Special Needs Supporter

Looking after the children, play instruments and games, create workshops, do handcrafts, recreational sports

The project

This volunteer project is working with people who have mental disabilities. There are around 20 children, adolescents and adults with special needs living in the center. The center is located in a very nice old house where they find a new home and have attention at any hour of the day. There is a group of workers/educators working in the project takeing care of the well being and education of the people here. The volunteers' role include a range of activities that promote the people's emotional, physical and intellectual development.

The educators’ and volunteers’ work is essential to make their lives easier and happier. At the center, everybody does their best to create an atmosphere where people  are well taken care of, something that they wouldn't find within their normal living conditions.

Suitable for


Typical day

Your work

Volunteers on this project will be assisting edcucators on their daily tasks and responsibilities such as:  teaching music, cooking meals, creating workshops, handcrafting, playing recreational sports, and taking care of the younger ones.

One of the key aspects of the center is for people to get to know you so you need to communicate with them often so this can be done by playing simple games and interacting with them. 

You are more than welcome to organize special programs during your stay at the center to establish confidence with the people at the house and make their days extra special

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Uruguay? Volunteer World directly connects you with South America Inside

Special Needs Supporter Help people Have fun Play games Teach Do activities

Free-time activities

There are many different activities to do in your spare time here such as a wide range of sports facilities within the city, with lots of culture and art museums and regular concerts, there are bars where you can go socialize.



What's included?
Help of our experienced staff including translating documents | Placement in volunteer program | Orientation session on arrival | Orientation kit | 24h-Emergency Number | Single room in Homestay | Half-board (2 meals/day) | Advise given on all travel | Certificate of Paricipation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

Living with a host family means you get to experience the culture first hand, it will also help your spanish skills, You will live in a single room with shared bathrooms and living areas.

There is also an option to live in single rooms in student apartments but prices vary

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

If you stay with a host family half board is provided (breakfast and dinner)

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
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7 weeks
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12 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Montevideo/Uruguay between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Uruguay. Please check the visa regulations for Uruguay.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uruguay.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Carrasco International (MVD) in Montevideo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uruguay.
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 Uruguay provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Uruguay you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uruguay.
Packing List
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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay