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1. Posted by squeezychanel (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Hi there,

I am a 24 year old female nursing student from Scotland (Undergraduate) and will be travelling the world next year (2014/2015)

I am looking to see if there are any Children's Hospitals or Homes/Foundations - anything really that involves caring for/teaching/helping kids. I am really struggling to find places that don't require 6 months minimum commitment and wondered if there was anyone out there who had done this sort of thing or knows someone or how to go about it?

Any places I could directly contact as well would be fantastic!

Any information would be great! Thanks.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1944 posts) 1y

I think the USA would be the most difficult place to find this kind of volunteer work because of the long list of prerequisite requirements in place for anything child-related. Now, if you wanted to work with the elderly, I'm sure you'd have few if any problems.

3. Posted by squeezychanel (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

I see! So you think working with the elderly or even adults, I would have a better chance? I suppose any care experience abroad would be good to add to my experiences.

Obviously with wanting to go on and do children's nursing, children based care would be my preference but if it becomes impossible I would still love to do any sort of care at all!

I will look into that as well, thank you for your reply! :)