Teaching and Education Volunteering


Teach English and explore local culture on Bali Island
Jembrana, Bali Island, Indonesia       January 16 - January 27, 2017


Volunteer project: Jembrana is one of the regencies in Bali Island. It is located in the western part of the island. Jembarana can be reached in 3 hours by car or by bus from Denpasar. Unlike the capital city of Denpasar, Jembrana is a peaceful and quiet place. There are a lot of rice field stretches along the regency. Moreover, the local community is very open and warm to visitors.

We organize an international volunteer project to support a rural school in the western part of the island. The school provides basic compulsory education in math, languages, social studies, science, art and music. School hours are from 7 am to 1 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The volunteers will teach the students basic English and introduce some English kids songs. The volunteers will also do simple renovations in the school, such as making bookshelves for the library and painting classrooms. They will be also involved in cultural exchange, playing with the kids and other extracurricular activities such as sport, art, scouting, music and traditional dance.

The volunteers will have a special two-day cultural experience activity in Denpasar, Bali. They will learn and practice local traditions and customs, and will support local people in their effort to protect and conserve the local culture.

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

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in Indonesian host families (basic conditions, sleeping bag and mat needed). During the special cultural activity in Denpasar, the volunteers will stay at a local accommodation for two nights.

Location: Jembrana, Bali Island

Bali Island is a densely populated island, with more than 3 million inhabitants all together. The population is almost entirely Indonesian; 95% are of Balinese Hindu descent and could be described as ethnic Balinese. Bali is also a tiny, extremely fertile and dramatically mountainous island which measures 140 km by 80 km. The tourism boom, which started in 1970s, has brought many changes and has helped pay for improvements in roads, telecommunications, education and health care. Although tourism has had some marked effects, Bali’s unique culture and custom has proved remarkably defined.

Terminal: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), Denpasar, Bali

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 290 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.

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Education and construction activities with the local people of Banepa
Banepa, Kavre, Nepal       2 projects of 2 wks in February and March


Volunteer project: The project activities take place around Banepa - a beautiful town at 1800m altitude, surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range, just an hour bus ride away from Kathmandu. Our volunteers live all together in a camp house, which is located in the hills, close to town. Nature is all around and the air here is far better than in the buzzing capital. Still Banepa offers amenities like restaurants with Wi-Fi, pharmacies, grocery stores and to top it all off, a beautiful old town.
From here, field trips to a variety of places are possible. For example, ancient Hindu temples, various trekking opportunities and all the sights of the Kathmandu valley are not far away.

This project tries to have a social impact, while giving a valuable life lesson to the volunteers. There are many different fields of activity.

Community house: A little hike from the camp house further up the hill brings us to the construction site of a multi-purpose community house. Here, the local villagers will be able to gather and hold meetings and ceremonies. The house will also serve as emergency accommodation. The upper floor will be home to new lodging for volunteers, to a locale for a youth club and to a public medical examination room, where locals will be able to consult with a health professional for their medical issues on a regular basis.

Infrastructure projects: We already built a firewall through the forest near the camp house that is also used by locals from more remote locations to get to Banepa. Volunteers will also work on building a water runoff for this firewall, needed to manage large quantities of water during monsoon season.

Education: We are planning to write and perform plays that raise local people’s awareness on environmental issues, hygiene and emergency behavior during earthquakes. Furthermore, we are working in a local school. We enhance the infrastructure there.

Volunteers in this project will work with children, women and local community people. They will have the opportunity to develop construction, presentation, communication and many other skills, and get an insight into the rich and welcoming local culture.

Language: English

Free time activities: There are many ways to explore the surrounding area during your free days. You can visit the temples in Panauti city that is listed as one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Or visit Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and many other surrounding places. Another opportunity is to take a two day trekking trip to Namobuddha or Nagarkot.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation in a camp house. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. A camping pad and sleeping bag are required. Showers with cold water are available.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to Banepa and the project site. Banepa is reached by a one hour journey by bus and then half an hour walk to reach the camp house in the mountain.

Location: Banepa, Kavre District, about 30 km east of Kathmandu

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is 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.

