wildlife, volunteers work directly with the chiefs of the village and families living in poverty to support young children and contribute to bigger and brighter futures for them.

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FROM £ 839 | US$ 1,374

Early Childhood Development, Cape Town

Share your passion for education and love of working with children as you work with underprivileged and undeveloped communities in Cape Town, teaching and caring for disadvantaged children and providing youth with better and brighter opportunities for their future.

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FROM £ 787 | € 1021 | US$ 1313 | AU$ 1391

Teaching and Orphanage Support, Kenya

Offer your teaching assistance to vulnerable children in the Limuru community in Kenya, many of whom are orphaned, affected by HIV/AIDS and developmentally challenged. Your extra special care and attention will help promote their development in under-staffed, impoverished schools.

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FROM £ 972 | US$ 1557

High School Group Volunteering

Are you looking for a safe and interactive group volunteering trip to Africa for students at your school? Let us put together a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure for you that is specifically designed for those aged 14-18 years old.

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FROM Bespoke Itinerary

University Group Volunteering

Let us put together a unique, once in a lifetime volunteer adventure for your University group, which will see you learning, exploring and giving back to local communities and conservation efforts in Africa.

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FROM Bespoke Itinerary