A volunteer teaching in Africa helps a child with a homework assignment at a placement in Ghana, Africa.

Volunteer Teaching in Africa

You can impact the lives of numerous children and adults by volunteering to teach in Africa and supporting the work of local teachers.


You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer abroad on our Teaching Projects. You don't need a TEFL or TESOL qualification either. You'll work alongside qualified local teachers and we'll teach you everything you need to know. We also run regular workshops for all Teaching volunteers, where you can get advice, learn new classroom management techniques, and exchange ideas.


You will find a warm welcome awaits you from our students in Africa. Whether you are interested in teaching English, teaching French, or basic computer skills, a variety of opportunities are available in urban, semi-rural, and rural settings.

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A Teaching volunteer reads to children in Fiji
Volunteer English Teaching in Fiji

From $3315

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Gain practical teaching experience teaching children in rural communities while living on the tropical island of Fiji

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer teaching computer skills to a student in Ghana
Volunteer IT Teaching in Ghana

From $2840

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Travel to Africa and help children learn important basic computer skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer teaches geography as part of her volunteer teaching project in Argentina.
Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina

From $3460

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Gain teaching experience while helping children improve their English conversation skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 3 weeks
A volunteer reads a book to his students during his teaching work experience in China
Volunteer Teaching English in China

From $4505

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Travel to China and get practical classroom experience helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica
Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica

From $3090

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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A teacher helps a child at one of our Projects Abroad volunteer teaching placements in Ghana
Volunteer Teaching English in Ghana

From $2840

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Gain practical experience teaching English to children in the more rural areas of Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students have group lessons with the volunteer teaching in Madagascar.
Volunteer Teaching English in Madagascar

From $3090

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Gain practical classroom experience while supporting the education of disadvantaged children in Madagascar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teaching volunteers and children sing English songs together at our volunteer Teaching placements in Tanzania
Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania

From $3090

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Live in East Africa and gain practical experience by helping disadvantaged children learn English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteer gains teaching work experience in Thailand while working with children
Volunteer Teaching English in Thailand

From $2720

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Live and work in Thailand, helping improve your students’ English skills and gaining teaching experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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What's it like to teach in Africa as a volunteer?

Schools in Africa are often understaffed and poorly resourced, but you can help to improve this situation by volunteering your time in the classroom.


Often you will find that the only tools you have are a blackboard and a piece of chalk. This can be both challenging and exciting, as you have the freedom to use your creativity and think outside the box. You may find that the greatest tool and bridge for effective learning is yourself. The students will want to find out about you and the country you come from. They will want to know why you have chosen to come and teach them.


The amount of timetabled English lessons per week that you will teach varies depending on the country and even the individual schools. In some countries you will be expected to be at school during the entire working day, but you may just teach two or three classes, in other cases you may just teach in the morning for example. You will also need to take time to prepare your lessons and you may often be asked to mark students' work. Many volunteers choose to help out in other areas too, taking students for sports, drama, or music lessons for example.

A volunteer teaching in Africa leads a class at a local school in a rural area.

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