Volunteer Teaching Position

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EMORG is looking for volunteers to help us expand the capacity and quality of education in the Kisongo area (about 14 km outside of Arusha).

Start and End Dates: Flexible, seeking minimum one month commitment

About Us: Located in Kisongo Village, EMORG is a registered non-profit organization that aims to improve education in the area through its community library, on-site programs and classes, and outreach to local schools. We are looking to extend our reach to more students in the area, and looking for qualified volunteers that can help us.

Job Description: Volunteers will be given the option to work at a local school, our library, or both. Our volunteer program is flexible and we are willing to work with you to design your ideal volunteer experience. Our only stipulation is that those who decide to work with local schools MUST dedicate at least one month to volunteering.

Local School: Based on your skills and desires, we will pair you with a teacher from one of the participating local schools in and around the Kisongo area. Together you and the teacher will design lesson plans that you both will co-teach.

Library: We also currently have a community library, and are hoping to expand its role in servicing students in the area. We are hoping to make the library a fun and interactive place for students to come after-school to seek academic assistance or just enjoy the afternoon. Volunteers will have the option to host ‘homework classes’ (local school children will come and do their homework, and ask for assistance from you when needed), offer specialized classes chosen by the volunteer (ex: writing properly structured essays, water conservation, painting, etc), or just host a story-time reading with the children.

Fund-raising:

We ask each volunteer to conduct at least one fund-raising activity in their community, and to raise a minimum of $200. The $200 will be used to buy school supplies for the class that the volunteer teaches. For any amount raised over $200, volunteers can choose which project to direct the money to, or if he or she wishes, could use the money for a project of their own (with the approval of EMORG). We are happy to assist you in preparing and designing your fund-raising event.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years completed towards Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with children
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Open-minded and flexible
  • Willingness to learn Swahili

Desired:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Training or experience in teaching
  • Experience living and working in developing countries

We also provide room and board for volunteers at a rate of 750,000 TSH (about $450) per month. This cost includes housing, three meals a day, laundry, and cleaning services. We aim to provide volunteers with an authentic, yet affordable experience.

We have a limited number of positions open, and will be accepting applicants on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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