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The Care Programmes below include working in Crèches, Schools, Hospitals and Social Centres.

You can work with abused children, street children or those with learning and physical disabilities. Make it your dream gap year, career break or work experience internship - or just as a worthwhile volunteering holiday! Any help, care, love and attention you give, no matter how skilled or unskilled, helps. Make a difference - get involved!

Care for Children in a Kindergarten in Bali

Care For and Teach Children in a Kindergarten in Bali
Care for and teach English to young Balinese children; aged 4 to 5 years old, whose curious minds and natural friendliness gives you the opportunity to make a real impact. You'll encourage the children to learn and grow creatively, thus sowing the seeds for a greater future in years to come.
The Kindergarten offers free kindergarten education to 4-5 year old children from poor villages in and around the area. The local children are warm and affectionate and would rather spend time playing than learning.

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Care for Children in Creches in Brazil

Care for Children in Creches on the Island of Florianopolis
Volunteer to care for young children from poor backgrounds in the beautiful beach town of Florianopolis. You’ll get involved with general caring and playing educational games, singing and narrating nursery rhymes, organising games in the playground, teaching them colours, numbers, etc - all these activities bring huge smiles to the children’s faces! This is a great opportunity to spend time with the children of this wonderful island community.

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Care for Children in a Kindergarten in China

Volunteer with Children in a Kindergarten in Guilin
Help to support the children in this rural kindergarten. You'll encourage them to learn from a young age and grow creatively, as well as enthusing them about school and even teaching them some basic English, a skill that will be invaluable as they grow up. Your programme will start with a fun filled introductory week that is dedicated to getting to know China and some of its cultural aspects first hand.

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care for Children in a day-centre in Costa Rica

Care for Children in a Daycare Centre in Esparza
Work alongside professional carers in a Daycare Centre which provides preschool and primary school education to children. You'll work with children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. The centre is bilingual, but none of the staff are mother tongue English speakers. This placement is all about cultural interchange and fun, helping the children to grow up happy, inquisitive, creative and unique.

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Volunteer with Street Kids in Ecuador

Voluntary Work with Street Kids in Quito
Work with a recently formed NGO that was founded by two psychologists who want to help children, youth and adults living on the streets of Quito. The main objective of this project is to help people in desperate situations, by giving them a safe environment to eat, shower, relax, meet peers, make friends and learn new skills in.

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Care for Hildren in a Hospital in Ecuador

Care for Children at a Children's Hospital in Quito
Children from all over Ecuador end up in this public hospital with a range of short and long term medical conditions. You'll help to keep them cheerful and optimistic during their stay with games and other activities, as well as providing educational support to those who've been in hospital a long time.
You'll need a little Spanish to do this project, but we've got that covered! If you have no knowledge of Spanish at all, you can combine your project with two weeks of Spanish.

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Heathcare and healthcare education in Sigatoka in the Fiji Islands

The Healthcare and Healthcare Education Project on the Coral Coast in Fiji
Contribute to making the locals healthy! Because they mostly live in villages, they have little or no knowledge of hygiene or of a balanced and nutritious diet. This leads to a wide range of diseases, like high blood sugar, cholesterol, hypertension etc.

This project needs the skills of both established medical and healthcare professionals and those who are interested in teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene. Come and make a difference while enjoying the "home to happiness" islands!

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Care for Children with Autism in India

Care for Children with Autism in Madurai
Give your very valued assistance to a School for Autistic Children in Madurai. The children are between the ages of 3 and 18. You'll assist the staff in their day-to-day duties which are many and varied and can include different therapy sessions, sports, arts, gardening and music classes.

The School aims to provide quality intervention and to enable each child to achieve their maximum academic potential by developing effective communication skills in them and to empower them to interact meaningfully with others. Your support and knowledge will be greatly welcomed!

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Care and Physiotherapy Volunteering with Disabled Women and Children in Malaysia

Care and Physiotherapy for Disabled and Abused Women and Children in Borneo
Help children with mental, physical and emotional disabilities as well as some young adults and abused women/children. This is a challenging and rewarding project that is suitable for either those with basic care experience or fully qualified Physiotherapists.
This is a live-in residential care project situated close to Sabah's beautiful coastline and around 15 minutes drive from it's thriving capital, Kota Kinabalu.

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Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy in New Zealand

Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Physical and Intellectual Disabilities in Auckland
Assist caring for and teaching the children to help their development. The school you'll work in offers education and therapy for students who are severely disabled with Cerebral Palsy. Some have physical disabilities, but some have cognitive potential comparable to chronological age. Many have hi-tech assistive communication devices.
You’ll work mainly as a Teaching Aid but you'll also observe and assist the various therapists as they work with students and the team of staff to facilitate student learning.

