A volunteer teaching in Africa helps a child with a homework assignment at a placement in Ghana, Africa.

Teaching Opportunities in Africa

Support children's education and gain practical classroom experience at schools in Africa

Teach English in Africa and help support children's education in rural, underprivileged areas. You’ll work alongside dedicated teachers, who are focused on providing children with a quality education.

You’ll work in local schools, assisting teachers and also leading lessons if possible. This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on work experience in the classroom. We’ll support your work and give you guidance when you need it. You’ll also be able to attend regular workshops with our staff and other Teaching volunteers. During these workshops, you can get advice and ideas to help you.   

Volunteering as a teacher in Africa gives you the opportunity to realize your potential. You’ll improve your teaching skills and discover more of what you’re capable of. At the same time, you’ll also use travel to bring about positive change in the communities we work in. You’ll do this whether you’re teaching English or another subject like Physical Education or Technology.

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Take a Gap Semester Abroad in South America
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  • Price: $8,795 CAD for 8 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $850 CAD
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Minimum Duration: 8 weeks
  • Ages: 17-24
A group of gap semester students experience cultural immersion in a Maasai village in Tanzania, East Africa.
Take a Gap Semester Abroad in East Africa
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  • Price: $7,345 CAD for 6 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $710 CAD
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Minimum Duration: 6 weeks
  • Ages: 17-24
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.
Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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  • Price: $2,425 CAD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $365 CAD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
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What will I do as a volunteer teaching English in Africa?

We have teaching placements across Africa. You can teach younger students, or help guide students in a high school classroom. Whichever age-range you teach, you’ll become part of long-term efforts to implement sustainable solutions. You’ll do this with guidance from our Teaching Management Plans.

In Africa, you can teach:

  • English
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • French

Some schools may ask you to assist with extracurricular activities such as:

  • Music
  • Sport
  • Art
  • Drama

If you choose to get involved with extracurricular activities, you’ll see how the children learn outside of of their regular academic subjects. It’s also a great way to incorporate your interests and help children discover their talents.

A volunteer teaching in Africa leads a class at a local school in a rural area.

Where can I teach in Africa?

Most of the schools we work with are often understaffed and lack resources. In some schools, the only tools you’ll have are a blackboard and a piece of chalk.

This can be both challenging and exciting, as you’ll have the freedom to use your creativity and think outside the box. If you’re unsure of anything, our in-country staff are always available to assist. You can teach children in: 

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Senegal

Whatever you choose to do, use your time in Africa to discover what you’re capable of and help local teachers give children the support they need for their education.

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