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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Volunteer English Teaching in Fiji

From $3090

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Gain practical teaching experience teaching children in rural communities while living on the tropical island of Fiji

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer teaching computer skills to a student in Ghana
Volunteer IT Teaching in Ghana

From $2640

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Travel to Africa and help children learn important basic computer skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina

From $3210

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Gain teaching experience while helping children improve their English conversation skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 3 weeks
A volunteer reads a book to his students during his teaching work experience in China
Volunteer Teaching English in China

From $4205

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Travel to China and get practical classroom experience helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica
Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica

From $2865

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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Volunteer Teaching English in Ghana

From $2640

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Gain practical experience teaching English to children in the more rural areas of Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students have group lessons with the volunteer teaching in Madagascar.
Volunteer Teaching English in Madagascar

From $2865

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Gain practical classroom experience while supporting the education of disadvantaged children in Madagascar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teaching volunteers and children sing English songs together at our volunteer Teaching placements in Tanzania
Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania

From $2865

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Live in East Africa and gain practical experience by helping disadvantaged children learn English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteer gains teaching work experience in Thailand while working with children
Volunteer Teaching English in Thailand

From $2520

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Live and work in Thailand, helping improve your students’ English skills and gaining teaching experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
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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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