Volunteer at Orphanages Abroad

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  • Give something back to the world by helping to care for children who need your help to live a normal life.
  • An excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience of childcare which could help shape your future
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Volunteer at Orphanages Abroad

Are you searching for affordable, well-organized, and life-changing opportunities to volunteer in an orphanage abroad? Do you want to explore a new part of the world and help underprivileged children at the same time?

RCDP’s volunteering in orphanages abroad programs focus on teaching English, caring for orphans, assisting medical professionals, promoting health education and awareness, and so much more.

RCDP has the best selection of budget-friendly volunteer abroad opportunities. You can choose from 19 different countries across Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America. Regardless of what international volunteering opportunity you decide to participate in, you will surely have a positive impact on the people, animals, and communities to which you dedicate your time and energy.

Join RCDP's most affordable volunteer at an orphanage abroad projects and help underprivileged and orphaned children in various countries overseas.

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The volunteer experience was very eye-opening and I felt very much needed at the site. I would greatly recommend it.

Frances Yuan


The strong ties we built and the rewarding experiences that we made here were really very priceless.

Amelie Lim

- Australia

A lifetime experience, which has opened my eyes to so much, and impassioned me to pursue future volunteer trips.



Overall a great experience! I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't recommend the program to others!

Lena Gustke

- Germany

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Benefits of Volunteer At Orphanages Abroad Projects

The benefits of joining one of RCDP’s safe, well-organized, hands-on, educational, and life-changing volunteer in an orphanage abroad programs are vast.

Orphaned children will benefit greatly from your volunteering efforts

receive immense satisfaction from your selfless dedication to the wellness of orphaned children, but the children will also benefit greatly from your volunteering efforts.

Volunteering reduces stress and increases self-confidence

Volunteering and helping others keeps you mentally stimulated and gives you a sense of purpose. Therefore, when you participate in RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage abroad programs, you will be able to reduce your stress level and boost your self-confidence.

You will get the chance to look after underprivileged children overseas

By volunteering in orphanages abroad programs, you will get a unique opportunity to look after underprivileged children in a foreign country where the facilities and resources are probably very different from what you know.

Volunteering will make you a better person

Volunteering overseas allows you to dedicate your time and efforts to worthwhile causes and help the community as a whole. And in due course of time, these volunteer programs will make you a better person.

You will learn valuable life lessons

By participating in RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage abroad program, you will have a great impact on the community and make a real difference in the lives of people who can teach you valuable lessons that will serve you well in your future.

You can learn a new foreign language

One of the most useful benefits of volunteering overseas is learning a new language which will help you take care of disadvantaged children more munificently & compassionately.

You can even explore and travel while volunteering

When you are not caring for the children and don’t have any volunteering duties, you will have the time to explore your host country, which will be an exciting, memorable, and very eye-opening experience.

You will enrich your own life by helping disadvantaged children

Your decision to volunteer in a foreign country will not only change the lives of those in need of your help, but it will also enrich your own life.

You will improve your leadership and personal skills

Volunteering abroad is not just about giving back to society; it’s also about improving your leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, all of which are noteworthy accomplishments.

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RCDP’s Volunteer At Orphanages Abroad Projects

Work in Orphanages in Cambodia

While Cambodia is an incredible country to visit and explore, it is a country overwhelmed with an ever-growing population of orphaned children who are basically living without security, sanitation, and love.

Unfortunately, due to extreme poverty, illiteracy, and many other tragic circumstances, thousands of disadvantaged Cambodians are in need of dedicated volunteers like you.

Many of the local communities in Cambodia have been denied help and support from their government due to corruption. Therefore, natives of these communities commonly have to fight hunger, disease and abuse.

When you participate in RCDP’s program to volunteer in an orphanage abroad in Cambodia, you will get the opportunity to help those in need. You will empower these people by teaching them very important entrepreneurial skills to build and develop their community.

As a volunteer in Cambodia, you will also work with local community members to create income-generating activities and organize small development projects. In addition to that, you can take part in local healthcare programs and promote disease prevention along with other foreign volunteers.

