teaching

We look for teachers all year round for a variety of projects. Teachers are primarily needed for the delivery of our Summer Schools but we also recruit teachers during the year to work as Capacity Building volunteers with the staff of our partners’ schools.

We also have a placement in Bruh Tesfa Montessori Teacher Training Insitiute, where volunteers join the teaching staff to teach the trainees through English on various aspects of their curriculum. Read the volunteer blog by Ann and Joe O’Riordan who volunteered here for three months in 2013.

Length of Placement: 2-3 months
Dates: October to Jan; February to May (termtime only)
Locations: Woylita Soddo
Fundraising: €3,000 first time volunteers
Training: Two day pre-departure training plus teacher resource evening.

VLM volunteer Paul Trehy leading activities with children in Alemachen rehabilitation centre.

VLM volunteer Paul Trehy leading activities with children in Alemachen rehabilitation centre.

We also look for teachers with specific experience in special education for two projects in Addis Ababa – Alemachen rehabilitation centre and the special education needs unit at St. Mary’s. As this is a relatively new area of service provision in Ethiopia, much can be gained by having the input of volunteers with experience in this field.

Length of Placement: 3 months
Dates: October to Jan; February to May (term-time)
Locations: Addis Ababa
Fundraising: €3,000 first time volunteers
Training: Two day pre-departure training plus teacher resource evening.