Teaching volunteers in Nairobi are hugely valuable additions in both local and rural schools. Outside influences open the minds and broaden the horizons of students, as well as provide valuable exposure to the English language.
Volunteer placements are located 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 volunteer 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 meals, feeding students and anywhere else you’re needed.
This project is well suited to aspiring teachers as well as volunteers with an interest in education and supporting youth development opportunities in disadvantaged communities.
Volunteers don’t need to be a qualified teacher to participate, as work is done 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, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.
School Holidays 2020:
- February 17th - February 21st
- April 11th - May 3rd
- June 15th - June 19th
- August 8th - August 30th
- October 31st - January 4th, 2021