Ethiopia volunteering

Join us in Ethiopia

Be a part of kick starting education for youngsters in Ethiopia, and instilling a new culture of active learning. Based in Addis Ababa, you’ll also spend time with the disadvantaged in a local feeding program and learn more about the wider family focus of this project to help communities reach their full potential.  

Program costs: US$250 application fee + US$495 per week (1-4 weeks), and US $200 per week after this. This includes accommodation, meals, coordination, supervision, training, and airport pick up.

Education and Community Outreach Project

Do you get a kick out of helping children learn? Are you a natural communicator? In our Ethiopia program volunteers will be responsible for helping to teach children - with a focus on English and mathematics. With the aid of a local teacher who will help translate for you, you will plan and run lessons for knowledge-hungry children from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. The school provides a one-year intensive program for these children to prepare them for moving on to government run schools.

Twice a week, you'll also assist at a local feeding program to connect with a wider cross-section of Ethiopian communities facing various challenges.

If your placement coincides with school holidays, you'll be a part of the long-term relationship with past students, offering "refresher" lessons, life skills workshops and nutritious lunches.

This project requires volunteers who are self-starters, who can take part in a flexible schedule, and who can work with minimal supervision.Teaching experience is not required, but volunteers must be prepared to plan lessons and run classes for the children. Volunteers need to be fluent in English and have a passion for children and education.