English Teacher


Start Date Jun 10 '19
Creator Alena Gormally

Who's interviewing

Alena Gormally Employer


English Teacher

Non-Formal Education English Teacher


Location: Ristona Refugee Camp, Greece

Start Date: ASAP



I AM YOU is a non-profit based in Greece that focuses on resolving real-time needs of the population it serves. The need can either be on going or momentary. The impact of solving a real need however is permanent.

Currently we are operating in Ritsona refugee camp within Central Greece. I AM YOU started in October 2015 in response to the immediate emergency needs of refugees arriving in Lesvos. We are a grassroots organization that believes in the power of people and that there is a better way of providing aid. Our mission is to serve displaced populations and fight prejudice, by putting our common humanity first.

Volunteering with I AM YOU means that you will join a dynamic team of individuals who work together to support our work while bringing a sense of humanity by improving the lives of displaced men, women and children. Our organization focuses on human-to-human aid, putting volunteers at the forefront of our work and building our organization from their skills and experience. We celebrate the diversity in our team and believe it makes us stronger.

We are currently looking for an English Teacher to join our Non-Formal Education Program. We provide 4 classes in different levels a day, with an additional mixed level class in the Female Friendly Space. The course is held in a 6 week cycle, therefore it’s vital that you will be available for at least 6 weeks.

Job Purpose/General Nature of the Position:

The Non-Formal Education Adult English Teacher will plan and implement the English Language Curriculum as designed by the Education Coordinator for the students of Ritsona. The main aim of the role is to ensure that a high standard of English is being taught to the adult students . However the successful candidate will also contribute to the success of the program through feedback, administrative support and class development.

Accountability and Relationship

       Reports toEducation Coordinator

       Works closely with other educators within I AM YOU





       Plan and prepare lessons

       Teach up to 4 different levels of English

       Take daily attendance

       Produce report of the lessons implemented

       Constantly look to improve the program we offer

       Provide administrative support to the Education Coordinator


Skills and experience:

       Good written communication skills

       Team player mentality and creative problem-solver

       Capacity to work in fast-paced and emotionally-intense contexts

       Basic IT knowledge

       Self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work required


Minimum Requirements:

Ideally 6 weeks of availability (can be negotiated)

Past experience teaching English as a second language is preferred

Acknowledges and respects gender, cultural, ethical, social, and religious constraints

Demonstrates an understanding and desire of working with residents in a particularly vulnerable environment

Interest in working with migrant and refugee adults/children

Must be at least 24 years of age

Background check clearance



5 day week 10:00 - 16:30

Weekends off and pre agreed public holidays


What we offer:

       Opportunity to develop teaching skills

       Chance to observe peers and to be observed

       Opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds


Important Information

The work is voluntary. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.


To Apply

Apply at www.iamyou.se/volunteer



No comments
You need to sign in to comment