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