All available dates for this project:
February 1 - February 14, 2017
March 1 - March 14, 2017

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Teach English and celebrate local culture in Negros Oriental
Bais, Negros Oriental, Philippines       March 22 - April 3, 2017

Volunteer project: This project on the island of Negros Oriental provides rich intercultural learning experiences in partnership with the local government and universities. Participants will promote English language learning in a non-formal way, will get an insight into local way of life, will join and celebrate local festivals to promote preservation of local culture.

With the support and assistance of universities and the local government of Negros Oriental, local and international volunteers will take part in different activities:
- Help in the renovation of classrooms and facilities including repainting and beautification;
- Interacting with local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities;
- Cultural exchange through music, games, food, language, etc.;
- Teaching English to the local community;
- Experiencing a rich cultural festival.

Language: English

Leisure time: Negros Island is rich in sea and land natural resources. Volunteers can visit various cultural and heritage sites like Bais Azucarera and Silliman University - the first Protestant American University in the Philippines. There’s also unique and exciting eco-tourism adventure activities like mountain trekking, cave exploration, dolphin watching or visit to the famous Apo Island with the most beautiful natural marine park.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a local community facility at the project site. Please, bring your own sleeping bag. Filipino food will be prepared by the local community and the volunteers are encouraged to assist so they can become familiar with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food.

Location: Bais and Dumaguete Cities are the key cities of Negros Oriental province in the Negros Island Region. Dumaguete is referred to as a university town because of the presence of four universities. It’s home to the best known Silliman University, the country’s first Protestant university and the first American university in Asia.

Terminal: Dumaguete City, Cebu City

Nearest airport: The nearest domestic airport is Dumaguete City Airport, Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The nearest international airport is Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 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.

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Promote English language learning and organize a youth camp
Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines       April 5 - April 17, 2017

Volunteer project: This project is organized in partnership with the Department of Education and the Negros Oriental Provincial Government. The project aims to promote English language learning in a fun and non-formal way, to showcase the Silliman University festival and promote preservation of local history and culture, as well as to organize a local youth camp for Negros Oriental youth. Philippines is regarded as one of the English speaking countries in Asia. With a number of English language schools established in the country catering mostly to South Korean and Japanese nationals, we see it fitting to introduce a language camp in a local community setting at the most practical way with the most friendly and hospitable Filipino people.

Volunteers’ tasks consist of:
- Teaching English language to the local community
- Organizing a youth camp for the Negros Oriental youth
- Experience a rich cultural festival
- Cultural exchange through music, sports/games, food, language, etc.
- Interacting with local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities

Language: English

Leisure time: Negros Island is rich in sea and land natural resources. Volunteers can visit various cultural and heritage sites like Silliman University - the first Protestant American University in the Philippines, old churches and local heritage sites in the city. The Negros Oriental Province is also famous for the unique and exciting eco-tourism adventure opportunities like mountain trekking to Mt. Talinis, kayaking in Lake Balinsasayao, cave exploration in Mabinay, dolphin watching in Bais City, the famous Apo Island with the most beautiful natural marine park for diving and snorkeling or swimming at the natural hot and cold springs in Valencia.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a dormitory in Dumaguete City. Please, bring your own sleeping bag. Filipino food will be prepared by the local community and the volunteers are encouraged to assist so they can become familiar with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food.

Location: Dumaguete City is the capital city of Negros Oriental province in the Negros Island Region. Dumaguete is referred to as a university town because of the presence of four universities. It’s home to the best known Silliman University, the country’s first Protestant university and the first American university in Asia.

Terminal: Dumaguete City

Nearest airport: The nearest domestic airport is Dumaguete City Airport, Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The nearest international airport is Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 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.

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Summer camp for Mongolian children
Altanbulag, Mongolia       3 projects of 2 wks in July and August

Volunteer project: Before 1990, there were many children's summer camps in Mongolia where kids were spending their summer holidays living and learning in nature. Summer camp is something very special for Mongolian children. In the past years, due to the economic situation, it became difficult to run summer camps. Now just a few children's summer camps are still running their activities.

