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Do you have a passion to care for children? Are you looking to care and work with poor children abroad while living in their communities and travelling around the country? If this is what you are looking for, then IFRE’s orphanage volunteer abroad program will offer you all these opportunities and much more.

Joining an orphanage program is a win-win formula to support people in need, while you are learning, growing and following your own winning career path. You will be exposed to new and interesting cultures abroad, which will expand and change your mindset and the world’s perspective on different issues. Additionally, you will get to explore the unknown and be able to recognize your strengths and weaknesses.

Founded in 2006 in Dallas, Texas IFRE is a top volunteer program provider in the industry. Featuring the cheapest programs IFRE has worked with more than 22,000 volunteers in over 200 programs in 20 countries around the world. By volunteering, you will work alongside the community to positively change lives of destitute children while exploring and travelling around the country.

Irrespective of the country you choose to volunteer in, you will have the opportunity to acquire a safe and satisfying experience that may change your life for you and your group. This is an incredible opportunity for you and your peers to contribute to take up best orphanage volunteer opportunities abroad for positive change in the world. Contact us today to take up this amazing trip abroad.

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Table of Content

  • Benefits of Joining Orphanage Volunteer Abroad
  • Popular Orphanage Volunteer Abroad
  • Skill and Qualifications
  • The Start Date(s)
  • The Fee
  • Housing and Food
  • How can I apply?
  • Why go with IFRE Volunteers?
  • How can you go as a group?
  • How to prepare for volunteer abroad trips?
    • Flight
    • Visa and Passport requirements
    • Do I need any vaccinations?
    • What do I need to pack?
    • Extra money
    • Your adventure begins
  • How to make volunteer abroad experience rewarding?
  • Safety While Volunteering Abroad
  • Completing your project and returning

Benefits of joining the Orphanage Volunteer Abroad

Joining an orphanage program is a beautiful way to help those in need. Not only are you benefiting others, but you are also learning, growing and receiving your own benefits.

Sharing knowledge, time and expertise

Volunteering is good for the volunteers, organizations and those in need. The people you are helping will receive your knowledge, expertise and time, which is especially important in orphanages, given that they often cannot afford to pay for additional workers.

Gain valuable experience.

Volunteering at orphanages has a range of benefits. Those who volunteer in the orphanage programs abroad are able to gain valuable experience that has helped them find paid employment, negotiate a raise and even sometimes, get a promotion.

Experiencing new cultures

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to become one with the locals, even if it’s just for a short time.  Instead of being just a passing traveler you can befriend the local people and get unique insight into the country by being involved in the volunteering abroad program. You will also be exposed to new and interesting cultures abroad, which will expand your mind and perspective on life.

Broaden your horizons

Volunteering in an orphanage will grow your interests, hobbies and knowledge and tap out of your comfort zone and embrace a new lifestyle. You will be consumed by a new culture, increase your mental capacity, and explore a new landscape of people and places.  Learning a new language, making new friends and being part of an extended family as also beautiful aspects to volunteering abroad.

Get to know yourself

Volunteering in an affordable orphanage program abroad offers you the opportunity to explore the unknown and thus, to be able to recognize strengths about yourself that you never knew you had. You will get to know yourself on a much deeper level than ever before.

Meaningful Adventure

Volunteering in orphanages is an incredible adventure and a meaningful way of traveling. You get to spend your days touching people’s lives and developing real and lasting relationships. The program gives you the opportunity to explore the expansive landscapes of the country you visit.

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IFRE’s best affordable Orphanage Volunteer Abroad

IFRE offers one of the most affordable, reputable, and well-organized volunteer in orphanages abroad programs that cater to different interests, budgets, time constraints, and travel goals. It has something for everyone. Join this life changing initiative to make a real difference to the world!

Orphanage Project in Nepal

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In Nepal, thousands of children leave their ancestral homes in search of a meaningful life. They find refuge in the crowded cities and are often forced to spend the rest of their childhood as orphans.

