TOGO: English Teaching Volunteer Work

English teaching volunteer work program is one of our most popular volunteer projects in Togo. As an English teaching volunteer in Togo you will be volunteering at a community school in Togo. When you volunteer to teach  in Togo, you’ll be given an active role in the classroom. You can also assist students with their homework.

Dedicating your time, energy, and skills as an English volunteer teacher in Togo is a great way to spend your gap year, career break, or extended vacation. You can gain valuable work experience without any previous teaching experience, and you are not required to have a TEFL or TESOL qualification.

Your English speaking abilities and enthusiasm are all that is needed to make a difference in schools where there is a lack of conversational English language teaching. The impact you will have on your students will be obvious as they start to develop their language abilities, but you will also be part of a much larger network of volunteers, which is making a positive and ongoing contribution to the wider community in Togo through Go Volunteer Africa.


Availability: Project open all year round
Age Limits:Minimum 18yrs or older
Dates:Flexible start and end dates
Duration:Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Arrival:One day before the start date
Airport Arrival:Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Airport:Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport
Accommodation:Host Family or volunteer house
Daily Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Working Days:Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends:Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Language:English/ French 
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7


Experience Togo's intoxicating cultural diversity and breathtaking natural sceneries by joining one of our weekend safaris and tours. We offer a range of travel and excurcion deals in Togo.


With Go Volunteer Africa's English teaching volunteer project in Togo, you can get an opportunity to get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Togo. The children who spend time and have their schooling at these select local schools are in need of love, care and affection which local staff is often too busy to offer them on an individual basis.


If you’re a native English speaker or with some teaching experience, you can be a valuable resource in the classrooms. With your English skills you could teach proper English pronunciation and usage.


We currently have volunteer placements at teaching project in Togo for children of all ages. You can teach classes from nursery to secondary level. You can also teach other subjects like math, geography, computing, etc.


A local teacher will guide volunteers during the first week of classes at the school in regard to lesson plans, schedules and teaching curriculum. If the volunteer or volunteer-intern is ready at the beginning of the second week, he or she may begin teaching independently.



  • Teach English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts
  • Share your love and care with children
  • Share your culture and empower children
  • Paint educative murals
  • Provide support for extracurricular activities


The enthusiasm of the children and the appreciation of your colleagues are sure to make volunteer teaching in Togo a highly rewarding experience! Over the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.


When you choose to volunteer in Togo with us, you will be living in Kpalimé in Togo. Kpalimé is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the Ghanaian border. It is the administrative capital of Kloto Prefecture. Kpalimé has a population of 75,084, making it the fourth-biggest town in Togo, after Lomé, Sokodé and Kara. In town is a 1913 German-built church with a tall steeple. A craft center in nearby Kloto features traditional crafts such as woodcarving and batik. To the east, Mount Agou has trails and views across to Ghana. Northwest, on the Ghanaian border, Missahohé Forest is known for its butterflies.


Go Volunteer Africa's volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work they do but also in the atmosphere they live in. Volunteers in Togo are housed at either, our in-country Coordinator’s home, host family or volunteers’ house, depending on the project site. All accommodation environments allows volunteers to meet other travelers and to get to know each other better outside the work-site and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.


The accommodations of course are clean and comfortable and will quickly become your second home. The African and western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people and, while we can’t always guarantee the hottest water, the facilities are more than adequate. The accommodation is always equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities, telephones, and spare electricity sockets. Life at the accommodations facilities is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!


You will be provided with three good quality meals every day, so you shouldn’t ever feel hungry. The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes, using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of rice, bread, cassava, Ablo, Gbomo Dessi, sweet-potatoes, beans, noodles, banana with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Water and tea/coffee are included throughout your stay whilst soft drinks (coke, sprite etc) and other beverages can be purchased from the local supermarkets in town.


The hard work volunteers put in during the week undoubtedly warrants some fun and relaxation during evening free time and on the weekends. During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings. We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world. Musical ballads are known to break out from time to time as well as the always entertaining pub-quiz nights.


Yet one of the biggest perks of volunteering in Togo lies in the plethora of weekend outings we organize. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend beach holidays. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!


After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at  Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport in Lomé.


A member of staff from our local partner organization in Togo will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family in Kpalimé which will be your base for volunteering.


Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. This airport services numerous regional and international. Togo has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.



Cost (USD$)


4 weeks


§  Placement Booking & Confirmation

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  T-shirt

§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  Three meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour international HQ back-up

5 weeks


6 weeks


7 weeks


8 weeks


9 weeks


10 weeks


12 weeks


14 weeks

$ 1525

Extra week

+ $120


Flights: Flights are not included in our program costs. However, GVA has partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteer travelers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travelers.


Visas and Work Permits: The Togolese Republic, a member of the African Union and Economic Community of West African States allows visitors to obtain a visa on arrival in Togo unless they if come from one of the visa exempt countries. (Citizens of several African countries do not require a visa to enter Togo, except where there is a reciprocal visa requirement for Togolese nationals). Alternatively they may obtain a visa from one of the Togolese diplomatic missions before arrival (we strongly advise so). Citizens of most other countries are urged to obtain a visa prior to entry to Togo to avoid any possible inconvenience at point of entry in Togo. Volunteers need a Tourist Visa to enter Togo. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. 


Insurance: 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.


To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.

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