In communities around the World there is a an ongoing need for native English speakers to help provide lessons and instructions in rural and urban schools. Most of the schools we place volunteers are in poor neighborhoods and rural locations and the schools lack native English-speaking teachers. As an education volunteer you will help children learn the correct use of English words and master English grammar. Children are very eager to learn and develop their conversational English. As a volunteer you will not only assist teaching, your presence is a proven morale booster to the teachers, parents and students alike. You do not have to be a teacher to volunteer to volunteer on our English teaching project. Volunteers receive assistance from the local teacher with lesson plans.
As a teaching volunteer in Costa Rica you will significantly contribute to the welfare of the education system and get a new perspective of life in Costa Rica.
Our School is an institution that was previously hosted by the International Foundation Lyceum, which offers a bachelor of science through a dynamic curriculum. The school is based on a sustainable criteria through a team of teachers all committed to meeting institutional goals, sense of community, and care of the environment that promote diverse problem solving skills.
The school is located in a poor area on the outskirts of Arequipa, at the foot of the Chachani volcano. In this area the streets are not paved, and there is no potable water in the houses. The roofs are made of corrugated iron.
Volunteer at a local village school outside of Arusha. Volunteers support local teachers that provide free education to orphans and vulnerable children in the community. Volunteers needed to teach English and mathematics.
The Foundation currently has 180 children from the ages of 3 to 7 yrs attending school six days a week. There are 7 teachers at the kindergarten. The orphanage is firmly committed to education and have recently completed a classroom and hired a managing teacher to fulfill this goal. There are currently orphans and also location children’s attend the kindergarten. School is closed for public holidays and Sundays. If you arrive in the program and school is closed you will volunteer at the orphanage. Volunteers should plan to stay 2 weeks or longer, and asked to have basic knowledge of Swahili.
A stated goal of the Chilean Ministry of Education is that Chile must become a fully bilingual country. English is taught in all Chilean schools from the first to the twelfth grades. Volunteer to teach English in Chile and you will work closely with Chilean teachers. Volunteer teaching placements in Chile are based in La Serena's kindergarten, primary and secondary level.
For children in western countries it is normal to attend school every day. Unfortunately in Guatemala the reality is different. Children often don't go to school, and their rights to education is not a household priority. Spanish speaking volunteers work with a local school and help with English lessons and personal coaching with life skills to improve the children's outlook in life. Volunteer teachers and assistance needed for primary school age children. *Schools are closed in December to mid January.
This School is an institution of social help located in Quito’s old town and working in benefit of its students during 129 years. It gives educational services to 382 kids from kinder garden to 2nd year of high school. The schedule is from Monday to Friday since 07:15 AM to 13:30 PM
Teaching opportunities are available in a kindergarten and primary school which is assisting over 300 children. These children are mostly the sons and daughters of the market vendors, the children at this public school start at the age of 3 in pre-kindergarten and progress to 6th grade. The children are provided a safe haven from the streets, and a chance at education. The school is based on a formal education schedule during the morning and extra curriculum activities during the afternoon. Spanish speaking volunteers needed to teach English lessons, and encourage writing, reading and comprehension skills at the young age.
In Nicaragua there is a growing need for native English speakers to help students become a part of the growing hospitality industry. Volunteers are welcome at a local school which offers pre-school and primary school classes. Elementary education is free and compulsory although this is not strictly enforced and many children are not able to attend due to their families need to have them work. These areas are very poor, and the schools lack native English-speaking volunteers.
Having English is a chance to escape a life of poverty. Having a strong education can open up many career opportunities. Your individualized support and English language lessons will provide opportunities for future employment and help to reinforce attendance.
Village schools, those that do not have an English teacher, welcome volunteers in their schools. Our volunteers will work side by side the local teacher in a local primary or secondary school. A syllabus will be provided, and your input is welcome as well.
Volunteers’ lessons will focus on grammar, proper pronunciation and basic spelling. You will also plan and organize afterschool activities like soccer, basketball and other organized sports. Spanish speaking volunteers are preferred. Language Immersion lesson can be arranged in the afternoon.
In La Ceiba there is a growing need for native English speakers to help students become a part of the growing hospitality industry. Volunteers work at a local primary school or high school in La Ceiba. These areas are very poor, and the schools lack native English-speaking volunteers.
Volunteer at a rustic, community school on the outskirts of Livingstone. This school, although lacking in proper materials and trained teachers, is free of charge for children in the village. Most the children are orphans, or from very poor families who cannot afford to send their children elsewhere.
Volunteer in a local primary school in Kathmandu. You will get the opportunity to learn about education challenges in a developing country like Nepal. By being a volunteer English teacher in a school, you will help underprivileged children improve their English skills, gain knowledge on various health issues, social issues and enhancement of academic performance.