If you want, you can teach a variety of subjects depending upon your interest.

Skills required

Specifically, there are no skills or qualification required to volunteer in an orphanage abroad in Cambodia. You need to be patient, quick-witted, and persistent, as well as have a passion to love and care for the children.

Furthermore, you need to have a basic knowledge of English so that you can communicate with the project staff, local people, and other foreign volunteers.

Work in Orphanage in India

Due to poverty, neglect, and abusive situations, millions of Indian children are left to find shelter in the orphanages where they are treated with kindness and compassion. India contains one-sixth of the world’s population with countless numbers of children born and raised in the streets every day.

While there are many orphanages and community centers in India which look after these children, the need of passionate and dedicated volunteers is always very high. No child should ever be mistreated or abused.

The goal of this whole-hearted project to volunteer in an orphanage in India is to help the growing masses of homeless children by sharing your compassion, empathy and skills with India’s most underprivileged children. You will work with the local staff and participate in various skill-developing activities.

By volunteering in India, you will be able to change the lives of orphaned children with your commendable efforts and enrich your own life with cherished memories, as you give hope of a better future to these deprived children.

Skills Required:

You don’t have to possess any specific skills and qualifications for RCDP’s program to volunteer in an orphanage abroad in India. But volunteers joining orphanage projects should have love and passion for serving poor kids. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated, and have an open mind to learn and serve to the people of new cultures and religions.

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Work in Orphanage In Sri Lanka

Many communities in Sri Lanka are extremely impoverished and most of the general population live with hunger, sickness, lack of education, and other vital modern-day infrastructures and resources.

While the nation is slowly making its way to progress, it still lacks the necessary resources and support to look after its ever-rising population of orphaned children. These children are either mistreated by the adults looking after them or abused and left with no hope for a better future.

When you join RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage abroad in Sri Lanka, you will be able to help these orphaned children by providing them with food, education and clean clothes. With your help and support, these unfortunate orphans can start dreaming of a better future.

Most of the orphanages actively working in Sri Lanka are struggling with their finances and shortage of dedicated volunteers. As a volunteer, your work can involve anything from teaching English, music, art, and dance to assisting in orphanage administrative tasks. Volunteers can also be part of cleaning and cooking activities in the orphanage.

Skills Required:

To join RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage abroad in Sri Lanka, you must have passion to serve the children and provide them with plenty of love. You will also have to be flexible and willing to learn new things.

English is widely spoken and understood by most Sri Lankans, so you can communicate with them in English. However, if you learn the local language you will be able to interact with the local children even better.

Work in Orphanage in Kenya

Kenya is among those countries which has one of the highest illiteracy rates due to its failing infrastructure and poor financial condition. This is even more serious in rural and remote communities of Kenya, where poverty is rampant.

Through the power of education, many great things take place in the world. So, young Kenyans need to have the ability to read and write in English if they ever wish to lift themselves and their communities from the clutches of poverty.

When you take part in volunteer in an orphanage in Kenya, you will be able to teach English to children from disadvantaged families while immersing yourself in the Kenyan culture and language. You will attend school in poor regions of Kenya and work as an English teacher.

As a volunteer, your main goal should be to increase the students' ability to comprehend English and encourage them to participate in creative activities. However, you can also enjoy the lively nightlife and explore the bustling markets while volunteering in Kenya. 

Skills Required:

You must be passionate and dedicated to serve the orphans while you are taking part in volunteer in an orphanage in Kenya. Through your work, the children will start to dream of a better future and you will gain immense satisfaction of having contributed to this.

Work in Orphanage in Tanzania

Unfortunately, many vulnerable and young children are left abandoned in Tanzania due to their family’s inability or desire to care for them. Most of these orphaned children are malnourished, exploited, sick, forced into illegal activities, and, obviously, scared and lonely with no loved ones to look after them.

Luckily, there are a few local government bodies and organizations making an effort to rescue and care for these abandoned children in orphanages supported by dedicated volunteers like you. You can only imagine how much help is needed here due to the ever-rising influx of orphaned children.

