UK and must be 20+ on January 1st in the year in which they volunteer. There is no upper age limit but it is very demanding work in a hot climate,
so you need to be fit.
What will I do?
Teach English to young children with an emphasis on art, craft, music, drama and sports. More formal classes with adults should also take place.
This year we will only be working with communities in the West Bank.
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 14 February 2014. Interviews will be held in London on 22 March 2014. Training dates will take place on 12/13
April and 17 May. Selected volunteers must be able to attend all three training days. Candidates should be available to travel at the beginning of June.
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?
An explanation of costs is in the e-mailed sheet which you should send for (see top of page) but will be around £300 + flights.
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?
Email for the 2014 information sheet; read the FAQs, the downloadable Notes and Application Form. When completed, send to email@example.com with details of two referees. Please be sure you are able to attend the interview date and three training dates.