Volunteer Teaching Abroad

Discover the promise and power of education

Whether it’s teaching a child to solve a maths problem, guiding a group of monks through English conversation skills, facilitating business skills workshops for women’s community groups, or assisting local teachers in understaffed schools, when you join a teaching volunteer program, you are helping to shape someone’s future. Join us in beautiful locations across the world for a transformative cultural and learning adventure!

Overview

What is volunteer teaching abroad? 

As a volunteer teacher, you may be responsible for delivering formalised lessons that align with a curriculum or be involved in more informal activities such as running extracurricular programs both in and out of the classroom.

You could work with kindergartners on early childhood education programs or with adults on human empowerment projects, such as assisting girls and women entrepreneurs to help improve their access to business opportunities. 

Your volunteer teaching could be rooted in developing English literacy, numeracy, sport or art. You could assist with community development programs geared towards public health support, conservation and climate action.

Your work will vary depending on the program and location, but there are various types of teaching you might be involved with, including:

  • Children: Work alongside local teachers in kindergartens or primary schools to teach children. 
  • Adults: Facilitate formal classes for adults at local community centres or offer more informal conversational classes across a range of topics including health, gender equality and environmental education.
  • Tutoring: Provide additional extra-curricular tutoring for community members of all ages across a range of topics.
  • Clubs: Facilitate and coach extra-curricular clubs focused on specific community needs, like sports, business skills or arts and crafts.

 

The impact of volunteer teaching abroad 

Education is one of the most important resources in any community. Making sure this resource is accessible, equitable and well-maintained is a top priority for schools, community organisations, NGOs and governments across the world. Education and teaching projects help to provide additional support to these organisations. 

GVI’s volunteers play a vital part in the success and long-term sustainability of these teaching projects. With the support of our volunteers, GVI and our partner organisations are able to provide children with a safe environment and the support, supervision, socialisation and education in a range of subjects including English, maths, art and sport. 

We are also able to help adults – particularly marginalised women – develop new employability skills to improve their access to equal economic opportunities. 

Our programs

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Education and Childhood Development in Ghana
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Early Childhood Development in Fiji
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Gender Equality for Girls in Ghana
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Teaching English Volunteering in Madagascar
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Teaching English to Buddhist Monks in Cambodia
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Women’s Empowerment Project in Nepal
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Teaching English and Community Development Projects in Costa Rica
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Public Health Education in Ghana
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Volunteer with Children in Thailand
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Volunteer with Children in Cambodia
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Women’s Empowerment and Community Development Volunteering in Cambodia
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Volunteer Public Health Project in Fiji
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Women’s Empowerment Volunteering in Tanzania
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Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
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Global Public Health in Thailand
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Gender Equality and Health Education in Ghana
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Community Development Volunteering in Cambodia
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Sports in South Africa
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Women’s Economic Empowerment in Cambodia
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Climate and Environmental Education in Ghana
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Volunteer Public Health Project in Nepal
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Volunteer Public Health Project in South Africa
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Early Childhood Development in South Africa
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Volunteer with Children in Nepal