Teaching and Education Volunteer Programs Abroad
Teaching and Education Volunteering


Teaching English to underprivileged children
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam       3 projects of 2 wks from August to November


Volunteer project: Volunteers are needed in a language center that was established in 2010 by a monk from a local Buddhist pagoda in order to support underprivileged young people and students and to give them a chance to learn a foreign language properly. With the active dedication and contribution of many individual sponsors and volunteers, thousands of students and children have had the chance to learn a foreign language. There are 6 languages offered in the center: English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean (all levels from beginner to advanced). All courses are free. The Center is open from 8am to 5pm every day. On Saturday and Sunday, there is a class for pupils (from 6 to 15 years old). Teachers are international and local volunteer teachers. At present, there are 50 volunteer teachers and about 1000 students. After finishing the course, most of the students are able to find a good job.

Volunteers will spend time with the students at the language center and will help them improve their language skills, will organize games and other activities for them. The group will work from 9am to 3pm, from Monday to Friday.

Special requirements: Interest and motivation for working with children and youth

Leisure activities: Vietnamese Day, International Day, self-organized city tour and excursions, etc.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a dormitory in Saigon, in shared rooms with bunk beds. Free Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer house.

Location: Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), 45 minute drive from the volunteer house

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 20 - September 1, 2018
September 24 - October 6, 2018
November 19 - December 1, 2018

Join now  ►

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Michoacan
Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico       3 projects of 3 months from August to April

Volunteer project: For the last 4 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities for students! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and local high-school students.

Volunteers will be part of the school team and will facilitate workshops and classes to practice English or other languages with students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and provide English classes for the students.
2. To drive workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 2-4

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Accommodation: Food and accommodation will be provided during the project. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: In their spare time, volunteers can take a walk in downtown which has many cultural activities throughout the year and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments. For those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, Morelia offers many options: Patzcuaro's lake and the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Cuitzeo, Patzcuaro and Santa Clara del Cobre, the islands of the Pancada, Janitzio among others that the native cultures identified as the border between worlds, and several ceremonial centers of Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture.
During the weekends you can visit two of the biggest cities in the country, Mexico City and Guadalajara. Both cities are 3 hours from Morelia. There are also many interesting places that you can visit during your stay.

Location: The project is organized in Morelia city, a very beautiful and dynamic place and the state capital of Michoacan. It is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational.
Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence.

Terminal: Morelia City Bus Station; Morelia City Airport; Mexico City International Airport;

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 22 - November 19, 2018
September 12 - December 7, 2018
April 10 - July 9, 2019

Join now  ►

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Puebla
Zacapoaxtla, Puebla, Mexico       August 29 - November 27, 2018

Volunteer project: If you have any ideas, experience, knowledge and interest in teaching English, this project is for you! The aim of this project is to share culture, language and promote intercultural exchange between Mexico and the world through various activities that allow volunteers to inspire university students to learn a second language.

The volunteers will facilitate workshops and language classes where they will teach students:
1. To learn common expressions and greetings in English.
2. To help students to compose questions and answers in basic conversation in English.
3. To perform dynamics to exchange culture among the participants.
4. To apply knowledge tests from the language courses.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 2

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a house of a local family with all facilities. Wi-Fi internet is provided. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: Zacapoaxtla offers great touristic attractions that volunteers can enjoy in their free time. They can visit the archaeological site of Cuetzalan and Cantona and some other magical towns nearby, the ecotourism center of Apulco, marvelous caves and waterfalls, San Gabriel ecotourism center, Puebla City, the capital of the state, and many other places.

Location: Zacapoaxtla is located in the northern part of the State of Puebla and it has 8062 inhabitants. It is located 172 km from the capital of the state, the city of Puebla.

Terminal: Bus station in Zaragoza, Puebla; Puebla City International Airport; Mexico City International Airport;

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English to students in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia       3 projects of 2 wks in September and October

Volunteer project: The project is organized with one of the secondary schools in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The country has a 12-year school system. Until 1990, students used to study Russian only as a second language, but since 1990 they have the chance to study other languages as well. However, the quality of English language teaching still needs improvement.

The volunteers' main task will be to teach English to the students. This could also be done through informal activities such as singing songs, playing games, etc. The group will also help with some renovation works in the school. We may also do some workshops with the children on environmental awareness and forest protection.

Study theme: English teaching methods from the volunteers' countries and the future of the volunteer movement in Mongolia.

Special requirements: Participants are expected to like working with kids and be flexible and adaptable.

Language: English

Leisure time: Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Accommodation: Hostel. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Location: Ulaanbaatar. One third of the population of the country (3 million) lives in the capital city.

