Teaching and Education Volunteering


English teaching and cultural exchange with students in Morelia
Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico       2 projects of 3 months from December to May

Volunteer project: The International Cultural Center in Morelia was opened with the aim to share knowledge of the English language and diverse cultures around the world, and it invites international volunteers to be part of this program, organizing fun activities for young students, such as workshops, video debates, international meals, cultural, social and pedagogical trainings, and more. Your enthusiasm and creativity is needed!

Volunteers will facilitate workshops and classes essentially prepared to practice English with the students. It is important that volunteers have pedagogical knowledge and know how to teach a class or lead group activities, have leadership skills but also have the energy and enthusiasm to share their culture through fun and play activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and teach English classes for the students.
2. To lead 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: 1

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:
December 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020
March 1 - May 30, 2020

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Teaching English to underprivileged students
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam       December 2 - December 15, 2019


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.

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), 20 minutes 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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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: 350 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.

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Support the educational programs of elementary schools in rural areas of Ecuador
Coast, Highlands and Amazon, Ecuador       5 - 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.

Teaching kids in Ecuador

Special requirements: Basic knowledge of Spanish is required.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: Minimum time for volunteering is 5 months, up to 10 months. Volunteers can apply for the following periods:
In the Highlands and the Amazon: from September 1 to January 31 and from February 15 to July 10;
In the Coastal region: from April 15 to September 15 and from September 20 to February 10.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be placed in host families.

Location: The placements are in the Highlands (Quito and Cayambe in Pichincha Province; Riobamba in Chimborazo Province), the Coast (Esmeraldas in Esmeraldas province; Chugchilan and Palo Quemado in Cotopaxi Province) and the Amazon (near Tena in Napo Province).

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: $400 US for 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 - 10 months

Volunteer project: Located in Cuenca, this project benefits children and teenagers from low income families, 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.

Volunteer with disadvantaged children

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: The project is running during the school year, from September 1st to July 15th. Minimum commitment required is 5 months, up to 10 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 for 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 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.

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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 $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.

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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.

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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.

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Teaching English in Songkhla
Songkhla, Thailand       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Songkhla is the main aim of this project. For the past 7 years that the project has been running, volunteers have contributed to a positive change in the local community by helping many children and adults improve their English skills and open up to different cultures.
This year, international volunteers will keep on developing the potential of the local community, teaching and encouraging school children and local people to practice English and learn about other cultures. Volunteers themselves will have an opportunity to experience local culture closely while living in the community.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in a primary school. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a local host family. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Songkhla

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Baht per month for the 2nd and 3rd month; and 10,000 Baht per month after the 3rd 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 children in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Nakhon Ratchasima is the main aim of this project. For the past 8 years that the project has been running, volunteers have contributed to a positive change in the local community by helping many children and adults improve their English skills and open up to different cultures.
Learning English and developing the skills to communicate with people from other countries is considered a high priority in primary schools in Thailand. Exposure to different languages and cultures allows these students to build their self-confidence, overcome their barriers and get used to interacting with foreign people. The continuation of this project is essential for the students’ improvement and success.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in a primary school. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Volunteers can visit Khao Yai National Park and Phimai Historical Park. Khao Yai National Park is the first national park in Thailand, comprising of rainforests and grasslands. Sightseeing in Khao Yai is one of the best things to do in Nakhon Ratchasima. There are more than 3,000 kinds of flowers, 250 kinds of birds, and 67 kinds of mammals like elephants, tigers, gibbons, deer, and boars there. It is relatively easy to see number of interesting animals in the park. Phimai Historical Park is one of the largest and most impressive Khmer temples of Thailand, located in the town of Phimai.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a local host family. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Dan Khun Thot District, Nakhon Ratchasima

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Baht per month for the 2nd and 3rd month; and 10,000 Baht per month after the 3rd 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 a primary school in Krabi
Krabi, Thailand       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will be teaching in a small primary school with 60-70 students. Even though the school is located in Krabi, which is a popular tourist region, it is far from the most visited spots and beaches. The local people and children rarely meet tourists, and have almost no contact with other cultures.
Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Krabi is the main aim of this project. Volunteers will organize classes and activities in order to motivate and encourage children and adults to improve their English skills and learn about different cultures.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in a primary school. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join the agriculture activities in the school garden like growing mushrooms, planting morning glory and other local vegetables, etc.