Families are often unable to raise children due to poverty and struggle to survive. For this reason IFRE’s has created the orphanage volunteer  opportunity abroad, and actively gets involved in raising the children, providing them with the right kind of education, food, shelter, and a means to live a healthy life.

When you join this meaningful initiative as a volunteer you will be working with children from the impoverished communities, giving them the much needed attention, guidance love and care that they require. Your primary role will be to work in close coordination with the local orphanages and raising funds for the cause.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Nepal

More than this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Nepal. We have variety of programs including teaching Monks, teaching English medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Work In An Orphanage (Delhi, Jaipur)

Do you have a passion for children? IFRE has a rewarding opportunity for you! Volunteer orphanage work abroad offers you the opportunity to help the orphans and homeless children of the majestic and beautiful India.

In India, there is a huge economic gap between the rich and the poor people A large number of the population lives in extremely underprivileged communities and do not have enough resources to raise their children adequately. As a result, many of the children end up living in orphanages where they are provided with shelter, food, clothes and an education.

As orphanage volunteer abroad you’ll be helping the children in tuition, educational support, extracurricular activities while bringing a positive and fresh energy within the orphanages. Your care and support will motivate the orphans to have hope for a better future.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in India

A side from this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in India. We have variety of programs including women empowerment, teaching English medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Orphanage Project in Sri Lanka

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Do you have a soft spot for children?  Are you looking to discover the beauty of Sri Lanka?

Join IFRE’s orphanage program in Galle to support the abused and abandoned children of Sri Lanka and to help them find their feet in this unforgiving world.

Your role while volunteering with the orphans abroad will be to teach English to these children, either in an orphanage or a local school. The volunteers will provide daily life-skills, involving physical dental hygiene and other school related activities. Engaging them in creative chores helps in building their self-confidence, allowing them to make remarkable progress.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Sri Lanka

Besides this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Sri Lanka. We have variety of programs including medical, elephant conservation, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Childcare Volunteer Program

When take volunteer trip abroad in orphanage program, you will gain practical experience while helping children in need. You’ll work in daycare centers and school to support and care for young children at the development stages. Commonly children will be aged between 3-7 years from different backgrounds but mainly impoverished communities.  You will mainly be helping the local staff organizing the childcare center, play with children, clean, play and teach English to children.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Thailand

A part from this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Sri Thailand. We have variety of programs including medical, elephant conservation, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion

Work In An Orphanage

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Cambodia is a beautiful country and a famous tourist destination in the world. The country also has remarkable combination of stunning beaches and green lush mountains. Unfortunately, Cambodia suffers from desperate poverty and rampant diseases leading to constant increase of orphaned children.

These children require education and care, which is not always available due to lack of enough staff and resources. By joining orphanage volunteer abroad you will not only improve lives of children by loving, caring and teaching them to create a better future but also you feel fulfilled that you are making real positive change in the community by inspiring and loving the children.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

Besides this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Cambodia. We have variety of programs including medical, teaching monks, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Orphanage Project in Ghana

Are you looking for a meaningful way to travel and make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children? IFRE’s volunteering abroad with orphanage program offers volunteers the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and help to change the world for the better.

Ghana has one of the largest populations of orphaned children in the world. This is largely due to extreme poverty, the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS virus and other various social problems. Therefore, the children are in need of help. IFRE’s orphanage volunteer opportunity abroad partners with  underfunded local organizations to uplift the lives of these street children by giving them the much needed support, encouragement, care and shelter that they so desperately need.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana

Besides this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Ghana. We have variety of programs including HIV/AIDS program, teaching English, medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Help In An Orphanage (Nairobi)

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Kenya is mired in poverty, because of HIV/AIDS, thousands of children become orphans and are left homeless as a result. There is little to none government assistance for the orphaned children. They have to fend for themselves and many turn to life of crime or they’re exploited as they try to hustle in the streets. There are many orphanages running through private efforts or some through government programs that are taking good care of the children. These orphanages house, feed, send the children to school and clothe them

