Due to recent instability in Bangladesh, we've decided to delay the launch of our programmes in this country indefinitely.


In the meantime, please consider our exciting and long-established programmes in Sri Lanka and Nepal, or get in touch to find out more about projects we offer in a wide range of other destinations.

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Care Project in Bangladesh

UPDATE: Bangladesh Programmes Closed until further notice

Overview
  • Placement locations: Dhaka
  • Types of care projects: Care centres
  • Role: Taking care of disadvantaged children and organising creative and physical activities
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From two weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

An alarming number of children in Bangladesh are living in poverty, lacking basic needs such as food, shelter and sanitation. With more than 600,000 children roaming the streets, the situation is sadly not improving. Projects Abroad Care volunteers in Bangladesh will contribute by supporting disadvantaged children in care centres located throughout Dhaka.

A young girl takes part in celebrations for Naba Barsha, the Bengali New Year, a national holiday in Bangladesh

Volunteers will have an important role to play, whether they are trained professionals offering their experience or volunteers looking to give back and gain skills in development work.

The care centres desperately try to look after the high number of children needing care. These centres are often understaffed, under-resourced and in desperate need of volunteers to help give children the best care possible. Volunteers will be a welcome pair of helping hands for the local staff, who are often too busy to give the children the individual attention they need.

Volunteers will help with day-to-day practical tasks, such as ensuring that the young children have been fed and are ready for the day, as well as organising creative and physical activities such as arts and crafts, games, teaching basic literacy and numeracy. Volunteers will also assist the local staff with daily tasks such as washing dishes and cleaning the centre, which are essential to the running of the centres. Volunteers could play sports with the older children to help keep them active and engaged. Any additional skills that volunteers have to offer are welcome.

Projects Abroad will provide extra help to volunteers working on a Care project. This may include providing paints, art materials or arranging a day where volunteers renovate a play area at one of the centres.

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