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Street Child’s volunteer programmes are designed to give skilled volunteers the opportunity to provide support to our development work overseas and make a lasting and meaningful difference to the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable children.


Three Key Principles:


Sustainable Impact.

Visiting the children at the Brick Factory school in Kathmandu

Visiting the children at the Brick Factory school in Kathmandu

Sustainability sits at the heart of Street Child’s global programmes. Our volunteers provide support to our teams on a needs basis, so they can make a long term and positive impact on our international projects.


Filming in the field in rural Nepal

Filming in the field in rural Nepal

Volunteers are given responsibility over their own work from the word “Go”, which means pro-activity is key. This is your chance to gain practical experience in the field and build your career by working within an internationally acclaimed organisation.


Working in the Head Office with the team in Monrovia, Liberia

Working in the Head Office with the team in Monrovia, Liberia

Working directly with local Street Child staff, you'll learn as much as you give, and have an adventure you’ll never forget. This is an opportunity to learn directly from those who are experts in their field, and who have local insight into your new context.

About Street Child.

Street Child is a grassroots charity that helps children living in some of the toughest places in Africa and South Asia to go to school. We are dedicated to empowering vulnerable children through education and currently have a special focus on girls’ education and education in emergencies.


Who We Are.

121 million school-aged children are currently out of education world-wide.  Millions more children are in school but failing to learn. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.

Where We Work.

Street Child prides itself on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states. We began our work in 2008 in Sierra Leone and we now also work in Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Burundi, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

What We Do.

We recognise that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis.

Wherever we work we partner with local organisations and take an outcome-led approach.  We use evidence to drive learning and the constant refinement and scale-up of programmes that create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost.  

Click below to find out more about our work.


Where You Can Go.

As a Street Child International Volunteer, you can travel to some extraordinary countries to work alongside our local teams. To learn more about life in each country, explore the links below & apply today to get in touch with one of our coordinators.

Sierra Leone I Uganda I Nepal I Sri Lanka 

What You Can Do.

Regardless of background and experience, Street Child’s International Volunteering Programme has something for everyone. We welcome applicants from all walks of life, including students, graduates and professionals.

We offer placements that focus on Programmes Support, Communications, Social Enterprise, & Teacher Training.

Evenings spent playing football in Makeni, Sierra Leone

Evenings spent playing football in Makeni, Sierra Leone

Apply Today

Our volunteer programmes run on an ongoing basis, and so our timings are flexible according to what works best for you!

Apply today to find out more and see if you’ve got what it takes to become one of Street Child’s global team of International Volunteers.

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