Leisure activities: Krabi is known for its outstanding natural beauty and unique attractions. Volunteers can visit the Emerald Pool, the Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) and Ao Nang Beach. The Emerald Pool is a warm, turquoise, crystal clear pond in the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park where you can take a swim. The Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) is one of the most interesting temple complexes in Southern Thailand, as the monks live and worship within a maze of natural caves in an overgrown jungle valley. Ao Nang is a very beautiful and popular tropical beach.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a local host family or at the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Krabi

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Baht per month for the 2nd and 3rd month; and 10,000 Baht per month after the 3rd 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 $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.

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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 $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.

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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 $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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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, 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.

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Educational support for struggling students
Vigoa, Temeke, Tanzania       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: In an education institution setup, it is normal to find students who are known as struggling learners or slow learners. A “slow learner” is not a diagnostic category, it is a term people use to describe a student who has the ability to learn necessary academic skills, but at rate and depth below the average for same age peers. In order to grasp new concepts, a slow learner needs more time, more repetition, and often more resources from teachers to be successful. Reasoning skills are typically delayed, which makes new concepts difficult to learn.

This remedial education project is an initiative intending to assist struggling students in the community in order to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy. The program is complementary to the formal education provided by community schools. Relationship will be created with the students' regular classroom teachers to determine what kind of help the students need. This project is focusing on secondary school students (13 to 18 years old).

Volunteers are expected to perform the following duties:
1) Provide homework and other academic remedial or enrichment support to one or small groups of students. Support could be in Mathematics, English Language or Science subjects.
2) Help students to understand the subject matter and complete homework, and guide them in other academic activities as appropriate.
3) Provide mentorship and form relationships with assigned students.
4) Administer pre and post testing.
Volunteers shall expect to work from Monday to Friday (2pm-7pm) and on Saturday (8:30am-1pm).

Special requirements: Volunteers are expected to have skills in the subjects they are interest to tutor; to be interested to work with teenage students; to be interested in other cultures; eager to learn and share; patient and committed; creative and flexible; open minded and good team player; able to work under less supervision and minimum resources; to have English language skills and interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on the first Sunday of the month. Last day is Saturday of the last week. Volunteers attend an orientation upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Vigoa is a very small community and you might not be able to find it on the map. It is located about 35km from Dar es Salaam International airport and very close to Azam sports complex. The community is very accessible. A good number of services are available including cell phone signal, police station, shopping centers, pubs, banking facilitates, etc. All this makes the community attractive for living for many people who commute to Dar es Salaam city centre for work every day.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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 teaching program
Magole, Temeke, Tanzania       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: English is being taught as a second language and as an official language in more than 80 counties, and its importance has been recognized worldwide. This English Language program was developed with the aim to provide free Basic English language courses to economically disadvantaged members of the community and to enable them to access various education, business and employment opportunities.

Volunteers will join the Community English Classes at the Youth center in Magole, where various sessions will be running for up to 2 hours each. The main task will be delivering lessons to community classes with a focus on practical use of English. Other tasks will be testing and grading students and finding creative means to encourage learners to practice their English speaking, reading and writing through group activities and one-on-one exercises.
Volunteers are expected to join the work activities for about 6-8 hours a day. Flexibility is required since you might be asked to work for less or more hours depending on the day.

Special requirements: Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with young people and adults, are interested in other cultures, eager to learn and share, patient and committed, creative and flexible, open minded and good team player, and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources. English language skills are required, as well as an interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 3

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Magole is a semi-urban community with a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants, located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30km to the south). The community is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. Magole is accessible by both public and private transport, and most necessary service facilities like health center, telecommunications, banking, shopping places can be reached easily.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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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French teaching program
Magole, Temeke, Tanzania       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: French language is becoming increasingly important in Tanzania, as the country shares border with three French speaking countries. This French Language program was developed with the aim to provide free Basic French language courses to socially and economically disadvantaged members of the community and to enable them to access various education, business and employment opportunities.

Volunteers will join the Community French Classes at the Youth center in Magole, where various sessions will be running for up to 2 hours each. The main task will be delivering lessons to community classes with a focus on practical use of French. Other tasks will be testing and grading students and finding creative means to encourage learners to practice their French speaking, reading and writing through group activities and one-on-one exercises.
Volunteers are expected to join the work activities for about 6-8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Flexibility is required since you might be asked to work for less or more hours depending on the day.

Special requirements: Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with young people and adults, are interested in other cultures, eager to learn and share, patient and committed, creative and flexible, open minded and good team player, and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources. French and English language skills are required, as well as an interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 3

Language: English and French

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Magole is a semi-urban community with a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants, located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30km to the south). The community is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. Magole is accessible by both public and private transport, and most necessary service facilities like health center, telecommunications, banking, shopping places can be reached easily.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

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

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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 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.

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