IFRE Volunteers

Summer Volunteer Programs for Teachers

Learn more about a fantastic way to experience a blended travel and volunteering adventure

  • Gain invaluable practical teaching experience which will boost your résumé and maybe help you decide on your future career.
  • Students in rural and poor areas really appreciate our volunteers, as they have no other means for an education.
  • Experience the true culture of a country in a way that is impossible while on a regular vacation.
  • A life-changing experience which will inspire you and others. Request more information.
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Best Affordable Summer Volunteer Programs For Teachers

Are you a teacher looking for the right kind of summer volunteer program for teachers? Do you want to spend your summer volunteering abroad for a good cause?

You are in the right place! IFRE has a huge amount of summer volunteer abroad teaching programs that suit your interests and purposes to the fullest.

IFRE has programs in education, childcare, healthcare, HIV/AIDS awareness, animal care, environmental conservation, construction, community development, women’s empowerment, and much more.

There is something for everybody’s line of interests and passion. IFRE's programs span across 18 different countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. There are many great choices!

We are always committed to provide you with the most affordable, interesting and useful programs that will make your volunteering experience life-changing.

Alexandra Miller

These last six weeks of volunteering have been a truly amazing and life-changing & very wonderful experience for me.

Alexandra Miller


Leslie Slade

I had an excellent time, better than I ever could have imagined. Other volunteers were so nice and willing to help.

Leslie Slade

- Vermont, USA

Don Maddocks

I had a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to teach children of all different ages.I am sad to leave!

Don Maddocks


Manko Blakely

My volunteer experience with IFRE has been unforgettable. It has opened my mind & heart. Staffs were very helpful.

Manko Blakely

- Germany

Benefits of joining IFRE's summer volunteer programs for teachers

The benefits of volunteering programs rewarding and satisfying. You get an opportunity to see the world and its progress. Above all, it’s a fantastic chance to make a difference in the lives of the people who need it the most. You will be acting as an agent of change. The benefits you receive are:

Learning new skills

The summer volunteer teaching program abroad gives you plenty of opportunities to learn new skills. You might encounter problems on a daily basis, as you will have to deal with a mix of personalities while adjusting to life outside of your comfort zone.

This augurs well for you because it improves your sense of teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and people skills.

Getting real world experience

Another major motivating factor to volunteer to teach English abroad is the in deep, real-world experiences that volunteers gain in the field. You can learn about researching and conserving wildlife, painting and renovating old buildings, teaching underprivileged children, and many other areas.

There is something for everyone. You will get a seamless chance to live your dreams.

Making a difference

The summer volunteer teaching English abroad project gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the life of the community in which you want to live.

It gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and use your responsibility to the fullest in the best interest of the society around you.

Changing someone's life

Your summer volunteer abroad teaching experience is sure to make an impact in someone’s life. By teaching someone to speak English, you will give them the tools to access better jobs and to forge a better future.

These people's kids and families will have a better quality of life for generations to come thanks to you. This is no small task.

Being part of the community

The summer volunteer English teaching abroad program gives you a chance of living in a community where you will get to understand the points of view of different people and their country.

You will learn about their everyday struggles, their culture, and day-to-day lives. It’s a great opportunity to soak up the village life and experience meaningful cultural exchanges. You will become an integral part of the community itself till you fly back home.

IFRE's summer volunteer programs for teachers

Teaching English in Cambodia

Though English has a great value in Cambodia, the majority of Cambodian citizens lack access to this language due to poverty. They are not able to attend expensive private boarding schools, thus lagging behind in this competitive world.

For this reason, IFRE's summer volunteer abroad teaching program in Cambodia helps children from underprivileged communities to learn this precious language.

When you join this volunteer to teach English abroad program, you will be responsible for providing the necessary English education to poor children. Your daily activities will be to teach English in orphanages, assist in creating and extracurricular activities, take children on field trips, and support their academic progress.

Your timely support and interest will invariably improve their chances for a better and brighter life in the near future.

English teacher in Nepal

Nepal, an underdeveloped country in Southeast Asia, is rich in natural resources but poor in resources to access to the English language. The prime reason for this is that the majority of people are living under the poverty line.

Other causes are the rural remoteness of this country and the lack of experienced and trained professional instructors.

Many poor families cannot afford to send their children to private English boarding schools; hence, they are not able to be at par with the more fortunate children.

This needs to be changed, which is why IFRE's summer volunteer English teaching abroad program tries to make a difference in these student's lives and prepare them to face the world in the future.

When you join this volunteer to teach English abroad program in Nepal, you will be focusing on teaching conversational English in either a private or a public school and assisting the teachers.

Apart from this, you will be involved in organizing extra-curricular activities, supporting educational tours, monitoring academic progress, and in administrative support.

All these experiences will make a defining difference in the lives of these students, and they will provide you with a new perspective on life.

Teaching Program in Thailand

Thailand is well-known for its flourishing tourism and lavish life-style. However, the majority of its population are not fortunate enough to lead a quality life.

The most important reasons for this are the country's remoteness, poverty, and lack of experienced and dedicated people to properly teach English and related conversational skills.

This language must also be taught to children with special needs, as there are no classes for them. Therefore, IFRE's volunteer to teach English abroad program is directed towards helping Thai children to be prepared for a better future.

When you join this project as a summer volunteer English teaching abroad participant, you will get the opportunity to teach in orphanages, primary schools, secondary schools, and to children with special needs.

You will assist the teachers in the daily running of the school, motivate children to learn and love the language, engage them in various extra-curricular activities, and boost their self-confidence.

During your free time, you will get to explore this magnificent place filled with cultural vibes and historical legacy. All these experiences will provide you with a sense of accomplishment as these children build a safe and secured.

