Is it dangerous?
The Middle East is an area where there is always the possibility of conflict. Through training we attempt to minimise the risk to you and expect
our volunteers to behave in a responsible manner.
What happens when?
The closing date for applications is 18 February 2013. Interviews will be held in London on 23 March 2013. Training dates will take place on 13/14
April and 1 June. Selected volunteers must be able to attend all three training days. The programme dates have not yet been finalised, but candidates should be available for June and early July.
Do I need to be a qualified teacher?
No, but a TEFL is an advantage and you should have teaching experience.
How much will it cost?
Each volunteer pays £550 which covers flights, insurance, accommodation, food and teaching materials.
Will I be on my own?
No, volunteers live in small single-sex teams of 4 or 5 with an experienced coordinator.
What are the living conditions?
Fairly basic within the refugee camps, often with power and water shortages. You must not expect home comforts or privacy.
What personal qualities are important?
Sensitivity, tolerance, adaptability, readiness to learn, political awareness and tenacity. You must be a good team person.
How do I apply?
The closing date for applications for the 2013 summer programmes has now passed. Please check back in the autumn when the application form for the
2014 summer programmes will be posted.