Terminal: Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International airport or International train station of Ulaanbaatar

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD

All available dates for this project:
September 5 - September 18, 2018
September 18 - October 1, 2018
October 1 - October 14, 2018

Join now  ►

Teaching English and cultural understanding to children in rural areas
Uiryeong, Gyeongnam, South Korea       September 12 - December 7, 2018

Volunteer project: Local Children's Centers in South Korea provide shelter for children after regular school hours as well as educational and cultural opportunities. Most of the children in rural areas have fewer opportunities for meeting foreigners and getting high quality English education compared to kids in urban areas. And although international marriages are quite common in rural areas, local residents still lack the understanding of multiculturalism. So the children are facing discrimination in school, cultural and language difficulties.

This project will play an important role in bringing a taste of international culture to the local children. The volunteers can give these children a chance to interact with foreigners and understand other cultures. And English can be the tool for understanding Korean children and interacting with them. The local children's center welcomes you to organize your own class with your talents and ideas.

Uiryeong is a small town famous for its beautiful scenery and for the delicious traditional Korean rice cakes called "Bangae-deok". Since the government usually develops infrastructure depending on the population of the region, many people in this area are isolated from the benefits. Although it’s a good place to live, since there are not enough job positions, parents work in a nearby city and come back late. The project is in support of a children’s center providing care, educational and entertainment programs for about 30 children and youth in the community, 8 to 16 years old.

Volunteer work: The international participants will organize and manage cultural and education afterschool programs such as English language classes for children of different ages who attend the center. The children at the center are mainly elementary school students and few middle school students. They normally stay at the center after school, from 2 pm until around 9 pm.
Any kind of activities and ideas are welcome, as long as they provide the local children with opportunities for cultural exchange. The local children are very open to new programs and interested about the different countries in the world.
The volunteers will work from Monday to Friday while the kids are at the center.

Free time: There is a sports complex nearby. You can also visit many traditional sites around this area such as mountains, temples, villages, palaces, etc.

Profile of the volunteers:
• Teaching experience or interest in teaching (especially with non-formal methods)
• Ability to teach and communicate in English
• Skills to manage club activities (e.g. music, dance, sports, theatre, etc.)
• Interest about Korea (learning the language and culture of the local area)
• Initiative, positive and outgoing personality

Number of participants: 2

Language: English

Documents to be submitted: Motivation letter, resume and a picture are required with application.

Orientation and training: Upon arrival in South Korea, volunteers attend a mandatory 3-day orientation before moving to the project site. At the orientation meeting, participants receive training on long-term volunteering through conflict management workshops, case study revision, helpful advice from former participants and introduction into Korean culture.
Dormitory style accommodation and meals during the training are provided.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a house.

Location: Uiryeong, Gyeongnam-do province in the southeast of Korea, close to Busan, the second largest city in Korea. About 5 hours from Seoul by express bus.

Terminal: Incheon International Airport, Uiryeong Bus Terminal

Age range: 19 - 35 years old

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Sonora
Obregon, Sonora, Mexico       September 12 - December 7, 2018

Volunteer project: For the last 4 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities for students! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and local high-school students.

Volunteers will be part of the school team and will facilitate workshops and classes to practice English or other languages with students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and provide English classes for the students.
2. To drive workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 2

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Accommodation: Food and accommodation will be provided during the project. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: The state of Sonora is Mexico’s second largest state (neighboring Chihuahua is first). It has remarkable cultural and ecological diversity. It boasts miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, desert moonscapes in El Pinacate Reserve, near Puerto Peñasco, and everything in between. You can fully experience Mexico in Sonora. You can visit beaches, desert, villages of native Americans, big cities and small towns. Also the neighboring Chihuahua state has lots to offer. You can take El Chepe Express train to discover the copper canyon.

Location: The school is located in the city of Obregon in the state of Sonora. Ciudad Obregon is the second largest city of Sonora. Due to its location and warm weather it is an all year round destination. Although a young city in terms of age, Ciudad Obregon is the agricultural heart of the state of Sonora. The 19th century marked the beginning of what has now become one of the most technologically advanced cities in the north of Mexico, leading the way in developing and advancing agricultural science and technology.
The state of Sonora is also the home of the native Americans called yaquis. To get more information about yaquis, you can visit the yaqui museum in Ciudad Obregon.

Terminal: Faustino Felix Serna Bus Terminal; Ciudad Obregon International Airport; Mexico City International Airport;

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English in schools in Nepal
Nepal       2 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers will be teaching basic English in schools in different regions of Nepal: Kathmandu valley, Kaski (Pokhara), Tanhun, Lamjung, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi district. One or two volunteers can be placed in a school at a time. Saturday is holiday and Friday is half holiday in Nepal. Nepalese schools start at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. The volunteers will be teaching 3 to 5 classes a day. Each class is 45 minutes long.

