A Broader View offers programs which specifically focus on child care abroad. Our volunteer aim is to provide hands on help with the day-to-day operation of the orphanage so they can provide the children with good quality food, housing, education and health care. By providing individual attention to a needy child, you too can make a lasting difference. A hug and a smile provide meaning to the life of kids who had grown up deprived of love and care. Male and female volunteers are needed. Volunteers are asked to provide basic English education, to promote health and hygienic habits, organize recreational games and sports lessons and assist the staff in counseling the children. In these projects you could find yourself painting, changing diapers, organizing a soccer game, washing or cooking for the kids, or simply leading a sing a long.
Volunteer at a school project which supports orphans and provides education to vulnerable in the community and surrounding areas. The school was founded as a result of the increasing inequality and privation of the plight of the child in accessing basic education and care in rural areas outside of Lusaka.
This orphanage, located about an hour outside of the city, provides a safe place for local children who have suffered violence, physical and psychological or other risk to their lives. Created to have a family environment, with emphasis on education, the children are provided with a positive outlook on the lives.
The orphanage located in Arusha was founded in 2009, with the goal of housing orphans, offering them not only shelter but also education.
This institution provides supervision and care of toddler and young children during the day time, so that their parents can hold a job. Daycare is best when teacher-to-child ratios are low and groups aren't too large. This is where our volunteers can help! This program is open to all international volunteers who enjoy working with small children and who like to spend time playing with them, and helping the teacher and the staff in charge of the children to do basic tasks with them.
This Home Care is located on the outskirts of Arequipa and it hosts 25 boys between 4 years old to 18 years old. The mission of the Home Care is to improve and enrich the lives of this boys who have been negatively affected by social exclusion and who have not been given the basic types of attention that they need, such as; care, security, food, education and health. All of the children have either experienced moral and material abandonment or were judged to be at social risk from their parents who may be prostitutes, alcoholics, drug addicts or thieves. The Home aims to guarantee the harmonious development of the children with particular attention to protection, care, nutrition, education, health, and mental, physical, artistic and spiritual development.
Working in the Home as a volunteer, is both a touching and educational experience. As a volunteer you will have the unique experience of working intimately within a new culture, and will surely develop close relationships with the boys and the staff. Some daily tasks include cleaning the bedrooms, washing clothes, fixing old clothes, going to the market, helping in the kitchen, serving the food, cleaning of the kitchen and helping the kids with their homework. This program is only for male volunteers.
*Imp: The transportation in not included to the program. The transportation (round trip) cost is around US$1 by bus or US$8 by taxi can be divided between 2 - 3 volunteers (35 min ride approx 2 miles).
(***Arrival to Arequipa must be done between 7am and 7pm local time***)
The Kindergarten mission is to prioritize the strengthening of the capabilities of the families and the children themselves in order to achieve the formation of better generations within a framework of sound principles and values by developing actions aimed at the fulfilment of their rights in order to achieve a more just and human society.
The kindergarten has an average of 140 to 160 children that are from single parent households or from families of extreme poverty. The Kindergarten runs well because of the continuous effort and time given by all the teachers and the volunteers.
As a volunteer you will have the unique experience of working intimately with a new culture, and will surely develop close relationships with the children and the teachers. The work in the Kindergarten is enjoyable, though also a bit tiring at times. Some daily talks include making sure the children wash their hands, keeping an eye that they don’t start fighting, entertaining them with any special skills you have, and playing with them at break time.
Ayacucho is considered the second poorest region of the country (51% of its population lives below the poverty line, the national average is 23.8%. A Broader View Volunteers works in partnership with community leaders in this impoverished community, at a large public orphanage.
This Center is home to over 150 children, from babies to teens. The Center provides a home to little boys under the age of 6 years, and to girls under the age of 17 years old. The children are divided and live in small group homes. Volunteer tasks include teaching conversational English, health and hygiene, assisting with homework, and providing help withconversational English instruction.
In this community most families rely on public day care facilities to watch their children. These essential services are provided in the fringe communities where children live in abject poverty. The centers typically have about 30 children ages 8 months to 3 years old. Our volunteers work alongside a “Mom” and be an extra set of hands in the daily chores. The staff educate the kids, play with them and provide them nutritious food, all for free. Since most of the children come from poor families, the food they receive in the day care center is vital.
