Placements are located in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Lublin and other rural areas.
Is it for me?
Poland offers volunteers the freedom to develop imaginative lesson plans that encourage students to practice their English. The ability to adapt, think creatively and embrace a new culture will allow you to experience the wonderful traditions and customs that Poland has to offer.
Placements in Poland enable volunteers to use their conversational English skills to assist both students and teachers. Some placements have the added challenge of being in special schools for blind or partially sighted students, and for students with special needs. Students may range in age from six to 25. Volunteers may also become involved with additional activities in the school, such as music and drama classes or sport.
Working hours vary between placements, but generally coincide with full school days.
Accommodation and Food
Volunteers either live with a host family or in residential quarters attached to the host institution. Food is provided accordingly.
Accommodation & food
In-country orientation & teaching skills course
Need to know
Pre departure briefing – all volunteers are invited to a group briefing prior to departure
Language – no previous knowledge of Polish is required
On arrival – volunteers attend a teaching skills course/combined orientation before placements commence
You will also need to budget for:
Teaching skills course
Volunteers have the opportunity to travel within Poland and Europe during the school holidays and at the end of their placement. Poland is a European time capsule where you can find marvellous examples of the best of European architecture in UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Krakow, Warsaw, and Zamosc. Poland’s countryside is idyllic with dark forests, limpid lakes and towering Teutonic fortresses looming over picture perfect villages. Poland’s more recent past is visible in the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw and at Gierloz – the ruins of Hitler’s sinister headquarters.