The volunteers will get an opportunity to participate in a 3 days orientation seminar at our training center in Kathmandu. The seminar aims to provide volunteers with basic knowledge about the education system of Nepal, detailed information about the project school, Do and Don’t issues, Nepali language, culture, dress, food, etc. The orientation seminar will start on the first Monday of each month.

Special requirements: Relevant training and skills are appreciated. Good motivation, flexibility and cooperative spirit are expected.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2-5 months. The volunteer placements start on the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation: Most of the long term volunteers will stay with Nepali families near to the school. Staying with a Nepali family is very interesting - you will be welcomed as a member of the family and as a member of the local community as well. Nepali houses are simple, using very basic facilities. Most families do not have a hot shower, but most of them have bathroom and toilet. Please, do not expect facilities like in your country! However, volunteers will get their own single room and enough Nepali food Dalbhat. There is a two time food system in Nepal: heavy breakfast around 9am and dinner around 7pm. Tea is very common - when you visit a family, they will welcome you by serving tea!

Location: In or around the Kathmandu valley, Kaski (Pokhara), Tanhun, Lamjung, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi district of Nepal

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: Euro 350 for the first month + Euro 100 for every next month (3 day orientation seminar in Kathmandu and transportation to the placement are included)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

After-school education program for youth
Buenos Aires, Argentina       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The aim of the project is to support youth development and cooperate with young people aiding them in their effort to complete their secondary education. In addition, the project aims to provide professional support in social, psychological and educative inclusion. The main aim of this project is to provide school support to youth and children: to motivate them, help them with their homework and organize cultural activities with children.

Volunteers will support youth with their afterschool homework. They will work with a group of volunteer teachers helping them with classes such as languages, social science, math, biology, literature, etc. They will work in two different neighborhoods.

The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from January 31 to December 31, 2018. Minimum stay is 3 months. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house in Buenos Aires. The house has a capacity of up to 12 volunteers. Kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi available.

Location: Avellaneda, Buenos Aires and Barracas, Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 360 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching foreign languages to Moroccan children and youth
Rabat, Morocco       2 - 12 months

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to provide free educational support and linguistic reinforcement to children and young people currently attending school or university. In Morocco’s public schools, the deliverance of language classes is compromised by many factors such as crowded classrooms and lack of trained teachers due to an overall low education level especially when it comes to English. Private summer lessons are of course available but too expansive for most families. This project offers the most disadvantaged students the opportunity to achieve a higher academic level.

The volunteers will teach one or two foreign languages (English / French / Spanish / Italian / German) to children and young people. Volunteers' main tasks include teaching, organizing activities and preparing lessons. Besides the language classes, the volunteers and the students will also participate in theatre, seminars, excursions and cultural activities.

Volunteer in Morocco Teaching abroad - Morocco

The students come from families with low economic resources. The volunteers will be able to observe and appreciate their everyday life habits and culture through practical and social involvement and feel like they are actually making a change for these kids as they will pass on to them important skills for their future on a personal and academic level. Moreover, by working with local volunteers, the international participants will have the chance to get involved in the Moroccan community not only at the youth center but also outside of work.

Special requirements: No previous experience is required but pedagogic skills will be necessary to conduct this program. Volunteers need to prepare a simple teaching plan ahead so that they arrive ready. Sense of humor, openness, sociability and creativity are required, as well as cooperative spirit and interest in quality communication with the students.

Language: English or French

Documents to be submitted: A motivation letter should be sent along with the application form.

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 2 to 12 months.

Orientation: The volunteers attend a two-day orientation upon arrival to learn more about the project and the Moroccan culture.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in host families.

Location: Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an average population of 580,000 people. It combines both Mediterranean and Oceanic influences in many aspects. Rabat’s climate is mild and temperate, with cool winters and warm summer days. The city is quite dynamic as far as cultural activity is concerned thanks to many cultural institutions (Theatre Mohammed V right in the city centre, Cinema Renaissance, official galleries and the archaeological museum).

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 200 Euros/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Support the educational programs of elementary schools in rural areas of Ecuador
Coast, Highlands and Amazon, Ecuador       3 - 10 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers are needed nationwide to teach English and Computers. Based on the volunteer’s skills and education, it is also possible to volunteer as teachers’ aid for subjects like Math, World History, Environment, Grammar, Science, etc. This project offers the opportunity for volunteers to assist students of Elementary Schools located in rural areas, where access to English and/or Computer teachers is limited.

The volunteer work consists in teaching basic English, Computers and Environmental lessons in country schools with no resources, from the Coast, Highlands and Amazon. To those who have good level of Spanish, we offer to assist the children who have learning problems helping them in reading, writing, grammar, mathematics in the afternoons after school (mainly in the schools from the Coast). The Schools do not have didactic materials for English lessons; volunteers are responsible to prepare these materials in benefit of the schools, to prepare exams and evaluations, as well as, for each grade, a report about the students' achievements and goals must be given to the Principals of the schools.

