School Assistant in New Zealand
New Zealand rewards volunteers with a “can do” attitude. You will be expected to throw yourself into all aspects of school life and be positive, friendly and helpful to the staff and students you are working with. The schools will want to make the most of whatever skills you can bring them, be that in sports, music, art, drama or academically.
Education placements involve working in boarding schools supervising the pupils with their homework, assisting them in the boarding house, helping teachers in the classroom and organising extra-curricular activities. Life as a volunteer in a boarding school is not a 9-5 existence as you may be asked to supervise in the early mornings, ensuring the dorms are tidy and the students are ready for breakfast. In the evenings you might be asked to assist with prep and supervise extra-curricular activities. The same is true of weekend duty when you may take pupils on outings.
Accommodation and food
Volunteers in boarding schools can have their own room in the boarding house or a flat provided by the school, which you share with fellow volunteers and/or staff. Those in day schools will live with a host family.
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More information about this gap year opportunity...
In depth matching process to align your skills and interests with a placement that really suits you
Assigned Volunteer Coordinator to help with all pre-departure support and offer guidance
Accommodation & food
In-country orientation & teaching skills course
This placement would suit:
Those who are active and looking to get the most out of a year out. There are loads of ways for an eager to get involved with their host school as well as making the most of being in the stunning and laid back country of New Zealand
“Some people have asked if I would make the same choices if I could go back to the start of my gap year, or would I go to university like most of my friends? I can honestly say, I’d be back in New Zealand like a shot. Becoming a part of a new place is indescribable, all I can say is – I had the time of my life, when can I go back?” Elenor
Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months.
We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.
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