Upon joining RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage in Tanzania, you will be able to look after these orphaned children by becoming their caregiver, friend, mentor, and teacher. This your chance to brighten and enrich the lives of these wonderful and deserving children.

While working as a volunteer in Tanzania, your number one priority will be to look after these disadvantaged children and create a safe and nurturing environment in which they can live healthily without being traumatized or abused by others around them.

Skills Required:

In order to join RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage in Tanzania, you must have a passion to serve orphaned children and be open-minded, resourceful, and patient. You must also be willing to give love and care and make these children's future brighter. No other qualifications are required specifically.

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Work in Orphanage in Uganda

Sadly, thousands of children are helplessly abandoned in the streets of Uganda. The majority of these children have no family support or place to call their home. For this reason, there are plenty of street children all over Uganda.

With no one to look after them, these children have little hope of having a bright future away from the streets. What’s even more saddening is that the government lacks the resources and facilities to properly help these disadvantaged children. Thus, the local orphanages highly rely on the active participation of volunteers for their functioning.

By actively taking part in RCDP’s volunteer in an orphanage in Uganda, you will be dedicating your valuable time and effort to building a path for these kids to escape the clutches of poverty and the dangers of living in the streets. Your primary goal will be to help the local communities and organizations to get children off the streets.

While working as a volunteer, you will teach impoverished and orphaned children about health and give them homework and other assignments. Moreover, you can assist in cooking and preparing meals for children or simply enjoy quality time with them.

Skills Required:

If you wish to participate in RCDP’s program to volunteer in an orphanage in Uganda, you must be passionate about looking after disadvantaged children. You must be willing to provide love and care and brighten the lives of the children. You will also need to patient and flexible. No other qualifications are specifically required.

Working With Children /Orphanages in Costa Rica (San Jose)

Costa Rica is a popular travel destination for travelers and vacationers all over the world. Consequently, speaking English is a major skill which can benefit local children and adults.

However, most of the children and adults living in Costa Rica do not have proper access to school and other learning institutions where they can learn English. Furthermore, natives of Costa Rica can barely afford to learn English due to their low-paying jobs.

This eye-opening and life-changing volunteer in an orphanage in Costa Rica can truly change the present and future lives of countless deserving people who are currently residing in this country.

As a volunteer in Costa Rica, you will not only teach English to your students but also positively influence their lives in unimaginable ways. If you want, you can also teach other major subjects like computer, arts, science, music, and math while volunteering in Costa Rica.

Skills Required:

Volunteers with basic knowledge of Spanish are highly preferable for this program to volunteer in an orphanage in Costa Rica. You need to be at least 18 years old and. You must be flexible and patient while working with children, and you should also have plenty of passion and drive to help them.

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Work in Orphanage In Mexico

Mexico has seen a dramatic rise in children living in the streets without security, education, supervision, love, or care. On the streets of Mexico, there are high chances of daily violence and abuse. These children currently have no rights and no access to proper healthcare and education.

These children are often victims of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. Unfortunately, there is very little support from the government to help them.

When you join RCDP’s program to volunteer in an orphanage in Mexico, you will get the wonderful opportunity to help these street children to find some relief from their dangerous lifestyle.

Street children are in urgent need of rehabilitation. You can greatly contribute by participating in this international volunteer program which allows you to educate and protect these kids from the harsh realities that they face on a daily basis.

As a volunteer in Mexico, you will be expected to teach them English, basic computer skills, social skills, and to create fun activities like games and competitions.

Skills required:

In general, no particular sets of skills are required to volunteer in an orphanage in Mexico. The passion to help orphaned children is enough to join this project.

However, you must respect the local culture and customs of Mexico during the duration of your project. Mexico enjoys hot and humid weather, so volunteers need to adapt to the heat.

Aside from volunteer at orphanage abroad projects, RCDP also offers an array of opportunities such as volunteer work in social work, volunteer abroad for college students, volunteer abroad with animals, volunteer abroad with children, volunteer at orphanages abroad and even volunteer building projects abroad, among many other categories.

Contact RCDP today to know more about these rewarding volunteer opportunities and projects.

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