VOLUNTEER CELTA/TEFL or English teachers needed in rural Malawi 280 views


Job Description

H.E.L.P. Malawi is currently searching for English Teachers/Trainees and/or CELTA/TEFL teachers to join our international volunteer program at a local Malawian government primary school for the 2020 academic school year. Whether you are a fully qualified English teacher, teacher trainee, or CELTA/TEFL certified teacher, you are welcome to join our volunteer programme in rural southern Malawi. Placements are from:

  • January -April 2020.
  • April – July 2020
  • September – December 2020

Activities include but are not excluded to:

  • Tutoring small groups of learners in English (ESL) throughout the school day.
  • Facilitating standard 8 revision groups
  • Providing reading support to young learners.
  • Teaching the after-school English Activity Class and other activities offered at the school.
  • Supporting activities that enhance the development of pre – school learners at the child development centre.


  • Experience of life in a rural community in Africa and life-changing cross-cultural experiences!
  • NO JOINING FEE – you just fund your own flights, international travel insurance (required) and food on site.
  • Placements of 3-month plus are available.
  • Opportunities for special interest programmes and projects for shorter periods are available
  • Housing provided (max 4 volunteers) with water available and solar electricity.
  • Airport pick-up and full orientation included in addition to on-site support
  •  Wifi  is now available at our office within the school from Mon – Friday.

Job Requirements

  • Successful applicants must be highly proficient English language speakers.
  • Trained or trainee English teachers with at least two years of college education and at least one year of previous teaching English language experience.
  • Or CELTA/TEFL qualified with a minimum of one year TEFL/CELTA experience in a classroom environment preferably with young learners.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Cross-cultural experience is desirable – culturally sensitive to Malawian ways.
  • Resilience, self-motivation, a sense of humour and the ability to adapt to a rural African community are key attributes. e. g extreme weather (depending on season), culture and challenges of living in a rural location with few amenities require these attributes.
  • Passion and desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders is highly desirable

How To Apply

All interested enquiries should contact the primary address of: marie@helpchildren.org or general address of info@helpchildren.org. Programme information and application forms can be requested from there.


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