Go Volunteer Africa is looking for English teaching volunteers for our program 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.
- 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.
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. We do not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience. You will be working from Monday to Friday in a busy school run by our development partner.
- 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
|Availability:||School Term Calender|
|Duration:||Minimum 4 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|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:||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|
|Location:||Wakiso & Mukono|
|7 weeks||$ 760|
|9 weeks||$ 960|
|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