Many schools in low-income parts of Cape Town run off low budgets, with few teachers, high workloads and little chance for students to get close attention. As a volunteer, you’ll help to address these three factors, creating an all-around better learning environment and better education standards for students.
Volunteer teachers are placed in public primary schools, assisting local teachers and working in classrooms for students in entry-level classes. You will teach an array of subjects, focusing on assisting with basic Mathematics, English and Life Skills.
You can expect to teach alongside the local teacher in the classroom, and you may also be asked to help organise other activities for the students, including sports.
As you’ll be volunteering with the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to participate. However, we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, like 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, if you apply for the Teaching project during the school holidays, you will be switched to a school holiday project. Keep in mind that towards the end of each term, exams will be written and teaching work is therefore limited during these periods.
School Holidays 2021:
- 1st April - 9th April
- 28th June - 9th July
- 27th September - 4th October
- 13th December - January 2022 (exact date for returning to school in 2022 has not yet been confirmed)