Teach English to Locals

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High­lights

Become fully immersed in the local culture
Learn French and Sakalava, the local language of Malagasy
Opportunity to complete courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States
Live on a pristine island surrounded by critically endangered wildlife species not found anywhere else on Earth
Work with teachers in the community of Nosy Be to improve English literacy This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Due to the presence of endangered species, the island of Nosy Be is visited by many tourists from around the world. The ability to speak the English language is valuable and a big contributor to the growth of the eco tourism industry in Madagascar.

You will be working alongside local staff  to assist the local Malagasy community in improving their English competency. Support local teachers in preparing lesson plans and materials, conduct conversation classes at the local Lokobe National Park for Park Rangers and other adults from the community.

Earning potential for locals increase by almost 50% when they are able to converse in English fluently! 

This program includes an optional community development online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.

Get in touch for more information!

Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.

Estimated Schedule:
  • 5 or 6am: Wake up call
  • 6 - 10 am: Work in community teaching English
  • 12p-4pm: Lunch & downtime/lesson planning
  • 4pm - 5pm:  Conversation classes
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Bed Time

Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Mount Passot
  • Whale Watching
  • Diving
  • Beaches
  • The Sacred Tree
  • Lokobe National Park

The possibilities are endless!

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills required, all training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start date.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Fascene Airport
Airport pick up is provided from Fascene airport on Nosy Be within a specified window of time. 
Accommodation

Our base is on Nosy Be Island, well known for its abundant and unique biodiversity. Accommodation will be in shared rooms in a house on the island.


Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
All meals are provided on project and participants take it in turn to prepare meals for the group. 
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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Fascene Airport (NOS) in Nossi-be. We assist you to find cheap flights to Madagascar.
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 Madagascar provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Madagascar you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Madagascar.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

2021
  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 07 Aug 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 04 Sep 2021
  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 02 Oct 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 27 Nov 2021
  • 11 Dec 2021
  • 25 Dec 2021
2022
  • 08 Jan 2022
  • 22 Jan 2022
  • 05 Feb 2022
  • 19 Feb 2022
  • 05 Mar 2022
  • 19 Mar 2022
  • 02 Apr 2022
  • 16 Apr 2022
  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 14 May 2022
  • 28 May 2022
  • 11 Jun 2022
  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 09 Jul 2022
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • 06 Aug 2022
  • 20 Aug 2022
  • 03 Sep 2022
  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 01 Oct 2022
  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 29 Oct 2022
  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 26 Nov 2022
  • 10 Dec 2022
  • 24 Dec 2022
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$3,166
6 weeks
$3,715
8 weeks
$4,325
10 weeks
$4,935
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5,484
Average fees
$624 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI 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 GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teach English to Locals

Work with teachers in the community of Nosy Be to improve English literacy

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