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PROJECTS - YOUTH ENRICHMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Childcare - GUATEMALA

Families in this extremely underprivileged area are in desperate need of people to help care for their children so they can have jobs and work on their land. This project was developed to help give families in the community an affordable childcare option that will keep their children safe and educated. Volunteers will be looking after children ages 0 – 12, providing general care, while playing with them and helping them towards their development.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Antigua and surrounding areas within The Mayan Highlands, Guatemala
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)

Childcare – NICARAGUA

Set on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, in the beautiful city of Granada, volunteers will work with impoverished children at a daycare center. Offering quality early childhood education, volunteers make an impact by helping to break the poverty cycle.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Granada, Nicaragua
  • Lodging/Meals: Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)

CHILDCARE & ENRICHMENT – COLOMBIA

Set in the breathtaking city of Cartagena, volunteers assist in the classroom working with underprivileged children helping with extra-curricular activities and also teaching English.  

  • Minimum:  3 weeks
  • Location:  Cartagena, Colombia
  • Lodging/Meals: Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)

Childcare & Enrichment in Playa Jaco – COSTA RICA

This program helps to ensure that young children aged 3 to 6 receive an adequate foundational education. These children need your sensitivity, care and most importantly friendship while helping them with their schoolwork. Activities also include art, sports, games and more.

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Lodging/Meals:  Volunteer Apartments; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Lunch)

Childcare & Enrichment in San Ramon – COSTA RICA

The preschool children living in San Ramon, Costa Rica are some of the most vulnerable who need extra support and care. A strong preschool education is essential in helping young children succeed as they advance in their schooling. Volunteers work directly with these children supplying essential help in the form of teaching and daily care for their emotional, social and physical needs.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • Lodging/Meals:  Home Stay Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)

Childcare & Enrichment in Santa Barbara de Heredia – COSTA RICA

This program helps to ensure that young children aged 3 to 6 receive an adequate foundational education. These children need your sensitivity, care and most importantly friendship while helping them with their schoolwork. Activities also include art, sports, games and more.

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Lodging/Meals:  Volunteer House or Home-Stay; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Lunch)

Childcare & Enrichment - ECUADOR

This childcare center located in Quito needs loving and compassionate volunteers who can help feed children, improve their social skills, help with homework, and contribute any unique skills or knowledge. You may have a passion for the arts and would love to spread that to kids. Contributions like this are welcomed! This care center also gives parents the time and ability to work during the day, which is crucial to improving their financial wellbeing.

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Quito, Ecuador
  • Lodging/Meals:  Volunteer Apartment, Self-Catered or Home Stay, 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)

Childcare & Enrichment - MEXICO

The goal of this program is to be able to provide impoverished children in Oaxaca with a solid education, nutritious meals, medical care and fun activities. Volunteers will work out of a center where many international volunteers and students come to volunteer.

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; Breakfast included daily

Childcare for Impoverished Families - BRAZIL

Complexo do Alemão is one of the largest underprivileged communities in northern Rio de Janeiro in desperate need of child care.  There are many young mothers who have trouble affording the basics for their children and will greatly benefit from compassionate volunteers who will teach their children, play with them, and provide after school support.  This in turn allows the parents to work or begin study and change their children’s future.

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Lodging/Meals:  Hostel; Breakfast included daily

Children’s Health & Nutrition - ARGENTINA

For this program a basic to intermediate level of Spanish is needed as you will help inform and educate families and children about healthy eating habits. Volunteers help coordinate fundraising campaigns, provide English lessons, and lend a hand when cooking and distributing meals to families in need. This project has improved the lives and health of thousands of children, but they need continuous support to keep it going.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lodging/Meals:  Hostel (Private Stay and Home Stay options available on request); Some Meals included – Breakfast every day, Dinner 3 nights per week, Lunch not included

Impoverished Children’s Support - BOLIVIA

On this program, volunteers can help in four different areas: teaching Pre-School level children, teaching English, After School Care, and Soccer School. You may help based on where you can contribute the most and what projects are the most in need. No matter which project(s) you are a part of you will help improve the self-esteem and outlook for these children by providing a nurturing and fun environment for them.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Lodging/Meals:  Volunteer House On-Site; Breakfast & Lunch included on weekdays

CHILDCARE & ENRICHMENT – CUSCO, PERU

If you truly want to make a difference, here’s your chance!  Volunteer to work with orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children that need quality care, companionship and a sense of hope.

  •  Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Cusco, Peru
  • Lodging/Meals: Volunteer House; 3 Meals per day included during working week (Friday to Tuesday), 2 Meals per day included on weekends (Wednesdays and Thursdays).

Childcare & Enrichment - Lima, PERU

Volunteers help to provide childcare and education to vulnerable children helping them improve their future prospects. Assisting with their education, providing companionship and being a positive role model, you can make a difference!

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Lima, Peru
  • Lodging/Meals: Host Family; 3 Meals per day included

Youth Athletics - BRAZIL

To reduce the likelihood that children in the Complexo do Alemão favela engage in crime and other dangerous activities, the children’s sports program was developed. While it keeps the kids physically active, the project also focuses on the fair treatment of others and kindness through different sports activities like volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Your role may be that of a coach, playing alongside the children, or coming up with new and exciting athletic programs!

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Lodging/Meals:  Hostel; Breakfast included daily