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Individual Volunteer Holly Heyroth & summer team

Individual Volunteer Opportunities - EDUCATIONAL


CONGO, Democratic Republic of

• Project TESOL (The English Speaking School of Lubumbashi), Lubumbashi - Teaching preschool, elementary and/or Junior High students. Prefer volunteers with a teaching certificate or degree. Minimum commitment of 6 months is requested.

• Jamaa Letu Orphanage, Lubumbashi: help with feeding and care of 50 little girls, assist with homework, teach English, help with daily chores/cleaning, office assistance (computer work, email correspondence, etc.).

• Technology Institute of Katanga, Teachers of computer programming, networking, and basic use, Computer repair person/instructor

All the above volunteer placements request that the volunteer be flexible, self-starters, and speak French.


• United Methodist Orphans Home, Nakaru. Any and all kinds of work with orphans and street children - play, education, life skills.

• Evangelism, Training and Church Planting, Nakaru. Preach in churches, crusades, and open air meetings. Conduct leaders and pastors trainings. Do church planting and film ministry project.


• The United Methodist University in Monrovia: Vice-President for Institutional Development (MA or PhD required), 2-year term; Vice-President for Academic Affairs (PhD required), 2 years or more; volunteer accountant to serve as Comptroller (MA in Accounting required), 2 years or more.


• FLOC Pre-school, Johannesburg: volunteers for teaching, staff development, parent education, fundraising, grant writing, and curriculum development.


• Volunteer for administration of primary schools, coordination of HIV/AIDS program, and promotion of Volunteers In Mission; help with computer. 6 months to 3 years. Housing and meals provided.


• Africa University, Mutare: university teaching/research/supervision of undergraduate and post-graduate students in the following disciplines: agriculture/natural resources, business, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, and theology; teaching of ESL; librarian; development of student welfare services. Housing provided.

Asia / Pacific


Teach church school teachers, train people in writing Bible study materials, train youth leaders; stewardship training; teach basic computer skills, accounting skills on a computer, maintenance of computers. Housing provided. Knowledge of Khmer would be helpful.


The Chinese government prohibits foreigners from engaging in evangelistic activities. United Methodist volunteers are expected to comply with this law.

• Amity Summer English Program (SEP): volunteers for various provinces to offer English conversation and listening practice as in-service training for Chinese middle school teachers in rural and minority areas. Amity provides the curriculum; volunteers serve in teams of 4 to 6. Accommodations provided.

• English Training Center, Shenyang: teachers of English. Bachelor's degree required, ESL teaching experience preferred. 1-2 year terms. Housing, small stipend provided.

• Support village education, city of ZhengZhou, Henan province: volunteer needed to teach English 20 hours per week. Degree or TESOL preferred but not required. Must have a good attitude, a willing, servant heart and a love for the Chinese people. Minimum 6 months to a year. Housing ~$50/month; meals ~$150/month, misc living expenses ~$100/month.


• Teachers for the children of Missionaries. Needed for school year beginning in August for multiple grades. School administrator and principal also needed.


• Veilomani Boys Home, Nadi: help local people provide basic skills training in welding, automotive, cabinet making. 9 months minimum. Housing provided.

• Project Girl's Orphanage, Dilkusha Koro. Help with homework, splay and read stories to the girls, help with basic needs. Minimum


• Woodstock School: teachers and staff for elementary, middle, and high school; especially need a French teacher and a Chemistry teacher. Semesters are July-Nov. and Jan.-May


• Fukuno Aoba Preschool and 2 other schools in Toyama Prefecture: preschool teacher to teach English and Western culture for Japanese children ages 4 and 5, and weekly English Bible classes for high school students. Experience in children's education preferred.

• Kyoai Gakuen, Maebashi, Gumma Prefecture: Junior-senior high school English teacher for 2-year term. TEFL or TESL certification helpful but not required. Also, teach a Bible study class, teach English conversation to elementary students, lead chapel and help with spiritual life retreats. Salary /housing provided, plus round-trip airfare for 2yr volunteers.

• Toogijuku High School, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture: high school English teacher for 2- year term. College degree required; English teaching experience preferred. Also, speak in chapel and participate in activities of the Student Christian Association, and supervise club activities when possible. Salary/housing provided, plus round-trip airfare for 2yr volunteers.

• Joshi Seigakuin, Tokyo: woman teacher for a 2 or 3-year term. Master's degree or ESL major preferred. Also, lead chapel, help with spiritual life retreats, help with clubs and other activities. Salary and housing provided, plus round-trip airfare for 2-year volunteers.


• Wesley Mission School: 2 English teachers for Korean children. 1 year, Jan.-Dec. Round trip airfare, furnished apartment, small stipend provided.


• Huree Institute of ICT, Ulaanbaatar City: teach 5 majors including Electronic Engineering, Information, Computer Applications, Internet Business, and English.


