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Mussa Uwitonze

"I’m aiming to scale up this work and capture a good model of practice that can be shared nationally with 30 other special schools."

Jo Doyle, Special education needs advisor, Rwanda.

Volunteer jobs in teaching and education


Teacher Nkongoro Joseph is advised by teaching methodology adviser Petra Van Der Spek at a teacher training college in Rwanda

Teacher Nkongoro Joseph is advised by teaching methodology adviser Petra Van Der Spek at a teacher training college in Rwanda

VSO volunteers support education programmes in 17 developing countries to ensure that every child has access to a quality education.

You could be designing learning resources, developing the next generation of teachers, or creating new school management policies. All to create deep-seated change to practices and systems.


"You can really understand the essence of being a teacher, sharing your professional knowledge to help other people"

Simon Gana, VSO volunteer in Rwanda

Paul Jennings is an education volunteer working in Lindi, Tanzania. He is working across twelve schools to improve education standards. 


Stories from VSO education volunteers

Current teaching and education volunteer jobs abroad

We are looking for candidates in a number of anticipated volunteer jobs. These jobs are not confirmed yet. If you are interested in any of these jobs, please complete the application form and we'll be in touch.

How  we support you

Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.

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