A volunteer teaching in Africa helps a child with a homework assignment at a placement in Ghana, Africa.

Teaching Opportunities in Africa

Support children's education and gain practical classroom experience at schools in Africa

Teach English in Africa and help support children's education in rural, underprivileged areas. You’ll work alongside dedicated teachers, who are focused on providing children with a quality education.


You’ll work in local schools, assisting teachers and also leading lessons if possible. This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on work experience in the classroom. We’ll support your work and give you guidance when you need it. You’ll also be able to attend regular workshops with our staff and other Teaching volunteers. During these workshops, you can get advice and ideas to help you.   


Volunteering as a teacher in Africa gives you the opportunity to realize your potential. You’ll improve your teaching skills and discover more of what you’re capable of. At the same time, you’ll also use travel to bring about positive change in the communities we work in. You’ll do this whether you’re teaching English or another subject like Physical Education or Technology.

Choose a Teaching Project in Africa

1-9 of 9 Projects

A volunteer teaching computer skills to a student in Ghana

From $2365 USD

Volunteer IT Teaching in Ghana
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Travel to Africa and help children learn important basic computer skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Sports enthusiasts jog to warm up during their volunteer sports coaching in Kenya

From $2270 USD

Volunteer Sports Coaching in Kenya
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Coach sports during physical education classes in Kenya and help students improve their fitness and confidence levels

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers coaching sports in schools in Tanzania play a ball game with students.

From $2565 USD

Volunteer Sports Coaching in Schools in Tanzania
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Live and work in East Africa and coach sport at disadvantaged schools, helping children develop their fitness

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A teacher helps a child at one of our Projects Abroad volunteer teaching placements in Ghana

From $2365 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Ghana
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Gain practical experience teaching English to children in the more rural areas of Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students have group lessons with the volunteer teaching in Madagascar.

From $2270 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Madagascar
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Gain practical classroom experience while supporting the education of disadvantaged children in Madagascar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Teaching volunteers and children sing English songs together at our volunteer Teaching placements in Tanzania

From $2270 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania
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Live in East Africa and gain practical experience by helping disadvantaged children learn English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteer helping a students with his assignment during IT teaching experience in South Africa

From $3755 USD

Volunteer Teaching IT in South Africa
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Teach computer skills to disadvantaged children and adults while experiencing life in vibrant Cape Town

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Students stand and listen to the Projects Abroad volunteer teaching them in Kenya

From $2270 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Kenya
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Travel to Africa and get practical classroom experience while helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student receives homework help from a volunteer working as a teacher in South Africa

From $3065 USD

Volunteer Teaching in South Africa
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Volunteer as a teacher in Cape Town and work to improve the literacy levels of children at disadvantaged schools

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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What will I do as a volunteer teaching English in Africa?

We have teaching placements across Africa. You can teach younger students, or help guide students in a high school classroom. Whichever age-range you teach, you’ll become part of long-term efforts to implement sustainable solutions. You’ll do this with guidance from our Teaching Management Plans.


In Africa, you can teach:


  • English
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • French


Some schools may ask you to assist with extracurricular activities such as:


  • Music
  • Sport
  • Art
  • Drama


If you choose to get involved with extracurricular activities, you’ll see how the children learn outside of of their regular academic subjects. It’s also a great way to incorporate your interests and help children discover their talents.

A volunteer teaching in Africa leads a class at a local school in a rural area.

Where can I teach in Africa?

Most of the schools we work with are often understaffed and lack resources. In some schools, the only tools you’ll have are a blackboard and a piece of chalk.


This can be both challenging and exciting, as you’ll have the freedom to use your creativity and think outside the box. If you’re unsure of anything, our in-country staff are always available to assist. You can teach children in: 


  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Senegal


Whatever you choose to do, use your time in Africa to discover what you’re capable of and help local teachers give children the support they need for their education.

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