Volunteers must serve with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) for 6 months or longer; 1 or 2 year commitments are preferred.

• Primary/Elementary Teachers: teach 5- to 11-year-old children of UMN expatriates. Location is likely to be outside of Kathmandu. Requires formal teaching qualification and some experience.

• Secondary Teachers: teach 11- to 18-year-old expatriate children in Kathmandu International Study Centre. Short term, but may be extended. Ideally applicants would teach a combination of subjects, preferably one subject up to Grade 12 / A level and other to Grade 10 / IGCSE: English, Maths and Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, German, Art, Business Studies, Religious Education, French, Geography, History, Information Technology. Also Hostel Assistant, Administrator.

• Teachers: versatile, resourceful, patient teachers to share skills with Nepali teachers. Long term (2-4 years). Professional teaching qualifications and experience.

• Computer Lecturers: lecturer in Computer Sciences at Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering level; lecturer in Computer Sciences, Math, and Statistics Curriculum. Location: Pokhara. 1-3 year commitments


• New Ireland Region (near Konos): doctor for 36-bed rural hospital, currently staffed by nurses only. No lab, no X-ray. Doctor would also visit rural aid stations periodically to supervise the level of care. Medical degree, current license required. 9 months minimum, 1 year preferred.

• Papuan Mainland Region: long-term doctor to assist at two rural aid posts staffed by community health care workers, rotating regularly around the region. Medical degree, current license required. 9-12 months.

• Salamo Community Health Workers Training Center: physician or nurse to provide assistance to local persons leading training in basic health care. Medical or nursing degree, current license required. 9-12 months.

• Teachers of all subjects and levels for church-run primary and secondary schools in remote villages. Housing provided.


• Ban Nongpuentag School, Aphur Gangkrajan, Petchburi Province - teach English in a primary and secondary school. Graduate degree preferred but not required. Very rural setting.


• Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa: surgeon, ER doctor, OR nurse, anesthesiologist, pediatrician, nursing school instructors, mechanic to repair and maintain various pieces of medical equipment. Doctors, 2 months. Nursing school instructor, 9 months. Mechanic, 1-2 years.

• Village Mission Clinic - Primary care physician to work in two rural clinics on a rotation with two other physicians. Housing and small stipend provided.



COPA (Community Partners, Inc.)

• Education Adviser for a 2-year contract. A local stipend provided.


• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with the Volunteers In Mission Coordinators.

Central America


• English classes for children and adults, Quetzaltenango and Chichicastenango - teach English to groups of children and adults. Some Spanish required. Minimum 3 months.

• Computer lab for a grade school, Quetzaltenango - teach computers to a group of students 8-12 years old in a public school which does not have resources to pay for a teacher's salary. Fluent Spanish required. Minimum 3 months.


• Project Send Hope's House of Hope, Puerto Lempira. Home for partially physically disabled children and malnourished babies. Someone is needed to love and supervise the children, help with school work, do some household tasks / in other words a mom or dad is needed! Spanish helpful but not required.



• Jihlava United Methodist Church: teach English conversation.

• Litomerice United Methodist Church: teach English, evangelization, small manual work.

• Plzen 3 United Methodist Church: teach English to church members, Bible study in English, minor repairs in church facilities (painting, cleaning).

• Trebon United Methodist Church: teach English, assist with evangelization, work with children. 2-3 months. Housing provided.

• Vrsovice UMC, Praha (Prague): teach English, conversation, music, lead a home group.

• Tachov, West Bohemia : person to teach English to townspeople on invitation of the local Methodist church as an outreach project. No special degree necessary - experience teaching ESL would be helpful but not required. Position open to a single person or married couple.


• Children Center Lighthouse, Tallinn: help educate children and youth in an informal evironment; help with supervision. Minimal Estonian or Russian a plus but not required. Requires prior experience working with youth. Housing provided. 3-6 months. Dentists are also needed in the area.


The projects listed below are UMCOR/NGO related projects (United Methodist Committee

on Relief/Non-Governmental Organization). These are secularly oriented humanitarian

projects, working with non-Christian faith based communities.

• Tbilisi House: Teach English. Skills required: English teachers, ESL instructors, teachers willing to learn how to teach basic English as a Second Language. 2-4 months.

• Zugdidi Youth House: "Volunteers for the Best Education" - teachers for English, radio journalism, and drama classes/activities. Experience preferred. Work with a mixture of local and refugee students in both free classes and fee for service classes. 2 months or longer.


• United Methodist churches (Elk, Elawa, Krakow, and others): teachers of English. Knowledge of Polish language not necessary. Good living conditions, small stipend.

• United Methodist English Language College, Ostrada: teach English to advanced English students ages 14-50 (maximum 14 per class). 1-year term, Sept. 1 - June 30. Apartment provided; small stipend.