It’s a tradition of Buddhist of sending to their Daughter (nun) to the Monastery. Most of them are from poor families throughout Nepal. Most of the parents send their children to monastery for the sake of the better living condition and education.
There are about 50 nuns in Monastery ranging between 4 years and 18 years old. Their level of English is very poor compare to other school children.
At this school they provide accommodation and meals for 35 children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The children come from remote areas of Northern Vietnam and their families are either too poor to send them to school, or there are many other difficulties faced by the family, such as the loss of a father or mother. The school provides them with a start in life through their primary years and assists them to move into the High School system.
Volunteer in Rural School is the opportunity to help to improve this children quality of life by broadening their view of the world with aims and goals to achieve it. The local school need volunteers to help to open their minds into the outside world and by teaching a foreign language we can make a difference for them.
Volunteer at the School is the opportunity to help to improve this children quality of life by broadening their view of the world with aims and goals to achieve it. School children need volunteer people to help to open their minds into the outside world and by teaching a foreign language we can make a difference for them.
The School is closed in Easter time 2 weeks, July to August mid-year summer holidays, December to mid-January winter holidays, and every bank holiday weekend. School is open to attend every day from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Not for every grade.)
Although the Indian government works hard to provide quality education to poor needy communities, our volunteers are assisting in great ways! Teaching can be very rewarding, but in India the program is challenging. By providing English learning opportunities to poor children they gain a chance of a better life and breaking out of the cycle of poverty.
With thousands of yearly international travellers visiting Jaipur, having foreign language skills can lead to a better life opportunities. By volunteering to teach a “second” language such as English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Italian you are giving the student an opportunity for a career in tourism (which is huge in Jaipur).
In recent years, English was introduced into Rajasthan Government Primary Schools, but the teachers were not up-skilled in teaching English as a foreign language. Often their own skills in the English language are limited, so volunteers are able to expose the students to excellent English language models.
It’s a tradition of Buddhist of sending to their children (Monk/nun) to the Monastery. Their level of English is very poor compare to other school children. Most of them are from poor families throughout Nepal. There are about 130 monks in Monastery ranging between 4 years and 18 years old. Most of the parents send their children to monastery for the sake of the better living condition and education.
This village school has children ranging from 4yrs to 12 years. You would be teaching English, math, and other subjects. After school activities like sports, and games can be shared with the kids also. Teaching experience is not required. You can begin as a teaching assistant and then work in small groups with children in need of extra attention.
Volunteer in a village school which has limited means and supplies. Teaching experience is not required. Children attend school without a separation of ages, so you can expect 5-6 year olds with 12 year olds in the same class. You can begin working with some children, teaching English and basic math. Native English speakers are in high demand and volunteers are anxiously welcome at the school.
Volunteer in a village school located outside of Mombasa. This school serves orphans, foster children and local village children. The school has about 30 students, and the project is expanding each year. The children are ages 5yrs-13yrs and provided free education at a children’s center. Our volunteers support the local teachers with English and math classes; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
This school is located in a very peaceful and typical neighborhood in Cartagena, El Campestre. It is about 30 minutes away from the old city, the main touristic area. This institution is a great support for the community. Most of the students there come from very poor families and have low opportunities for a good education.
Volunteers have the opportunity to teach conversational English at a public school in Santa Cruz. The school has over 650 children from 4 years to 14 years old, in the areas of pre-school up to primary 7th grade. Volunteers will help in areas of English lessons, recreation and also developmental needs of the children. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 1:00pm.
Volunteers interested in teaching can help in a local pre-school and kindergarten school. The school has over 150 students daily who are 4-5 years old. Volunteers lead English lessons, and help the teacher with other lessons. Play time and arts and crafts and games can be introduced as well.
Volunteers needed to teach conversational English in the local schools in and around Yantai. Placement are available in kindergartens, primary schools, high schools and colleges throughout the city. Teacher assistants are supported by the local teacher, and will focus on language comprehension and speaking. The teachers and students are eager to learn English, so volunteers are very welcome at the schools.
To work in the industries in the town areas, English language and basic computer skills proficiency is now a requirement. But in Cambodia the opportunity to learn and study is not available for everybody. So as a result many people are jobless. As a volunteer in Cambodia, you will teach English and/or computer skills to support the poor people, mostly in schools, thus improving the employment prospects of these future generations.
Volunteers interested in working with children can support the pre-school, kindergarten or primary school level classes. Lessons are taught in English, though French speaking volunteers are welcome also. Teaching experience is not required. As an assistant to the teacher you can play a more active role in tutoring small amounts of children and focus on English and math.
A Broader View Volunteer (ABV) allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.
WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?
Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.