INVOLVE Travel

Teach English at Kindergarten

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia show on map

Agency | INVOLVE Travel

This Teach English project provides local children, ages 4 to 8, with the chance to learn English in a fun and informal way through educational games and activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The core aims and objectives of this project are to help the school children build their confidence and improve their level of English at community centres or kindergartens. Like most kindergartens and teaching centre for kids, the structure of the typical days is informal and therefore many of the activities involve playing games and learning language through creative lessons. By having fun and connecting with the children in English, you’ll contribute to a fun and engaging learning environment where the children pick up the language in a natural way.

While volunteering you may be involved in:

· Creating lesson plans

· Managing English conversation and grammar exercises

· Teaching informal English classes

· Playing games and singing songs with the children

· Other childcare tasks as needed

Typical day

You will leave the volunteer centre between 8:00-9:00am, depending on the schedule of the centre where you are placed. You can expect to spend between 3-4 hours teaching throughout the day. Usually, you will leave each day at around 12:00 or 1:00pm.

You will be expected to work five days a week and will have the weekends off, giving you plenty of time to go on excursions around the country or to relax and unwind.

Details on Arrival

This project is available from January to November annually with the start date on every Monday. Arrival on the Sunday prior to the start date.

Pick-up from Kuching International Airport 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax and explore the local area or other parts of Malaysia. There are plenty of things to do and see near Kuching, including palaces and museums, trekking through national parks and caves, and relaxing in the city garden. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield, there are many great destinations to choose from, including Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and beach destinations, such as Langkawi Island.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Motivation to work with children 
Positive and flexible attitude
Good level of English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:00

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by INVOLVE Travel

To support the operation of the project

Accommodation
Meals
Transportation to placement
Materials
24/7 in country emergency support
Dedicated coordinator

Airport Pickup at Kuching International Airport

It is advisable to arrive on the Sunday prior to start date. The arrival airport is Kuching International Airport with the following detail:

  • Airport - Kuching International Airport
  • Meeting point: Mc'D International Arrival Hall
  • Meeting time frame: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is possible for pick-up outside the time frame with additional fee, price on request.

Accommodation
Volunteers will stay in shared rooms in a guesthouse in Kuching city. The rooms are single-gender and accommodate 4-8 people, with a shared western-style toilet and hot water for showers. A supermarket is also located nearby if volunteers wish to purchase their own food items.
Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Generally the meal is Asian typical rice and noodle being staple food. Option of vegan, vegetarian or gluten free
Meals, Monday - Friday Breakfast & Lunch; Saturday - Sunday breakfast only total 12 meals per week
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 Kuching International Airport (KCH) in Kuching. We assist you to find cheap flights to Malaysia.
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 Malaysia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Malaysia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Malaysia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$900.00
5 weeks
$1,125.00
6 weeks
$1,350.00
7 weeks
$1,575.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,700.00
Average fees
$225.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kuching, Sarawak/Malaysia between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. INVOLVE Travel 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 Malaysia.
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 INVOLVE Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Malaysia  Kuching, Sarawak, Lot 188, 1st Floor, Jalan Song Thian Cheok

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