• Hogar Estudiantil Indigena, Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca. Basic Spanish required. Volunteer would tutor after school, supervise homework, teach English, act as a housemother or housefather, teach computer skills. Request 6 months commitment if possible. Will provide a room.


• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

CONFERENCIA NORCENTRAL (North Central Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

CONFERENCIA NOROESTE (Northwestern Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.


• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

• Juntos Servimos, Matamoros: help with feeding program; build small homes, build beds; medical and dental consultations; care for chronically ill; supplement educational efforts for children


• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

CONFERENCIA SURESTE (Southwestern Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

Middle East


• Mar Elias College - Ibillin: volunteers to teach and work with students of various backgrounds. Support of campus needs. Some housing and board provided relative to length of service.

South America


• English Bilingual Program: teachers needed for ESL programs in the Methodist School system. Three periods of service available: late Jan - mid June; July thru mid-Aug; July through Oct.

• English Bilingual Program: person to accompany bilingual teachers, talking with them and the children in English. Experience/training in education is great but not required. Work with small groups of students in English activities. Apartment available on school grounds. Three periods of service available: late Jan - mid June; July thru mid-Aug; July through Oct.


• Institución Sweet and Colegio Metodista,Santiago: teachers (physical education, recreation, English).

• Hogar de Ancianas "Huerto de Paz," Iquique: nurse to care for approximately 18 elderly women. 1 year preferred, shorter terms acceptable. Housing and meals provided.

• Colegio Metodista, Temuco: teachers (physical education, recreation, English).

• Colegio Metodista, Valdivia: teachers (physical education, recreation, English).

• Collegio Robert Johnson, Alto Hospicio (near Iquique) - volunteers needed to work in classrooms to assist in teaching/speaking English language.

United States

(RV = hookups available for Recreational Vehicles)


• Nellie Barge Community Center, Montgomery: teacher's aide or teacher for children 2-5 years old. Instruct children, sing, play games, tell Bible stories, chaperone field trips.


• Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR - Professor to teach Early Childhood Education courses. Masters degree in Education required. Housing and Meals provided.


• Breakthru House, Decatur: fundraising and development, grant writing, resident staff. 2. Jubilee Partners, Comer: full-time resident volunteers needed for teaching ESL and survival skills to newly arrived refugees; child care, cleaning, maintenance, gardening. Housing provided.


• Christian Appalachian Project, eastern Kentucky: work in home repair, child care, assist people with disabilities, elderly services, case workers, adult education, summer camp. (RV)

• Henderson Settlement, Frakes: tutoring, food pantry, home visits, transitional housing support, recreation for children and youth, other outreach ministries. Housing and meals provided. (RV)


• Robeson County Church and Community Center, Lumberton: home repair, Bible School, work in Native American community, food and clothing ministry, literacy training. Housing provided. (RV)


• Church Health Center - Memphis: Internships in the areas of aquatics, child life education, health education, health services research, exercise and movement, nutrition, wellness,physical therapy, public affairs, and congregational health ministries.


• Agape Community Clinic, East Dallas: help provide health and spiritual care services, crafts, English as a Second Language, Bible study and fellowship. Volunteers needed: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, translators (Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian), office assistants, social workers, patient advocates, chaplains, and spiritual care persons (ordained or lay).

• Arlington Urban Ministries, Arlington: work in storefront ministry, Laundromat ministry, Bible School, puppet shows, teach citizenship, life skills, nonviolence and ESL.

• Dallas Bethlehem Center, Inc., Dallas: work with school-age children in summer enrichment program (computer instruction, lesson planning and teaching, chaperone field trips, parent interviews). BA in Education, Child Development, or Social Work required.

• International Museum of Cultures, Dallas: interior/exterior painting, skilled trades, landscaping, museum guides; day camp counselors for grades 1-6 in summer. Lodging, dining, parking available on campus. (RV)

• Project Transformation, Dallas: (1) Summer program -- join 50 other interns to provide summer programs for children at urban sites across Dallas. Free housing and food; small stipend, educational voucher. (2) Year-round Internship (full-time or part-time - 8 months of after-school programming, 8 weeks of summer day camp, 1 week of overnight urban camp. Lead after-school programs serving children in grades 1-6 (tutoring and homework help, physical recreation activities, rotational weekly lessons in nutrition, Bible, computer, etc). Provide monthly "Family Fun Nights." Small stipend, educational voucher issued by AmeriCorps.

• Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston: assist in refugee resettlement, case work, transportation, ESL, clerical work.

• Wesley Community Center, Amarillo: Vacation Bible School, paint and repair homes (July), summer camp program, ages 6-13 (June-August). (RV)


• Henry Fork Service Center, Rocky Mount: Assist with summer, pre-school and after-school programs: homework, mentor, supervise indoor and outdoor activities, plan and lead crafts. (RV)