Volunteers in this project will help running a summer camp for children from Altanbulag district. The volunteers will organize English classes and different cultural and sport activities with the kids. The group will also help with some construction work to improve the children's camp. Also, some actions may be organized aimed at raising awareness about important policy issues like fighting child prostitution, forest protection, etc.

Study theme: The future of the children's summer camp and 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: Summer camp house. Sleeping bag is needed.

Location: Altanbulag in northern Mongolia. It is a beautiful hilly and green steppe area.

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

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:
July 19 - August 1, 2017
August 1 - August 14, 2017
August 14 - August 27, 2017

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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 (2.8 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
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:
September 7 - September 20, 2017
September 20 - October 3, 2017
October 3 - October 16, 2017

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Teaching English to the students of Green Dream School
Muju, Jeonbuk, South Korea       March 20 - June 9, 2017
Muju, Jeonbuk, South Korea       September 18 - December 8, 2017

Volunteer project: Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Muju, an area so distinguished as to have received the nickname of the “Korean Alps”, lies an alternative high school called the Green Dream School. The school is part of the unique education system of alternative schools in South Korea, which places emphasis on the values of nature preservation, peace establishment, democracy, and independence of thought. Alternative schools have a special curriculum offering a more flexible program of study than a formal school. A wide range of philosophies and teaching methods are offered by these schools.

Green Dream School focuses on teaching traditional Korean culture, arts and history, eco-farming, foreign languages, independent study and peace through various non-formal methods and outdoor experiences. Therefore, the school expects international volunteers who can bring creative teaching methods, deliver information about various countries, cultures and languages, and build a strong friendship with the students. It will be a very unique experience for the volunteers who are interested in sharing their personal stories and knowledge with the school students, as well as for the students who will get a chance to experience diverse cultures.

Volunteer work: Since the purpose of the project is to foster the idea of global citizenship among the Green Dream School students, volunteers will run English conversation classes (basic or intermediate level) focusing on various topics related to global citizenship (cultural differences, peace, human rights, sustainable development, and so on). Volunteers are asked to help the English teachers as well.
Also, the volunteers will join the students for some of the other classes such as eco-farming (growing flowers, vegetables, working in rice fields), sports, arts and pottery class. Volunteers will have unique experiences with the students joining them for outdoor activities (swimming, hiking), field trips, visiting cultural and historical spots of Korea.
There are 10 to 20 students at the school, at the age of 17-19 and one English teacher.
Once a week, the volunteers will teach English in a local children's center near the school.

Free time: You can join in field trips such as mountain hiking, cycling, rafting. Visiting places of interest in the area is also possible.

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

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.

Accommodation: A shared room with other volunteers or students in the school dormitory.

Location: Muju, Jeollabuk-do province in the southwest of Korea, about 3 hours south of Seoul by express bus. The Muju area is surrounded by mountains and has easy access to tourist sites and large major cities including Seoul.

Terminal: Incheon International Airport, Muju Anseong Bus Terminal

Age range: 19 - 35 years old

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

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Teaching English and cultural understanding to children in rural areas
Uiryeong, Gyeongnam, South Korea       March 20 - June 9, 2017

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 10 to 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.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a house.

Location: Uiryeong, Gyeongnam-do province in the southeast of Korea, close to Busan, the second biggest city in Korea. About 6 hours from Seoul by bus.

Terminal: Incheon International Airport, Uiryeong Bus Terminal

Age range: 19 - 35 years old

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

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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 $510 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.

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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 $510 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.

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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 $510 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.

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Teaching in a school in Ghana
Gbawe, Ghana       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers are needed to support the educational programs of a private school in Gbawe. The volunteers are welcome to bring different methods and perspectives - this will enable the children to obtain different skills. At the same time, the students will be exposed to different cultures and will be able to expand their global thinking.

Volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), sports, masonry and carpentry according to their qualifications and interests. The work activities start at 8.00 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: In their free time, the volunteers can visit the beach (7 km from the school), Accra city central (the old colonial part of Accra), James fort or the Cape coast castle.