Volunteers will contribute to the education, child care, health and nutrition support provided by the centers. Tasks will focus on feeding, changing diapers, pre-school educational games and recreational learning support.
Volunteers with basic Spanish are welcome. Language Immersion lessons are available.
Volunteer at a Children’s Home near Livingstone, Zambia. The Home provides residential care for orphans and vulnerable children who have no family to look after them. Most of them have been orphaned as a result of the AIDS pandemic, which affects about 30% of adults in Livingstone.
Orphanage program offer life time opportunity to the volunteers to learn the real life of Nepal. Nepal have face internal war for decade and high mortality rate which has caused many to become orphan and country poor economy make it much harder for these one to survive . Which in result make many children out of home and school to come on street and to beg for living.
Thousands of children in India end up living on city streets struggling to find food or shelter. An uneven proportion of these children are female since India society still struggles with gender inequality and female-foeticide. Because of this there is an increasing number of abandoned baby girls on streets or orphanages. In Jaipur the orphanage homes we support are female dominated for this reason. The orphanage homes struggle to provide millions of children with a roof over their head, food, education, healthcare and many more other things to bring them to better level.
Assist with the caring for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. This day care center allows parents a safe, secure place to leave their children while they are working. Most of the children come from extremely impoverished families and the wage earners must work, so the child need to be minded. The center provide shelter, food and some limited education teaching. Most children spend 5-6 hours a day at the center.
Volunteer at a local orphanage in a suburb of San Jose (Guadalupe). This residential facility is home to about 25 children who range in age between toddlers to pre-teens (2yrs-12yrs old). The “Tias” or caretakers at the orphanage need help with everyday tasks for the children.
Volunteer at a school project which supports orphans and provides education and food to poor local children. The school was founded as a result of the increasing inequality and privation of the plight of the child in accessing basic education and care in rural areas outside of Accra.
This is an opportunity to support the work at a local orphanage in Kathmandu. Home to about 15 children, mainly girls, this residential home currently has children between 5 and 16 years old. Although the children attend school for the majority of the day, there is much help needed at this center. Volunteer work hours are split between early morning and later afternoon (approximately 730am-930am, 300pm-7:00pm) Volunteers will help getting the kids dressed, fed and ready for school. In the afternoon support with homework, teaching English, as well as introducing recreational and extracurricular activities like dance and music. The children mainly crave individual attention and focus from the volunteers. When the children are at school volunteers can assist with orphanage administrative needs, in the kitchen or gardens. Another option is to split this project with another program such as teaching or take optional Nepali language course.
This is a public kindergarten that offers education, nutrition, health and affection to 220 children from 4 to 6 years old distributed within 8 classrooms. Most of children come from poor families. It is located inside of the Itchimbía Park in Quito’s central area. The most important skill needed to work with these children is patience.
This project has been in the works since 1949 for children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or whose families are unable to care for them. The family approach in this Children's Village is based on the three following principles: each child needs a mother, they grow up naturally with brothers and sisters, and they live in their own house within a supportive village environment.
In La Serena volunteers support an orphanage/children's center. Currently the center offers nursery to about 20-25 underage children, some of which are orphans and live at the center full time. This is a very proactive project with over 20 babies and toddlers 9 (numbers may change if they are adopted or in foster care). One of the main characteristic of this project is the incorporation of the families and the community to the educational work. The parents of the children are so poor that they cannot afford to keep their children healthy or well fed. The projects serve as a day care, kindergarten and support center.
The Inca Empire, with Lake Titiaca, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the Andes, Amazonian rainforests, cloud people, coastal wildlife preserves and cosmopolitan cities are just some reasons to visit Peru.
Volunteer at an all girls home in Granada. There are 25 girls growing up in a safe and caring environment. This is a home for girls who have been mistreated, abused, raped, or their carers struggle to provide for them as they themselves may have been affected by a life of drug addiction or prostitution
Volunteer at this large public facility that provides daily child care and pre-school services to upwards of 170 children daily. Most poor families and single mothers rely on this center to care for their children why they work. This is a fun lively project with many many youngsters. Volunteers will care and support the daily influx of children, all of whom range from 18 months to 5 years old. The program has a nutrition program, where they provide a daily meal (lunch) to the kids. Volunteers feed the kids, helping with pre-school lessons, play games, help in the kitchens.
