Holiday School & Cultural Exchange Teacher

This program is for children and students who did not perform well in the previous school year or are want to prepare for their subjects before the academic year begins

Hope Foundation runs a holiday school and cultural exchange program during the summer months, for those children and students from every background of the society who did not perform well in the previous school year or those willing to gain insight and knowledge in subjects ahead of the upcoming school year.

The objective of this program is that all those children and students have the chance to benefit from the know-how and skills of our international volunteers. Due to the success of the last year’s project, we are very glad to organize it again and count with the help of a group of volunteers who will have the opportunity to interact with children over various important topics and subjects.

With the support of the volunteers, the students will widen their knowledge and way of thinking, enable them identify a number of mistakes which were done during the previous school year and at the same time making them learn in a more friendly and flexible way.

Teaching will take place during the day, while in the afternoon some of the kids together with the local community will participate in various football games under our football for lifeprogram. These football games are used to reach youths and inform them about the problems of AIDS, drugs and Malaria.

Taking part in this extraordinary program you will be involved in many amazing experiences with other international volunteers and Cameroonian people, besides you will change the lives of many children in Bertoua. Do not hesitate and apply for volunteering, Bertoua is waiting for you!

Volunteers should be highly motivated and they should have knowledge of at least one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Literature, English & French Literature or Geography and also knowledge of some extracurricular activities such as music, photography, computer training, design, arts and culture. 

It is recommendable to prepare some small goodies and sweeties, books, souvenirs, token for the students when preparing to come to Cameroon. You can use them in intercultural workshops. 

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Typical day

On a typical day, volunteers will act as a tutor/teacher during the day, while in the afternoon some of the kids together with the local community will participate in various football games under our Footbal 4 Life program. 

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School or University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
English or French
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Hope Foundation are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Weekends can be spent exploring, sightseeing, relaxing, and hanging out with other volunteers or newly made friends! The local children like to play with volunteers after working hours too, usually!



What's included?

Hope Foundation is an organization with limited financial resources; therefore, we require that each volunteer covers the cost of living during their stay in Cameroon, which we can arrange for both safety and comfort.

In addition to arranging accommodation, Hope Foundation picks up and drops off volunteers from the airport, and provides three healthy meals a day for volunteers. All volunteers receive a free T-Shirt. In the past ten years of receiving volunteers, this has proven to be both the easiest and most affordable way for volunteers to join us in Cameroon!


To enable us to easily prepare for the arrival of our volunteers, Hope Foundation asks for a deposit of 50% of the total amount prior to arrival of the volunteer.

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

A Hope Foundation staff member will pick up volunteers directly from the airport. From there, it is about a 6 hour journey.


The types of accommodation vary from one project to the next and from one location to another. A high amount of flexibility is expected from volunteers at this juncture where living conditions are not always the same as from their home countries. Volunteers coming in groups usually live together in shared accommodations while individuals stay with host families, a culturally immersive experience which allows volunteers to integrate into the local Cameroonian community through food, dance, music, dressing, and general lifestyle!

Detailed information about the project including map (s) / photos, helpful links, will be available and sent to applicants by email.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Three healthy meals are provided per day to volunteers! In a host family stay, all meals are prepared for the volunteer. In the dorm building, volunteers have access to a full-stocked kitchen and a cook comes once a day to prepare lunch. Breakfast and dinner are made by the volunteers, though all groceries are provided by Hope Foundation.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Bertoua/Cameroon between 4 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Hope Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Hope Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Cameroon

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Cameroon. Please check the visa regulations for Cameroon.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Cameroon and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Cameroon.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Cameroon.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Yaounde Airport (YAO) in Yaounde. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cameroon.
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 Cameroon provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Cameroon you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cameroon.
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East Region, Bertoua, Cameroon

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