Primary School Teaching Vanuatu

Volunteer Teaching Overseas

Give back on your next overseas adventure by spending time in schools equipping children of various ages with intercultural learning which they'll carry with them for life! You'll work within under-privileged communities where the school teachers are under-resourced and in desperate need of a helping hand from volunteers with a western education.

Teaching in Vanuatu

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Orientation
  • All ground transportation
  • Accommodation – Volunteer Guest House (Shared rooms)
  • 3 quality meals per day
  • 24/7 in-country support & emergency assistance
  • Training & guidance from qualified local staff
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)


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Background Information

Many schools in Vanuatu suffer from a lack of government funding which reduces opportunities for young children to reach there full potential.   In this program, you’ll volunteer within a primary school or pre-school in the villages surrounding Port Vila.

You’ll have the option to pick pre-school or primary school.  Pre-school is perfect for volunteers of all backgrounds as you’ll engage in playful activities with the kids and encourage creativity and confidence.   The primary school volunteers will assist teachers in developing lessons in English and other subjects as well as assisting the slower learners in small groups or one to one.

The mornings are generally spent in the classroom, with the afternoon preparing for next day’s lessons.   As an honorable guest of the school you will be welcomed by hundreds of smiling and appreciative enthusiastic faces.    The areas were we work are typically under-privileged so you can be assured that your assistance is greatly needed.   You’ll be encouraged to be creative and design lessons to suit your personal interests or background in language, sports, arts, hygiene, disciplines etc. 

Who Can Participate in the Outreach Program

Anyone can participate in this project so long as you enjoy working with children and are open minded with lots of energy and enthusiasm!    Volunteers with a background in teaching or student teachers are particularity needed. 


Cover.jpg 300x225 - Primary School Teaching VanuatuAccommodation is in a dedicated house very close to the beach!  Volunteers will share a bedroom with up to 2-4 persons per room (single gender rooms).   There is WiFi included in public areas, laundry facilities (at small additional fee), lockable rooms, cold/warm showers, bed linen, mosquito protection and fans included.   Volunteers are requested to bring their own towel.    Living with other volunteers in a dormitory-style house is heaps of fun and a great way to meet like minded travelers.  The volunteer house is in close proximity to a basic supermarkets, ATM, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, petrol stations and bus stop.

For couples or those wanting more privacy, private rooms in the volunteer house are available for an additional US$150 per week, subject to availability.


3 quality meals per day are included for the duration of the program.   Meals will be authentic to Vanuatu mainly consisting of coconut based curries, dahl, fish, rice, fresh fruits and labob which is a local dessert. 

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.  A standard tourist visa applies for most countries and allows you 30 days in the country.   This can be provided upon arrival into Vanuatu. 

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