TEFL Volunteers Needed NOW in Rural Malawi, Southeast Africa

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by H.E.L.P. First work day: ASAP
Proficient speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
Are you ready for a proper challenge? You are welcome to join in our volunteer program at Nanthomba Primary School in Southern Malawi.

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ESL / EFL teacher

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6-10 years

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Primary school

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Foundation (trust)

H.E.L.P. continues to affirm our commitment to the community of Malawi with new and ongoing sustainable projects and programs. Working together with tribal chiefs, community, international partners and Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS), we are constantly evolving, adding new sustainable projects and goals to help ensure a better quality of life for everyone in the Malawian community.

Completed by H.E.L.P. in 2008, Nanthomba Full Primary School has repeatedly been selected by the Malawian District Education Manager’s Office as the best primary school out of 153 schools in the Balaka District and third best in the country. Originally started with 320 students, Nanthomba now has more than 1,000.

Our volunteer program provides supplemental quality education to children in rural Malawi with the added assistance of fluent English speakers and qualified TEFL/ESL teachers. Our volunteers come from all over the world: The Netherlands, Austria, Canada, Australia, the United States, Chile, Germany and Great Britain.

Working with the Malawian Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, tese volunteers come to Malawi to encourage students to be confident in their English to 'H.E.L.P.' prepare them for the national exam into secondary school.

They can also assist with the Malawi curricula at Kafulafula or Kavunguti Primary Schools, H.E.L.P.’s After School Classes at Nanthomba, the Nandumbo Health Center and teaching additional skills to the Machinga Teacher Trainees. H.E.L.P. partners with the Peace Corps, UNESCO – World Heritage Volunteers (WHV), H.E.L.P. Malawi Nederlands, USA colleges and universities as well as many international volunteer sites for qualified volunteers.

Kalembo, Malawi

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

  3. Qualification

    Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.

What we offer

  1. Experience of life in a rural community in Africa.
  2. NO FEE for joining us - you just fund your own trip.
  3. Housing provided, with solar power and running water.
  4. Airport pick-up and full orientation included.
  5. Flexibility for you to go and explore the treasures of the region.

Kalembo, Malawi

Job location


About the employer

The mission of H.E.L.P. is to develop a pathway for children living in rural regions of Africa to become integral members and leaders in society through a holistic approach that nourishes the child mentally, physically and emotionally. H.E.L.P. is committed to cultivating the academic potential of each child through quality education and healthcare; with a comprehensive range of opportunities in primary school to prepare students for the next level of education, and to support those efforts through secondary and tertiary school scholarships.

H.E.L.P. believes it is every child’s birthright to provide Hope for a better future through access to quality Education and to receive unconditional Love and Protection from disease and illness. To one day see a world in which children from the most impoverished regions have access to the quality education they need to lift their families, their countries, and themselves out of poverty. H.E.L.P. envisions a school as not only a safe place that educates students, but also an environment that provides students with the necessary foundation to foster future growth to be productive citizens and future leaders. This vision is shared and pursued in concert with Central African Wilderness Safaris and many partners.

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