The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is an international partnership of people dedicated to serving children in need of emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training and job placement, as well as children at risk of sexual and economic exploitation and currently works in Vietnam and Mongolia. Christina established the Foundation in Vietnam in 1989 after visiting the country. In 1997, the Foundation expanded its work into Mongolia, where during an investigative trip, Christina was shocked to discover thousands of sick and destitute street children, many living underground in the city’s pipes. The Foundation seeks to maximise the potential of each child. This is accomplished within the context of the family or the community and always with love, respect and dignity for each child as an individual.
All volunteers must be at least 21 yrs old.
A working knowledge of English would be essential.
No, due to the layout of the Social and Medical Centre the children are on several different floors. Access is only by stairs.
We would expect that volunteers would have some level of childcare experience, preferably with children with disabilities.
The Foundation is a non religious apolitical organisation.
All prospective volunteer should email the Foundation with a copy of their CV and two references. They will then be provided with a copy of the volunteer handbook and the application form which they need to complete and return. Each prospective volunteer will be called to an informal interview at the Dublin office. Finally, any confirmation of acceptance onto the volunteer programme is dependant on Garda clearance.
All prospective volunteers must cover all their own food, accommodation and travel costs while volunteering with the Foundation. Approx. costs are outlined in the volunteer handbook.
The Foundation provides assistance in helping the volunteers find suitable accommodation. Detailed training is provided by the Volunteer Coodinator who is based at the Foundation’s office in Vietnam.
Work Individually/In Teams
The volunteers will work in a team of between two and six volunteers from all over the world.
In Country Support
Pre Programme Training
Contact with Returned Volunteers