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English Teacher Needed!

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English Teacher/Volunteer Needed for Children & Adult Refugees

Project Hope 4 Kids (PH4K) (projecthope4kids.org) is an American, Non-Governmental Organisation, providing non-formal education(NFE) to refugees (children and adults) in Ioannina, Greece. Moreover, we provide sport, art therapy, and crafts activities for our children. We are a small grass-roots organization dedicated to helping refugees.

It is our mission to deliver non-formal education consisting of English, Greek and Mathematics classes to children aged 3 to 18. When needed, and with the aim to empower parents and therefore take away the burden of translation for children, we also provide English classes to adults. Next to that, we hold a high regard and belief for the importance of the arts especially in children lives.

With our classes we aim to provide the children a safe place where they can learn and play, where they do not need to experience feelings of fear and anxiety, but feelings of creativity, safety and achievement. The art and sport workshops are to provide a place where they can make new friends, and create arts and use their imaginations which can be both healing and extremely educational as well.

PH4K has been working in Greece since June 2016.   Currently, we work in 4 sites in Ioannina, Greece serving approximately 150 families.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the responsibility of the field director, you would be working as an English teacher whereas you would focus your efforts on English lessons as well as art and enrichment activities. You will work in 4 sites, the main one will be our  Community Centre which is located in Ioannina, Greece where we work closely with other partner organisations including Second Tree and Terres De Hommes.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

  • Teach and run our English classes to children each day of the week.
  • Assist and help provide basic mathematics lessons to children ages 5 - 15 years of age.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans
  • Write weekly reports to the field director on how the week went and provide a rough plan for the week ahead in a timely manner.
  • Contribute ideas to activities and help facilitate and run daily activities with the children, focusing on sports/arts/social skills.

Conditions of Volunteering:

  • Duration: We strongly prefer you to start asap.
  • We prefer at least a 3 week committment
  • All of your housing is paid for. Accommodations, utilities, car-share and wifi are included.
  • We have a volunteer house that sleeps 4 people. You will either share a room with 1 person or have your own room.

Skills and Experience needed

  • Candidate must have a passion for working with children
  • Be comfortable in a classroom and in a Kindergarten space with lots of children
  • Prefer a certified Teacher Certificate or TEFL Certificate if teaching English
  • Experience in teaching English 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge or fluency in additional languages is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated behaviour that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice and be able to manage a very stressful environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently.
  • Ability to deal with child protection issues when needed.
  • A strong interest in working with children from all ages, and helping to bridge the gap for refugee children and education.

To Apply

Please email your CV and interest to Projecthope4kidsnonprofit@gmail.com 

Please include your start date and length of committment and previous experience with working with kids and vulenerable populations.

We look forward to having you join our team!




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