There are currently 44 children residing at the orphanage. The children range in age between 4 years and 17 years old. Our volunteers support the staff in terms of their daily routines, and also offer outside input for activities and recreational ideas. During the school term volunteer will help with the children’s breakfast, and escorting them to school. A Daycare/Headstart project is open in the orphanages pre-school.Volunteers can help with assisting with baby/toddler care and pre-school activities with the little ones. Work tasks at this center include: farming, gardening, animal care, cooking, laundry, cleaning. After school activities with the children including reading, helping with homework, arts and crafts, playing in the ball fields, and being present and available to the children.
Volunteers needed to help at a government orphanage in the center of Xela. There are always between 60 and 100 children, ages 0-15 years old, who are abandoned, orphans or placed out of their homes.
Volunteers assist in the classrooms in the orphanage, with the teacher in charge. The morning shift is from 8-12AM, and the afternoon from 2:30-4:30PM. The afternoon classes have a bit more space for playing and recreational activities. Volunteers can organize games, sports and introduce other activities like dance, yoga, and arts and crafts.
Volunteer in a local day care community center which provides services to children of mostly single mothers. The center has about 100 children who range in age between 1 year and 10 years old. The children are provided care and attention, and lunch. Volunteers will help with pre-school lessons, playing with the kids, stimulating conversation and learning, helping in the kitchens and any other necessary chore. We also work with a residential orphanage home to about 20 children from ages 8 -15yrs old. The volunteers duties would be the same, with a focus on education games, interacting with the kids, reading books, and even light chores like cooking, cleaning, sweeping.
Volunteer in Guatemala. At this program, poor children suffering from malnutrition are provided a safe haven, medical support, education, food and a place to recover. Most of the children are under 6yrs old and come from all over Guatemala for care. The project focus is care and support, feeding, health checks, and monitoring. This program is also recommended for pre-medical students and those interested in a medical career path.
The orphanage currently has 60 children from the ages of 3 to 17 years. The centers are run by loving dedicated staff who have opened their hearts to these vulnerable kids and orphans. They provide shelter, food, love and education to the children. The orphanage also runs a Day Care Center (closed in December) but caters to small toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Volunteer at a community day care/nursery school center on Santa Cruz Island. There are about 35 children daily from 2 years to 5 years old. The program provides an integral aid in the education of the children on this island. Many of the children at this center come from families of immigrants who have gone to Galapagos looking for a better future for their families and kids. The project hours are 8:00am - 12:00am Monday to Friday.
At this center the children range in age from 2yrs to 16yrs. The pagoda is located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City so any volunteer who ventures here will have a truly Cultural experience. The center's director is a Buddhist Monk and the center protects, supports and gives opportunities to the most needy. The center supports almost 300 orphaned children, some of which have sight impairment, disabled, HIV and rescued street kids.
The Monks are very willing to impart their knowledge of the Vietnamese language and the Buddhist way of life. This program will provide a truly wonderful experience to any volunteer who has an interest in this type of monastic lifestyle. The Buddhist way is one of giving and sharing, and life at the Pagoda is an enriching experience.
There are 25 beautiful children residing at the orphanage, and four full-time staff, namely a cook, night guard, general hand and teacher. In addition, there are 60 children who attend kindergarten at the orphanage compound from the village, and three teaching staff. Majority of the population understand and speak English, even though Swahili is commonly used.
Volunteer in one of two local orphanages in the Wakiso district, located outside of the city of Kampala. The village orphanage and school not only provide a home and safe haven this is where the children have classes.
Volunteer in Guatemala. This program is promoting and enhancing the general wellbeing of children, woman and families living in poverty, and because of this poverty live in very difficult circumstances.
With several orphanages in and around Tacloban our volunteers are providing a helping hand and supporting the care of hundreds of children. Each orphanage has over 50 children, some with 100 abandoned and unwanted orphans. All these children have come from poor families and many have suffered from malnutrition or neglect. The children thrive on the attention and love our volunteers can share with them.