Special requirements: Basic knowledge of Spanish is required.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: Minimum time for volunteering is 12 weeks, up to 10 months. In the Highlands (Quito, Cayambe, Latacunga) and the Amazon (Puyo and Tena), the school year goes from the first week of September to the end of June. In the Coastal region (Jipijapa, Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Esmeraldas), the school year is from the second week of April to the middle of January.

Accommodation: Accommodation and food is provided at middle class host families or at the school teachers’ homes. Three meals a day are provided during the placement, based on the Ecuadorian diet.
The majority of the communities where volunteers will teach have electricity, communications and running water, but please have in mind that there are towns where running water is not available.

Location: Coast, Highlands and Amazon

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: $400 US/4 weeks
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Help disadvantaged children achieve their educational potential
Cuenca, Ecuador       5 - 11 months

Volunteer project: Located in Cuenca, this project benefits low income children and teenagers, whose parents are unable to provide them with sufficient care and attention at home. The project helps children ages 5 to 16 years old by providing a safe place where they can eat lunch, do their homework, watch TV, participate in recreational activities and sports, take computer lessons, join art workshops, and much more.

The volunteers will be helping the children with their homework and will support the staff in organising different recreational activities. The volunteers are expected to be able to teach or help with Math, English and some other subjects that the children are learning. At noon, the volunteers will assist in preparing and serving lunch for an estimated 100 children.

Special requirements: Basic knowledge of Spanish is required.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: The project is running during the school year, from September to July. Minimum commitment required is 5 months, up to 11 months.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in local host families.

Location: Cuenca is the third-largest city in Ecuador and the capital of the Azuay Province. It is located in the Highlands, at about 2500 m above sea level. For its rich historical heritage, Cuenca was declared one of Ecuador’s three UNESCO World Heritage sites (the other two are Quito and the Galapagos Islands).

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: $430 US/4 weeks
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching languages and organizing extracurricular activities in secondary schools
Kpalime, Togo      

Volunteer project: Through this project, we want to create an efficient communication and exchange between students and international volunteers. The schools are full of students but the lack of teachers doesn’t guarantee sufficient instruction, so that this situation has a negative impact on the exam results at the end of the school year. The aim of the long-term project is to provide an efficient assistance to the students in their study throughout the school year: revise lessons, completed program and get involved into extracurricular activities. The volunteers are invited to bring any kind of materials and books that can be helpful in their work.
We also associate this project with health awareness and education (nutrition, sleep, HIV/AIDS and STD diseases), knowledge of the body (growth, function of organs, tobacco and alcohol use). The children will discover prejudicial or beneficial health behaviours and learn to make good health behaviour and lifestyle choices, and to practice hygiene.
If you want to work for the local development and for a better education for the children, and if you want to have a different experience in Togo, do not hesitate to join us!

Five types of projects are available within this program:
1. Being part of a local volunteer team to teach French and cultural activities in Middle and High Schools;
2. Being part of a local volunteer team to teach English in Middle and High Schools;
3. Being part of a local volunteer team to teach German in Middle and High Schools;
4. Being part of a local volunteer team to teach arts (Drawing, Music, etc.) in Middle and High Schools;
5. Being part of a local volunteer team to teach Mathematics, Health Science or Physical Education in Middle and High Schools;

The inadequate staff in the communities has been the reason for initiation of this project. It is expected that the volunteers will help to improve the level of education in this region.

The volunteers will be teaching children in a secondary school which also involves taking part in extracurricular activities. The volunteers will have a training period with teachers in the school in the order to learn about the country‘s academic system. The volunteers can help teachers to prepare and organize classes according to the country's academic program. The volunteers will work 5 hours a day according to their agendas and will teach the subjects of their choice.

Special requirements: Volunteers need to be good team players, creative, willing to teach, loving children. Teaching skills, guiding and counselling skills, skills in extracurricular activities are required.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. This program is running from September to July. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.

Age range: 19 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 290 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching and taking care of orphans
Akwapim, Ghana       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: The project is organized in partnership with the staff of an orphanage home in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The home was established 12 years ago to take care of the growing number of neglected and abandoned children in the region. Today the orphanage hosts 38 children (18 boys and 20 girls). Their ages range from 8 to 16 years.

The main goal of this project is to provide assistance and help the kids have a childhood like any other child. To achieve this, more personnel per child is needed so that more time could be devoted to each child. This will also enable the staff to identify and develop children’s talents to benefit both the children and the society at large.

