What we do:
KIDS Worldwide helps to organise placements for approximately 500 international
volunteers every year, who get involved in over forty childrens projects
located in 17 developing countries around the world. These projects are
managed by organisations registered in the country in which they work.
Our point of difference:
Kids Worldwide is different from the majority of other volunteer organisations
in that we are run by volunteers FOR volunteers
. We do not have to recoup staff and salary costs for administration. This
means that volunteers only pay for their food and accomodation to the project
directors themselves, when they arrive - thus directly benefitting the project
they are going to help. There is no middle man
and the cost is thus very reasonable to volunteers.
Encouraging Project Independence & Self-sustainability
Kids Worldwide encourages projects to take on increasing responsiblity
for the management and booking of volunteers. We tend to take on new projects
that are under 5 years old, and our aim is to scaffold and assist them in
the management and administration of both their project and volunteers,
to achieve independence. Read more...>
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many volunteers questions related to cost
and the way we work can be found in the volunteer
section of our website as well as the about us
Supporting Childrens Projects
Every year since we started Kids Worldwide, we have taken into our programme
approximately 5-8 new projects. This year (2010) we wish to consolidate
the 40+ projects we currently assist. This means we do not intend to add
any new projects, unless your project is in a
country where we currently have no other projects. Please read the affiliation
section if you wish to know more.
Kids Worldwide volunteers in the Philippines successfully ran a summer holiday program for 16 children to help support our continued work in the Philippines with the 2 orphanages. Click here to read our latest newsletter with pictures from the program.
volunteer finalist in National Geographic Competition
Jamara Knight volunteered with Hands of Mercy in 2008, one of our past Kids
Worldwide projects in Tanzania, and taught the older kids photography classes.
She entered one of her photographs of the children and neighbors dancing together
in a photo contest. She was a finalist in a National Geographic photo competition
with the photo below:
Redesign of website
The website is currently under a major reconstruction, so different areas
of the site may appear quite different. Some links may also not work properly.
Please let us know of any problems. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Volunteering and seeing the conditions of life for children in other countries can often change your life drastically and spark new decisions and directions. Kat Kehrt volunteered in Nepal at Harka Orphan Home and upon return to the US, this experience led her to form her own non-profit organisation to work with handicapped children around the world. Read more>...
Pete Harvey wrote a magazine article about his time volunteering at the rural health clinics in Ghana in December 2011. Read more>
Natalia Garcia Gomez: When
my husband and I decided to come for one month to Pag-Amoma, we didn't
know what we would encounter... more>
Timea Fleury volunteered in Nepal at the Supportive Orphan Home. Read her blog>
Help Our Work
Donate using our secure online account with Paypal. If you specify which
project you intend the funds to go to, then we will ensure that your payment