Teach, mentor & play with vulnerable children

The Exchange

We need volunteers to enrich the lives of the children living in our 'Home' and help with their personal development. Also, the opportunity to assist with Projects and Schools helping physically and mentally handicapped children and 'street children'. Your role will be to teach life skills, plan and arrange activities, assist staff, engage with the children and mentor them. The role will be flexible depending on time spent and skills to offer.


27 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We will devise a program with you. We also offer an internship as well as a general volunteering opportunity. We can also assist volunteers with guidance on excursions to fill in your free time. This includes placement with an agent who has arranged Safari Trips for previous volunteers at a competitive price (optional) IMPORTANT: The stay fee for the first month is 400 euro, for every next whole month it’s 250 euro. If you’ll just stay for, for example 10 days, you’ll pay 10 x the day fee, which is 400/30=13,35 per day. If you stay for example 1 month and 10 days you pay 400 euro for the first month and the daily fee for the next 10 days (but never more then 250 euro for this period in the second month). If you stay 2 months and 15 days, you pay 400+250 for the first two months and the daily fee for the 15 days.

Activities & Shift

SCF don't have a strict timetable of activities and shifts. We plan together with volunteers.


We charge a total stay fee of 400 euro for the first month. If you stay longer the charge will be 250 euro per month. Fees are for food and accommodation but internal transportation costs, including our charge for Airport pick up, are not included. The full fee goes direct into the monthly budget for our children.
So as we see it, just by staying in Shade you already contribute to give those 25 children a safe place to grow up. We have a full staff to take care of the children. Volunteers are very important, but extra. Also without volunteers the house should run smoothly, in our opinion. However volunteer add so much to the lives of the children, staff and board. Giving them attention, motivating, playing, reading a story, organizing activities, etc. helps them to improve their self esteem, helps them to relax and increases their wellbeing.