Bring games, laughter and fun to disadvantaged children in schools or nurseries in some of Port Elizabeth’s poorest townships. Take enthusiasm and ideas to the classroom to get kids 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.
Teach English Abroad
Oyster offers many opportunities to teach abroad. We have been developing our links with these schools since 2000. We ensure that our teaching jobs and voluntary overseas projects are worthwhile for the school, the local community and you. All our schools have a demand for Native English speaking teachers. It is the perfect opportunity to teach and travel. If you are looking to gain a TESOL or TEFL certificate, look no further, we have plenty of options for you to gain teaching experience overseas.
Head to Delhi and work with street children in the centre of the city. This is a thoroughly worthwhile programme aimed at hard-working volunteers keen to make a real difference.
Volunteer with vulnerable children in care, bringing love, laughter and hope to these young lives. Our volunteers have described this project as inspiring and meaningful, as the work that is being done will genuinely help to change these children’s lives. Play with the kids, help them improve their English, bring them laughter and most importantly of all, be a friend to them.
Volunteer in Laos, teaching young Buddhist monks in beautiful Luang Prabang, a UNESCO Heritage town. Live and experience day-to-day life in an exciting, culturally rich town, next to the Mekong River. Work with young, novice monks and help them to improve their English, helping them to improve the employability in the future. By giving back to the community, gain a privileged insight into the Buddhist religion.
This is one of our best and longest running programmes. Set up in 2002, the programme was created to allow full Spanish immersion whilst volunteers assist with English in schools that want to improve the standard of English. This programme is particularly popular with people looking for an adventure in Patagonia – a remote and stunning destination.
Volunteer at a Tanzanian children’s village in the Karatu Region. This is a fantastic community based charity, set up to provide a permanent home for marginalised and vulnerable children. Volunteers can get involved with childcare, teaching or helping at the medical clinic.
This teaching programme is one of our originals. Nepal has welcomed Oyster volunteers since 2001 and our programme gives volunteers the opportunity to step off the tourist route and fully immerse themselves into Nepali culture. You’ll live with a local family and teach English, sport or art in a local school.
Join Oyster’s well respected youth centre project in Brazil, Latin America’s largest and most extrovert nation and learn Portuguese. An immensely enjoyable volunteer position participating and helping in youth centre activities ranging from cooking, dance and conversational English. Oyster seek volunteers who are motivated, selfless and willing to get involved for this challenging but fulfilling project.
Live in a stunning city, nestled in a valley between the Mekong River and majestic mountains and become part of a inviting and intriguing community. This is a fulfilling programme for volunteers looking to join a movement that aims to increase disadvantaged women’s access to education, helping to boost their future employability.