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Volunteer Overseas

Volunteer Teaching Placements Abroad

Volunteer Teaching Abroad

Projects Abroad Teaching placements offer you the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of students in developing nations. With Teaching projects in over 25 destinations around the world, this is an exciting opportunity to provide valuable educational support, explore a new culture and gain international Teaching experience.

Next Step: Click here to choose a destination for your Teaching project

Volunteers work alongside local teachers as an assistant, teaching students in primary schools, high schools or even those at university level. As part of our long-term development goals, you will be involved in helping to improve the learning environments for students around the world. Resources across our destinations vary, and classes are often overcrowded. Your help is much appreciated, especially when it comes to giving students vital individual attention to support their studies.

You don't have to be a teacher to volunteer on our Teaching projects, and there is no need to have a TEFL qualification to gain work experience in any of our overseas destinations. Furthermore, you don't even need to speak the local language. Our Teaching programme is open to all volunteers whether you are on a gap year, at university or wanting a career break. All we require is a good standard of spoken English.

What subjects can I teach?

Volunteers have several options when it comes to Teaching abroad.

Teaching in China

  • Teaching English: One of our most popular projects is Teaching English, where you will work to improve students’ written and verbal language skills through educational activities, lessons and fun games. Find out more about Teaching English. 
  • Teaching other languages: Volunteers fluent in French or German are also able to teach these languages in certain destinations
  • Teaching IT: Basic technological know-how is a vital skill in today’s world! By teaching IT skills to students, you will make a great difference to their chance of future success.
  • Teaching Music: Volunteers with musical talents have the opportunity to teach children in disadvantaged communities to play various musical instruments.

Volunteers usually find themselves assisting with other subjects, as well as running extracurricular activities such as arts or sports. If you have any special interests or skills, do let us know when you apply. We will then try to match you to a school where your talents will be put to good use. Projects Abroad also offer specific school sports placements, if you’re more interested in coaching children than working inside a classroom.

Ekaterina Lezine, Teaching volunteer in Cambodia"I can now say with confidence that I can teach a whole class of children. But most importantly, in my opinion, I am now connected with an entirely different group of people halfway across the world. Cambodia and the Khmer people are not just a faceless name on a map, but instead a diverse set of humans who welcomed me with open arms. I have nothing but happy memories, and I can’t wait to return to the country again – something that I will, for certain, be doing."

Ekaterina Lezine
Teaching volunteer in Cambodia

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General Teaching Projects

Volunteering on a Teaching project as a qualified Teacher

There is also scope to volunteer as a professional and put your skills to use. Projects Abroad has a skilled and qualified arm called Projects Abroad PRO. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organisation’s needs. Please click here to visit the Projects Abroad PRO Teaching pages of this website to find out more.

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