Teach in the Caribbean

Company : V2 Volunteer & Vacation
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Develop your passion for teaching and gain international work experience by volunteering at schools in the Caribbean.

Here at V2 we strongly believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life, and that a good education is the key to success.  Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many children in the Caribbean are not getting the good quality education they deserve.  Though dedicated teachers try their best, sometimes the resources they need just aren't there.  

This is where you come in: use your experience and skills to support primary schools in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.  Qualified teachers, those in training or anyone who is passionate about education will find teaching in the Caribbean a rewarding experience and a career enhancing opportunity. Plan your lessons and share your teaching methods and skills with other local teachers. Teach the children about your specialised subject area and share your enthusiasm with them.


Why volunteer as a teacher: 

  • Project/subject based work – we match you to your preferred subject areas with the school’s needs. You'll then teach or assist classes in or related to that theme, potentially delivering a small project to fit your time volunteering.
  • Small sizes – education centres and class sizes are small. You will become familiar with names and faces quickly, and the kids will certainly know yours!  You will provie one-on-one support to students who may be struggling with their studies.
  • Harness the power of 'something new' – you will attract the interest and curiosity of school kids and can steer that towards learning. They will enjoy hearing the foreign accents, be curious about where you are from and what it is like in your country.  Be a superstar for a fortnight!
  • Play – you will learn popular Caribbean school games and show the children some of your own. Creative play is a great tool for sharing, encouraging communication and creating memorable experiences.

Your role and activities will depend on your level experience and skills, so drop us an email and we'll find the perfect placement for you!


As a Teacher, you will:

  • Plan, prepare and present lessons
  • Coordinate activities within a specific area of the curriculum, in agreement with your supervisor
  • Superverise and interact with the children during break time and play times along with fellow teachers


As a Teaching Assistant volunteer, you will:

  • Assist in lesson planning, and preparing teaching equipment and material
  • Help children during class with extra support and/or encouragement to complete tasks
  • Take the lead in presenting a specialised subject, in agreement with your supervisor
  • Assist fellow staff in supervisory capacities during sports classes, break time and play time


Start Dates

We operate throughout the year, drop us an email for dates or check out our websites!


All teaching volunteers must obtain a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB).

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