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Note: During the COVID-19 outbreak, Global Volunteers is waiving the fee to transfer from affected service programs to a future date.
Join Global Volunteers for one to three weeks in a variety of volunteer projects in the Cook Islands! Experience this fascinating South Pacific island culture and locale while working one-on-one with children and youth striving to improve their futures on education and social service projects. You're needed to assist with a wide range of community service work projects on this captivating South Pacific island!
Types of volunteer activities include:
• Help children build on their English language skills.
• Stimulate children 1 to 5 years old through reading books, arts and crafts, and more.
• Work one-on-one and in small groups on numeracy and math comprehension.
• Help high school students learn computer basics.
• Work in a library and set up computerized library systems.
• Help maintain school facilities by painting, repairing, and reconstructing buildings.
• If you have experience in management, you can help local businesses!
- Complete immersion in Cook Island and Maori culture.
- Work with Cook Islanders to support children who need it most.
- All logistics (except for international airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on volunteering.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers are well taken care of by their Team Leader while on a service program.
- Become a part of the community while volunteering with Cook Islanders.
Make a real difference in the lives of children who need it most in the Cook Islands. As a volunteer in the Cook Islands, you'll help youth on education, health, and social services projects. This is an idyllic setting for volunteering. Rarotonga is a small island - just 26 miles around - so you're quickly acquainted with the local people in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Global Volunteers has been invited by the Cook Islands Civil Society Organization (CICSO) to lend a hand in a variety of ways. High truancy rates and emphasis on chores over homework play a part in many children lagging behind in their education. Cook Islands children are generally educated in two very different languages (Cook Islands Maori and English). There is also a tradition of oral culture, so reading is not a common hobby with few homes having books for children to read. These factors contribute to difficulties with reading and comprehension and this is where you can help by providing that one-on-one attention the students need. Global Volunteers' commitment to work in partnership on long-term community projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.