Volunteer with Child Development

The Child Development volunteer projects ensure that children have a safe, educational and supervised environment in which to spend this time constructively while allowing their parents to work to make their living.

Destinations

Many children of our Child Development project smiling

Overview

If you’re the type of person who has a genuine affection for young children and who wants to jump into a high energy, life-changing experience to help develop their skills and equip them for a bright educational future – volunteering in one of our child development projects may be just the opportunity for you.

 

 

 

Opportunities to Volunteer with Child Development

Helping in child development is undoubtedly the most beneficial way to increase the life chances of children living in a developing country. As a volunteer you will work with poor children providing them with the essential attention, support and guidance needed for healthy development.

2 Volunteers with chidlren from our Child Development project smiling

As a part of the program, your objective is to provide children ith the care and attention needed to develop their social skills, to encourage them to develop an enthusiasm for higher education, and to teach vital skills to be competitive in the world’s developing economy.

Volunteers on these projects provide children and youngsters with the attention needed to develop their social skills, and encourage them to develop an enthusiasm for higher education, teaching them vital skills to be competitive in a rapidly developing economy.

These centers generally have few resources, so volunteers are encouraged to  bring their initiative and creativity to make the most of their time at the projects. Volunteers may also teach some English to the children through recreational activities, such as drawing, cutting and glueing games and role-play.

 

Skills needed

Child development projects require volunteers who are dedicated and willing to give a lot of care and love. These projects generally have few resources, so you must have a lot of initiative and creativity with the facilities that are available to you.

 

Child Development Volunteer  Projects – Overview

Volunteer with Child Development at a Rural Kindergarden in Peru

Volunteer with Child Development at a Peruvian KindergardenVolunteer with child development in Peru working as a teaching assistant at a rural kindergarten.

As a volunteer at these teaching assistant projects you will be working as a part of PRONOEI. PRONOEI is a Peruvian government sponsored preschool initiative in the poorest areas of Peru, where mothers from within the community receive teacher training to work with a group of 30 children between 3 to 5 years old. These community mothers, also called promotoras, have a huge challenge to keep their classes running, receiving very little support from the Peruvian state. They are nonetheless doing a formidable job, but that’s why receiving volunteers to assist in the classroom can be such a huge help.

The child development volunteer programs in Peru are available at Cusco, Arequipa and Iquitos