Qualified English teacher

The Position

We are looking for volunteer teachers for a minimum commitment of 10 weeks, to deliver English classes to refugees and asylum seekers in the Epirus region of Northern Greece. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching English as a foreign/second language and would possess a strong understanding of or passion for the context we work in. Experience in delivering educational activities in this context is a strong advantage.

The role will include:

  • Planning and delivering lessons for classes that can range from A0 (illiteracy) to B2, taking into account individual differences in level within each class
  • Preparing class materials and assessments
  • Empowering students with interpersonal  – and life – skills; and incorporating these skills into lesson planning
  • Completing various administrative tasks such as tracking attendance and communicating class updates to the students
  • Ensuring student engagement and progress
  • Working closely with the Education Manager to ensure the programme is being delivered to the expected standards of Second Tree
  • Participating in various community engagement activities so as to maintain relationships with students outwith the classroom context such as: picnics, community lunches, sporting events, etc.


  • You must have a degree in teaching and/or Certification in English language teaching (TEFL/TESOL/CELTA or equivalent).

You should be able to:

  • Be accountable and efficient, making sure that your tasks are completed in the agreed time frame
  • Prioritise and delegate tasks effectively, ensuring all deadlines are met; managing a wide-ranging workload
  • Be honest and transparent; be able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way
  • Care for people: the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern
  • Work independently and in a team
  • Work in a high-intensity environment and be adaptable
  • Have a flexible attitude and approach to teaching and be willing to enforce strict classroom management
  • Have strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Communicate in an open, honest, direct manner
  • Have a strong sense of humour: being able to make fun of yourself is key

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in the refugee context
  • Experience teaching low-level literacy students

What We Offer:

  • A nurturing and collaborative working environment. We work hard to help our volunteers grow; investing in personal and professional development.
  • Accommodation in a shared house
  • Transportation to/from work
  • After completion of a three-month trial, if you commit long-term, a small monthly expenses refund

In certain periods of the year, demand is extremely high, and the volunteer houses might be full. If you have the means to pay for your own accommodation, please let us know. We would still be happy to host you if space is available. However, in a situation where the volunteer houses are full, this would allow us to offer a volunteering opportunity to someone that cannot afford to pay rent.

How To Apply

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at [email protected]:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your cover letter
  3. Copy of your qualifications (If applicable)

In your mail, please:

  • Put “English Teacher” as the subject line
  • Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)
  • At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.