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Volunteer Refugee English Teacher - Flexible start date and duration!

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Second Tree

Second Tree (www.secondtree.org, www.facebook.com/SecondTree/) is a Greek non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Ioannina, Epirus. Second Tree was founded in January 2017 by a group of volunteers that had worked together in the Katsikas refugee camp. Since our inception we have worked with and supported refugee communities across the Epirus region and we continue to grow in our four key areas.

Integration - through workshops and activities that develop connections with the local community and economy; fostering an avenue for cohesion and unity.

Education - through non-formal English and Greek language classes for teenagers and adults delivered by qualified teachers.

Community-Building - through a Scouts program designed to develop teamwork and life-skills in young people in the region.

Support - through our non-formal children’s activities for 3-10 year olds.


Second Tree is a wonderful, stimulating and dynamic place to volunteer; you work in a close-knit community of international volunteers and will build amazing relationships with your students and residents in the camp you work at.


Second Tree delivers non-formal education (NFE) programs at different sites in the Epirus region and is looking for qualified and/or experienced volunteers to fill the roles. The long-term objective of our NFE program is to develop the English language skills of students through the Cambridge Empower Workbook series, in order to prepare them for languague certification.


Second Tree delivers non-formal education (NFE) programs at different sites in the Epirus region and is looking for qualified and/or experienced volunteers to fill the roles. The long-term objective of our NFE program is to develop the English language skills of students through the Cambridge Empower Workbook series, in order to prepare them for languague certification.


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




The Position:

We are looking for volunteer teachers 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/TESOL/CELTA or equivalent);

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;


What We Offer:

At Second Tree we cherish the relation that every teacher creates with their students. This is especially true in a refugee context, where gaining students' trust and having a thorough knowledge of their needs is crucial to their learning. For this reason, we only offer the position of Lead Teacher to volunteers that can commit to at least two months. Short term volunteers can help as Assistant Teachers. As space is limited, and Lead Teachers are vital to the continuation of the program, we prioritize long-term volunteers.


For Long-Term Volunteers: if you are staying with us for at least 2½ months, we offer free accommodation with all the basic amenities (WiFi, heating, laundry, kitchen) covered in a shared team house, and offer and/or cover transportation for work-related activities;


For Short-Term Volunteers: if you are staying with us between 5 and 10 weeks, we might be able to put you in contact with individuals providing cheap accommodation (approx. 5€/day). In case there are empty spaces in the team house, you are welcome to stay there, but priority will be given to long-term volunteers.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

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