Teaching volunteers in Kenya provide invaluable support to the local schools we work with in Nairobi. The involvement of international volunteers at these schools helps open the minds and broaden the horizons of students, while providing valuable exposure to the English language.
Volunteer placements are based in both community schools and government schools, where you’ll assist local teachers with lessons in a range of subjects, including Math, English, Science, Geography, History, Art and Physical Education. Classes can be large and under-resourced in Kenya, so having volunteers available to assist makes a genuine difference both to the education students receive and the pressure on local teachers.
You’ll also help outside the classroom, providing support with preparing and serving meals, and providing assistance in other areas of the school.
The Teaching volunteer project in Kenya is well suited to aspiring teachers as well as volunteers with an interest in education and supporting youth development opportunities in under-resourced communities.
Volunteers don’t need to be a qualified teacher in order to participate, as volunteers work under the supervision of local staff. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing relevant training, such as a Teaching English As A Foreign Language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.
Please note, this project is not available during the school holidays outlined below. If you apply for the Teaching project in Kenya during this time, you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.
School Holidays 2021:
- October 31st 2020 - January 4th, 2021
- March 20th - May 9th
- June 3rd - June 7th
- July 17th - July 25th
- August 26th - August 29th
- October 2nd - October 10th
- December 12th - January 2nd 2022