In the morning, the volunteers can help prepare breakfast for the children. Volunteers will be teaching at the preschool level (Alphabet, 123 numbers, English language, Math, Rhymes, Poems, Songs and Arts & Dance). After school, the volunteers can help with the children’s lunch. Then there’s time for play (football, basketball and other creative games). In the late afternoon, the volunteers will help the kids with their homework. The volunteers will also help with HIV awareness, sexual education, health and hygiene programs.
In the evenings, the volunteers are welcome to participate in cultural activities, drumming and dancing, storytelling, etc. The volunteers will help to arrange excursions for the children and are welcome to join the trips. The work activities start at 7 am and end at 2 pm.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be interested to teach children and youth from different backgrounds and have open mind to understand the students' needs.

Leisure time: Volunteers can go to Tutu Township for a walk. Another opportunity is to visit the Aburi Botanical Garden which is just 10 km from the home. The garden has trees from all over the world, some of which are about 150 years old. Another attraction is the Okomfo Anokye palace in Awukugua. He is a fetish priest who commanded the golden stool from the skies which is the symbol of unity for the people of Ashanti in Ghana.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The program is running from February to December. Minimum duration is 1 month.

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a one-day orientation session upon arrival.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted at the home. Beds with mattresses are available.

Location: The project will take place in Akwapim in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 250 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English to primary school students in Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi, Indonesia       4 to 16 weeks

Volunteer project: In the recent years, the primary schools in Indonesia started developing some new programs. The International program is designed to facilitate the students who wish to employ English as their main language of communication in class. The regular class activities are Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 1 pm. After 1 pm, the students are given choices to participate in some club activities provided by the school. There are sports, music, art, English club, Mathematics club, computers, boy scouts. The schools are located in the urban setting of some cities such as Semarang, Makassar, Salatiga, etc. The primary school system in Indonesia has 6 grades based on the ability and the age of the students. There are about 20 to 30 students in each class. The students are 6–12 years old.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding basic English conversation classes. The volunteer is expected to motivate and encourage the students to practice their English skills. In addition, intercultural learning activities such as arts and music will be very much welcomed.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites such as Chinese town, temples, and beaches.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 4 to 16 weeks. Arrival should be on Monday.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English on Bali Island
Jembrana, Bali Island, Indonesia       4 to 8 weeks

Volunteer project: Bali Island is popular as the island of gods and is very famous for its culture and nature attractions. The project takes place in the western part of Bali, in Jembrana Regency. Unlike in the east where tourism is the main source of income, in the west there’s more rice farms and plantations, and fishing is a major activity. The busy seaport in Gilimanuk is the gateway that connects Bali and Java island through Bali sea. Most of the area is mountainous and consists of primary monsoon forest. The West Bali National Park has a total area of 19.000 ha and is an important place for conserving rare and endangered plants and animals.

We organize this volunteer project in order to support high schools and elementary schools in the western part of the island. We aim to meet the need of local students and teachers for improved communication and opportunities to interact with people from other countries. The volunteer will assist English teachers at school from 7 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday.

The volunteer will teach the students basic English and introduce some English kids songs. The volunteer will be also involved in extracurricular activities with the children like cultural exchange, playing, sport, art, scouting, music and traditional dance.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the rich local culture and nature. They will interact with local people and will learn about the importance of local culture.

Leisure time: During free time, the volunteers will have the chance to visit diverse and exciting attractions in Jembrana and other parts of Bali, which are popular all over the world. The volunteers may visit beaches, temples, handicraft making centres and traditional markets.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 4 to 8 weeks. Arrival should be on Monday.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: The project takes place in the western part of Bali Island, 3 hours by car or bus from Denpasar.

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English in Songkhla
Songkhla, Thailand       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The project takes place in an Intercultural and language learning center in Songkhla where Thai locals come to learn and share with international volunteer. Their main purpose is practicing English by making conversation, doing activities together as informal learning, or learning to speak in daily life.
Language teaching in Thailand focuses more on grammar rather than using language in daily life (speaking and listening). Therefore Thai people knew grammar well but cannot speak because they never do it.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to teach English by communication to Thai locals, as well as exchanging volunteer’s culture and language. On Saturday, there are students coming for exchange classes (practicing English by making conversation, doing activities together as informal learning, or learning to speak in daily life).

Volunteers will also have the chance to go to schools as teacher’s assistant, teaching English to students in Thai local schools.

Leisure activities: Visits to Khohong Hill, Tone Nga Chang Water fall, Local Temple, Hatyai downtown, Floating market

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: Volunteers stay in a house in Hatyai district, Songkhla.

Location: Songkhla

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching students and developing the education programs of schools in India
India       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Education is an important tool for development. Teaching spoken English, basic Math, Health and Hygiene awareness, Environmental education and conducting extra-curricular activities with local school children can be a rewarding experience.

You will be working in a Kannada/Tamil Medium School, which lacks in resources and/or English teaching staff. One of the important aims of this project is to support the staff in the classroom and to bring an international dimension to the learning process. Your tasks will be to assist with English language learning using creative teaching methods to encourage and to develop learning levels and cognitive skills in the students. You will also assist with extra-curricular activities, inspiring children to learn new languages and learn about new cultures.

