Roles & Desirable Qualifications

Volunteers are expected to be punctual, flexible and maintain a positive attitude. Although this is a volunteer program it must be taken seriously and treated like a job. It is up to the volunteer to be responsible and meet the standards and rules set forth by the program and your school.

Academic Roles: At school, volunteers co-teach with up to three Local English Teachers for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes time spent planning lessons. The schedule will be determined by the school principal. There is only one volunteer per school. Volunteers create interactive activities with a specific focus on listening and speaking skills. Many volunteers organize extracurricular activities based on their personal interests and the needs of the schools.

Non Academic Roles: At home, volunteers are expected to provide their host families with three hours of English lessons each week. Volunteers participate in cultural exchange activities with their host families and integrate with the local communities.

The minimum requirements for being accepted as a Volunteer into Teach and Learn with Georgia are as follows:

  • Native speaker in the language being taught (English, French or German)
  • Education:
    - BA/BS in education, didactics, linguistics, methodology in teaching a foreign language or in any related discipline
    - OR BA/BS in any discipline and teaching experience
    - OR a final year Bachelor’s degree student of the following disciplines: education, didactics, linguistics, teaching a foreign language or in any related discipline
  • Clean nationwide Criminal Record Check (CRC)
  • Medical test clearance
  • French and German native speakers should possess English language skill to the level of B1
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar customs and family norms
  • An open-mind, and a strong motivation to make a difference

Desirable Additional Qualifications:

  • Have a foreign language teaching certificate
  • Completed academic course in education, didactics, linguistics, foreign language teaching and any other related fields
  • Primary teaching experience
  • Volunteer experience within a community, with youth or any other related fields
  • Experience in educational projects and project management

If you have any further questions, please email our TLG Team at info@tlg.gov.ge. Click APPLY NOW to begin the application process!