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Education opens doors, making it one of the most important gifts you can receive. Take part in our women’s empowerment program in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and teach local Laos women English.

Head to vibrant India and volunteer with worthwhile street children charity that is dedicated to providing safe spaces for street children in Delhi. Make a valuable contribution by helping to arrange fun and educational activities for children, encouraging them to develop new skills and friends.

Head to dynamic Vietnam – a country rising in popularity with the traveling community. Take part in cultural and sightseeing activities, gain a TESOL qualification and teach in Vietnam for up to a year!

Combining a stay in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Luang Prabang, with a unique volunteering experience, this project is perfect for any traveler interested in exploring Laos. Volunteer by teaching English to Buddhist monks and learn first hand what life in a monastery is like.

Nepal – home to the tallest mountain and the deepest valley – is a country that everyone needs to visit at least once. Volunteer for women’s empowerment in Pokhara and take part in educational and health care initiatives. Live with a host family and other volunteers and witness first-hand the friendliness of the Nepali people.

Pokhara in Nepal is a dream location for volunteers looking for a city bursting with culture and beauty. Live in Lakeside a popular area in Pokhara and the start point of many world-famous treks. Teach English in Nepal in local school, working with incredible teams and energetic children.

Head to Hua Hin or Chiang Mai in Thailand and gain an internationally accredited 120 hour TESOL/TEFL qualification which can be used to teach abroad. Want to live and teach in Thailand? Use your qualification to gain a job in a reputable school and experience life living the beautiful ‘Land of Smiles’.

Volunteer in Brazil with children alongside a dedicated team at a youth center. Located in São Paulo, the youth center is a fantastic place for the local children to develop their skills and to meet new friends. Explore exciting, vibrant Brazil, while taking part in a worthwhile volunteering project.

Bring games, laughter and fun to disadvantaged children in schools or nurseries in some of Port Elizabeth’s poorest townships. Your enthusiasm will encourage the kids to be passionate about their education and their future – these kids are desperate to learn, and your time as a volunteer will help not only with their studies, but their life chances too.

Live and volunteer in a gateway city to the stunning landscapes of Patagonia. Stay with host families while volunteering as a teacher or sports coach in a local school in Chile and learn Spanish. If you like adventure and the great outdoors, this teaching abroad project is perfect for you.

26 - 26 weeks

TEFL China

Spend 6 months in China – a vast and fascinating country. If you are over 18 and keen to gain a TEFL, earn money in China, learn Mandarin and experience cultural activities like Tai Chi and calligraphy – this is the program for you!

26 - 26 weeks

Teach and Earn in China

Work for six months teaching English in China on a teaching program that includes a Beijing induction and a good salary. This is a great opportunity to teach English, learn Mandarin and travel to see China’s unforgettable sights.

Why volunteer as a teacher?

Working as a volunteer teacher is an extremely fulfilling way to spend your gap year abroad or career break. Children are full of energy and see the world from a unique perspective – making each day different and exciting. If you are looking for English teaching opportunities and considering becoming a teacher in your career, teaching English and volunteering abroad is a fantastic way for you to gain valuable work experience. There is no better way to learn about a country than to live and work as a local community teacher. You will develop your teaching skills, help others to develop conversational English and in some countries, develop your own foreign language ability.

At Oyster, we believe that it is important that the schools that we work with benefit from having native English and fluent English speaking volunteers. As a volunteer teacher, you will be provided with a full briefing, maximising the impact you can make teaching abroad. No previous teaching experience is required. There are plenty of volunteer English teacher positions across the globe. Teach English in Asia, South America and Africa.

For those looking to be paid to teach in a school abroad or wanting to gain an internationally recognised and accredited TESOL or TEFL certificate, speak to the team or look at our TEFL jobs page. We offer TESOL training in Thailand.

If you want to be paid to teach English abroad then you will need to be a native English speaker with a BA degree. If you do not have a degree, why not join our teaching internship in China.

For more information about how we select our childcare programmes and support our volunteers, read our child protection and safeguarding policies.

You can also read more about how teaching on your gap year can help develop your professional skills.

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