By participating in volunteer experience in orphanage program abroad you will work to improve the lives and the future of orphaned children. You will provide love, car and impact skills that will turn the children into confident individuals capable of believing in themselves

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya

More than this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Kenya. We have variety of programs including HIV/AIDS program, teaching English, medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Orphanage Project In South Africa

South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa, yet it has huge number of children that have been orphaned due to past conflicts, the outbreak of HIV/AIDS and poverty. The orphans and children from extremely poor families need immediate assistance in order to prevent them from ending up on the streets. Unfortunately, the orphanages are always short on funds and manpower.

Therefore, there is an urgent need of volunteers to work in orphanages abroad. Your daily activities include feeding, dressing, playing with the children, preparing meals, and helping them with their homework.

By giving them a viable living environment, it will facilitate their educational and personal growth, making them self-reliant and confident. You will get an opportunity to explore renowned diverse cultural, and historical landmarks and attractions, making your volunteering journey memorable.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in South Africa

Other than this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in South Africa. We have variety of programs including medical, teaching sports, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Work In An Orphanage (Moshi )

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Unfortunately, Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in Africa. The government has limited resources and cannot offer much help to the orphaned children. These young kids mostly end up living on the street and many become involve in petty crimes or are exploited as they seek work to survive.

There are many orphanages running through private efforts or some through government programs that are taking good care of the children. These orphanages house, feed, send the children to school and clothe them. Despite this good work, these orphanages are always struggling for funds and are understaffed.

In orphanage volunteer abroad you will help to improve the lives and the future of orphaned children. Your support and love will impart abilities and turn the children into confident individuals capable of believing in themselves to ensure they have a brighter future

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

A side from this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Tanzania. We have variety of programs including HIV/AIDS program, teaching English, medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Orphanage Project (Kampala)

Sadly, Uganda has been hit by the double disaster of HIV/AIDS and poverty.  Every year thousands of young Ugandans become orphaned and homeless and have to survive on their own as the government is unable to provide any help to them. There are, however, many orphanages that are operating to take care of these children. Established through individual efforts and through funds donated from abroad, these orphanages do a stellar job of housing, feeding, educating and clothing the children. Despite their good work, the orphanages are perennially struggling for funds and in dire need of additional manpower. By Joining RCDP’s volunteering opportunity abroad in orphanage program, your help will ensure the children never return to the life on the street. You will support the orphanages in their efforts to give love, care and education to the orphaned children.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda

Besides this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Uganda. We have variety of programs including HIV/AIDS program, teaching English, medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Orphanage Project in Ecuador

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Are you passionate about children? Do you look forward to bringing joy into the lives of orphaned children in Ecuador? Then your wait is over!

Many children are left homeless, and have to take refuge in the orphanages; however, the orphanages are not sufficient enough to provide the basic needs of the children. They are underfunded and lack the manpower to take adequate care of these orphans.

There is a need for volunteers to step up and change this situation. For these reasons IFRE orphanage volunteer abroad joins hands with local orphanages to help them reach out. There are no specific qualifications to join this program, however you need to have a basic knowledge of the Spanish and passion, dedication and love for the orphaned kids.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Ecuador

A side from this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Ecuador. We have variety of programs including medical, Galapagos conservation, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Orphanage Project in Peru

The South American country of Peru has made a remarkable progress in terms of development and economy. Despite this, the problems of poverty, disease, family violence and abandonment still looms large over its population, especially the children, forcing them to live a life of orphans.

This is a grim situation that needs our attention. For this reason IFRE’s volunteer in an orphanage abroad program helps to add brightness and assurance to the lives of these orphaned and abandoned children.

