volunteer opportunities for experienced teachers

Working and retired teachers tell us frequently how much they enjoy engaging students and teachers in new cultures and schools on a service program abroad. As an educator, you can leverage the skills you’ve honed over decades to benefit children who might have been exposed to only one style of instruction. To see eyes light up with recognition and curiosity is what every teacher craves! And, if you’ve been away from the classroom for a number of years, you might crave a class of your own again – on another continent or in a different time zone!

As a Global Volunteer, you can teach math, computer skills, geography, music, science, sports, agriculture, arts and crafts, reading and literacy, as well as conversational English. Programs are one or weeks, tax-deductible, and include airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. In addition to these featured programs, we offer teaching programs in China, Portugal, Romania and St. Lucia.  Talk with our program specialists:


Cook Islands Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English in Classrooms, Early Childhood Education, Tutoring Numeracy, Computer Literacy, Literacy and Math Testing
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one to three weeks, programs start on select Sundays year-round
  • Fixed Program Contribution: From $2,695 for one week. Tax-deductible. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities in the Cook Islands

Teacher volunteers in the Cook Islands work with students of many ages, from toddlers to 4th graders to high school students. Working alongside and providing valued support to local teachers, you invest in the future through the youngest of citizens.

“My one-time curiosity has turned into 9 years of annual volunteer trips to Rarotonga. I return because I have a connection with the teachers at St Joseph’s Primary, to the shopkeepers, to the Global Volunteers who serve every year, but mostly I cherish my connection with the students, whom I taught in Grade 1 and now are vibrant Grade 6 students. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of their lives if only for three weeks a year.” Ellen, Cook Islands Alumna

 

Cuba Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English Practice for Children and Adults
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one or two weeks; programs start on select Saturdays year-round
  • Fixed Program Contribution: From $2,995 for one week. Tax-deductible. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Volunteer teaching in Cuba

Practice English with teens and adults using our Conversational English teaching Guide. Help students attain confidence and fluency through lively conversations. Meet in small groups to practice pronunciation, idioms and common phrases. Use music, games, and your own creativity – no formal teaching experience is required.

Greece Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English in Classrooms, English Language Camps
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one to two weeks, programs start on select Saturdays year-round
  • Program fees: From $2,795 for one week. Tax-deductible fees include food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities in Greece

Thanks to our teacher volunteers in Crete, Greek youth, teenagers and adults have been given the opportunity to improve their English and expand their educational opportunities. Summer “language camps” are a fun and challenging service opportunity to work with students on English pronunciation and usage. Or, teach adults at the Union of Women Association of Heraklion in the spring and fall.

“The students are energetic young people who are eager to learn, and the parents deeply appreciate the volunteers giving time for their children. If I had to sum up why I’ve returned to Crete three times it would be the warm culture, friendships, beauty of the island and authenticity of the whole experience.” – Lynn, Greece Volunteer Alumna

Peru Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English in Classrooms, Early Childhood Education, Tutoring Numeracy
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one to two weeks, programs start on select Saturdays year-round
  • Program fees: From $2,595 for one week. Fixed tax-deductible contribution include food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities in Lima, Peru

Students at Sagrada Familia need the extra attention and mentoring you offer. Stimulate children 1 to 5 years old through arts and crafts and reading storybooks; work one-on-one and in small groups on numeracy and math comprehension with teens; and help students anchor their independence through conversational English practice and lesson reviews.

Poland Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English in Classrooms, English Language Camps
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one to two weeks, programs start on select Saturdays year-round
  • Program fees: From $2,495 for one week. Tax-deductible fees include food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities Poland

Teachers who enjoy working with children and teenagers are especially needed in Poland. Whether in a classroom setting or at a summer camp, the Polish youth are eager to learn from you. If you love beautiful landscapes as well as cross-cultural learning, look no further. Poland is the place for you.

It’s the great experiences I have with the Polish children and the Polish language camps staff that draw me back again and again over 30 years. Working with and learning about the Polish people is a great delight in my life. Language camps are too much fun to miss!” Lori, Poland Volunteer Alumna

 

Tanzania Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English, Early Childhood Education, Tutoring Numeracy, Computer Literacy, Literacy and Math Testing, Classroom Teaching (Topics include: Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography)
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one to three weeks, programs start on select Saturdays year-round
  • Program fees: From $1,995 for one week. Tax-deductible fees include food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities in Poland

Teacher volunteers in Tanzania provide support to local teachers in the rural community of Ipalamwa. Tutor children at the primary school. Teach secondary students math, biology, chemistry, physics and physical geography. This may be the most fun you ever have. Tanzanian village schools are not equipped with all the tools and equipment that can make education interesting in more developed countries. So volunteers utilize their professional experiences and creative imagination to bring these subjects to life.

“I was surprised by how appreciative and eager the students are to learn. Their respect for the teachers is something I’ve never before witnessed. I learned so much from them about their lives and the village. I loved this program.” Jake, Tanzania Volunteer Alumna

 

Vietnam Teaching Volunteer Program

  • Community projects: Conversational English in Classrooms at a Primary School or a University, Conversational English to Visually Impaired Adults, Tutoring High- and Mid-Ranking Officials at a Research Institute
  • Program duration: Volunteer for one to two weeks, programs start on select Saturdays year-round
  • Program fees: From $2,495 for one week. Tax-deductible fees include food, accommodations, ground transportation, team leadership, project materials and program coordination.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities in Vietnam

In Vietnam, teacher volunteers work with a wide range of students – from college students to high ranking officials to visually impaired adults. Your service provides more opportunities for the students, and they greatly appreciate that. Once you see how much attention they pay during your classes, you’ll understand what we mean!

Teaching English in Vietnam was as wonderful as I had anticipated. Practicing pronunciation with blind students at Blind Link with each student assuming the role of a Massage Therapist speaking with a client was sheer joy. To provide help, enjoy the students and the assistants, and the process itself, is very rewarding.” Fran, Vietnam Volunteer Alumna


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