Suggested minimum programme length: 2 weeks
Registration fee: €149
Weekly programme fees: €125
What you will be doing will vary in each Children’s Home. You may be required to help in other ways besides simply working with the children for example helping with cleaning, paper recycling, gardening, doing repairs, mending clothing, planning after school activities and preparing meals. Once the children return from school, your role will be to assist and encourage them with their homework as well as play with them.
You could help the children in other areas – basic hygiene for example, like regular teeth brushing and hand washing. Games, songs and other activities will be extremely popular with the children. Some of the older children may be encouraged to develop skills that may help them in later life such as paper making, sewing or maintenance work.
You will either live within the Children’s Home complex, or be placed with our local host family within a walkable distance. As well as being very rewarding, these placements can be physically and emotionally demanding. Your main role is to be a big brother or sister to the children.