Volunteer in childcare and shape the future of our world by spending some time with children that will benefit from your care and teachings. INLEX works in low-income neighborhoods where resources are very limited. These projects benefit from the work of volunteers, as most of the time, they are understaffed and underfunded. The childcare program is perfect for volunteers that are energetic, full of initiative and creativity. The work is rewarding, fun, and a great experience. If you have previous experience with children or education you can help implement new strategies to keep the kids learning throughout the whole day.
Arrival to the program are most Sundays.
On arrival you are greeted by our friendly coordinators and taken to your accommodation. Next day you meet with all the volunteers and interns that came the previous days for orientation.
In orientation we cover topics like:
-Do’s and dont’s in the country
-How to get around and weekend travel
-Communication, SIM cards , and currency.
-Social meet ups with other participants.
Spanish classes are available at an extra cost in 20 hour blocks. Monday to Friday , 4 hours per day.
See our costs section for more information.
There are no requirements for this program other than being able to communicate at the project and work well in teams.
We encourage all of our participants in our programs to travel as much as they can during the weekends. Volunteers and interns usually travel together during the weekends. Our coordinators can assist you to make travels plans
During the weekdays volunteers and interns usually spend time together after their assignments.
By joining our volunteer program in Guatemala you can help small community daycares and community centers have extra support when taking care of children from low income communities.
In the childcare program in Guatemala you will be working around 6 hours per day Monday to Friday with children ranging from 2-7 years of age, whose parents work and don’t have anywhere to send them to during the day. Working with children requires energy and creativity as most of the work is around keeping the children entertained through songs, games, and basic educational activities like teaching numbers, colors, etc.
Also, you will support the staff at the daycare in Guatemala by helping them with cleaning up for the children, cooking food, making educational games and keeping the place tidy.
Volunteer in the childcare program in Costa Rica and work in a system set up by the Costa Rican government to support low-income families and single parents to help children have a safe and educational space.
INLEX supports daycares that are partially funded by the government and volunteers help in the day to day tasks of the daycare.
By becoming a volunteer in childcare in Costa Rica, you can expect to be playing with kids all day, creating educational material, teaching numbers, colors, shapes, etc. You will also be supporting daycare staff with the basic clean up, meal preparation, planning and general upkeep of the facilities.
Minimum commitment: 4 weeks
Location: San Ramon, Costa Rica.
Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day or shared dorms in a volunteer hostel with access to a kitchen.
Available: Most of the year except the last two weeks of December and Easter week.
Volunteer in childcare in Cusco, Peru and contribute to the development of the local population by supporting community centers in nearby villages. By working here you can join a dedicated team of volunteers working in Cusco supporting children with care and early childhood development through educational games that involve colors, basic math, music, and basic concepts.
Most children in the community center come from low-income rural families who cannot afford to leave their children anywhere else during the day. These children come from single-parent homes or where parents work too many hours to make ends meet.
In this project, you can also help with administrative tasks like fundraising, education campaigns for the parents, nutrition campaigns, and more.