English & Special Education Teacher

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Teaching placement in a school working alongside local teachers and support staff.
Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The project

Whether you are a teacher, or just enjoy working with children, you should consider including this project in your adventure plans.

Our teaching placements are designed to give people who are interested in pursuing a career in a specific field their first taste of what it might be like. We also want them to provide professionals who’ve already chosen their career path a unique experience that will help them to develop new skills, and present new opportunities.

You’re invited to teach English, and Special Education; which might include other subjects like arts and crafts, sports, athletics, and even computing. Our schools encourage a non-formal approach to teaching, so you can deliver lessons however you choose; the methods of teaching are less important to us than your attitude to working with children. Our aim is to motivate children to learn, and teach them about good social and moral behaviour.

You should have good levels of spoken and written English, and enjoy working with children. Previous teaching experience will be appreciated, but it’s not necessary to be involved with this project.

Some of our placements are only looking for unpaid volunteers, but the experiences that they offer are unique and invaluable to your career progression.

Cultural discovery week

The aim of the Cultural Immersion week is to make you feel welcome, and to help you get to know a little more about the language, culture, and people of India. We want to do everything we can to make your trip rewarding, and exciting.

Below is a schedule intended to give you a taste of some of the activities that will be available to you during your first week. When you arrive at your destination, you’ll be given a detailed itinerary for your particular immersion week.


You’ll arrive on Sunday, and we’ll arrange to collect you from the airport. There’ll be an opportunity for you to explore the city while we wait for other volunteers to arrive. Once we get back to the guesthouse, you’ll have a chance to relax, and meet some of the other visitors.

You’ll start with breakfast, and a briefing about the details of your trip. We’ll give you your schedule, and help answer any questions you might have.

In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walking tour of nearby villages, where you’ll stop for lunch. Your first day is dedicated to learning your way around the towns, and understanding where to go in cases of emergency. You’ll return to the guesthouse in the evening to relax, and have dinner.

If you’re staying in Goa, your second day will involve some cooking lessons, where you’ll try some local food, and learn some words to help you buy ingredients, and understand menus. There’ll be afternoon sessions on local customs, and appropriate behaviour during your stay. You’ll be free in the evening to relax, or explore.

Your day is likely to begin at dawn with a Yoga and meditation session. You’ll visit a Hindu temple and have a presentation about religion in Indian society. There’ll be a language class in the afternoon, where you’ll learn some important phrases to help you communicate with the people you’ll meet during your stay.

If you stay in Mysore, you’ll be going on a day trip into Mysore Town. You’ll explore the beautiful grounds of the Mysore Palace; and visit a temple in the Chamundi hills, where the locals worship a statue of a bull. You can walk around the spectacular scenery, before returning to the guesthouse in the evening.

A day trip to the stunning Abbey waterfall is followed by a session on Indian history, and religion. We’ll spend the evening relaxing at the guesthouse, and watching a typical Bollywood movie. This will be a great chance to socialise with other adventurers, and have some fun.
You’ll be free to enjoy your weekend however you choose, and will start your volunteer placement on the following Monday.

The location

The project is working with a number of schools across India; we can offer you the chance to teach children in Bangalore, Goa, the Himalayas, and Mysore.

Typical day

We’ll arrange your schedule when you arrive at the school placement. You should expect to be teaching around 3 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. There’ll be plenty of time in your timetable to plan your lessons and resources, and evaluate the lessons you’ve delivered so far.

You’ll have free time during the weekends, which you can spend however you choose.

Free-time activities

Swim in Goa, learn meditation and yoga in Pushkar, visit Rajastan on horseback, too many adventures available in this amazing country!


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Necessary vaccinations. Necessary flights & visas. Full travel & medical insurance.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Kempegowda International Airport

You need to arrive on the Sunday before your start date (each Monday) to be picked up from the airport. If you need to arrive earlier or later, additional fees will apply. Check with us before booking any flights.


You’ll be staying in guesthouses during your stay, but the facilities each one provides might vary, depending on where your placement is. Typically, you’ll be sharing a room with two or three other adventurers, and have access to hot water 24 hours a day. 

Laundry facilities vary between our guesthouses, and you should expect to wash your clothes by hand during your stay. All our guest are expected to keep their rooms clean, and use resources like water, paper, and electricity sparingly.

Private rooms are available for an additional £100(please ask for $ equivalent) per week.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
All your meals will be provided during your trip, and will be local dishes.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bengaluru. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
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 India provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$350 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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English & Special Education Teacher

Teaching placement in a school working alongside local teachers and support staff. Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities.


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