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Teaching Volunteer Projects

Teaching volunteers on a World Endeavors program provide increased educational opportunities for children and adults in communities around the world. Volunteers provide classroom instruction in English and other subjects, and may also do small-group or individual tutoring outside class. Most teaching volunteers work in primary or secondary schools, though some volunteer opportunities are available with adults as well. Some volunteers begin their placement by assisting in a classroom, and then gradually take over responsibility for teaching a lesson or a whole class. Other volunteers assume responsibility for their own classrooms from the beginning of their placements. Volunteers can develop and implement creative lesson plans and lead after-school activities such as art, music, theater, sports, or gardening.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A TEACHING VOLUNTEER PROJECT

Teaching volunteers have a direct impact on their host communities by interacting daily with local students and educators. Whether they work with primary students, secondary students, or adults, teaching volunteers contribute their enthusiasm and skills to address some of the most pressing needs of their host communities. International teaching projects give volunteers a new perspective on the world and on education, while broadening the horizons of students and providing local teachers with needed and much-appreciated assistance.

HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS

Volunteers with an interest in teaching, an education background, or simply a desire to make a difference to international communities are well suited to a World Endeavors volunteer project in teaching. World Endeavors Teaching volunteers are enthusiastic about being immersed in the hands-on work of education and about making a direct difference in the lives of children internationally. Successful teaching volunteers are patient, creative, and ready to adapt to unfamiliar cultures and educational settings.

Our Teaching volunteer projects

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Kenya

Teaching Assistant Volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya

You will be placed in a local school in the community, assisting students and staff with English and other subjects through tasks that allow practice and creativity. Most children in rural areas in Kenya rarely have the chance to practice English outside of the school setting, despite the language being one of the official languages of Kenya.

Teaching Assistant Volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya

You will be placed in a local school in the community, assisting students and staff with English and other subjects through tasks that allow practice and creativity. Most children in rural areas in Kenya rarely have the chance to practice English outside of the school setting, despite the language being one of the official languages of Kenya. Interacting and speaking English with them can benefit their learning and increase their confidence with the language. You are welcome to provide new ideas that promote an exchange of cultures and conversations between you, fellow participants, staff and students. Volunteers are encouraged to arrange activities for your classes in an informal way, incor

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Madagascar

Teaching Volunteer Project in Madagascar

Most people in Madagascar can't afford to travel, and in villages like Tsararano Ambony there is little chance of contact with the outside world. You, as a foreign teacher, enable the students to form a relationship with someone from a different background and culture.

Teaching Volunteer Project in Madagascar

Most people in Madagascar can’t afford to travel, and in villages like Tsararano Ambony there is little chance of contact with the outside world. You, as a foreign teacher, enable the students to form a relationship with someone from a different background and culture. On the other hand, the local teachers can also learn new and up to date teaching methods and techniques from you. You will mainly assist the regular school teachers in the school and therefore even without a formal teaching background you can participate in this project.

You will teach children from different age groups with different learning capacities. You are free to use your own teaching materials and methods in teaching.

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Nepal

Kindergarten Teaching Volunteer Project in Nepal

The kindergartens usually consist of 35 to 45 children between 3 to years 6 years old. The kindergartens consist of teachers as well as supporting staff to assist the teachers.

Kindergarten Teaching Volunteer Project in Nepal

The kindergartens usually consist of 35 to 45 children between 3 to years 6 years old. The kindergartens consist of teachers as well as supporting staff to assist the teachers. The children are taught basic English, alphabets, numbers, rhymes, names of various objects etc. Most of the children come from underprivileged families who live below the poverty line.

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Nepal

Education Volunteer Project in Kathmandu, Nepal

Most people in Nepal can't afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Foreign teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques.

Education Volunteer Project in Kathmandu, Nepal

Most people in Nepal can’t afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Foreign teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background. You will teach and educate children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational English. During your time there you can teach them different su

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Vietnam

Campus Life Teaching Volunteer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

You will be playing the role of a mentor inside the Bach Viet College (Nursing and Business Administration being the main majors of this school). This is often in the form of re-enactments, real-life scenes and communication.

Campus Life Teaching Volunteer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

You will be playing the role of a mentor inside the Bach Viet College (Nursing and Business Administration being the main majors of this school). This is often in the form of re-enactments, real-life scenes and communication. Your advanced level English or Native Speaker level will be just what your peers need to move their language skills forward.

Each class runs a total of 2 hours and will be led by a head participant mentor (everyone will get a chance to lead the lesson). During each session, the lead mentor will spend 30 minutes at the beginning of every class reviewing old lessons and previewing the lesson of the day. Thereafter, students will be divided into small groups, whereby each

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Ecuador

Teaching Volunteer in Ecuador

In Ecuador, volunteers are instrumental in English classes, fostering children's language development for their future success.