As a volunteer, you will be either working for a non-profit organization or for a school. You will be responsible for teaching basic English to the children between the ages of 6 -16, helping them with homework, teaching them about personal health and hygiene, working on maintenance of facilities, assisting in orphanages and school administrations and fund raising.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

A part from this abroad orphanage volunteering work opportunity, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Peru. We have variety of programs including medical, teenage mothers program, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Orphanage Project in Brazil

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Brazil is known for its vibrant colors, football, Samba tunes and carefree lifestyle. Yet, the streets here are never short of homeless children that run riot. These children are forced to live a life on streets due to poverty, abandonment or family disputes. With nowhere to go, they are forced to take refuge in the orphanages.

However, these orphanages have their own limitations and as a result are unable to shoulder the burden of these children. This is mainly due to a lack of funds, and required manpower, therefore, there is a need of volunteers to provide assistance. For this reason, IFRE has created the volunteering in orphanages abroad project that helps these disadvantaged children lead a better life.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Brazil

Besides this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Brazil. We have variety of programs including medical, street children, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Help Underprivileged Children

In Costa Rica, IFRE works with grassroots programs to provide support and help to children living in impoverished communities. You will volunteer and have the opportunity to change the lives of disadvantaged children for the better. Often, schools in the rural parts of Costa Rica are unable to offer the same services that are provided in the urban areas.  By joining orphanage volunteer experience abroad, you will be providing support to local initiatives and being a source of inspiration for the children. During your free time, you’ll be able to explore the exotic nature of Costa Rica.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Costa Rica

More than this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Costa Rica. We have variety of programs including medical, turtle conservation, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Volunteering With Underprivileged Children

volunteering with underprivileged children in argentina

Despite being one of the fastest growing countries in South America, Argentina has failed to address many social and educational issues. Due to poverty, illiteracy and the lack of saleable skills, the parents from rural and poorer areas cannot afford to provide adequate support and care for their kids, and therefore, they are left as orphans.

Many local orphanages are trying to provide shelter, food and clothes for these kids. IFRE orphanage volunteer abroad works in partnership with local organization to offer homes, education, hope and love for orphans. This is the perfect opportunity for you to contribute to improving the tragic situations of the helpless Argentinean children.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina

A part from this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Argentina. We have variety of programs including medical, turtle conservation, teaching English, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Work In An Orphanage

Sadly, Guatemala is a very poor country and many children find themselves alongside their families living in destitute conditions.  As a result many children end up losing their parents very young, leaving them with no one to take care of them. Most of the times they will be roaming the streets or working for low wages without access to education.

Joining this volunteer opportunity abroad in orphanage, you will develop meaningful relationships with the children whom you work with. This will be an enriching, educational, and eye- opening experience in a colorful and vibrant town in Guatemala. In addition you will be fulfilled and satisfied knowing that you are achieving your life passion of working in impoverished communities to positively change lives while marking sustainable change.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Guatemala

Besides this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Guatemala. We have variety of programs including medical, teach English, elderly people program, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Skill and Qualifications

No specific qualifications or skills are needed to join orphanage volunteer abroad. You are however required to be hardworking, patient, kind, loving, and flexible. It is also important to have a lot of compassion since you will be working with people who suffering and in difficult situations.

The Start Date(s) 

IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

The Fee

IFRE provides impactful and cheap volunteer in orphanages abroad programs compared to other volunteer organizations. A one-week stay at the program fee starts at just $100. For transparency, the program fees are paid directly to the host family and the project you are working on which guarantees that your money is not for company profit. The weekly program fee covers accommodation, food, field support, airport pickup and more.

To learn more about the fee for each country please follow this link

Housing and Food

A caring and respectful host family will host you in a safe and secure location. In addition you will also be served with three home cooked meals (breakfast, Lunch and dinner) per day. In some countries while volunteering in cheap orphanage programs abroad you will stay at a volunteer house of a project hostel.

Learn more about what kind of accommodation or food is available in each location. Please feel free to contact us or see the individual link of the project given above

 How can you apply?

