SIERRA LEONE: Teaching Volunteer Project

Sierra Leone Teaching Volunteer Project
Sierra Leone Teaching Volunteer Project

Our Sierra Leone Teaching Volunteer Project increases education standards in the school we support and teach life skills that will help and empower children to make sustainable improvements within their local communities.

Dedicating your time, energy, and skills as a volunteer teacher in Sierra Leone with Go Volunteer Africa is a great way to spend your vacation in Sierra Leone. Volunteers do not have to be professional teachers, though these are highly prized; you simply need an open heart and a desire to improve the individual understanding of children and adults of academics and the world in general.

The best way to fight poverty and the key to a child’s success is always through education. We offer children a safe environment, with support, supervision, socialization and education in a range of subjects, including basic math and English.

IN BRIEF:

  • 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 local community members have also shown great interest in learning English from our international volunteers, most of whom speak English as a first or second language. So a volunteer can also participate in our weekly evening English classes to teach local women and youth.

Volunteers teach English to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations. One of the most unique aspects of this teaching volunteer program in Sierra Leone is the incorporation of a cultural exchange element, which allows locals to learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds and customs of our volunteers while enriching volunteers’ own understanding of the local culture.

You will also have a cultural exchange, cross-cultural exposure, cultural immersion, make new friends, learn the local language, cooking the local food, learn about the rich Sierra Leone’s culture and experience her unique hospitality.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Through Sierra Leone Teaching Volunteer Project, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Sierra Leone. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities.

Your help and assistance will be greatly appreciated in this school and will be a refreshing change to existing curriculum. The school we support in Sierra Leone, were carefully selected by volunteers as they deserve a long term planned development program.

Volunteers can take up projects depending on the needs of the schools. Volunteers can do a combination of both teaching and renovation/building work in Sierra Leone. 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. Even if you’ve never formally taught a classroom subject, you can assist the local teachers in their day to day work at the school. You don’t need to know the local language, or the methods of the local school system. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to share your knowledge and make a difference.

We currently have volunteer placements at teaching project for children of all ages. You can teach classes from nursery to secondary level. You can teach math, geography, computing, English or your basic of your native language.

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.

Local teachers are often very capable at providing their students with a good structural knowledge of English, including grammar and vocabulary, but having had little conversational English practice themselves, they often lack the confidence to get the children speaking English.

Despite this, the enthusiasm of the children and the appreciation of your colleagues are sure to make volunteer teaching in Sierra Leone a highly rewarding experience! On 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.

PROJECT HINTS:

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: Free Town International Airport
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals:
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
Location: Free Town, Bo, Kabala, Kenema
Language: English
Support:  Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7

PROGRAM FEE:

Item Cost (USD$) Inclusion
1 week $260
  • Project orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country emergency support

 

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
2 weeks $360
3 weeks $460
4 weeks $560
5 weeks $660
6 weeks $760
7 weeks $ 860
8 weeks $960
9 weeks $ 1060
10 weeks $1160
Extra week + $100

PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration fee of USD$260. This is charged above the program fee quoted which is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up

Get Started

Fill Volunteer Application Form here or Make an inquiry here