Volunteer in Greece – Teach English to Youth & Adults

You’re a role model for children and teens! Teach English – the international language of commerce and opportunity as a volunteer in Greece. Being able to speak English is essential for young Greeks – both to advance their education and to get a job. Any native English speaker can help! Demonstrate service – the international expression of peace, friendship and respect. Understand the pride and vitality of the people behind an ancient culture, engaging customs and spell-binding coastal and mountain vistas where we’ve worked since 1996.

FAQs: How to Volunteer in Greece

  • English Teaching

    Let your “inner teacher” bloom! You’ll be provided classroom materials and curricula to guide your lessons with students ages 8-16 at three local English schools. And, most often, you’ll be “team teaching” with another volunteer. Volunteering teens and families enjoy English language summer school, a lovely 15-minute walk from the hotel passing through vineyards and olive groves.  The school complex has air conditioned classrooms, a large playground and basketball court for fun and challenging service opportunities to work with students on English pronunciation and usage. You can also teach adults at the Union of Woman Association of Heraklion in the spring and fall.

  • GARDENING AND MAINTENANCE

    Do you like working with your hands? Help paint and “spruce up” community facilities, and plant, weed and harvest a “kitchen” garden used to augment at-risk families’ diets.

Greece Volunteer Food and Lodging

Your health and safety are our highest priorities as a volunteer in Greece. Your secure, beach-side hotel in Amoudara features private bathrooms with hot water, twin beds, in-room safes and telephones and very friendly staff. Most rooms offer wireless internet, balconies and beautiful views of the swimming pool.

  • In-room safe and telephone
  • Single room available for an extra fee
  • Landscaped campus with pool, beach chairs
  • Indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant
  • Wireless hot spots and two free computers

You can expect meals featuring spectacularly seasoned beef and pork, a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, pita bread, and such traditional favorites such as feta cheese, and fresh black olives. A rich selection of fruits and homegrown vegetables accompanies the meals. Bottled water is provided. Vegetarian diets can generally be accommodated.

“Global Volunteers are priceless….It is not just the work they do within the community; it is also the broader impact they have on our children, teaching them that they too can become volunteers within our community”

Mr Kostas MamoulakisMayor of Maleviziou

“I’ve learned more conversational English tips from these volunteers over the past two weeks than I ever did during my years at college.”

Mrs. JuliaElementary School English Teacher

“There was a kind of sadness in parting, and it made me wonder. If people of all cultures could get together on a Global Volunteer program, we might not have to listen to jet fighters outside our homes anymore. As our plane lifted off to bring me back home, I knew, that in only two weeks, Crete had managed to claim a little bit of my heart.”

June GroveGreece Volunteer

“I just wanted to thank you for giving me and my students the opportunity to interact with such wonderful and interesting people for the past 6 years. My students always look forward to Global Volunteers teaching in our classrooms, and it’s such a great experience for all of us.”

Matina PapoutsidakisEnglish Teacher

“My students get so excited every time they come that they can hardly contain themselves. They get to meet and interact with real people who come from much different cultural backgrounds and upbringing. For most of the students it is the first time they get to speak and spend time with foreigners. They get to look through “ a window” and find out about places far from their hometown or village. There are so many things out there waiting to be discovered.”

Matina PapoutsidakisTeacher, Morfosi School

“I never really felt like a tourist or even an outsider in Crete. Everywhere I went, I was welcomed and felt as if I belonged. It’s hard to imagine getting to know a place so well any other way. I learned that the world is a lot smaller than I had imagined.”

Claire ChambersGreece Volunteer

Be The Change.

Through important, full-day Greece volunteer assignments, cultural activities and time for personal adventures, you’ll learn about the Greek people and remain forever invested. Our time-tested and proven philosophy of service ensures your efforts help advance the host community’s vision and goals. You contribute to genuine development projects, and in doing so, you‘re accepted as family. Our commitment to work in partnership on long-term community projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.

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