Volunteer TEFL Jobs
Volunteer English Teaching Positions around the World
CLICK HERE for a great volunteer program in China that even includes a stipend for spending money while you are there.
Be aware that many volunteer agencies will charge you a fee for participating in their programs. Be sure to read the "fine print" with any placement. You can generally guess which agencies are really trying to help people and which are just trying to "make a buck" by the size of their fees.
It does sometimes cost an organization money to house and feed you and look after you while you are on the scene. If they don't charge anything they are probably taking food or jobs away from the local people by spending it on you. Look for the happy medium where you pay for your expenses.
The best place on the Web for locating volunteer positions is at: Idealist.org
The website posts all types of positions, short-term, long-term, teaching and non-teaching roles and there is a lot to sort through, but they have a pretty good search engine that will help you find what you are looking for.
Following is a list of organizations that routinely accept volunteer applications for English teachers:
English Opens Doors Project: Chile - The English Opens Doors Program is supported by the Chilean Ministry of Education and the United Nations Development Programme - Chile. They offer placements throughout the country. Check their website for various program lengths and dates. All programs are fee FREE. All placements include: housing and food provided through a host family, a monthly living stipend, in country health insurance, in country transportation, training, and other perks.
Smile and Go has opportunities in India - short and long term.
Involvement Volunteers, based in Australia, makes international placements.
Volunteer for Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India offers a good variety of short-term language teaching opportunities.
Volunteers in Asia provides placement for a wide variety of programs. You have to dig through their site a bit, be sure to scroll down all the way on their LONG pages - to find great opportunities.
Volunteer Service and Support Nepal (VSSN): VSSN is a Non-governmental organization which places volunteers in schools and orphanages for two to five months.
Organization of Development Action and Maintenance (ODAM): ODAM is a South Indian NGO working to improve the lives of the rural poor, especially women and children, small and marginal farmers, landless labourers and other disadvantaged and socially oppressed communities in Tamilnadu. Use these contact addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com
Independent Volunteers Organization usually has several volunteer teaching opportunities where the fees are only for food and accommodation. The blue link takes you to their teaching page. Their website was last updated in 2015, so look there for general information, but it may not be up to date for specific positions. They offer a long list of positions in many different countries.
Volunteer South America maintains list of organizations that accept volunteers. But, you'll need to sort through a long list in hopes of finding a teaching job.
This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Please let us know of programs that should be added. Our focus here is on volunteer English teaching jobs overseas - not general volunteering.
Please contact us at jobs (at) tefltemp (dot) com if you have jobs you would like to have listed here - or - if you know of good quality Volunteer TEFL Jobs organizations that should be added to the list.