Working with children in your gap year can be a brilliant and rewarding experience. You'll meet amazing people, learn new skills and instantaneously add sparkle to the old CV - not to mention the feel good factor.
Bridge the gap
Real Gap Experience has hundreds of gap year programmes, many of which are specifically designed for those wanting to work in child care abroad.
Whether child care abroad for you means working with disabled children in Peru, helping to teach young monks in Nepal, volunteering with children in Rajasthan or playing fun and games in Cambodia, our opportunities and advice pages will give you a hand with your trip plans.
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Check out our full list of child care abroad opportunities below.
This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s wildest wildlife spots – South Africa’s Kruger National Park – a week with wild whale sharks, diving and exploring the coral reefs in the warm blue waters of the ocean. Soak up the culture and learn what life’s like in a Swazi village.
One of the Peru volunteer opportunities available to you, is this massively rewarding project that involves helping wash, feed and look after children with mental and physical disabilities, and, if you wish, getting involved in their lessons. Great whether you have care experience or just want to make them smile.
You will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick and injured young children. Although the children in the hospital have experienced some terrible situations, by working within a team, your role is to bring fun, excitement and enjoyment to the wards.
This project presents a great opportunity to experience the real South Africa in a small community near Cape Town, as well as making a massive difference to local children’s lives. You can play a significant role in improving the education of impoverished youngsters by helping them learn to read and write.
Teach in Thailand and help Thai Children prepare for a better future by teaching them English in the rural Surin province in North-Eastern Thailand. Your help and hard work will enable them to gain the important skills to look forward to a brighter future. In your free time you can experience the wonderful local Thai culture.