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Childcare Center Assistant

Kenscoff, Haiti show on map

Your work in an orphanage in Haiti will provide these orphaned children with the attention and mental stimulation that all children need to develop healthy social skills

Haiti is a fascinating country in which to volunteer with orphans and disadvantaged children in the Caribbean.
Orphanages in Haiti can take many different shapes and sizes. Many have children as old as 18 and as young as babies. These children are in need of love, care and affection which local staff are often to busy to offer them on an individual basis.
Volunteer work in orphanages in Haiti can make a large impact on both you and the orphans themselves. We recommend going for eight weeks or more if you are doing a project that involves social work. However, some projects can accommodate volunteers for as little as two weeks.

Volunteers work on achieving the goals set out in the Care Management Plan, including running educational games and group activities, and providing emotional support.

Our staff regularly visit host-families, guesthouses, volunteers and placements to ensure everything is running smoothly. We maintain a cycle of monitoring all volunteer accommodation and placements. On arrival, our staff will make a final check that your accommodation and arrangements for your placement are acceptable.

Volunteers are placed with organizations that promote education, vocational training, cultural activities, and general care. There is also a focus on teaching life-skills and trades so that all children can be self-sufficient, and able to attain their basic human rights with dignity. You may be placed with a youth center, orphanage, after school care programs.  
Your role will depend on your background and the needs of the organization you are placed with at the time you go abroad. Activities may include caring for orphaned and abandoned children, arranging extra-curricular activities, focusing on education projects for street children, teaching trades, and playing games. 


Typical day

As a care volunteer in Haiti, you will have an important role to play in the lives of disadvantaged children. We welcome volunteers of all ages and skill levels, whether you are a gap year student, a career breaker looking to gain some experience in development work, or a trained professional offering us the benefit of your experience. As a volunteer, we only require that you are willing to work hard and are committed to the children in your care.

In many cases, your day will begin early when you will help the children get ready for school. You might have the middle of the day free or you may want to stay on to help local staff with other tasks around the home.

Some care homes are more inclusive in their approach, teaching both life skills and handcrafts to the older children. If you have any skills in art, crafts, sports, or even gardening, you will be a great help in improving their children’s skills and social abilities. Interaction, friendship, and support are the most important things you will need to be able to offer the children we work with.

Free-time activities

Haiti is one of Caribbean’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. Its beaches, such as Port salut and Montrouis, Decamerrom, are world renown. During the weekend or in the afternoon during the week days, you can go downtown or in Petion Ville to buy crafts or outdoor cafes to enjoy the Caribbean climate. 


Program 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)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Anyone is welcome!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:30

Suitable for


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Airport pickup and drop off, food and drink, accommodation.
1/3 of that money is used to fund our projects.

Airport Pickup at Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Pick-up from the airport to the guesthouse. Drop off from the guesthouse to the airport.


Our volunteers can expect to share a room with same sex several other teams. Bedding is provided.
Living is basic, yet comfortable and the guest-houses have electricity, Wi-Fi and running water.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Our volunteers are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with a combination of Haitian and Western food. Tap water is not safe to drink in Haiti, however bottled or purified water is readily available in our all our guest-houses. 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 Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) in Port Au Prince. We assist you to find cheap flights to Haiti.
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 Haiti provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Haiti you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Haiti.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Kenscoff/Haiti between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Travel To Help will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Haiti.
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 Travel To Help during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas the Caribbean Haiti  Kenscoff, 60 Rte de Kenscoff
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