Make a Difference: Volunteer as an English Teacher in Rural India

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ORGANIZATION: Kerala Volunteer


Role Overview:

As a Volunteer English Teacher at R.R.U.P. School, you will play a pivotal role in fostering English language proficiency among students from low to middle-income families. You will primarily be responsible for teaching three 45-minute classes per day, one for each grade, from Monday to Friday. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with students outside of the classroom, sharing your hobbies and interests to create a dynamic learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting six English classes per day, tailored to the needs and proficiency levels of students across different grades.
  • Collaborating with Kerala Volunteer support staff for lesson planning and implementation, ensuring engaging and effective teaching methods.
  • Providing additional support to other teachers with various projects as needed.
  • Spending quality time with students outside of class hours, participating in extracurricular activities and sharing your interests and expertise.
  • Creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that inspires students to excel in English language skills.


  • Fluency in English, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for teaching and empowering students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to cater to varying learning styles and proficiency levels.
  • Flexibility and willingness to collaborate with school staff and fellow volunteers.
  • Prior teaching experience or relevant qualifications preferred but not mandatory.


  • Immersive cultural experience in rural India.
  • Housing and most meals included.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children.
  • Supportive environment with access to resources and guidance from Kerala Volunteer support staff.
  • Personal growth and development through teaching experience in a diverse and dynamic setting.

Join us at Kerala Volunteer and embark on a fulfilling journey of education, empowerment, and cultural exchange! Apply now to become a part of our dedicated team of volunteers.

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About Kerala Volunteer


Ullannur Village, Via Kulanada, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala 19248, IN

Mission Statement

The mission of Kerala Volunteer is to bridge the gap in English language education at Rural Reconstruction Upper Primary (RRUP) School, catering to low to middle-income families in Ullannur, Kerala. With RRUP offering free education but lacking English medium instruction, there is a crucial need for volunteer English teachers to equip students with essential skills for opportunities beyond their village. Since 2014, Kerala Volunteer has facilitated a unique partnership between volunteers and RRUP, providing accommodation and eliminating financial barriers to volunteering. By prioritizing impact and simplifying the volunteering process, Kerala Volunteer empowers volunteers to support RRUP's students in pursuing their dreams of a brighter future, regardless of their background. Join us in shaping the next generation's success and making a meaningful difference in the lives of RRUP's students.


At Rural Reconstruction Upper Primary (RRUP) School, our mission is rooted in a legacy of rural development and educational empowerment. Established in 1936 by the visionary Sri. M.K.Varghese, RRUP began as a vocational school in Ullannur, Kerala, providing essential skills training to uplift the community. Today, we continue this tradition by offering free education to 130-150 students from low to middle-income families.

Our commitment to accessible education drives us to maintain a traditional model of instruction, with Malayalam as the primary language. However, recognizing the importance of English proficiency in a globalized world, we seek to bridge this gap through volunteer English teachers. Our students, though varying in English skills, are characterized by their respect, motivation, and eagerness to learn.

In 2014, Kerala Volunteer emerged as a beacon of support, facilitating a unique partnership between RRUP and volunteers worldwide. By providing accommodation adjacent to the school, we remove the financial barriers typically associated with volunteering, enabling individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute meaningfully to our students' aspirations.

At RRUP, we prioritize impact over logistical challenges, ensuring that volunteers can dedicate their time and energy to nurturing the dreams of our students. Together, we aim to shape a future where every child, regardless of background, has the opportunity to realize their potential and contribute positively to society.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, International


We'll work with your schedule.


Ullannur VillageVia KulanadaKerala, 19428India



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm, with a mid-day break for lunch.Total of six 30-minute classes per day, with ample time for lesson preparation and free time.
  • Have a desire to make a big impact in the lives of the amazing students at the RRUP School.

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