Phnom Penh, once considered to be the loveliest of Indochina's French-built cities, was called the "Pearl of Asia". Today it is a bustling city. The city has a mix of French colonial and Khmer architecture, and sits at the base of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonlé Sap Rivers. In the city there are a number of Wats (temple-monasteries), museums and other places of interest which can be visited on the weekends.
Volunteers support three children's centers located outside of Arusha. The centers are home to approximately 20 children, ranging in age from 4yr-15yrs old. The centers are run by loving dedicated staff who have opened their hearts to these vulnerable kids and orphans. They provide shelter, food, love and education to orphans, abandoned and street children of surrounding community.
Support a local children's center, called a crèche, which provides a safe haven to 30-40 children daily. Some are orphans fostered in the community, others are from poor families and can't attend school yet. At the center they give these children a safe place and the love and care that they need. Volunteers add support to the local staff with individual attention to the kids, supervise play time, support lunch services, reinforce English speaking with lessons and reading/games and help with homework. Afternoon homework guidance and after school project support needed as well.
Volunteer at an orphanage which provides 24/7 nursing care for pre-mature and high risk infants and toddlers, most of who are orphaned or abandoned. This center provides much needed food, care, love and nurtures the children back to health. At this project volunteers hold the babies, hand feed and bottle feed babies, change diapers, play with the toddlers, help in the kitchen and laundry duties also. Another orphanage our volunteer work with have children from 4-12 years old and are provided a safe home. These children have school lessons, so expect to read books, help with English lessons, playing in the yard, helping with handicraft and other daily chores. The orphanage are located in residential neighborhoods, about 20-25 minutes' walk from the host family.
Volunteer in an orphanage and work with children that come from a variety of situations including loss of one or both parents, physical and sexual abuse, extreme poverty, and more suffering than many of us can imagine. Our two orphanage projects have children from 4 years and older. Most of the children range between 11-14years old. Many of these children have been denied the chance at an education as well as the basics for survival-food and shelter.
Volunteer with a local child care organization aimed to rescue children from abandonment. Most of the kids at this center are victims of different types of abuse, children who have been involved in crime and children who have been abandoned by their families or been forced to work on the streets of Managua.
This village is based about 6-7 miles outside of Hanoi. The village provides medical care, physical therapy, education and vocational training for 100-120 children with a variety of mental and physical conditions. There are nine family-style residences providing housing for girls and boys and their housemothers as well as special housing for severely disabled children. Other buildings house administrative offices, a medical clinic, a kitchen and dining hall, vocational studios, and educational facilities including a computer classroom. There are organic fruit and vegetable gardens, a medicinal herb garden, fishponds and farm animals.
This orphanage is located in the picturesque Ba Vi province approximately 30 miles/50km outside of Hanoi. Ba Vi is a true delight with its mountain range complimented by the flat lands for the farming of rice and various other fruits and vegetables. Their rich fertile land provides the landscape with much flora and fauna and is a wonderland that the nature lover can get truly immersed in. Our staff will escort you from Hanoi to the project site, and also escort you back to Hanoi at the end of the program.
Focuses care and attention to children up to 4 months old, the children receive stimulation as a method of learning where they can develop all the senses, games, songs and learn to have independence. The children are provided care while their parents, mostly single mothers can work. This is a very upbeat project with many small children eager for attention!
Volunteers will support a local orphanage within Ho Chi Minh which is home to 55 children (boys and girls) ranging in age from babies to pre-teens. The home is three stories with children sleeping quarters on 2 levels and the communal living and play areas on the bottom floor. The children share bedrooms and sleep primarily on mats (as do our volunteers!). This center is located in downtown HCMC and there is limited outdoor space for activities. Volunteers can sleep at the project, or off site at a nearby guesthouse.
This program is a public facility that provides daily child care services, pre-school and kindergarten classes to small babies and children in this Torices neighborhood in north Cartagena. This center is located close by to downtown and only 10 minutes from the airport.
Childcare centers, commonly known as Aanganbaris, seek to provide ample care to children before school. Their main aim is to take care of those children who would not be able to receive proper care at home. Additionally, they serve to improve the health of the pregnant women and the lactating mothers.
A Broader View Volunteer (ABV) allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.
WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?
Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.