There are some excellent opportunities for volunteering overseas at orphanages. Becoming a care volunteer is a great chance to work with children in orphanages or care centres and you will be helping the children to learn life-skills that parents would usually teach. Responsibility includes making sure the children are fed, washed and dressed, and giving them one-to-one attention.
Projects Abroad can help you to volunteer at orphanages overseas; you would need to choose a destination from a list including Africa, Asia and South Pacific. The application involves a £195 deposit which will be taken off your project fee. You can then keep up-to-date with your placement process with their online system. If required you will need to access Visa and travel information which will be sent to you or you can access on your dedicated site. You will have to give notice if you would like to make any amendments or cancellations to your application and may be charged from £65 up to the total cost.
Many projects overseas at orphanages include having skills in art and craft. Teaching children and young adults skills to create saleable products means a better life long term and financially for them. Other skills required as a volunteer include photography and IT, music, sewing and tailoring. Passing on these skills to the young adults and children in disadvantage areas can help them generate an income which can be a huge stepping stone for them.
Some of the benefits as a volunteer is living in a shared house with other volunteers and networking with those from all around the world including Australia, Canada, Spain and Denmark. You will also get days off to spend visiting monuments and tourist attractions. Many students or graduates are attracted to these opportunities but there is also a vast amount of professional opportunities that can help you use your skills also.
There are even groups which work to help these organisations to communicate effectively with the wider world with projects about sustainability, environmental and social justice.