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Volunteer Refugee English Teacher

Various Jobs Locations in Greece

Greece > Ioannina: Full time
Date Posted
27 May 2020
Job Type
Full time
Second Tree
Degree Required

Job Overview

Work in Greece for a grassroots, humanitarian NGO and teach refugees and asylum seekers! We are looking for volunteer teachers for a minimum commitment of 10 weeks, to deliver English classes to refugees and asylum seekers in Ioannina and the Epirus region. The ideal candidate(s) will have experience teaching English as a foreign/second language and will possess a strong understanding of or passion for the context we work in (refugee crisis). Experience delivering educational activities to vulnerable populations is a strong advantage.

The role will include:

-Delivering daily classes to the population at assigned site;
-Preparing class materials;
-Ensuring student engagement and progress;
-Working closely with the Programme Manager to ensure the programme is being delivered to the expected standards of Second Tree;

Skills Required:

-Degree in teaching and/or Certification in English language teaching (TEFL Level 5 certificate);
-Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed in the agreed timeframe
-Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way
-Have a strong sense of humour, being able to make fun of yourself is key
-Care for people, the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern
-Instil the values above in the people that work with you
-Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-level classroom;
-Ability to work independently and in a team;
-Ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload;
-Ability to work in a high-intensity environment;
-Adaptable, flexible attitude and approach to teaching and classroom management;
-Strong communication, inter-personal and writing skills;
-Ability to communicate in an open, honest, direct manner;

Skills Desired:

-Experience working in the refugee context;
-Experience working with vulnerable populations;

Although acquiring certification is the intended long-term objective, we expect our teachers to ensure that the following objectives are realized in the immediate term:

-To support the psycho-social and intellectual development of refugees and asylum seekers
-To empower them with interpersonal – and life – skills
-To enable access to quality learning resources
-To develop their English language skills in preparation for certification
-To strengthen their ability to enter formal education and/or the workplace
-To foster their integration into European society

How to Apply:

Please send the following:

1) Your CV

2) Your cover letter

3) Copy of your teaching qualifications

In your mail, please:

4) Put “English Teacher Candidate” as the subject line

5) Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)

6) At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.
Volunteer Refugee English Teacher

Teaching in Greece


  • Travel: All work-related travel is covered


  • Level 5 TEFL certificate
  • Fluent in English

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