A volunteer teaching in Africa helps a child with a homework assignment at a placement in Ghana, Africa.

Volunteer Teaching in Africa

You can impact the lives of numerous children and adults by volunteering to teach in Africa and supporting the work of local teachers.


You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer abroad on our Teaching Projects. You don't need a TEFL or TESOL qualification either. You'll work alongside qualified local teachers and we'll teach you everything you need to know. We also run regular workshops for all Teaching volunteers, where you can get advice, learn new classroom management techniques, and exchange ideas.


You will find a warm welcome awaits you from our students in Africa. Whether you are interested in teaching English, teaching French, or basic computer skills, a variety of opportunities are available in urban, semi-rural, and rural settings.

Choose a Teaching Project in Africa

1-9 of 35 Projects

A student participates in class at one of our volunteer teaching placements in Cambodia

From £1265

Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia
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Teach English to children from underprivileged areas in Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Teaching volunteer reads to children in Fiji

From £1540

Volunteer English Teaching in Fiji
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Gain practical teaching experience teaching children in rural communities while living on the tropical island of Fiji

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers run a dental hygiene class at our volunteer teaching placements in Nepal.

From £1115

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
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Travel to Nepal and get practical classroom experience by helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer helps his students with their classwork during his teaching work experience in Sri Lanka

From £1555

Volunteer Teaching in Sri Lanka
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Gain practical classroom experience and work with disadvantaged students to help improve their English conversation

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Students stand and listen to the Projects Abroad volunteer teaching them in Kenya

From £1270

Volunteer Teaching in Kenya
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Travel to Africa and get practical classroom experience while helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From £1165

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica

From £1440

Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica
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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teaching volunteers and children sing English songs together at our volunteer Teaching placements in Tanzania

From £1270

Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania
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Live in East Africa and gain practical experience by helping disadvantaged children learn English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A students learns to use the computer at one of our Projects Abroad volunteer IT teaching placements in Sri Lanka

From £1265

Volunteer Teaching IT in Sri Lanka
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Use your knowledge to equip students with important basic computer skills at a school or educational training centre

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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What's it like to teach in Africa as a volunteer?

Schools in Africa are often understaffed and poorly resourced, but you can help to improve this situation by volunteering your time in the classroom.


Often you will find that the only tools you have are a blackboard and a piece of chalk. This can be both challenging and exciting, as you have the freedom to use your creativity and think outside the box. You may find that the greatest tool and bridge for effective learning is yourself. The students will want to find out about you and the country you come from. They will want to know why you have chosen to come and teach them.


The amount of timetabled English lessons per week that you will teach varies depending on the country and even the individual schools. In some countries you will be expected to be at school during the entire working day, but you may just teach two or three classes, in other cases you may just teach in the morning for example. You will also need to take time to prepare your lessons and you may often be asked to mark students' work. Many volunteers choose to help out in other areas too, taking students for sports, drama, or music lessons for example.

A volunteer teaching in Africa leads a class at a local school in a rural area.

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