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Volunteer in the South Pacific Caring for Children

Volunteer playing with a young boy on the Care project in the South Pacific

Projects Abroad volunteers can work with children in the South Pacific to provide support and attention in care centres, kindergartens, or special needs centres. You can help with many aspects of caring for the children at your placement, including helping them get ready in the morning, playing games, and assisting with mealtimes.

How Can I Volunteer with Children in the South Pacific?

You do not need any previous experience, but energy, enthusiasm, and a commitment to the children are essential. Any skills and experience that you do have can be used to benefit the children. As a volunteer you can make valuable contribution in children’s lives and assist in their development simply by reading stories, helping with homework, and playing educational games. You will be able to grow as a person while helping communities in developing countries.

Volunteering in Orphanages in the South Pacific

Over the years, our volunteers have worked with children at orphanages and residential care homes in the South Pacific. They have done incredible work at these placements, improving living conditions there and creating opportunities for children by supporting their education and care. However, we have decided to move our focus away from orphanages and homes toward community and family-based care. This is because we believe stable family environments are best for the children we work with. Read more about orphanage volunteering and our position on it.

This means that instead of volunteering in orphanages in the South Pacific, volunteers will work in placements like day care centres, kindergartens and schools, or support groups for the elderly and mothers and babies. This will help Projects Abroad build stronger relationships with local communities and – most importantly – help families stay together and flourish.

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