Travel to Pokhara, Nepal and see for yourself why so many travellers fall in love with the stunning landscape. Join an empowerment project that aims to reduce the unemployment gap between men and women in Nepal. Teach local women English and skills that will help to increase their career prospects and self-esteem.
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.
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.
Head to Delhi and work with street children in the centre of the city. This is a thoroughly worthwhile project 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 projects. Set up in 2002, the project was created to allow full Spanish immersion while volunteers assist with English in schools that want to improve the standard of English. This project is particularly popular with people looking to learn Spanish and for those seeking an adventure in Patagonia – a remote and stunning destination.
Volunteer in Pokhara in Nepal, a city surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range and plenty of stunning lakes. Gain a unique insight into this amazing country and step off the tourist route by living with a host family and working in local schools.
Join Oyster’s well respected youth center project in Brazil, Latin America’s largest and most extrovert nation and learn Portuguese. An immensely enjoyable volunteer position participating and helping in youth center 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.
Gain a TESOL/TEFL and teach English in Thailand. Join one of our 120-hour courses in Hua Hin or Chiang Mai, helping to prepare you for a well-paid teaching job for 4-6 months.
If you want to spend time in the ‘Land of Smiles’, why not earn a TESOL and teach English in Thailand? The course is delivered by an experienced course leader (and a native English speaker). With such extensive knowledge and enthusiasm, it is hard not to feel passionate about teaching abroad.
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 program for volunteers looking to join a movement that aims to increase disadvantaged women’s access to education, helping to boost their future employability.