Children around the world need your help! Whether it's a school, orphanage or community centre, you can help care for children, teach or coach sports. It's not all work though - there are plenty of opportunities for music, art and play!

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Teach English in China

Long-term paid TEFL placements in China, summer TEFL internships in China, and a unique homestay programme where you tutor a Chinese child. A chance to really get to know China while working and travelling there.

Go to the Teach English in China website

Kaya Responsible Travel

A responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Gold medal winners of “The Best Volunteering Organisation” at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016 and 2014 ( silver in 2015 and 2013).

 

Go to the Kaya Responsible Travel website
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Projects Abroad

Established for over 30 years, Projects Abroad is a leading provider of responsible volunteering placements across the world. Special placements for people with professional skills and experience.

Go to the Projects Abroad website
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Raleigh International

Volunteer programmes focusing on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building resilient communities. Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania.

Go to the Raleigh International website
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BUNAC

BUNAC offers a range of exciting work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes. BUNAC are the work and travel experts and have been helping young people work and volunteer abroad since 1962. Popular gap year destinations include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.

Go to the BUNAC website
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Empower Be the Change

Bespoke volunteering placements to help you develop your skills through volunteering in India. A range of options include teaching, empowering women, care, business development and conservation.

Go to the Empower Be the Change website
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Street Child

Street Child is a grassroots charity that helps children living in some of the toughest places in Africa and South Asia to go to school. They are dedicated to empowering vulnerable children through education and currently have a special focus on girls’ education and education in emergencies. Street Child do not charge volunteers an upfront fee but you will need to fundraise to cover your costs.

Go to the Street Child website

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specialises in gap year, career break and responsible travel. They offer paid work abroad, internships, volunteering options, TEFL courses and travel in some of the worlds most incredible locations.

Go to the Oyster Worldwide website
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Globalteer

Affordable, sustainable volunteer placements working with children and animals, making a genuine difference in local communities. UK-registered charity and 100% not-for-profit, so money is invested in helping the projects. Projects with long-term goals in bringing practical and achievable solutions.

Go to the Globalteer website
Kidogo Adventure - adventure through volunteering

Kidogo Adventure

Child-focused, tailor-made volunteering placements in Kenya. Volunteer in a baby home, orphanage or school for between 1 and 6 weeks.

You will get the chance to see the real Kenya through visits to the elephant orphanage, the giraffe centre and other local attractions, plus go on a short safari.

Kidogo Adventure will organise all aspects of your stay and look after you throughout your placement, to ensure both you and the people you are helping get the absolute most out of your experience.

Go to the Kidogo Adventure website