UGANDA: English Teaching Volunteering

Uganda English Teaching Volunteering
Uganda English Teaching Volunteering

Our development partner in Uganda is looking for English teaching volunteers for their local primary and high schools in Uganda. The Uganda English Teaching volunteering project is an enriching and satisfying experience where the volunteer get the opportunity to teach children who are eager to improve their conversational English skills. Our partner operates primary and secondary schools in needy communities of Uganda.

The Volunteers serving with the Uganda English teaching volunteering project will work primarily as instructors of English in local schools in Uganda. The Volunteers teaching English in Uganda may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects or working at a local community center run by our partner. The schools are looking for volunteers to work with them for three months term of the year.

You can teach primary or high school classes, including academic subjects and life skills, and organize sport and art activities for the children. Let us know what you’re interested in teaching and we’ll get you into the best placement for you. School terms vary annually but are likely to be: Feb 1 to April 15, May 20 to August 20, Sept 20 to November 30.

IN BRIEF:

  • Teach English, and other subjects or 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

Know that traditional education in Uganda is based on memorization and passing exams. While there is a language barrier, by volunteering you can introduce creative writing, drawing, debate, and life skills into the classroom. Our development partners provide primary and secondary education to needy children, youth mentoring, community outreach and counseling.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

The Uganda English teaching volunteering program provides an opportunity to volunteer in a community-based school or educational project in Uganda every month. It offers the possibility to develop personal and professional skills, to work in a team, and to learn about the challenges and opportunities of development in our interconnected world.

Teaching needy and orphaned kids has serious challenges and needs volunteers who are open to local teaching methods but still able to bring creativity and fun into the classroom. You are the outside world to these kids. Schools have a basic curriculum, but you’ll be planning your own lessons daily.

All of our volunteer projects in Uganda need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. Our partner in Uganda do not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience. You don’t need to pay to volunteer in Uganda, volunteering in Uganda is FREE and NO program FEES are required. You will be working from Monday to Friday in a busy school run by our development partner.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:

  • Opportunities to use your own creative freedom to bring fun and creativity in classroom
  • Developing your leadership and teaching skills
  • Gaining an understanding of education systems in a third world country
  • Experience working in a diverse team of people
  • Working in an environment where your development is actively encouraged
  • Free accommodation and meals
  • Free- group weekend safaris and tours
  • Free visa/work permit extension if you can stay longer than 3 months.

Please apply as soon as possible, we may close the role early if we receive a high number of applicants

PROJECT HINTS:

Availability: School Term Calender
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ——————-
Dates: School Term Calender
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 6-8 hours in a day
Weekends: Free – Travel / Sightseeing for long-term participants
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Wakiso & Mukono
Language: English

Get Started

Fill Volunteer Application Form here or Make an inquiry here