Volunteer English Teacher for Refugees in Greece

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  • Greece, Serres.
  • Lifting Hands International
  • Experience: NO PREFERENCE
  • Positions: 3

Job Summary

Lifting Hands International is looking for long and short term volunteers to help with our English language programme and other activities, which we run five days a week for the residents of a camp in Serres, a small city about an hour away from Thessaloniki.

We are looking for English teachers on an ongoing basis, all year round. TEFL qualifications are preferred, but no experience is required! You will be part of a great team that provides classes for Yazidi refugees of all ages.

Details of Position

The centre is on a plot of land a short distance away from the refugee camp in Serres. There are three temporary structures with air conditioning, as well as shade structures for outdoor lessons in the summer. You will teach for 4 days a week, on the 5th day you will help with the end of week activities at the centre. Classes are taught to a syllabus, but you will have plenty of freedom in how you choose to teach.

As a volunteer, you are encouraged to get involved in the centre when you are not in class - we have a number of other programmes including music, yoga, a child friendly space, a women's space, a warehouse for supplies distribution and a garden.

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We are also now looking for an Education manager to oversee our language programme from November, please mention in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for this. We ask for a three month minimum stay for this role.

Qualifications

This position would equally suit a new teacher entering the profession or an experienced teacher looking to contribute their skills.

TEFL qualifications are preferred, experience of volunteering is also desirable. Ability to teach German is also useful (optional).

The candidate should be interested in working with refugees in a volunteering environment. In your cover letter, please describe why you would be a good fit for this position.

Salary and Benefits

This is a volunteer position.

We ask for a minimum time commitment of 30 days, we can offer housing at our volunteer apartments in the centre of Serres for 5 euros per night.

For longer term volunteers (3+ months) we offer a reduced rate of 50 euros a month.

We aim for ages 21+ but are willing to make exceptions for the right candidate.

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