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New Zealand: Physiotherapy, Occupational
                    Therapy or Speech Language Therapy with Physically Disabled Children

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Therapy with Physically Disabled Children in Auckland
You'll assist in a special unit that has a large number of children with physical disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and mobility problems.You'll work as a teacher aid and shadow the existing therapists, either in groups or one-on-one with the students. You'll also work with the children in a classroom environment and this will give you additional experience in how to work with their disabilities and to overcome these obstacles within education.

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Volunteer to Care for Special Needs Children in Peru

Caring for Special Needs Children in Northern Peru

Help out at a local children's home in Peru and be a part of improving the lives of the physically and mentally disabled.

You'll be part of daily therapy sessions, helping the local staff with disabled care, and interacting with these special children. This programme will give you a new appreciation for life and caring for others!

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                    Social Work and Counselling Work Experience in South Africa

Psychology, Social Work and Counselling Work Experience in Knysna
Work with social workers who provide Counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems, such as marital and family stress, depression, mid-life crisis, divorce counselling, HIV-related counselling, conflict management and parenting.
The Society (FAMSA - Families South Africa) is very much family orientated, serving to help resolve family problems and disintegration. It is one of a chain of Centres throughout South Africa. You'll learn a lot about all the areas of counselling and social work that they deal with.

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Care for Children with Autism in South Africa

Teach and Care for Children with Autism in Cape Town (Ver)
Work in a Centre and Hostel for children with Autism, as a classroom and hostel assistant. You may help where children need special attention, or work with a small group while the teacher works with another group. School work varies with different age groups, but is based on the normal school activities – a great deal of one-to-one attention is needed and children learn basic skills. You'll also be able to help with supervised activities like swimming, "play time” duty and indoor supervision of children.

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Care for Children ina Hospital in South Africa

Care with Children at the Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town
Children from a few months old to 12 years of age attend this Children's Hospital for specialised treatment. You'll visit the children, hand out toys, play and interact with them, and give them lots of comfort and love. Even something as simple as entertaining the children with stories lifts their morale and helps the healing process.
You may also assist with general non-medical support, e.g., accompanying a patient to another department, collecting folders and fetching food, etc, or assisting the pharmacy area or clinics where patients wait for their medication. You may also assist in various out-patients departments as administrative support, or assist in the fund-raising shop.

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Care for Children in a Safe-House in South Africa

Care for Kids in a Children’s Safe-House in Knysna
You'll assist the trained Carers in a children’s Safe-House in the local township by helping to care for children from abusive backgrounds. You'll work with a variety of ages, from assisting in the soup kitchen, general caring for the youngsters, and observing counselling to HIV sufferers.
This rewarding project would suit anyone keen keen on Social Work, Teaching or Child Care.

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Work with Hard of Hearing Children in South Africa

Deaf School Project in Cape Town
Work in a school in Cape Town that caters for partially and fully deaf children. You'll work with children from 3 to 13 years old, right from when they're first introduced to sign language. The content of the lessons is the same as a regular school, so any subjects you have some knowledge in would be most welcome.
The school is very poor with just a few classrooms, library and a hall, so every bit of involvement by you makes an incredible difference!

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Care for Children on a Street Kids Project in South Africa

Street Kids Project: Social work / Care with Children in Knysna
Work at a Youth Development Centre in a township on the outskirts of the beach resort of Knysna, helping out with anything from basic schooling, such as reading or writing, to community projects and life skills lessons. Your work will combine many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment where guidance and assessment is offered to children living on the streets and children at risk.
The purpose is to get the youngssters ready to be taken back into the mainstream schooling and domestic home life again. A very worthwile project.

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Care for Children in a Crèche in South Africa

Care for Children in a Crèche in Knysna
Play an important role in helping to prepare the children for primary school through the media of fun activities and educational programmes. Many of the children come from underprivileged homes.
You'll have a lot of freedom to set up your own day's activities, if you would like to, and also to paint murals to brighten up the class rooms. Activities include singing, painting, reading, educational classes (like learning the alphabet) and playing with educational toys.

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Teach and Care for
                    Mentally and Physically Impaired Children in South Africa

Teach and Care for Mentally and Physically Impaired Children in Cape Town (BP)
Help in a school that has just over 200 children with physical and intellectual impairments aged 3 to 18 years old. There are four sections covering nursery, junior, middle and senior.
Work as a classroom assistant or class aide (helping children in and out of wheelchairs for different activities, or helping the teacher with various class activities, like painting, doing puzzles, cooking, simple maths and reading, plus simple tasks on the computer and supervising the outdoor activities.

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Teach and
                    Care for Children with Physical Disabilities and Special Needs in South Africa

Teach and Care for Children with Physical Disabilities and Special Needs in Cape Town (VN)
Assist in a primary school for children with a variety of disabilities or special needs. Some of today’s pupils have cerebral palsy. Some children have other syndromes or conditions such as muscular dystrophy, multiple physical impairment, ADHD and specific learning disabilities. You'll work in five different areas, including class aide, 'scribe' administration, libary and generally filling in wherever you're needed.

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