Give your time, love and enthusiasm to kids in township schools and nurseries around Port Elizabeth. Encourage them in their learning, developing their English and giving them confidence in the classroom. Volunteers work alongside full time staff to provide support and an extra dimension to the education provided to these children.
Oyster works directly with over 20 schools around the world. We have been developing our links with these schools since 2000. We ensure that our teaching projects are worthwhile for the school, the local community and you, the volunteer.
Give love, laughter and lessons to some of Romania’s abandoned and sick children. Bring your smiles and enthusiasm into hospitals and children’s homes, and make a life changing impact as a volunteer with these adorable kids.
Education opens doors, making it one of the most important gifts you can receive. Take part in our women’s empowerment programme in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and teach local women English. 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.
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.
Call the Himalayas your second home and become so much more than a tourist. Immerse yourself in local village life as a volunteer English teacher in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley, living with a family as part of a close community.
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.
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 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 local children. Volunteers can get involved with childcare, teaching or helping at the medical clinic.