Volunteering with children holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Choose from 23 volunteering with children holidays in Africa, Asia and South America. Our volunteering with children holidays all adhere to our strict guidelines for volunteering with vulnerable children so you can be assured your visit will be of maximum benefit to those you are going to help. From healthcare to sports coaching we have a variety of ways you can give a little back on your holiday.

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Teach children in Brazil
Teach conversational English in tropical paradise, from £995 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteer with children at a creche in Brazil
Volunteer in Rio or Foz do Iguaçu, from £595 (7 days) ex flights
Book bus project in Malawi
Help promote reading on the Book Bus in Malawi, from £749 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa
Volunteer with children and wild animals in South Africa, from £460 - £3390 (7 days) ex flights
Volunteer with children in Cape Town, South Africa
Volunteering with Children in Cape Town, from £399 - £1999 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteering holiday in Mozambique
Build new classrooms and spend two weeks in paradise, from £1310 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteering holiday in South Africa
Track endangered animals & build a creche for Zulu children, from £2195 (14 days) ex flights
Sports coaching in South Africa
Coach your favourite sport & inspire disadvantaged children, from £1295 (5 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering holiday in Ghana
Adventure and volunteer in our amazing community, from £600 - £2100 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering in Malaysia
Community & environmental project on paradise islands, from £300 - £825 (7 days) ex flights
Cambodia community volunteering for 16-18 year olds
4-week school expedition volunteering in magical Cambodia, from £3480 (4 weeks) inc UK flights
Health care volunteering in Cambodia
Volunteer on our Healthcare Outreach Programme in Cambodia, from £695 (14 days) ex flights
Ghana childcare volunteering holiday
Live in the heart of an African community, from £895 (14 days) ex flights
Book bus project in Malawi and Zambia
Volunteer as reading mentor in South Luangwa, Zambia, from £749 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteer on an Arts Project & Travel India
Travel and Teach in India. No experience is needed, from £450 (14 days) ex flights
Coach football in Brazil
Coach and play football with children, from £995 (14 days) ex flights
Jungle trekking expedition & volunteering, Malaysia
Jungle trek in the rainforest & explore island village life, from £1056 (4 weeks) ex flights
Teach English in Costa Rica
Earn a T.E.F.L certificate in a Costa Rican beach paradise, from US $2800 (8 weeks) ex flights
Teaching projects in Southern India
Teaching in North or South India, from £695 (7 days) ex flights
Volunteer with children in Zambia
Help promote reading with the Book Bus in Zambia, from £749 (14 days) ex flights
Peru volunteering holiday,  Peruvian adventure
help Andean villages, explore Incan ruins and Machu Picchu, from £1281 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteer with children in Ecuador
Promote literacy and improve your Spanish in Ecuador, from £749 (14 days) ex flights
Community volunteering with children in Peru
Volunteer in a community education project in rural Peru, from £695 (4 weeks) ex flights

12 reviews for Volunteering with children holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Volunteering with children holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Teaching projects in Southern India
Memorable parts? Living in Madurai was exciting as I really felt like I was living in India and experiencing every day life there and seeing how the locals lived. Also working at the orphanage was a life changing experience and I will remember the lovely kids always! Tips? Be open to experiencing a totally different way of life. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Fantastic experience! (more)Sylvia Schwall
From £695 excluding flights
Volunteer with children in Ecuador
Memorable parts? The people I met definitely made my trip unforgettable. Tips? Just to relax and enjoy. Local benefits? I think so as I collaborated in a very nice project for children in there and tried to be as environment friendly as possible. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Raquel Orcajo Miranda
From £749 excluding flights
Book bus project in Malawi and Zambia
Memorable parts? The morning at the schools, reading books with the students, enjoying the atmosphere and their enthusiasm. Tips? For the schools: bring with you: a) lots of drawings to color, balloons (kids love them), an inflatable world globe may also be useful. For yourself: a pen drive to share photos with the other volunteers and earplugs for a comfortable sleep while camping. A good hat to repair from the sun during the day. Local benefits? I think that The Book... (more)Federico Spinucci
From £749 excluding flights
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa
It was AMAZING! (more)tracy ciotti
My whole time at the reserve was so incredible with thrills everyday from hurtling along dirt tracks to see elephants, watching porcupines and honey badgers battle right next to camp to the first time you lead a class by yourself. (more)Deirdre McClean
Working with all of the animals and children, and meeting wonderful people were most memorable - the whole experience was memorable and exciting. The trip well and truly exceeded my expectations. I would happily recommend it to anyone. (more)Thérèse Hutchins
From £460 - £3390 excluding flights
Volunteer with children at a creche in Brazil
Memorable parts? Meeting the kids i was working with Tips? Be prepared for it to cost more than you expect. Be prepared for the heat and exhaustion. Have fun Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? (more)Sandra Hawkins
From £595 excluding flights
Volunteer with children in Zambia
Memorable parts? Working with the children and seeing how eager they were to learn. The landscapes and wildlife were stunning. Tips? This trip was very full-on and should not be recommended to the faint hearted. There was no real chance to chill out as it involves work, travel, setting up camp and self-catering all at the same time. It can be quite hard on the nerves. Do not expect a holiday in the traditional sense. Local benefits? This was an experimental trip in that part... (more)Victoria Binz
From £749 excluding flights
Volunteering in Malaysia
Memorable parts? The friendliness of the children and other volunteers, club activities with the students, snorkelling and the traditional Malay dinner. Tips? Take light weight clothes (including swimming costumes) that cover knees and shoulders. Be aware that it will be very hot and there is no air conditioning. Local benefits? The students seemed to enjoy the club activities but only time will tell whether attitudes to the environment change. It was good to see English club... (more)Ann Daly
From £300 - £825 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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