Teaching Project in Kenya

Kenya is a country known for its colorful traditions, culture, and exciting and diverse wildlife. However, in the recent past, this country's population has faced had problems to learn English.

The reason for this is Kenya's rural location and the migration of experienced teachers to other parts of the world. Consequently, there is a void of adequate teaching staff in the public schools.

Volunteering is one of the best ways to help to fix this issue. IFRE's summer volunteer abroad teaching program understands the need of bridging this gap, and it works to improve the English language teaching in the schools.

When you join this summer volunteering English teaching abroad program in Kenya, you will teach either in the secondary or in the primary school depending upon the requirement. You will be teaching in line with the existing official curriculum.

You will guide the children and keep them interested and engaged by carrying out various extracurricular activities and debates, helping them to discover their own hidden skills and talents, and giving them self-confidence and leadership qualities for the future.

At all times, you will work in close coordination with the teacher, and you will be responsible of reporting to the head teacher regularly.

This entire teaching volunteer summer abroad program gives you the satisfaction of helping these children to achieve great things in life and to be successful citizens of tomorrow.

Teaching Project in Tanzania

When people think of Tanzania, images of the Serengeti National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Ngorongoro conservation area, a rich tourist destination, come to their minds. However, there are many issues facing this country.

Although English is an official and widely used language in Tanzania,  the majority of the population has no resources to learn this language due to the country's remoteness, poverty, and lack of efficient and experienced teachers.

There is an urgent need to solve this issue because most children cannot afford to go to private boarding schools to learn English properly.

For this reason, IFRE's summer volunteer English teaching abroad program works to provide a quality environment to learn English for these children and turn their dreams into a reality.

Your role as part of this excellent teaching volunteer summer abroad program will be to work as an English instructor in private or public schools ran by orphanages. You will engage children in various extra-curricular activities and creative education as well.

You will also work in close coordination with the main English teacher, and if needed, you will help in administration tasks to assure the smooth running of the schools' daily activities. In your free time, you can explore this fascinating country and relish in its natural charm, historical legacy, and diverse wildlife.

Undoubtedly, this will be a great fulfilling experience that will change your world perspectives and make a difference in the children’s lives.

Teaching Project in Argentina

Argentina is one of the fastest growing economies of South America thanks to its tourism industry. To capitalize on this booming business, speaking English is vital. Sadly, most of the people in this country are unable to benefit from tourism because they are not proficient in this language.

The major contributors to this situation are poverty and lack of language awareness. For this reason, many children are not able to attend private boarding schools where they can properly learn English. This situation needs to be addressed.

Therefore, IFRE's summer volunteer abroad teaching program helps by reaching out to the places where the children are not able to get a suitable education and teaching them these skills. In this way, the children have more hopes for a better future.

You role in the volunteering abroad summer teaching program will be to teach basic English and other subjects, such as Math and Science; you will also teach health and personal hygiene, plan and lead dance, games, sports, arts, and music activities; and you will provide assistance to school administration in curriculum development and fundraising events.

During your free time, you can explore this fascinating country adorned with natural beauty and rich cultural legacy of various dimensions. This memorable teaching volunteer summer abroad program experience gives you a sense of worthwhile accomplishment as you contribute to change these children's lives, making them self-reliant and confident to succeed under any challenging circumstances in the future.

Teaching English Project in Costa Rica

Costa Rica faces the problem of widespread discrimination in the field of education. The children belonging families with higher income enjoy a better quality education than the children that hail from the rural parts of the country.

This is largely due to a lack of qualified teachers in the village areas. In these places, the schools are underfunded and cannot fulfill the ever-growing needs of the teachers and the students alike.

This results in an increase in the number of dropouts in the country. This is an alarming situation that needs timely attention. IFRE's summer volunteer abroad teaching program works as a catalyst to narrow down this gap by providing quality education.

While taking active part in this summer volunteer English teaching program, your primary aim will be to work in an underfunded rural school. You will be teaching classes from kindergarten to high school level. Apart from teaching English, you can teach, French, Arts, Math and Physical Education, as per your expertise and comfort.

In your free time, you can explore the coastal landscape, which is engulfed by beaches, wildlife, and interesting volcanoes. This fantastic teaching volunteer summer  abroad program experience will satisfy your quest of giving back to the community, which in turn benefits children by giving them the means for a promising life in the future.

Teaching Project in Guatemala

The Central American country of Guatemala is an ideal mix of ancient and modern civilization, which attracts a huge number of English speaking tourist every year. This is why communicating in English is vital for the sustainability of the tourism industry.

Unfortunately, the majority of this country's population are deprived from getting a good English language education due to a lack of resources, negligence and underfunding of schools in the rural areas, and weak English programs. This hinders the path of these communities towards the prosperous future that they deserve.

For this reason, IFRE's summer volunteer abroad teaching program is taking the initiative to change this situation by creating volunteering opportunities to make learning English easier.

Your role in the volunteer to teach English abroad program is versatile and demanding. You will be assisting local educators and language institutions to create English curriculums, and encouraging children to develop conversational and grammatical skills.

Along with imparting quality English lessons to these children, you will provide vital information regarding personal hygiene and sanitation. If needed, you will be lending a helping hand in various administrative tasks and supporting their cause to the fullest.

Your teaching volunteer summer abroad  program is sure to open up new avenues in your life and career, simultaneously giving new hope and assurance to people in need.

Apart from these summer volunteer programs for teachers, IFRE offers a great variety of interesting teaching opportunities abroad, adventure trips, family volunteer opportunities, community service trips for high school students, and animal conservation volunteering abroad projects.

Get in touch with IFRE today to know more about the places, programs, and other required information as per your line of interest and purpose.