An Employment Skills volunteer, specializing in English, at the Buduburam Refugee Camp for Liberian youth in Ghana would be involved in all aspects of their educational development, as well as fundraising endeavors.
Conversational English Teaching Volunteers provide basic English skills training in communities where the ability to communicate in English directly impacts a person's earning potential. These placements are fantastic for volunteers of all backgrounds if they have a solid foundation in English and are comfortable providing language training in either formal or informal teaching settings. Anyone whose first language is English can provide meaningful assistance for people looking to improve future prospects for themselves and their families.
While the structure varies from one placement to the next, generally conversational English volunteers work in informal settings or in vocational training organizations. As this is often a less structured learning environment than say a classroom, volunteers need to be somewhat flexible with the scheduling in these types of placements. Also, volunteers should be willing to assist with other general duties throughout the day depending on the nature of the placement and the organization. These details will be outlined in the placement descriptions for the options below.