Additionally, you may have to assist in the following tasks:
- Develop teaching and learning aids with low cost or no cost locally available materials, and facilitate simulation games for the children and the teaching faculties.
- Undertake capacity development of teaching faculty in classroom management; children’s learning needs assessment.
- Design developmentally appropriate tools and criteria for assessment of children’s learning levels and cognitive skills; Individual goal setting for children with learning disability; lesson planning etc.
- Develop teaching-learning methods and pass this information (through the Final Evaluation/Report) to future volunteers with a view to creating long-term improvements to the educational model.

The volunteers should bring in creative ideas to initiate new activities in the school, for example, environmental, organizational or computer education. You have to love children, as you will be surrounded by them every day. If you have ideas for teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is for you! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Volunteers should have a good level of spoken English and previous experience in teaching children will be useful.

Language: English

Duration of the project: Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.
Please note that due to school holidays, this project will remain closed during the following months: March until May; in the month of October; and sometimes in December. During these months, volunteers are encouraged to take part in the short-term summer and/or a winter volunteer projects.

Documents to be submitted: Motivation letter that accurately describes yourself, your skills and interests, past work experience, strengths and weaknesses, etc. is required with application. This information assists us to match you to the right project for you.

Accommodation: During the orientation week, the volunteers will stay together in a volunteer centre in Kundapur or Bangalore in shared bedrooms, and will take all three vegetarian meals together.
Accommodation for the volunteers during the project can either be at the project site, in a local host family or in a hostel – depending on the project, location and availability.

Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive in Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month. Bangalore has an international airport and Kundapur is well connected to Bangalore by train and bus.

The program will start with a week-long orientation. The schedule is flexible but the Orientation week usually contains the following topics:
- Program introduction: topics include aims of the program, way of working, finances, rules and expected behaviour.
- India: culture, religion, habits, customs, history, geography, social issues, etc.
- Language skills: India has 18 official languages, and many more dialects and sub-dialects. We will start with teaching the local language, Kannada or Tamil. Do not forget that English is widely spoken throughout the country. However, we encourage you to try to learn and speak the local language, since this will open more doors for you.
- Projects: overview of the international volunteer projects in India and an explanation and presentation of your particular placement. There will also be project visits, where you will have the opportunity to meet current volunteers in other projects who can share their experiences.
- Information: lots of new things will be introduced to you including some sessions on yoga, cooking and Hindu philosophy.
- Local sightseeing: meeting people will make you feel right at home. You will have the opportunity to visit market places, Indian homes and natural sites in groups or individually during the free time.
- Do’s and Don’ts: there are some simple rules, which can help you have a smooth integration with each other and with the local people. This will also help you overcome the culture shock!
- Intercultural session: presentation of the represented countries and cultures to the other volunteers and the local youth.
- Group games and discussions to make the theoretical sessions as dynamic and participatory as possible.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees per month (about $220 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Help get kids off the street and into the classroom
India       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Many local organisations and initiatives in India work for the welfare of street children or “working children”. The aim is to take these children away from the streets and from their working place in order to give them a chance to live a decent and accepted standard of life. By placing them in centres, boarding schools or day-care shelters, the children return to the regular schooling system or vocational training programs to give them skills that would help them find a decent job and keep them away from exploitation.

Much of the development work in street children projects is based on education known also as alternative education. Therefore, the volunteers will be required to teach in most of the projects where they work with street children. Hence an interest in teaching and love for children is essential in this project, like all teaching projects. Other work activities will involve supporting the staff in the daily running of the schools.

A creative approach to work with the children will be useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. You need to have a flexible approach to work with children in difficult circumstances and be prepared to undertake a variety of tasks.

In some cases the volunteer will be required to go amidst the “tent” community to raise awareness of the teaching program, gain interest and collect children. If you have ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, this project assignment is for you!

Language: English

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

Documents to be submitted: Motivation letter that accurately describes yourself, your skills and interests, past work experience, strengths and weaknesses, etc. is required. This information assists us to match you to the project as accurately as possible.

Accommodation: During the orientation week, the volunteers will stay together in a volunteer centre in Kundapur or Bangalore in shared bedrooms, and will take all three vegetarian meals together.
Accommodation for the volunteers during the project can either be at the project site, in a local host family or in a hostel – depending on the project, location and availability.

Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive in Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month. Bangalore has an international airport and Kundapur is well connected to Bangalore by train and bus.

