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March 11, 2015

What you should know before volunteering in a children’s home

Volunteers and supporters of children’s issues globally should remember that the future of the children you’ll work with is in the country where they are living. It is important that they learn how to function in society and that they have local people to rely on and trust in moments when they feel lonely and insecure. They need long term loving relationships with caregivers for their social and emotional development, which is not possible with people that stay with them for only a few weeks or months. Despite this, as a short term visitor you can still make a difference in the life of children. This leaflet explains how you can do this best.

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