Affordable orphanages volunteer abroad program application process is simple and fast. Press the APPLY NOW button and complete the information in the application form and submit

To apply to orphanage volunteer abroad, please follow the APPLY NOW button at the top of the page.

Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

Founded in 2006 in Dallas, Texas IFRE is a top volunteer program provider around the world program provider. As one of the most affordable volunteering organizations, it has over 200 projects in 20 countries worldwide and has worked with more than 22,000 volunteers since inception. We loved this organization because they have the best value programs with devoted local coordinators, and a personalized personal dashboard application process.

How can you go as a group?

IFRE has unique and impactful programs available for you are your group.  There is also an open option to customize a project that you would like to participate in. This exciting opportunity offers you and your group a life changing experience for an incredibly fulfilling opportunity. If you and your group are wondering how to volunteer at orphanages abroad, please contact us today for more information. IFRE will design for you a unique program matching your passion and goals!

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How to prepare for volunteer abroad trips?

When you plan to travel abroad you may be asking how to volunteer and what do I need to volunteer abroad? A whole lot of preparation and research is all you need.

Flight

Usually, volunteers who want to join orphanage volunteer abroad have to buy their own tickets. Depending on the location you select to volunteer, the cost will differ. You can save up hundreds of dollar just carefully selecting your flight and booking in advance. Take in consideration when your volunteer project begins to carefully select the best date to arrive in the country.

Visa and Passport requirements

You will be required a tourist visa to participate. A tourist visa may be requested at the embassy or consulate in your home country before travelling. However, be advised that in some countries on-arrival visa services are available. Most visas cost an average of $50.

As with every international travel, you will need a valid passport with enough blank pages just incase you require visa extension.

Do I need any vaccinations?

You will need vaccinations before travelling to join orphanage volunteering opportunity abroad. Depending on your previous vaccinations, you need to talk to your personal doctor for more guidance. Also the CDC website will advice you on some of the vaccinations that you may require.

What do I need to pack?

Pack light is our simple advise to IFRE volunteers. Bring along appropriate clothing depending on the location you select. Do not forget to bring your camera, a book, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. But do not have any worries, IFRE will send to you a packing checklist once you enroll to travel abroad.

Extra money

Most of your basic costs are included in your volunteering in orphanage abroad program fee, including accommodation, food and airport pick up. However travels and excursions are not included in the program fee and you may require extra money to cover those costs. Also if there is an emergency you will need extra money.

Your adventure begins

There is nothing that beats the feeling of travelling to a country that you love to do things that you are passionate about, but IFRE offers you just that and much more. Just be open-minded and ready to have a good time.

How to make volunteer abroad experience rewarding?

You would want to have a rewarding time when you travel for orphanage volunteer abroad but you are wondering how do I do that? Well, first thing is to be open minded with a positive outlook on all activities you undertake during your volunteer trip. Also create good connections with the people working in your programs and your host family for maximum culture immersion. Learning the language will not only allow you to communicate freely but also allow you to integrate more deeply in the community.

Safety While Volunteering Abroad

IFRE will guide you to get a comprehensive insurance and evacuation plan to ensure your safety throughout your stay. Also for your safety and comfort, IFRE carefully selects and vets all the host families and connects with the in-country coordinators. When walking out in the streets dress appropriately and do not attract attention.

Completing your project and returning

Now that you have completed your volunteer program and ready to return home, we say thank you, for joining us to make the world a better place. When you return home keep informed with the orphanage volunteer work abroad by following closely in their social media pages or via email. You can continue supporting the project or look out to try something new somewhere else.

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You can also check out our amazing volunteer opportunities in Zimbabwe and Morocco.

Check out ‘A Complete Volunteer Abroad Guide: Everything You Need To Know’ to learn more about what is volunteering abroad. If you want to know how to volunteer abroad for free, go through our Volunteer Abroad for Free article. If you are a college student and searching for meaningful summer volunteering programs, check out our popular articles Community Service Trips For College Students and Summer Volunteer Programs For College Students.

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