Teaching Volunteer in Ecuador

In Ecuador, volunteers are instrumental in English classes, fostering children’s language development for their future success. Moreover, volunteers lend a helping hand to teachers by assisting in the classroom and coordinating extra-curricular activities.

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Argentina

Teaching Volunteer in Argentina

In Argentina, volunteers frequently contribute to English classes, aiding children in acquiring language skills that will prove invaluable in their future endeavors.

Teaching Volunteer in Argentina

In Argentina, volunteers frequently contribute to English classes, aiding children in acquiring language skills that will prove invaluable in their future endeavors. Additionally, volunteers lend support to teachers by assisting in the classroom or overseeing extra-curricular activities.

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Tanzania

Tanzania English Teaching Monduli

Meet a new generation of eager students and help improve their English as a community teacher in Tanzania!

Tanzania English Teaching Monduli

Teach in local schools in the district of Monduli and help the students broaden their minds. It will also be a fulfilling experience for you! Friendly school teachers will provide guidance and lesson plans for you based on their curriculum. Take part in informal group activities involving games, coloring, books and toys, all with the goal of improving the local children’s English.

We have strong relationships with various primary, secondary, and high schools around the Monduli district in need of teaching support and community leaders, who would like us to organize English learning programs in the local village hall. You will have the chance to teach mathematics and science for higher level

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Ghana

Ghana Teaching Art and Design

If your passion for Art and Design is through the roof and you desire to share your unique gifts with the world, then this program is tailor-made for you.

Ghana Teaching Art and Design

During your program you will get to help run Art Clubs in local schools, using any number of different mediums. Your efforts will be helping local children use their own creative abilities to express themselves and produce their own works of art that they can be proud of.

The aims and objectives of this project are:

  • Deepen the artistic and creative expression of local children and yourself
  • Broaden cultural interactions through learning and idea exchange
  • Gain invaluable and practical experience in teaching
  • Expand your knowledge of Ghanaian customs, history, art and culture

Typically you can choose the age group you’d prefer to work with, and then develop a syllabus for your class and dete

Every World Endeavors Volunteer Project Includes

Our carefully designed international volunteer programs encompass everything necessary for your success and well-being while abroad.

YOUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

  • Volunteer project customized to match your interests and goals and meet community needs
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 12 weeks

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

ACCOMMODATION

  • Host family or shared volunteer house, depending on destination
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind
  • 2 to 3 meals per day included

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Volunteer project supervisor

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

Our Top Volunteer Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best volunteer program

Choosing your volunteer program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Volunteer Abroad FAQs

How old do you have to be to Volunteer Abroad?

For most of World Endeavors’ volunteer programs, applicants must be 18 or older, although we make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. The good news is there is no maximum age for our volunteer abroad programs.

Are there any free volunteer abroad programs?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any volunteer programs for free. We value the impact our programs make, the partners we work with, and the overall experience of our participants. To provide the best volunteer abroad experience, we require participants to pay volunteer program fees.

Does Volunteering Abroad Look Good on a Resume?

Volunteering abroad enhances your resume by showcasing your cultural adaptability, global perspective, problem-solving skills, language proficiency, leadership, teamwork, initiative, and interpersonal abilities. It highlights your willingness to step out of your comfort zone, make a positive impact, and work effectively in diverse settings, making you a valuable candidate with a broader skill set and a strong sense of civic responsibility.

How to Fundraise for Volunteering Abroad?

There are plenty of ways to make volunteering abroad affordable and fit within your budget. Check out our fundraising page for guidance on to fundraise for your volunteer abroad program.

Where is the Best Place to Volunteer Abroad?

The optimal location for volunteering abroad depends on your interests, skills, and the causes you’re passionate about. Whether it’s teaching in a rural community, conserving wildlife in a biodiverse region, contributing to healthcare initiatives in underserved areas, or participating in sustainable development projects, the best place to volunteer abroad is where your strengths align with the needs of the local community, fostering meaningful and lasting positive impact. Browse all our volunteer abroad programs to see which project and destination stands out most.

Do You Need a Visa to Volunteer Abroad?

The specifics differ based on the destination and volunteer project you choose, not to mention visa regulations and requirements fluctuate periodically. As part of our enrollment procedure, our team will guide you through the steps needed to secure a visa if it’s deemed essential for your volunteer program and destination.

Is Volunteering Abroad Safe?

World Endeavors rigorously tracks travel advisories and exclusively organizes programs where safety is guaranteed, so when you choose to volunteer abroad with us, you don’t need to worry if you’ll be safe.

Our dedication to volunteer safety involves several measures, including a preparatory guide, continuous local assistance, on-site experts, thorough orientations before and after arrival, extensive travel medical coverage, and staff certified in Mental Health First Aid. Your well-being is our priority, ensuring you can flourish as a volunteer abroad with confidence!

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How to apply for a Volunteer Abroad Program

You’ve decided to volunteer abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

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