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