Volunteer teacher needed

Location: Gulu, northern Uganda

Are you looking for an adventure? Are you looking to use your skills as an early years practitioner or key stage 1 primary teacher to serve as a volunteer in the developing world? READ for Life is seeking a volunteer teacher to work on education projects in northern Uganda.


Main role of the volunteer

  • Research and prepare lesson plans for READ for Life’s new nursery teacher training college based in Gulu.
  • Team-teach lessons with Ugandan teacher and assist in mentoring them as tutors
  • Assist to create a phonics teacher handbook for early years
  • Support local early years teachers by observing lessons and giving advice on how to improve
  • Participate and contribute to early years teachers’ professional development for the local community

Important skills and experience

  • Be a qualified teacher with a minimum of two years experience teaching 3-7 year olds
  • Be competent and skilled in teaching synthetic phonics (essential)
  • Be an independent worker and able to use initiative with minimal supervision
  • Be creative, flexible, adaptable and willing to learn new skills and teaching methods


The volunteer position is to start ideally in January 2019.

Interested applicants should contact Jody Unterrheiner: jody@readforlifeug.org

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