Kids Caretaker

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founded in 2017
Off To Morocco
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Coordinator | Samad
Coordinator | Samad
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High­lights

Gain Arabic language fluency by living with a local home stay. Many Moroccans speak French as well.
Experience the Arab lifestyle and culture by emerging in one of the ancient imperial cities of Morocco.
Gain a unique international experience in the field of your interest.
Meet other international volunteers and plan excursions all over the country, through the diverse Moroccan landscape of mountains, beaches, and desert.
Do camel trekking at Sahara desert while living the nomad's lifestyle and visit the beautiful blue pearl of Morocco. Besides, Spain is a few miles away in case you plan to visit Europe after Morocco.
Work is with kids from underprivileged families through organizing activities to entertain them and help develop their cognitive skills (music, dance, toys, and games). This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Preschool education is becoming more and more popular among the common people living in the city neighborhoods of Morocco. Off to Morocco priority is Rabat and Salé neighborhoods where the assistance of helpers and teachers is needed most. 
Caretakers' volunteers provide assistance in a different range of environments; community centers, daycare centers, orphanages, afterschool programs,​ ​and feeding programs. Volunteers work with children from underprivileged neighborhoods through organizing and engaging in activities to entertain the children and help develop their cognitive skills.
Duties vary depending on projects but in general,  they involve giving personalized attention, providing educational support, teaching basic English, physical development activities (music, dance, toys, and games), and arts and craft (painting and drawing) and assisting with daily operations, such as feeding. 

Typical day

Volunteers are placed in daycares, nurseries, orphanages and childcare centers. The description above includes types of activities that volunteers will be doing.

-8:00    Breakfast at the host family

-9:00 to 12:00 start work at the placement.

– 12:00 to 14:00 Lunch at the host family.

– 15:00 to 17:00 work at the placement.

– 20:00 Dinner at the host family.

Note: Working hours might differ slightly depending on placement and season.

Free-time activities

After work or during the weekends, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of Rabat and Morocco. Besides sightseeing and visiting different historical places like Tour Hassan, Kasbah des Oudayas, the archaeological museum, Mohamed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Rabat as a coastal city, volunteers can also go swimming or surfing at the nearby beach downtown, or engage in other water sports like canoeing and jetski at the beach and in Bouregrag river in Rabat or the neighboring city of Salé. 

Weekends and long weekends can be taken to travel further afield to destinations, such as Marrakech, Merzouga (Dunes), Tinghir and Ouarzazat (Kasbah), Fes, Meknes (imperial cities), Chefchaouen (the blue city), Volubilis (Roman), Tangier, and south of Europe (Gibraltar, Andalusia, Portugal, south of Spain).
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at level
Required Documents
CV and copy of passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Off To Morocco
- 50 %: to your host family to cover your accommodation and board. 
- 20%: to projects materials and supervision where volunteers work. 
- 30%: to cover the administrative and coordination work of the program. This also includes volunteers' pick up.
Airport Pickup at Sale Airport
After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Rabat International Airport (RBA). Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transferred to your accommodation in Rabat or Sale (location will depend on proximity to your specific placement). Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.
If you are traveling in Morocco prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up at the Rabat Ville Train Station in Rabat on the day before your program orientation.
Accommodation
Our volunteers are accommodated in a homestay where you will live with a local family and other volunteers. These families receive money from your program fee for support, food, and board. It is exciting to stay with a family, as this is an opportunity to learn the Moroccan way of life, meet local people, eat local food, speak the local language (Darija: the Moroccan Arabic dialect) and engage in local customs and traditions. Volunteers may share a room with other volunteers but in many homestays, volunteers have their own rooms. Volunteers are recommended to bring their towel and toiletries. It is important to note that Moroccan homes have a shared living environment in which Sdaders (Moroccan couches) are used as a sitting and dining room.
WiFi is available in all our homestays in Rabat. You can also get connected to the internet if you purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone.
Food & Beverages
Influenced by African, Arab, Moorish and Berber cuisines, Moroccan cooking blends Mediterranean fruits and vegetables with spices, typically imported. A typical Moroccan meal begins with a series of hot and/or cold salads, followed by a tagine (Moroccan stew) and bread is eaten with every meal. Lamb or chicken dishes are common, as couscous topped with meat and vegetables. The consumption of pork and alcohol are prohibited, as per Muslim dietary restrictions and drinking mint tea is a daily tradition. 
Our volunteers in Morocco are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Running tap water is drinkable and bottled water is readily available in Morocco. Volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for mineral water (2 liters per day) if they want to stick to it. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Sale Airport (RBA) in Rabat. We assist you to find cheap flights to Morocco.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Morocco provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Morocco you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Morocco.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins on the Monday of each week throughout the year, and volunteers need to arrive in Rabat on the Sunday before orientation. After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Rabat International Airport (RBA). Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transferred to your accommodation in Rabat or Sale (location will depend on proximity to your specific placement). Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Morocco prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up at the Rabat Ville Train Station in Rabat on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date. Orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Morocco – Introduction to Morocco, Moroccan Customs, Rules and Expectations, Language Lessons, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Morocco, Introduction to your Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens October 2020. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$972
5 weeks
$1,199
6 weeks
$1,427
7 weeks
$1,654
9 weeks
$2,109
11 weeks
$2,564
16 weeks
$3,701
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,520
Average fees
$237 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Off To Morocco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Off To Morocco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Kids Caretaker

Work is with kids from underprivileged families through organizing activities to entertain them and help develop their cognitive skills (music, dance, toys, and games).

$237/week

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