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Teach English in India as a volunteer

Help children in a school, explore Indian culture & rural life in a peaceful part of Gujarat. If you’re fluent in English, join us!

Volunteers needed to teach English in India – requirements & tasks

We need volunteers to teach English and other subjects and provide language practice in a school in a peaceful part of Gujarat.

The school is a Charitable organisation, It is situated in the outskirts of a small village called Nar in a very peaceful part of Gujarat. It is part of a campus which also has a Care Home for the elderly, a Gaushala, mineral water plant, a beautiful Temple, fruit and vegetable garden and a mobile “hospital at your door service” which provides healthcare to surrounding 35 villages.

The school caters for children from 3 years old in the nursery, through to standard 10 (14/15 years old). The school day runs from 07.45 in the morning to 13.30 Monday to Saturday. You will get a feel for the real India as the campus is in a very peaceful area with lots of peacocks, monkeys bouncing in the fields and green/yellow parakeets in their thousands on tress.

The campus also runs “a mobile hospital at your door” programme which covers surrounding villages by providing healthcare services and medication. Volunteers can get involved in this should they wish to during out of school hours and this would be a opportunity to visit surrounding villages if they wish to gain an insight into this programme.

Who are we looking for?

  • Qualified primary and Secondary school teachers
  • Teaching and Learning Assistants
  • All Health and medical Professions
  • College and University professors and Lecturer
  • Retired Professionals from all Occupations and Skills set
  • Self-employed professionals
  • Professionals e.g. Lawyers, Accountants, Engineers, Artist, musicians, photographers, Graphic designers, IT sector, writers, etc.

We have an on site, computer room with broadband access, a music room, a library and an interactive classroom with smart board facilities which is used by the children, teachers and volunteers.

As a volunteer you would support the children and teachers in the school and hostel. We would particularly welcome volunteers who have some experience and interest of teaching English or other subjects and are also native English speakers from USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. OR Fluent English speakers from other countries.

Ideally you should be educated to a degree level AND hold a TEFL/CELTA/EAL/PGCE/NQT/NVQ OR an equivalent teaching qualification from your home country AND classroom teaching experience.

Typical tasks

Some of the examples where you can help and be able to make a difference to the children’s education and the school are:

  • Provide support to the children and teachers improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English and contribute to other subjects.
  • One to one support to those with special educational needs/disability
  • Contribute to the teaching and learning experience by fun, creative and innovative methods.
  • Plan and deliver lessons jointly or independently with the classroom teachers.
  • Help with creating educational games, sports and craft activities. Sing and play a musical instrument
  • Contribute to activities, seminars, meetings, parent’s day, festivals, sports and school trips/picnics and assembly
  • Play games, puzzles, music, reading, storytelling, give ICT and library support
  • Extra-curricular activities with hostel/boarding students in the campus in
    the afternoon
  • Help children with homework and one to one support in the hostel/Boarding.
  • Help create activities for developing listening & speaking skills.
  • Conduct seminars for teachers & students.
  • Facilitate debates on various topics to build confidence and improve communication skills in English.
  • Help boys in the hostel with homework and one to one support.
  • Support children with extracurricular activities based on your hobbies, occupational skills and knowledge.
  • Sing and teach nursery songs with the children
  • Contribute effectively during play time.
  • Play musical Instruments of your choice and hobby.

Although we are a new host on HelpStay, we do have a professional infrastructure and experience of welcoming volunteers from around the world to help and stay with us in a safe and secure environment for the past 12 years.

You will work for about 30 hours per week.

Volunteers needed to teach English in India – what we offer

We provide volunteers with en-suite accommodation, all meals, Internet access, mineral water, tea/coffee in the school campus.

Meals are vegetarian only and are served in the communal dining hall with the other residents of the campus. Each meal is freshly prepared daily in our kitchen and is typical of traditional Gujarati Swaminarayan vegetarian food. There is a mineral water plant within the campus so environmentally friendly, fresh mineral water is freely available throughout your stay.

The nearest airport is Ahmedabad International airport, or Anand railway station in Gujarat. All volunteers would be picked up free of charge from the airport or Anand railway station to ensure a safe journey to the school/campus.

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