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: There are two options: First is hosting at the school guest rooms. Each room can host 4 volunteers. The second option is with a host family - the volunteer will be part of the family and will have the chance to experience more closely the Ghanaian culture.

Location: The project will take place in Gbawe in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 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.

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Education and skills training for the youth of Kordiabe
Kordiabe, Ghana       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will teach the youth in the town of Kordiabe and help them obtain skills in different areas. Educational support is greatly needed in the area as skillful labor force is lacking and the standard of education is low.

The volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), Animal husbandry and agriculture, and sports. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.
Volunteers’ help may be also needed in some manual tasks such as farming, carpentry and masonry.

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: There is a possibility for visiting the Shai hills monkey sanctuary where volunteers can come up close to monkeys such as chimpanzee, baboons and other species. They may also visit the biggest manmade lake in the world, as well as Wli waterfalls where volunteers can swim.

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 in a hostel.

Location: The project will take place in Kordiabe, Damgbe West District in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 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.

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Early childhood development program
Java and South Sulawesi, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Education for children, especially in early childhood is very important for their development. For families who live in the city, the time for teaching their children is quite limited since the parents are busy working. Kindergarten is the early childhood formal educational level (under 6 years old). The Kindergarten curriculum is focused on the provision of educational stimulation to assist the growth and development of mind and body so that the children are ready to enter the next educational level. The kindergartens in Indonesia host children from 4 to 6 years old. The students are given lessons based on their level. The lessons aim to improve children’s creativity and raise their interest in learning though variety of approaches such as tact, values, social, religious, emotional, physical, motoric, cognitive, language, art, and independence. These schools are located in the urban setting of some cities such as Semarang, Salatiga, Makassar, Jepara, etc.

The volunteer will be teaching basic English by organizing games and entertaining activities for the children. This will include organizing sport activities, creating other activities that would enrich the children's skills, and helping in extra activities such as cooking, making compost, etc.

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.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. 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 $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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Teaching English to primary school students in Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

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 1 to 4 months.

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 $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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Teaching English to high school students in Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The High School Education in Indonesia is divided into two educational levels: secondary (age 12–15) and senior high school (age 15–17). These schools are implementing the national curriculum standard as their compulsory activities. Therefore, the students take compulsory classes such as Math, science, languages, religion, physics, etc. In senior high school, the students are given more varied program such as science, social studies or language classes. The schools would like to collaborate with international volunteers to support their foreign language program. Moreover, the involvement of volunteers provides extra activities in order to boost students’ interest in music, art, sport and technology. Most of the schools are located in urban centers.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

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.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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 $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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Primary school education in rural Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Primary school is the first step in formal education level after kindergarten. It is compulsory education that every child has to take. This educational level is not merely about knowledge but also about other aspects such as character building. Teachers and parents are having important role in leading their children. In this level, raising discipline among students and growing understanding on the need of education are important. Furthermore, this is the time to prepare students of kindergartens for elementary level and to prepare students of elementary school for the higher level of education. The schools are located in the rural area and some of them are located on mountain slopes. Most of the students' parents are working in the private sector such as farming or trades, etc.

The volunteer will be teaching basic English by organizing games and entertaining activities for the children. This will include organizing sport activities, creating other activities that would enrich the children's skills, introducing the volunteer’s culture and intercultural learning and exchange.

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 1 to 4 months.

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 $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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High school education in rural Indonesia
Central Java, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The High School Education in Indonesia is divided into two educational levels: secondary (age 12–15) and senior high school (age 15–17). These schools are implementing the national curriculum standard as their compulsory activities. Therefore, the students take compulsory classes such as Math, science, languages, religion, physics, etc. In senior high school, the students are given more varied program such as science, social studies or language classes. The schools would like to collaborate with international volunteers to support their foreign language program. Moreover, the involvement of volunteers provides extra activities in order to boost students’ interest in music, art, sport and technology. The schools are located in the rural area.

The volunteer will organise intercultural activities like games, music, presentations, discussions, etc. The aim is to motivate the students to actively use their English in the interactive learning process. The volunteer will be working together with teachers and collaborate in class activities. The volunteer is expected to adapt to Indonesian life and culture.

