Volunteer Teaching Abroad and Community Support

TYPE OF VOLUNTEERING - Education and Community projects

Support educational and community initiatives around the world.

You can volunteer to teach English, sports coaching or life skills to children, working alongside local teachers to organise fun, engaging and interactive learning sessions. Or you can assist local teams at a variety of children’s outreach initiatives around the world, providing support to local staff and running activity sessions and games at a variety of placements including day care centres and after-school clubs.

You can also use your skills to support community projects through volunteering in areas such as video and photography to develop resources for local NGOs and charities.

Child Care Support

Child Care Support

India

  • Provide support and education at day care centres and community outreach projects
  • Create exciting sessions to develop the children's creative and communication skills
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €765 / $860

Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

Peru

  • Care for young children aged 2-6 at a community kindergarten in Arequipa
  • Work alongside local staff doing games, activities, sports and music sessions
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £675 / €745 / $835

Community Education

Community Education

Peru

  • Support an after-school initiative working with children in the mountain region
  • Inspire a passion for learning through activities, games and crafts
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks +

Cost from: £625 / €690 / $775

Community Education

Community Education

India

  • Teach English and basic maths to children in schools and at community outreach projects
  • Develop the children's English and creative skills through fun and interactive classes
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €765 / $860

Early Learning

Early Learning

Ghana

  • Create fun educational activities with the children at the nursery
  • Support the local nurses during community baby weighing clinics
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €985 / $1110

Film and Photography Volunteering

Film and Photography Volunteering

Ghana

  • Use your photography or film skills to promote community achievements and support community initiatives
  • Work with the team to produce interactive health sessions
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / €875 / $985

Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Ghana

  • Lead coaching sessions and work with the team promoting improved health care and education
  • Help to improve concentration and increase the confidence of the children
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / €875 / $985

Teach English in Tropical Schools

Teach English in Tropical Schools

Thailand

  • Teach English in schools in tropical southern Thailand
  • Enhance the children’s English communication skills with group interactive classes
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Duration: 4 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €985 / $1110

Teach English on an Island

Teach English on an Island

Thailand

  • Teach English to pupils on a beautiful tropical island in Thailand
  • Develop the children's English and creative skills through fun and interactive classes
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Duration: 6 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / €1535 / $1730

Teaching and Community Work

Teaching and Community Work

Ghana

  • Develop the students’ confidence speaking English and run after school sessions
  • Work with the local team promoting hand washing to schools
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €985 / $1110

Under 18 Teaching and Cultural Experience

Under 18 Teaching and Cultural Experience

India

  • Join the Pod Under 18 team to help teach English to children in schools
  • Help to improve the communication and creative skills of the children
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Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / €1535 / $1730

Making a difference in education and community outreach

  • 1 out of every 5 people in the world cannot read or write. Illiteracy is linked to higher rates of: unemployment, crime, long term illness, prejudice against women. (World literacy foundation)

  • Around the world, Pod Volunteers completed 10,199 days volunteering last year

  • “Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals and help those underprivileged communities…together we can provide support to the less privileged people of India to develop the knowledge and skills which will assist them in leading positive and independent lives…” Project, India

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teaching Africa

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teaching English

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teaching India

teaching Thailand

teaching Thailand

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summer camp

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volunteer with student

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teaching alphabet

volunteer with children

volunteer with children

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teacher

teaching adults

teaching adults

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summer camp

thai students

thai students

We have long term relationships with hand-picked projects that have lasting and positive impact. We are a highly experienced and passionate team, here to support you!

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal