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Children's Educator

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founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Filip
Coordinator | Filip
The volunteer Children’s Educator will plan and deliver classes in our After School Program for 6-12 year olds in English, Math, Science and Social-Emotional Learning. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
50+

We are currently looking for volunteer Children's Educators to join our Education program.

Job Purpose/General Nature of the Position:

The volunteer Children’s Educator will plan and deliver classes in our After School Program for 6-12 year olds in English, Math, Science and Social-Emotional Learning. The English, Math and Science classes are part of a partnership with Armando Aid and will therefore involve use of tablets provided by them for this purpose. The Social-Emotional Learning classes will follow a curriculum laid out by the International Rescue Committee.

The primary school children that are the focus of this program, are enrolled into Greek Public Schools. However the main aim of the Greek schools is to ensure that the kids have the necessary Greek language level in order to be streamed into the regular classes with Greek children. In order to stimulate them more and give them equal opportunities to access education this program was developed. As it focuses on a general set of school subjects such as math, science and English language, we try to make sure that the knowledge gap is also covered. So that even when the kids learn Greek enough to join the Greek kids, the knowledge gap does not set them back.

Additionally the program adds to the rather empty days of the children, who besides school in the mornings don't have other activities for them in the camp.

By volunteering in this program you will be working first and foremost with the primary school aged children from the camp. Additionally you might interact with the parents of the children, other volunteers from both I AM YOU as well as other organizations and representatives of the Greek Ministry of Education.

Accountability and Relationship

  • Reports to the Education Coordinator
  • Works closely with the Education Coordinator and teachers
We offer working in an international team, of like minded people. We offer general and job specific training, and supervision from both an Education Coordinator as well as a variety of other staff members (Volunteer Coordinator, Field Coordinator).

Typical day

Days start around 9:10 am when the Volunteer Cars leave from the Volunteer Accommodation, and provide pick up for team members who live in Chalkida - the biggest city in the area. Around 9:45 the whole on-site team is expected to be in camp.

In the Children's Program the lessons start an hour after the Greek school ends usually around 2 pm, giving the teacher time to prep for the first classes of the day, print any handouts needed, and assist in other projects/activities. 
The last class ends at 4:45 pm. Shortly after that the team leaves site.

Bi weekly we have Volunteer/Team Dinners in various locations. On other weeks also bi weekly we hold Volunteer Update meetings on site.

Details on Arrival

The program runs throughout the whole year. Successful applicants will be asked to arrive in the week prior to the start of the new course - that is conducted in 6 week cycles, after which a feedback week takes place. More information will be provided in the interview stage.

Free-time activities

There are plenty of activities available for Volunteers in the area. In the winter skiing is available not that far away from Chalkida. In the summer a number of water sports is accessible. Additionally the close location to Athens makes it a great space for city exploration

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Winter Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 24 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Primary School, education, teaching at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Proficient in English
Teaching experience or experience working with primary-aged children
Comfortable using technology in the classroom
Confident in managing a classroom
Experience/knowledge of trauma-informed care a plus but not necessary
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:30 - 16:30

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Before your journey

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I AM YOU (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by I AM YOU

Volunteer Accommodation (rent, electricity, heating, maintenance, etc.)

Transport (covered fuel, car rental prices)

Accommodation

We offer a shared accommodation just outside of Chalkida, that can accommodate up to 8 people at a time. With shared and single rooms, 3 bathrooms, a big living room, dining area and kitchen, and a huge garden. The house is located roughly 400 meters away from the sea. It's fully equipped with kitchen utensils, beddings, towels and such.

Guesthouse
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) in Athens. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Greece provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece.
Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
$ 514
7 weeks
$ 582
8 weeks
$ 683
12 weeks
$ 1,025
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,500
Average fees
$ 78 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Vathi/Greece between 6 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. I AM YOU will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Greece.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with I AM YOU during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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