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.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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English language and intercultural learning program for University students
Central Java, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: In this project volunteers will work with university students in different cities in Indonesia: Semarang, Pekalongan, Kudus, Purwokerto, Makassar. The presence of volunteers is highly appreciated by the university community as its seen as a boost to students' motivation to actively use and improve their foreign language. Furthermore, the interaction between the students and the volunteer can enhance their cultural knowledge and experience.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local lecturers in holding English as a foreign language classes. The volunteer will help and encourage students to practice their foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

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.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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

Location: Central Java (Semarang, Pekalongan, Kudus, Purwokerto, Makassar)

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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Teaching English in boarding schools in Central Java
Central Java, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Pesantren or Pondok Pesantren are Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia. The pesantren education system originated from traditional Javanese dormitories to learn religious philosophies. Pesantren have played a major role over the centuries. They emphasize core values of sincerity, simplicity, individual autonomy, solidarity and self-control. Young men and women are separated from their families, which contributes to a sense of individual commitment to the faith and close bonding to a teacher. Most pesantren provide dormitory living at low or no cost for the students. The students' activities start with an early morning prayer and end in the evening with a study group in the dormitory. During the day, the students attend formal school like any other students outside of pesantren (science, sport, English etc.). In the late afternoon and evening they have to attend religious studies. The pesantren has possible components such as traditional religious education, vocational skills training and character development. The project sites will be in Jepara and Gunungpati, both located in rural areas.

The role of the volunteers will be assisting local teachers in classes like organizing Basic English conversation, helping the teacher in giving training; motivating the students to study; organizing activities that will enrich the life skills of the students; getting involve in various other activities at the project site.

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.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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English classes and intercultural activities for Indonesian students
Central Java, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Madrasah (in Arabic language) simply means school in English, whether private or public, secular or religious. Madrasah have played a major role in Indonesia. They emphasize core values of sincerity, simplicity, individual autonomy, solidarity and self control. Most of madrasah provide low cost education, as the students are mostly coming from low to medium economic family background. The students attend formal school like other students outside of madrasah and they learn general subjects (science, sport, English, social studies, etc.). In the madrasah the students also study Koran and about Islam. The madrasah have possible components such as traditional religious education, vocational skills training and character development. The project sites will be in Elementary schools, Junior High and Senior High schools which are located mostly in rural areas in Central and East Java. The volunteer can choose the madrasah’s level based on their interest.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

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 and explore cultural and tourism spots near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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Education program for children in Sulawesi Island
South Sulawesi, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The project will take place in several locations in Sulawesi Island, South Sulawesi Province, such as Makassar, Jeneponto and Bantaeng. We will collaborate in this project with local schools from kindergartens to senior high schools.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

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 and explore cultural and tourism spots in Sulawesi such as Bira beach, Tanah Toraja, and Bantimurung National Park.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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

Location: Sulawesi Island, South Sulawesi Province. The local people in Sulawesi work mostly in agriculture, fish farming, salt mining and fishing.

Terminal: Makassar Airport

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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Education and support for children in Semarang's slums
Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will support private non-profit kindergarten schools located in crowded and slum areas of Semarang suburbs on the river side of Banjir Kanal Barat where floods are often. The schools serve children from the local community and help disadvantaged families who cannot afford to send their children to school. The main income of the villagers are from various sectors such working in factories, collecting stones or sands from the river, scavenging (garbage picking). In the schools, there are extra activities for the students such as making compost, making handicraft/souvenirs and cooking lessons. The students sell the items to churches, local community, and teachers from other schools, etc.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting a local teacher in holding simple English classes, playing with the kids, organizing events with the teachers, sharing and educating kids about hygiene, assisting kids in doing extracurricular activities (cooking, making handicrafts, etc.). Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

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 Semarang city, Samp Poo Kong Chinese Temple, LawangSewu Building and GedongSongo Hindus Temples.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

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

Location: Semarang City, Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 200 €/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.

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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 $510 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.

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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 $510 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.

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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 $510 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.

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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 is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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