General Teaching Volunteer



Minimum Commitment 

6 weeks

Type of Position

Volunteer Opportunity

Start date


About the position

Join our teams on Chios working across a number of exciting centres, including the Youth Centre, Mastic Campus and High School. Engage with students and help deliver high-quality classes in foreign languages and other subjects. Provide psychosocial support, facilitate activities, and create a welcoming, safe spaces for all our students.


Key responsibilities of the job include:

  • providing support to children and adults in their development of the English language

  • Developing and delivering lesson plans in the following subjects: English, maths and science

  • helping to develop programmes of learning activities and adapting appropriate materials

  • Provide social support including creating an environment to build the confidence, resilience and self-esteem of participants

  • motivating and encouraging pupils

  • attending regular meetings and buddy talks with supervisor

  • Travelling on the bus to pick up students to and from the camp

  • Participating in the youth centre activities including developing project ideas, facilitating a team of teenagers in cooking a meal, providing social support when needed

  • Attending weekly trainiings

  • Reporting any child or adult protection concerns

  • Remaining flexible based on the project needs

Your set of skills:

  • Background in teaching, ESL, social work or youth work

  • You possess knowledge of the higher education sector, non-formal education or are experienced in non-academic, pedagogic fields of action.

  • You share our vision of a world in which everyone has equal chances to education.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Multi-tasker who performs well under pressure.

About the organisation

Action for Education is an independent, grassroots organisation founded in the UK and Greece in 2017. We develop and support projects that aim to remove the barriers to education for displaced communities. In early 2019, we launched a Youth Centre project on Samos as an emergency response to the desperate condition of refugees on the island – a critical bottleneck on the road of flight to Europe.

AFE pursues two main goals with this project:

  1. First, we offer an essential safe space to the children and youth, in which they can rediscover a piece of childhood. Careful guidance in learning, playing and communal activities build resilience and develop peace-building mechanisms, an opportunity they are ill-afforded in the harsh, tense and frequently violent conditions in the camps.

  2. Second, we help students develop language and concentration as well as motor and cognitive skills through curricula of English, languages and projects, which also stimulate imagination and let students and participants explore their own interests, old and new.



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UK: Action for Education is UK registered charity, no. 1191133

GREECE: Action for Education/Δράση για την Εκπαίδευση is a registered non-profit at Tsouri 6, Chios, 82100, ΑΦΜ: 997220609

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