Volunteer in childcare

Volunteer with children and shape the future of our world by spending time with kids 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 creative; and 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.

Depending on the destination you choose you can choose to work in daycare centers, orphanages, or after-school programs.

Why volunteer in a child care program?

As a volunteer, you will be helping single parents or low-income families take care of their children while they are at work. Also, projects revolve around providing a nurturing environment with education, balanced meals, games, and strong values.

The perfect volunteer for this program is energetic, resourceful, patient, and most importantly loves working with children. 

Impact:

Volunteers bring not only their time to the children, but also bring a different perspective and help the team bring more personalized attention.

Why volunteer with INLEX in the childcare program?

INLEX partners with childcare projects that have limited resources and where volunteers will have a positive impact. From the moment you apply to the program, you will be supported by our team members who will guide you before you arrive and once in the country.

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My Guatemala Experience Overall, my experience was as unique as it can get. I had always valued helping others as a valuable human instinct, which is why I’m happy to say that I achieved that during my 2-week stay. What had made my time here special was the persistent attention to a familiar setting. The locals, INLEXCA co-coordinators, my host-family and the teachers at the school that I taught in, all contributed to creating a sense of familiarity which had helped me feel more comfortable and confident in sharing my abilities and thoughts; creating a more authentic experience. Working with children had also made me understand the importance of early child development and how that is bound to influence later life; essentially what one is taught and how others interact with a child will affect later behaviors. To anyone potentially thinking of participating in such a project, I would strongly recommend it since there is nothing more useful and pure than raising the self-esteem of traumatized children; be kind and supporting to them and see the expression on their faces.

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Volunteer in childcare in Guatemala

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.

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

-Your projects

-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.

Volunteer in childcare in Guatemala

Project overview

  • Minimum commitment: 2 weeks
  • Location: Villages and towns around Antigua Guatemala.
  • 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.

Ready to join?

Volunteer in childcare in Costa Rica

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.

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

-Your projects

-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.

Volunteer in Costa Rica- Childcare

Project overview

  • 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.

Ready to join?

Volunteer in childcare in Peru

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.

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

-Your projects

-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.

Project overview

  • Minimum commitment: 2 weeks
  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • 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.

Ready to join?

Volunteer in childcare in India

Volunteer with children from low-income communities and support working parents by volunteering in a daycare. Children who end up in the project are usually from homes that cannot afford education, proper nutrition, and a safe environment; volunteers are a great help to the staff who are usually overwhelmed by the number of children that they have to tend to.

 Children in the project range from 03-12 years of age.

Location: Jaipur

Volunteering schedule: Monday to Friday, 5 hours per day.

Commitment: 1 week – 24 weeks.

Volunteer Tasks:

-Help with the hygiene of the kids such as brushing teeth, washing hands, etc.

-Basic education such as numbers, colors, spelling, basic math.

-Arts and crafts workshops with the kids.

-Playing educational games with the children. Dances, storytelling, etc.

-Teaching good eating habits.

-Assisting the staff of the project in cooking meals and basic maintenance tasks.

-Promoting education for girls in the area.

-Interaction with the parents of the children & presenting the General vaccination schedule to the parents along with helping the local staff to take care of the kids.

Volunteers can also request to work in an orphanage where the workload is higher at around 8 hours per day.

 

Project overview

  • Minimum commitment: 1 weeks
  • Location: Jaipur
  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with 3 meals per day or volunteer guesthouse.
  • Available: Year round.
  • Start dates: Saturdays

 

Ready to join?