HELP! Volunteering in Europe?

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HELP! Volunteering in Europe?

Unread post by Student » 25 Nov 2014, 21:24

Hi.

I've considered dipping my toe in TEFL waters but have yet to take the plunge. Oh, it's the usual reasons: I'm closer to 35 than 20, I fear that contract work equals zero job security, I'm a non-white native speaker, and let's not forget the general, "am-I-making-a-huge-mistake-how-will-I-afford-everything?" fears, which I'm hoping we've all shared at some point. And so...

To put these fears to rest, at least for a while, and experience the world of TEFL first-hand, I'd like to try volunteering abroad. As in Europe. Trouble is, you hear about all sorts of scams that have taken people unaware. I'm hoping someone here can recommend (or even advise against) any relevant organisations. Ideally, I'm looking to do no more than 4 weeks and yes, a salary of some sort would be a bonus.

Or am I hoping for the impossible? 2 weeks in France or Italy, now that would be perfect!

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Re: HELP! Volunteering in Europe?

Unread post by Susan » 26 Nov 2014, 20:20

For volunteering, have you looked at VSO? Don't know if they do anything in Europe though. You could also try volunteer teaching for refugees in large cities in the UK.

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Re: HELP! Volunteering in Europe?

Unread post by Student » 27 Nov 2014, 00:00

Hi Susan, no, I hadn't thought of that, thank you.

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