Childcare and orphanage volunteer in South Africa



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


South Africa


This program suits volunteers who are fond of children, and have a lot of affection to share.

While they attempt to make a living, poor parents rely on community centres, creches, and schools to provide a safe environment for their children. These places are the core of the volunteering action, along with orphanages.

As a volunteer, you will act on different levels: -play games and sports -provide support and attention -tutor children -change diapers -bath -help with meals -help with administrative and organizational tasks -renovate/redecorate classrooms -repair playground equipment -paint murals with the children and join community events

As a non-profit organisation, Iko Poran runs its own projects.

The Childcare and Orphenage Program therefore guarantees: -Authentic local roots through its partners on the field. -An eye-opening experience on the issues proper to poor communities. -The development of essential human skills such as initiative, creativity and adaptation -The most affordable registration fee in the world. Iko Poran is the direct link between volunteers and local organisations, which means fees are not weightened by intermediaries, and the money goes right where it is needed. Iko Poran is not a travel agency: it is dedicated to the realization of meaningful and inspiring projects.

Along with this rewarding adventure, you would also have enough free time to enjoy your programme destination, while being entirely safe. In its 13-year experience, Iko Poran was able to guarantee the security of all its volunteers via a 24-hour support and safety tips from local coordinators. The only risk of this program is to get attached!

You will either be hosted by a warm welcoming family, or enjoy the liveliness of young hostels daily life.

No experience is required for this program. However, volunteers should be passionate by young children, at ease with foreign cultures and demonstrate sincerity and generosity. Beforehand, preparing activities such as games, songs and crafts along with studying the provided training guide is the guarantee of an extremely rewarding experience.

Fee Required


Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome



International Volunteers

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