Volunteer with Children

Volunteering abroad with children is a fantastic opportunity for volunteers, skilled or with no experience, who have a genuine love for children to help make a difference in the futures of underprivileged children from a variety of backgrounds. We have a range of projects to choose from in exciting, exotic and mythical locations such as FijiSouth AfricaCosta RicaLaos and many more!

 

No matter whether you are on a gap year from school, a student, on a career break or on an extended holiday, there is important work for you to be involved in, as you make an important contribution to the educational, social, physical and personal development of these children.

 

Our volunteers can find themselves working with children at different stages of development in orphanages, care centres, local schools or in therapy centres for children with special needs. With the support of our volunteers, GVI and our partner organisations are able to provide these children with a safe environment and the support, supervision, socialisation and education in a range of subjects including English, Maths, Art and Sport.

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Volunteer with Children in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Discover Fiji and volunteer supporting under-resourced local schools and teachers

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,145.00

"After my first visit to Fiji, I had to return, the country, culture and people have found their way into my heart." - Steve Catewell (United Kingdom)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer & Learn Spanish Homestay in Mexico

Mexico - Yucatan
Travel to Mexico and experience the vibrant culture of Playa del Carmen while you brush up on your Spanish and volunteer on various childcare initiatives!

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,915.00

"One rule of the Ludoteca is to leave all your problems and ailments outside the gates; I feel that this is true not just for the kids, but for every volunteer too. It’s impossible to feel miserable here." - Christie Chandra (Australia)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer in a Care Centre in Nepal

Asia - Nepal - Pokhara
Travel to Nepal's city of Pokhara and volunteer in a care centre, providing educational and personal development support to underprivileged children

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 20 weeks

Price from

£850.00

"Fun, enjoyment and other words like that can't even come close to describing the time I had in Nepal!" - Eoin Blaney (Ireland)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer on Children's Educare Projects in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Cape Town
Experience South Africa's city of Cape Town when you volunteer at a township educare centre, providing much needed educational enhancement and creating a more conducive learning environment

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,045.00

"I think I’ve learnt more than the children! This is surely an experience I will never forget." - Christopher Chung (USA)
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Community Development Expedition in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Help community members develop important infrastructure for future generations by assisting with construction projects in the Dawsamu District of Fiji.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,145.00

"I firmly stand behind GVI and everything it stands for, thank you for this life changing opportunity." - Tyler McKay (USA)
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Volunteer in a Care Centre or School in India

Asia - India - Kerala
Discover India when you volunteer supporting orphans and disadvantaged children by assisting with their educational needs and providing care

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£850.00

"Everything I’ve done has just made me want to explore as much as I can." - Alexandra Jolly (United Kingdom)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Luang Prabang in Laos and volunteer with children. Teaching English, help to develop their understanding of the language and increase their chances of a better education .

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"One of the things I love about Luang Prabang is that you can walk everywhere. It's a small and beautiful town and the Lao sense of community really gives it a small-town feel." - Amy Dillon (Canada)
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Volunteer on Childcare Projects in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Discover Mexico and volunteer at a children's centre run by Save the Children. Work to provide a safe environment for the children to learn and play

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£995.00

"I’m sad to say goodbye to a place where I felt more than welcome." - Gesa Glanz (Denmark)
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Volunteer with Children

Women's Empowerment Project in Nepal

Asia - Nepal - Pokhara
Contribute to invaluable women’s empowerment initiatives in Nepal and help give women and young girls the tools necessary to fight poverty, stay in school and close the joblessness gap between

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£850.00

"This integrated conception of development caught my attention from the beginning, and has taught me that education sits at the center of all efforts to enhance the resilience of fragile communities all over the world." - Marcos Ferreira (United Kingdom)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer and Adventure Experience in Nepal

Asia - Nepal - Pokhara
Contribute to the improving education opportunities for underprivileged Nepali children and trek to the famous Mount Everest base camp.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

6 weeks

Price from

£1,775.00

"The Everest Base Camp trek was indescribable and a great way to close out our program. GVI was supportive and assisted me in the experience of a lifetime." - Shelley Reynolds (USA)
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Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Phang Nga
Join a traditional Thai community in Phang Nga. Teach English in local schools and explore the surrounding white sand beaches and tropical jungles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,045.00

"It's nice to get back from a hard day at school and just chill out with everyone and share stories. I have made friends from all over the world and have never laughed so much in my life." - Jodie Martin (United Kingdom)
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Volunteer with Children

Women's Empowerment Project in India

India - Kerala
Contribute to sustainable, long-term women’s empowerment initiatives when you travel to Kerala, India. Join a team of international volunteers and help give women and young girls access to equal education,

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£850.00

"This integrated conception of development caught my attention from the beginning, and has taught me that education sits at the center of all efforts to enhance the resilience of fragile communities all over the world." - Marcos Ferreira (United Kingdom)
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