Sudan Volunteer Programme

Sudan Volunteer Programme is a London based charity sending graduates and near-graduates to Sudan to teach English at schools, colleges and universities.

SVP has been running since 1997 and placed hundreds of volunteers since then.

We are more than simply an educational organisation. SVP aims to foster  positive cross cultural communications and exchange between individuals in a complex and fascinating country much misunderstood globally. Improving the standard of English amongst Sudanese is a useful and welcome by-product of our endeavours! 

The Sudan Volunteer Programme (SVP) is looking for English Native speakers to facilitate conversational English language classes in Sudan.


About Us

Over the last 18 years, SVP has sent hundreds of native English speakers to teach at public universities all over Sudan. We collaborate with the Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education to complement English Language curriculum and focus on speaking and listening components.



  • No programme administration fees – you shouldn’t have to pay to volunteer!
  • The host institution provides the volunteer with accommodation and stipend equivalent to the local wage for a teaching assistant.
  • Rapidly learn or improve Arabic language skills.
  • Work in a very friendly, safe and fascinating culture at the intersection of the Middle East and Africa.
  • Extensive introductory and acclimatisation literature.
  • First step in an international career.
  • Gain first-hand experience in a geo-strategic development context.
  • Extensive travel and repatriation insurance in case of an emergency.
  • Make lifelong friends.



  • Plan and facilitate 1 to 2 hour conversational English classes at public universities and institutes. 20-25 hours a week.
  • Possible curriculum development and or related assistance in English Language Departments.
  • Actively engage with the culture and people who may never have met or talked to a Western foreigner before.
  • Foster personal friendships with Sudanese to promote understanding and tolerances of cultural differences.



  • Applicants must have a college degree and ideally have some prior teaching experience. Non-Native speakers will be considered if they have either lived for an extended period in an English speaking country or have English syllabus and/or have a formal teaching qualifications.
  • A strong sense of commitment to the SVP’s cultural exchange objectives and a willingness to work at a placement for minimum of six months.
  • Ability to adapt to a different culture, specifically Islamic.
  • Volunteers must pay for their own flights, necessary immunisations, a police background check and contribute to the first three months of travel insurance.
  • Tolerate discomfits, such as high temperatures, irregular water flow, mosquitos and administrative disorganisations at universities.
  • Be proactive, adaptable, open-minded and flexible.
  • Non-Native speakers will be considered if they have received schooling in English and/or have recognised teaching certifications.


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