Help us to teach English in Italy!!!
We are a Cultural Association in a small town called Adria in the region of Veneto. The Cultural Association was founded as a response to various requests by local people, a group of parents wishing to immerse their own children in the English language, thus giving them the chance to grow up bilingual.
Our aim is to teach English through simple conversation and interaction with children, young people, and adults in our association.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Adria is a great place for our volunteers to learn more about Italian culture and way of life. It is also a good location for travelling to other parts of Italy, you can get to Bologna, Venice, Ferrara and Verona by train.
We also offer Italian lessons to our volunteers - these would take place for an hour once a week.
Also every month we host a social night at one of the local bars. We invite our associates and other people from the local community to join us in an evening of socialising in English. We carry out activities that encourage our guests to speak in English as much as possible - be this through taking part in a 'pub quiz' or a 'speed-dating' style conversation activity. These evenings are a great way to meet new people from the local community and get to know other Italian people to exchange our thoughts and ideas about our respective cultures.
Volunteers must be native English speakers. No specific qualifications are necessary but some experience in teaching, working with young children or TEFL certification would be advantageous. Most importantly you should be enthusiastic, friendly and ready to enjoy yourself! You will be required to volunteer as part of a team, but will also live and help out by yourself some of the time.
Volunteer responsibilities are dependent on what needs doing around the Association at the time. We sometimes need help with classes of younger learners - where we carry out arts and crafts sessions and games. We also prepare some of our students for Cambridge English Examinations at the end of the school year, so some help may be needed in practising speaking techniques with the students and invigilating mock tests.
Also general maintenance work and cleaning may be needed to keep the Association looking fit for teaching and living in. This would mean carrying out simple cleaning tasks on a day-to-day or weekly basis.
We hold a summer camp in August for children to take part in organised activities specifically in English - so we need volunteers throughout the month of August to help run the camp for these weeks. This will mean volunteers working as a close-knit team. We need people to be organised, energetic and enthusiastic with the activities that are carried out to make sure that the kids have the best possible time with us here!
You have a private bedroom and a private bathroom. You will be responsible for the upkeep of your own living space. Meals will be catered by a local Italian restaurant.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
20H PER WEEK WITH 2FREE DAYS
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