Salsa Northwest Volunteers for Africa
Are you retired, semi-retired? Do you want to make a difference by sharing your skills?
We are interested in hearing from you if you would like to be considered for a volunteer role in rural Africa.
Initially, we are seeking retired, semi-retired, self-employed people and those available for a position of up to 3 months and our focus will be in Zambia.
To offer support in the chosen area.
You must be at a professional level in your field of work and be able to present your qualifications. References may be requested if your application is put through to the next stage.
As a volunteer, you will work alongside other professionals based in Africa.
Our placements provide an opportunity to make contributions in the areas which would normally struggle to receive many professional applications.
Ability to deliver lectures/seminars in your given profession. (preferred but not essential)
Provide refresher courses for staff already in those areas. (preferred but not essential)
We are looking for retired/semi-retired/unemployed teachers of Mathematics, English Language and Literature, Sciences i.e Biology, Physics and Chemistry and IT wishing to volunteer in Africa in 2020.
Successful candidates will be sponsored to volunteer teach or train teachers for designated periods of time.
We welcome applications from;
• Teachers of Basic/Advanced Mathematics (Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Number Theory, Logic etc)
• Teachers of English Language and Literacy in support of the development of reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and spoken English • Teachers of Sciences i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics
• Teachers of Information Technology.
How will rural Africans benefit from your involvement?
The knowledge, skills and experience you have gained from your professional employment in the UK are invaluable to rural Africans working with few or no resources and inadequate training.
Educated professionals in Africa often shun rural areas in favour of the Metropolis leaving workers there with little opportunity of high quality training.
Your commitment to teach and support individuals in learning new skills whilst on the job will be immensely valuable.
How will you benefit from volunteering as a medical/educational professional in Africa?
Volunteering as an educational professional in Africa will give you the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with other professionals in your field of work.
Meet people from a different culture and learn about how they live and work.
Your reward for sharing your skills in this way will be in witnessing the development of those individuals you teach and support and their infinite gratitude.
If you are interested please see the attached criteria and Volunteer Teacher Application Form. Closing date for next year’s candidates is 31st July 2019
1 Kingsbridge Close
Your information will be added to our database and shared with potential volunteer locations in Africa.