Volunteer teaching English in Egypt and explore the country of pharaohs and pyramids, the impressive Nile river and stunning deserts. The purpose of English teaching volunteer project in Egypt is to develop English communicative skills for youth and children.
Go Volunteer Africa’s English teaching volunteer placements in Egypt are based in either a community school, community center, shelter for children living on the street, or center for vocational training. The program caters to pupils of both primary and secondary schools age so it is important that volunteers are willing to work with a wide age range.
Many Egyptian schools lack teachers with sufficient English competencies to continue the children’s English vocabulary past basic writing and speaking skills. Volunteers participating in our Egypt English teaching volunteer project will help to improve the children’s pronunciation, assist local teachers in managing their classes, organize games and other activities in the classroom, and help to improve the children’s listening and speaking skills.
- Teach English, and other subjects or organize games and arts
- Share your love and care with children & youth
- Provide English language classes to disadvantaged Egyptian children and youth
- Share your culture and empower students
- Paint educative murals
- Connect non-English to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
- Provide support for extracurricular activities
Hours can vary depending on the institution where the volunteer is placed and the hours that the volunteer wishes to work. Volunteers will teach for approximately 3-5 hours per day, five days a week. In this Egypt volunteer program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to use new and innovative teaching methods and teach in a play way method which would make the subject more interesting for the students.
Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Cairo International Airport in Cairo city. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Egypt will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Egypt has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house will be your base for volunteering while living in Egypt. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.
The volunteer’s role is to support the provision of English classes where under-staffing and skills shortages are an issue. Teaching qualifications and experience are welcome, but are not a requirement. It is important that volunteers have great time management skills, show confidence in a classroom setting, are able to use their initiative and come up with creative lesson plans. As is common in many of the world’s communities, an ability to speak English unlocks a new world of possibilities – in education and in job opportunities, as well as opening themselves up to learning more about the world.
Egypt, like many underdeveloped countries, has a major issue of overcrowded classrooms and teachers with limited resources in public schools, causing substandard literacy rates. This project is heavily focused on enriching the community of a rural district, mainly through interactive educational, craftsmanship and recreational programs.
Prior experience in teaching English is desired but not required. You’ll need to have sound communication skills in English. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Egypt volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Egypt. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
For volunteers working with our teaching project in Egypt, accommodation will be provided in volunteer house which is basic but comfortable. Accommodation can also be organized with a host family for deeper culture immersion experience. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves children, teaching and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. According to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom, citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry: All European Union citizens, Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom and United States
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Egypt. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax, go for treks and road trips, read or sit around socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.
|Availability:||All year round|
|Duration:||Minimum 2 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Dates:||1st or 15th of the month|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Families or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us