About this Project

Children in refugee camps range from newborns to teenagers. As refugee camps were originally designed as temporary housing arrangements, the children at these camps are often not integrated into schools, and are not meeting the emotional or academic milestones for their age group.

For vulnerable children in refugee camps, child-friendly spaces create a nurturing environment to help lay a foundation for restarting formal education and support childhood development. These spaces mobilize communities to protect the well-being of all children and offer multi-disciplinary support for them to learn their rights. Volunteers support the resilience and well-being of refugee children in a stimulating environment to encourage play, social support, and therapy to help them meet child development goals.

How Your Work Makes a Difference

Refugee Children Working with refugee children is a great place for any volunteer with the passion and energy to work with young children up to age 14. In addition to volunteers of all background, volunteers with experience in teaching, child care, day cares, preschool, education, sports, art, and so much more are very valuable to the team. You don't need language skills to volunteer, but basic conversational Arabic is really valuable! CCS volunteers will be working alongside the I AM YOU and Lighthouse Relief staff in their Child Friendly Space or pre-school programs.

Volunteers must be 23 or older and stay for 2 or more weeks to Work with Refugee Children.


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