Volunteering

Our schools always need volunteers to give Spanish, English and Computing classes. For each of these positions we need certain requirements:

English & Spanish

  • Spanish & English classes for adults.
  • Between 9.00 to 13.00 hours Mondays to Fridays.
  • 2 months minimum stay.
  • Basic level in both languages.
  • Previous experience will be taken into account.
  • Teaching period:  from October to June (both included).

Computer Lessons

  • Computer classes for Beginners.
  • From Monday to Friday between 9.00 to 13.00 hours.
  • 2 months minimum stay.
  • Knowledge of French and computer skills will be taken into account.
  • Teaching period: from October to June (both included).

Pre-school

  • Helping the 3 local teachers in the children’s pre- school, for children between 3 and 6 years old.
  • Initiation to reading, writing, visual arts, music and games.
  • From Monday to Friday between 09.00 to 13.00 hours.
  • 2 months minimum stay.
  • Requirements: pleasant manner with children, previous experience and studies in pedagogy, pre-school education or similar.
  • Teaching period from October to June (both included).

 

Occasional Volunteering

  • Sometimes we have occasional work which doesn’t require the volunteers a minimum stay of 2 months.
  • 2-8 weeks minimum stay depending on the task.
  • Accommodation in a small apartment (with kitchen and bathroom). Price 10 €/day.
  • For this type of volunteering, we can also issue volunteer certificates.
  • Please contact us to find out what specific actual tasks are needed or please visit us at our center in Kafountine.

What do we offer to volunteers?

  • On the day of their arrival free collection from the Airport in Banjul to Kafountine (the return will be paid by the volunteer and if an overnight stay in The Gambia is necessary this must be paid by the volunteer.)
  • Accommodation in a small apartment with kitchen and bathroom in an area behind the adult school, to be shared with other volunteers.
  • Availability of bicycles for volunteers to get around the town and neighborhood.
  • We can issue a certificate of hours for the volunteer.

 

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