New Zealand, Teaching Music

Company : Budget Volunteering
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Summer Volunteer Programs / Teach English
Country: Ghana
Location : Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Work as a Music teacher Assistant, with opportunity to teach a number of different musical instruments, singing, and more. 

WORK DESCRIPTION:
As an Assistant to the Music Teacher, you'll have the opportunity to work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to assist them with their music and really give them the attention they need. 

Class sizes vary between 20 and 30 children in each class and you'll teach children between the ages of 5 and 18, depending on which school you're at.

You'll be involved in teaching a number of different instruments and groups:

  • Guitar
  • Recorder
  • Keyboards / Piano
  • Choir
  • Instrumental group
  • Ukulele

The lessons you'll teach generally last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from around 8:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your working day will be around 4 to 5 hours of teaching and preparing for your lessons.

The Music project runs from Monday- Friday, or 3 days per week, depending on which school you are at. At Owairaka you would have the opportunity to help 2 days per week as an assistant teacher in normal lessons.

PROJECT DATES AND TEACHING TIMES:
The school dates for 2014 are:
Term 2: 5th May – 4th July 
Term 3: 21st July – 26th Sep
Term 4: 13th Oct – 19th Dec

The school dates for 2015 are:
Term 1: 2nd Feb –2nd April
Term 2: 5th 20th April – 3rd July
Term 3: 20th July – 25th Sep
Term 4: 12th Oct – 15th/18th Dec

REQUIREMENTS:
Anyone working with children and/or vulnerable adults is required to complete a Criminal Records Check (CRC) as part of their application process. We'll provide you with the necessary papers and take you through the process.

ACCOMMODATION
You'll live in a centrally located hostel that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You will be sharing a room with other volunteers. There is a communal kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.
Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access, TV and free pool table. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront.

Accommodation is very central and close to the main train station and shopping district. Buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!

Food is not provided on this project, but Auckland has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is New Zealand lamb which can be ordered at many restaurants around the city and is well worth it. For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Auckland's inner city centre is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants. 

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation.

Start Dates

All year round - subject to school term times

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1395 for four weeks. You may be able to participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive an information pack about your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a BVOL programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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