Volunteering in overseas education programs can be incredibly rewarding and can transform the lives of the local children and the wider community. Popular programs include running summer camps and day care centres, teaching English to children and adults, community development, sexual awareness workshops and assisting in orphanages.
Volunteer as a teacher abroad and you could work alongside local staff as a teaching assistant and provide practical advice to students with their spoken and written English. Introduce fun, alternative ways to construct classes and even take on a class yourself once you have built up the confidence and relationships with your pupils. Why not take advantage of a second language and ask your students to teach you the local tongue in exchange for their new language skills? If you prefer to teach adults, there are a range of programs that focus on adult education. Many parents in under-developed countries fall pregnant very early in life due to the lack of knowledge on safe sex. They also subject themselves to sexually transmitted diseases, often unaware of their symptoms or their ability to spread. You can volunteer as a teacher for these adults and help share your knowledge about these and a myriad of other subjects.
Overseas education programs can take you around the world with an abundance of vacancies in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Chile, Fiji, Peru and they are always on the lookout for new volunteers. So, why not volunteer as a teacher on your gap year?
Whether you love living in large cities or prefer a more rural setting, you’re bound to find something that suits you in the beautiful country of Canada!
Discover the most affordable volunteer projects in Ghana contributing to community projects including childcare work, sports education and more...
Discover the city of Luang Prabang, a World Heritage Site, and teach English to Buddhist novice monks, improving the quality of their education and enabling them to access more opportunities
Our Teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to communities across the developing world.
Travel to the Nepali city of Pokhara and volunteer alongside an international team in a care centre or children’s home, providing educational and personal development support to children.
Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth and development.
Two to eight-week unpaid volunteer experience through which each participant serves as a professional colleague in a school in a cultural setting different from that which they know.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture when you travel to Quepos and volunteer on a community project helping disadvantaged children.
TEFL is a great way to earn a qualification that’s globally recognised so you can travel and earn across the world. With our course set in Prague you’ll be fully prepared for TEFL life.
Do you have a passion for sports, the arts or music? We welcome volunteers with an interest in these areas to help us to help others around the world!