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Teaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

Teaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

Are you seeking affordable volunteer Teaching Abroad programs to help increase access to education in communities around the world?

Every year, thousands of volunteers choose to teach abroad with International Volunteer HQ in Africa, Europe, Asia, Central America, North America, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific.

Whether you’re a qualified teacher or a first-time volunteer teacher, you’ll gain invaluable experience and have the opportunity to work alongside qualified teachers to improve English literacy, build vocational skills and enhance career prospects among students.

  • Choose from 45 Teaching programs across 31 destinations worldwide
  • Work alongside local teachers - no previous experience required

  • Teach English, Math, French, other subjects or extracurricular activities

  • Get an internationally recognized online TEFL course at a discounted rate

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What to expect from volunteer teaching abroad programs

What to expect from volunteer teaching abroad programs

Whether you’re looking to teach English abroad for the first time or teach abroad without a degree, IVHQ has more than 16 years’ experience running the world’s largest range of volunteer Teaching programs.

IVHQ’s popular volunteer Teaching Abroad programs are available across a range of settings, including schools, tutoring projects, community centers, special needs facilities and childcare centers. With IVHQ, volunteer teachers have the opportunity to give classes alongside qualified teachers, other volunteers and independently.

Working side-by-side with students and teachers from different cultures, IVHQ volunteers foster an invaluable two-way exchange, building cross-cultural understanding and global awareness within themselves and their students. Learn more about our volunteer Teaching overseas opportunities available in the destinations below.

Best Teaching volunteer opportunities abroad


Teaching in Lovina

Program Fees from $425 for 1 week


Teaching in Ubud

Program Fees from $385 for 1 week


Teaching English in Xi'an

Program Fees from $335 for 1 week


School Break in Quito

Program Fees from $295 for 1 week

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Why teach English abroad as a volunteer?

Why teach English abroad as a volunteer?

Access to education and the opportunity to study English are highly valued in the communities we work with, and students are eager to learn and participate.

Wondering how to teach English abroad? While the majority of IVHQ’s Teaching volunteer programs involve elements of learning English language skills for students, we offer 25 dedicated Teaching English volunteer opportunities in Peru, Bali, Costa Rica, Ghana, Italy, Nepal and many more incredible destinations.

These Teaching English programs help students develop their English language skills, which opens up more employment opportunities and provides a brighter future for local students in disadvantaged communities.

Academic course credit through International Volunteer HQ and Intern Abroad HQ.

Academic course credit

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing a volunteer abroad program with International Volunteer HQ!

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Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

More than half of all children and teens do not meet minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Quality education provides an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and is key to preventing poverty, securing long-term employment and improving quality of life.

Read reviews from IVHQ volunteers

”I had an amazing experience in India. The students at Tagore School were so rewarding to work with. I loved forming relationship with the students and staff who were incredibly welcoming and helpful, and seeing the students progress and learn. It's a very unique opportunity to be able to volunteer in a school with just a desire to make a difference. My homestay was perfect”

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!