The program will start with a week-long orientation. The schedule is flexible but the Orientation week usually contains the following topics:
- Program introduction: topics include aims of the program, way of working, finances, rules and expected behaviour.
- India: culture, religion, habits, customs, history, geography, social issues, etc.
- Language skills: India has 18 official languages, and many more dialects and sub-dialects. We will start with teaching the local language, Kannada. Do not forget that English is widely spoken throughout the country. However, we encourage you to try to learn and speak the local language, since this will open more doors for you.
- Projects: overview of the international volunteer projects in India and an explanation and presentation of your particular placement. There will also be project visits, where you will have the opportunity to meet current volunteers in the project who can share their experiences.
- Information: lots of new things will be introduced to you including some sessions on yoga, cooking and Hindu philosophy.
- Local sightseeing: meeting people will make you feel right at home. You will have the opportunity to visit market places, Indian homes and natural sites in groups or individually during the free time.
- Do’s and Don’ts: there are some simple rules, which can help you have a smooth integration with each other and with the local people. This will also help overcome the culture shock!
- Intercultural session: presentation of the represented countries and cultures to the other volunteers and the local youth.
- Group games and discussions to make the theoretical sessions as dynamic and participatory as possible.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees per month (about $220 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Education and development projects in Indian slums
India       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Indian cities suffer from huge urbanization problems and slums are present and mushrooming in many cities and towns. The slum areas in the cities are clusters of houses and shacks built illegally, where all basic infrastructures are absent, water and electricity supply and other civic amenities are scarce or non-existent, hygiene is very poor. With high rates of unemployment and outbreaks of diseases these slums become breeding grounds to poverty, exploitation and negligence.
Many NGOs are working with an aim to improve the basic living conditions of the large number of people residing in those slums.

The volunteers will have the opportunity to join hands with the local NGOs to support ongoing projects such as Awareness campaigns, Literacy programs, Educational projects and Empowerment of minorities.
The volunteer will mainly focus on teaching slum children in small shelters or in schools. In addition, with the support of the project staff, the volunteer may have to visit slum areas, interact with inhabitants, conduct awareness campaigns on health, water, sanitation, etc.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

Documents to be submitted: Motivation letter that accurately describes yourself, your skills and interests, past work experience, strengths and weaknesses, etc. is required. This information assists us to match you to the project as accurately as possible.

Accommodation: During the orientation week, the volunteers will stay together in a volunteer centre in Kundapur or Bangalore in shared bedrooms, and will take all three vegetarian meals together.
Accommodation for the volunteers during the project can either be at the project site, in a local host family or in a hostel – depending on the project, location and availability.

Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive in Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month. Bangalore has an international airport and Kundapur is well connected to Bangalore by train and bus.

The program will start with a week-long orientation. The schedule is flexible but the Orientation week usually contains the following topics:
- Program introduction: topics include aims of the program, way of working, finances, rules and expected behaviour.
- India: culture, religion, habits, customs, history, geography, social issues, etc.
- Language skills: India has 18 official languages, and many more dialects and sub-dialects. We will start with teaching the local language, Kannada. Do not forget that English is widely spoken throughout the country. However, we encourage you to try to learn and speak the local language, since this will open more doors for you.
- Projects: overview of the international volunteer projects in India and an explanation and presentation of your particular placement. There will also be project visits, where you will have the opportunity to meet current volunteers in the project who can share their experiences.
- Information: lots of new things will be introduced to you including some sessions on yoga, cooking and Hindu philosophy.
- Local sightseeing: meeting people will make you feel right at home. You will have the opportunity to visit market places, Indian homes and natural sites in groups or individually during the free time.
- Do’s and Don’ts: there are some simple rules, which can help you have a smooth integration with each other and with the local people. This will also help overcome the culture shock!
- Intercultural session: presentation of the represented countries and cultures to the other volunteers and the local youth.
- Group games and discussions to make the theoretical sessions as dynamic and participatory as possible.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees per month (about $220 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching English in schools in South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam       2 - 3 weeks


Volunteer project: In this program, volunteers will teach English at a local educational institution, from primary level until tertiary level.
Many Vietnamese schools lack teachers with sufficient English competencies to extend the students’ English beyond basic writing and speaking skills. Volunteers help to improve the children's vocabulary and pronunciation, assist local teachers in managing their classes, organize games and other activities in the classroom, and help to improve the children's listening and speaking skills. Additionally, volunteers can teach French, Art, Culture, Dancing, Sport, etc.
Working hours will vary depending on the school where the volunteer is placed and will average around 3 to 6 hours per day.

Please note, volunteers do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate in this kind of project; however, in some certain placements, teaching experience is necessary.

Besides the normal work at local schools, volunteers are welcome to join communication English/French classes for children and students that are organized once or twice a year (usually in summer time). In this project, volunteers can learn and develop their teaching experiences through working independently, making lesson plan and creating their own activities in the class.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee for this project has to be transferred one month before the start. The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds.

Join now  ►

Teaching assistant program
Costa Rica       1 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: Volunteers are needed for teacher assistant positions in schools in different locations around Costa Rica.

