Our Volunteer Blog.

Read the first hand accounts from our International Volunteers about their own experiences working with Street Child- their thoughts on their first days, their recommendations of the best things to pack, the most inspiring work they did while working with Street Child and more. If you are considering volunteering with us or are preparing for a placement, nothing will give you more insight into what to expect and look forward to than the stories of people, just like you, who have volunteered with us before.



The Road to Bo-Where - Tim's tips

Not only famous for its fantastic name for wordplay, Bo is now being celebrated as Street Child's newest volunteer hub in Sierra Leone! Having been void of volunteers for the past few years, Street Child's main station for the South is now ready for the masses... To gather intel we caught up with Tim, our new volunteer coordinator in Bo (aka the Bo-ordinator).  Read More...


Nicco's volunteering time spent in Sri Lanka

I decided to volunteer with Street Child as I wanted to learn about the work of an international NGO and gain a good understanding from the early stages of field research to the communication with partners and the writing of proposals. Street Child was offering me just that. I got the impression that I would learn a lot from an experience with Street Child, so I applied and I was not disappointed. Read more...

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Hannah- Working in Nepal

I’m 2 months into my 3 month stay here and I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by! It can take a little while to settle into Kathmandu life, the dust and chaotic nature of the city can be a bit much at first; but you’ll quickly find that there is a lot to love here, from spending weekends exploring the temples of Kathmandu valley or enjoying an after work sunset with a Gorkha (Nepali beer) in hand from a rooftop in Patan. 


Dave's Teacher Training Experience- Sierra Leone

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It was on Twitter that I first saw the advert for Street Child’s International Teacher Training Programme and I suppose it came up at just the right time. I replied instantly expressing an interest in joining one of their programmes in the summer of 2017, which was only a couple of months ahead. Suppose you could say it was an impulsive act but the truth is I had been thinking about volunteering for a while.


Harriet's time researching in Sierra Leone


I have just completed a Masters in International Development. I have a love for travel and my time with Street Child in 2016 was my first time to Africa, which I loved! I have a passion and keen interest for disability and development and is a sector that I had hoped to work within in the future.


My First Day in Sierra Leone- Lawrence


Starting at London-Heathrow with a full English breakfast and a pint of beer with communications volunteer Chris - my journey with Street Child begins as we board a crowded flight to Morocco. 



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Q&A with Alice- Nepal

We ask Street Child volunteer Alice Lunardelli about her time working with us in Nepal- the moments she found most inspiring, why she decided to take up this position and what she's doing with this experience now. 



The First Day of Janet's Sri Lankan Adventure

I had the usual 'new job nerves' the night before I went into Street Child's Colombo office. Made worse by general lack of sleep after a 3.30am arrival in nearby Negombo the day before and the early stages of a cold. I also tried to find the office about 1km from my guesthouse and proved unsuccessful. Am I really up for this, I wondered? Read more...