Education is the key to unlocking the vast potential of the human race. It is instrumental in providing a better life for people all over the world and is a vital bridge to enhancing cross-cultural understanding. United Planet’s teach abroad Quests provide person-to-person teacher and student exchanges, allowing you to make connections, have conversations, solidify your career interests, and form friendships you’ll never forget, all at the same time. Join us for a Teaching Volunteer Abroad Quest from one week to three months and join together with a local community to provide educational opportunities for all.
United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.
Volunteers work as English teaching assistants at government-subsidized schools in the vibrant city of Santiago. English teaching assistants will work closely with Chilean English teachers, developing lesson plans, providing small group tutoring, and correcting tests. They may also read aloud and sing songs in class with the younger students and talk about their own experiences. Learn more about volunteering in Chile.
Volunteers work at an elementary school or middle school in Changsha where they assist with teaching English to local Chinese students. Expect to work 35-40 hours a week, Monday through Friday; however, local holidays may require volunteers to be flexible with their work days. No previous experience necessary. Learn more about volunteering in China.
Volunteers learn firsthand about the educational system in Costa Rica through classroom placements in primary schools in San José. Volunteer work consists of supporting teachers in classes and playing with and doing activities with the children. Many volunteers also help in the administrative office. Spanish may be required. Learn more about volunteering in Costa Rica.
Volunteers work with disadvantaged children and their families, providing education and social support at a school in Quito. The students need help practicing their pronunciation and developing their listening and conversational skills. Volunteers assist teachers, help children with their work, help with the day-to-day tasks of the school, and organize group activities. Learn more about volunteering in Ecuador.
Volunteers work at primary and secondary schools in one of three villages in Ghana. The schools lack teachers, and class sizes are very large. Volunteers may teach English, science, mathematics, geography, or even vocational skills. Learn more about volunteering in Ghana.
Volunteers teach at local schools in Kathmandu or Pokhara, Nepal. Volunteers may teach their own class or assist a local teacher in a range of subjects such as English, math and science, public speaking, money management, and more. No previous teaching experience is necessary and there is no language requirement. Learn more about volunteering in Nepal.
Volunteers work with students in primary or secondary schools assisting teachers in a variety of subjects, including English, the arts, computer skills, and music. For volunteers with advanced Spanish, it may be possible to teach independently to smaller groups of kids. This is a great opportunity for teachers and non-teachers alike. Learn more about volunteering in Peru.
Volunteers in South Africa help teach underprivileged or at-risk youth in the Port Elizabeth area. Individuals can either coach a sport of their choosing or help teach at a school or childcare center. Learn more about volunteering in South Africa.
Volunteers in Tanzania have the opportunity to teach children in various institutions. Individuals can expect to teach English, but may also assist with other activities, such as sports or arts, depending on the program. Learn more about volunteering in Tanzania.
I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again: teaching is an amazing experience because you learn so much about yourself while doing it. You begin to think of the subject matter in different ways in order to reach students. In fact, I think participating in [this] Quest has secured my decision of becoming a teacher.Jerry S.teaching volunteer in China