School Support and Childcare Assistant

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Help empower children from vulnerable backgrounds through education
Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education
Discover other perspectives and ways of living different to your own
Learn or practise your Spanish through being surrounded by locals at the project and the available Spanish classes
Visit and get to know all the beautiful things Valencia has to offer
Help children with learning difficulties and poor school performance improve, while you can also help empower children from vulnerable backgrounds. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
In Valencia, many children face important problems such as lack of adequate food, lack of caregivers, lack of tutoring, domestic violence, behavioral problems and difficulties in adapting to their environment. Therefore, in this program our main objective is to support children facing these problems by trying to diminish them as much as possible. 

We want to create a safe space for children facing these problems and compensate for these problems. We strive to generate safe and solid bonds for the children, as they will ensure the best conditions for them to develop and be educated. 

Through this program, it will directly help to improve the children's self-esteem and confidence, social skills, autonomy and academic skills. 

As a volunteer, there are two shifts with which you can collaborate. The tasks you can perform vary depending on the shift: Monday through Thursday we collaborate to support children and youth.

During the morning which is from 10:30 a.m. to 14:00 p.m., volunteers perform tasks that are mainly related to supporting out-of-school children, ages 0 to 6. Our focus is to help children to positively incorporate into the school environment; that is why all activities will be based on experiences or games, as this helps children to be immersed in an environment of affection and trust, something that ensures a good pace of development for the children's self-esteem and social integration.

Some activities you may be doing are:
  • Supporting children's early stimulation through activities that improve vision and hearing, as well as activities that enhance language and social development.
  • Supporting the development of children's language skills through dialogue and other activities.
  • Use colors, shapes and other didactic resources to enhance children's visual-spatial intelligence.
  • Support tutors who help children during their regular meetings.
  • Among many other activities that can help these children.
During the afternoon which is from 16:00 to 19:00 hours, volunteers perform tasks that are mainly related to supporting the children in their school work. Our focus in this shift is to strengthen the children's social and academic skills, autonomy, maturity and to encourage good habits and values in these children such as responsibility, order and punctuality.

Some activities that you may be doing are:
  • Supporting children in the development of their daily schoolwork.
  • Helping children with learning difficulties.
  • Encouraging children to adopt healthy study habits.
  • Among many other activities.
  • Volunteers can also help in the charity store from Monday to Friday.
From mid-June and July the activities are only in the morning and outdoors as it is our summer camp.

Typical day

The project is divided into two shifts.

The morning shift:
It runs from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. 
During this shift, volunteers perform tasks that are mainly related to supporting children who do not go to school, from 0 to 6 years old.

Afternoon shift:
Ranges from 16:00 to 19:00.
During this shift, volunteers perform tasks that are mainly related to supporting children in their schoolwork.
We expect volunteers to collaborate in both shifts.

The volunteer project is open from Monday to Thursday. Fridays and weekends are free for volunteers to go and discover all that Valencia and the rest of Spain have to offer.

Free-time activities

The association does not organize or offer tourist packages, but we guide and provide information to volunteers about the places they can visit, as well as how to move around the place and the country.

We also provide information about things you can do during your free time and activities in general. Valencia is a city full of culture and interesting things for you discover.
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Winter Sports

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect volunteers to be creative, mindful, patient, and kind towards children. Additionally, we expect them to be passionate about the cause of helping children access education and get empowered.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
Fees cover:
  • Welcome and induction.
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteers team.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Orientation and induction to the program.
  • Certificate of volunteer weeks.
  • Accident insurance during your volunteer work.
  • Responsibility for your activity
  • Donation to the project
  • Orientation, advice and management in the choice of the program.
Your rates do not cover accommodation and optional Spanish courses, although we have special packages that include them available for you. If you are interested in having accommodation and/or Spanish courses, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website, where we have those packages available.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Valencia Airport (VLC) in Valencia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain.
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 Spain provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Spain you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spain.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Ehis project is open all year round except August. In addition, June and July are only open in the morning and camp activities are held with the children.

That said, volunteers may arrive on the day of the week of their choice, although we recommend that they arrive on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as this facilitates their induction into the program. 

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens January 2023. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$364
5 weeks
$416
6 weeks
$468
7 weeks
$520
12 weeks (max. stay)
$780
Average fees
$78 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer 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 Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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School Support and Childcare Assistant

Help children with learning difficulties and poor school performance improve, while you can also help empower children from vulnerable backgrounds.

$75/week

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