These are public schools located in several middle and lower middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13 years, and they go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary school. The schools’ curriculum and activities usually include all the basic subjects (Spanish, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion classes.

English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level) as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, they can organize additional activities independently.

Volunteer duties:
• To assist the teachers in the classroom
• To help create didactic material
• To support in the special activities of the school
• To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks
• To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids
• To help children with their homework
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00-2:00pm.

Special requirements:
- To have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish
- To enjoy working with children
- To be patient and tolerant, to be sociable and have a lot of initiative

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days before the start of the project. On the third day, you will travel to the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.
School holidays are usually from December to February and at Easter.

Accommodation: The volunteers live with a host family close to the school.

Location: Placements are currently available in schools in San Ramón, Alajuela Province and in Peñas Blancas, Guanacaste Province near La Fortuna. Depending on the time of the year, other schools might be available and suggested.

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 325 USD for 1 week; 400 USD for 2 weeks; 475 USD for 3 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Primary school teaching program
Kayenje, Mpigi District, Uganda       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: The Primary School in Kayenje village, Mpigi District has over 800 children and only 9 teachers making a student-teacher ratio of 75:1. And the population of the school is still expanding. This has caught the concern of the community and the administration to invite volunteers interested in education to come to the rescue of the school.

The volunteer assignments include teaching, assistance in the classroom, mentoring and providing guidance and counselling service to the children, as well as any other tasks that may arise.

Study theme: Education

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a nearby house within the school premises.

Location: The school is located in Kayenje village, Mpigi District in Central Uganda.

Age range: 19 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro for 1 month; 450 Euro for 1-3 months; 750 Euro for 3-6 months; 900 Euro for 6-9 months; 1200 Euro for 9-12 months;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

English teaching program
Msongola, Ilala, Tanzania       1 to 3 months

Volunteer project: This project is organised in partnership with a community based public school in Msongola. English language is an official language of instruction in all secondary schools across Tanzania. However, students begin using English as a language of instruction in all subjects when they enter Form 1 at the age of 13-14. This has been experienced as one of the challenges in academic development. This project is aiming to develop and improve speaking, writing, and reading English language skills among the students so that they can manage their studies.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will be assisting academic staff in teaching English as well as remedial classes. Depending on the participants’ skills, there is a possibility of organizing debates, discussions, extra-curricular activities as well as cultural activities to help improve students' English language skills. In some cases during the program including school holidays classes might be organized at a local youth center.

Special requirements: English language and teaching skills are essential. Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with teenagers, are friendly, flexible, open minded and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: Volunteers can be accepted for a minimum time of 4 weeks and a maximum of 3 months. The project starts on the first Thursday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Msongola, Ilala. The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a community which still maintains its natural beauty.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Math and Science teaching program
Msongola, Ilala, Tanzania       1 to 3 months

Volunteer project: This project is organised in partnership with a community based public school in Msongola. Performance of students seating for National examinations on Mathematics and Science subjects has not been good over the years in various community schools. One of the reasons is inadequate teaching among many other factors. This project is aiming to improve the students’ performance so that they can do their best on those subjects and shape their future.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will be assisting academic staff in improving students’ performance in Math and Science subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics). This will include teaching assistance in the specified subjects. Depending on the creativity of the volunteers, interest and availability of resources, it’s quite possible to have additional activities with the students like sports, games, recreational and extra curricular activities. In some cases during the program, including school holidays, classes might be organized at a local youth center.

Special requirements: English language, knowledge on the specified subjects and teaching skills are essential. Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with teenagers, are friendly, flexible, open minded and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: Volunteers can be accepted for a minimum time of 4 weeks and a maximum of 3 months. The project starts on the first Thursday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Msongola, Ilala. The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a community which still maintains its natural beauty.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►

Teaching and counseling high school students in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help at a secondary school in Kayole Estate, Nairobi County. The school aims to enhance the quality of education offered in Kayole, and improve the transition rate of students joining public universities. The school currently has over 80 students.
In addition to its academic mission, the school aims at nurturing the talents of some former school dropout teenagers. As a result, the school soccer team became Embakasi District champions and proceeded to Nairobi County games.

Volunteer duties:
• Teaching a combination of subjects i.e. Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Sciences
• Counseling sessions on issues relating to drug and substance abuse
• Assist local volunteers in provision of basic needs to the children such as cooking, cleaning etc.
• Visiting and helping orphans and vulnerable children in the nearby slums
• Playing and organizing games and sports with the neighboring schools

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Arrival and orientation: There will be a 3-day orientation seminar for new volunteers including Nairobi city introduction. The orientation starts on the first Monday of every month. It is recommended that volunteers arrive at least one day before the orientation starts.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Kayole Estate, Nairobi County

Terminal: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 250 Euro up to 1 month; 200 Euro per month for over 1 month
Airport transfers are included.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Join now  ►