Teach English as a volunteer

Teach English as a volunteer

How to Volunteer

There are many options available to you once you become TEFL qualified. You could teach adults or children in language schools, teach English online, tutor, work in summer camps, and more! Not all of our graduates have had the goal of finding paid work. Some of them have gained their qualification with the aim to improve the lives of others through voluntary work.

Teach English as a volunteer

Join over a Million VOLUNTEERS

TEFL Volunteering can be a fantastic, extremely rewarding way to gain experience and confidence as an EFL teacher. If you don’t have a degree, it can offer an opportunity to teach in a country where you don’t meet the requirements for a work visa. It is also ideal if you’re looking to gain teaching experience at a young age when it can be tough to find paid work as an English teacher.

If you have just gained your TEFL qualification, you might feel that it would be beneficial to get some practical experience under your belt before applying for full-time positions. You could volunteer locally or find short-term opportunities abroad. Doing this will give you a taste of what it is to TEFL. It will also give you some confidence in a classroom before you sign a full-time contract and make the move abroad.

Teach English as a volunteer

Teach English as a volunteer

Teach English as a volunteer


“The giving of love is an education in itself”

Eleanor Roosevelt


UNICEF estimates that there are around 168 million children worldwide that are orphans. Reports from the same entity from 2015 show that there are 10 million children living as refugees and an additional 17 million that are forcibly displaced within their own country.

Children are the most important and yet frailest group of individuals in any society. They represent the future, they are the key to future development and change in every single community. Children who are temporarily or permanently displaced and orphans represent a group with very specific needs when it comes to education. It is for this reason that iTTi and its specialists have developed a special program to prepare teachers to work with them.

With years of experience working with children in developing countries and disaster areas, our team felt the need to develop a special material that will offer to experienced teachers and prospect educators alike a basic comprehension of the displaced children situation worldwide. It will also provide specific pedagogic concepts to properly approach these young students, understanding their needs, and providing them with the best possible learning program according to their cultural background.


“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”

Kofi Annan


With our exclusive 30-Hour On-Line Specialization How to Teach English to Refugees, iTTi sets a new standard to English Teaching becoming the first institution to dedicate itself to conceive a unique material that will prepare teachers to work with people that are currently under refugee status.

This is a unique certification with humanitarian assistance status that will not only be an exceptional input to your professional resume, but, most importantly, will give you a fundamental insight over the refugees’ situation around the globe.

With an exclusive material developed by a team of accomplished IGO and NGO professionals within the international relief area from the most renowned institutions in the world, you’ll gain the knowledge on how to connect, inspire and teach people who find themselves under the displaced situation.

We’ll provide you with the necessary tools that’ll make you fully capable of understanding, assessing and connecting with your students in order to give them the most efficient and fulfilling learning experience.


“There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems; it’s just one, and it’s education.”

Malala Yousafzai


According to the 2012 Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship report of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development): “When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labor force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labor force participation—results in faster economic growth.”

As iTTi holds a firm belief in equality and advocates for education and equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere, we’ve prepared an exclusive course that covers the basic historical, political, and social aspects of the development of gender equality within the past decades and will provide you the basic concepts to teach, engage, empower, and assist in the personal growth of women of all ages anywhere in the world.

By understanding key topics such as Leadership and Political Participation, Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women and Women Health, you’ll be given the basic knowledge to engage these women in the English-learning process through themes that will empower them and greatly encourage them to make an impact in their societies.


“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”

Marian Wright Edelman


In every single continent we find not only communities, but sometimes entire countries with a scarcity of basic living infrastructure, health assistance, and a proper educational system. Teaching in those communities imposes a unique challenge in terms of how to reach students with sometimes a lack of formal education.

Fortunately, several groups and individuals today are running and supporting educational programs in these impoverished communities making a crucial difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide. With this specialization, we’re hoping to encourage and assist prospect teachers to also contribute to these noble causes and make a life-changing impact in people’s lives through education.

iTTi and its global international academic partners have developed a special course that will provide you with not only a basic knowledge on the subject of social inequality, its causes and remedies, but will also further your knowledge on how to understand and assess the short and long-term needs of the students in impoverished communities.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead


The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2012 were embraced by communities and governments worldwide and, since its creation, it has inspired a wide range of governmental and non-governmental projects around its goals in virtually every single country.

iTTi’s international team of educators and sustainable development experts have compiled on a unique course--a practical guide--to the understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and the major UN policies. Even more importantly, it shows you how to best apply those concepts while teaching English and educating people in different communities.

We’ll provide you with invaluable lessons of how you can best fit your English-teaching skills in favor of such causes and give you special tips on how to engage local communities into learning a foreign language in order to spread their knowledge and projects, inspiring people around the globe. In this course, we will teach you how to apply our philosophy of “teach locally, inspire globally.”