How To Make The Most Of A Childcare Volunteering Program

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Don’t you wish you had a chance to re-live your childhood? Well, then there is something you’d certainly not want to miss reading. Childcare volunteering program is a project dedicated to the welfare and development of underserved children. Volunteering Solutions offer some really meaningful, safe and affordable volunteer opportunities under this project; in different parts of the world.

What looks like a “child’s play” actually requires a lot of preparation and flexibility. Many volunteers, in the past, who have worked for children under this program, faced difficulties and were perplexed about the approach that would help with the program.

And it is for this that, we have listed down some of the best things to keep in mind and utilize during the program to make the best of it.

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Here is how it is done;

Go back to being a kid yourself

One of the first, and foremost, things you can do to make your volunteer work smooth and successful, is to win the trust and attention of the kids at the placement. And, in order to do that you’ll have to bring out the child in you. Remember how you use to react or behave to a situation and expect the same from the children at the project. Seeing someone doing the same thing, the kids will automatically gel along well.

Innovate your methods of educating

Doing volunteer work for children will require some really out of the box approach. One of the many tasks under this project is providing education to the kids at the placement.  Education does not necessarily have to be elementary. As an international volunteer, you can choose a multi-dimensional approach to teach the children. It could be a day trip to the children’s park where you can teach them about the importance of nature and how we can do our bit to preserve it. The routine classes conducted within the four walls can be taken out in the open. Painting murals to give the classrooms, and the entire childcare center a fresh and excitingly new look.

Share real-life stories to motivate kids

Remember your childhood when your granny use to tell stories and you would just listen to them for hours? Every child has the same habit. Nothing’s more motivating and inspirational than real-life stories. In fact, knowing that there is a foreigner between us, the kids would be more than excited to know the stories from the other side of the border. Not only would this help you create a stronger bond with the children, but will also provide knowledge and expand the information bank for the kids. Also, a good word of advice would be to keep your arsenal of stories full, as kids can be picky you see!

Take initiatives in doing other tasks at the placement

The prime objective under volunteering for children program is to take care of underprivileged kids and provide them the much-needed care and love. However, as a volunteer, one must try not to restrict the work to just that. A dedicated volunteer would always dig in more and try to provide help and support in all possible ways. One of it could be helping out with the administrative work. Involve yourself and put your skills to the best of the work by helping the local staff with operational works; as and when required. Alternatively, you can inquire about the things that are scarce at the center and can buy that for them. Conduct functions and other extra-curricular events to engage everyone at the project.

Be more than just a volunteer to the kids

As mentioned in the very first point, as a volunteer at the childcare program, one has to be more than just a volunteer. These are a bunch of unfortunate kids who need special attention and care. Volunteers must try and be more like a pal, a guardian, and a mentor to these kids.

Learn what will help make a strong bond

While sharing stories and playing games are certainly some of the best adhesives to create a strong bond with the kids at the project, there are a lot more ways to accomplish the same. While interacting with the children at the center, volunteers can learn about the children’s likes and dislikes, their favorite movie stars, the food they crave the most, the cartoon they admire, and so on. All this information can come really handy in the process of bonding well with the kids.

So you think you are ready to take up the challenge? Then wait no more and register for the program today. Contact [email protected] for more details and registration process.  

Get set to re-live your childhood!


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