Experience Italy as a volunteer with Global Volunteers - for one to two weeks! Our mutually beneficial relationship with teachers and administrators in Castelvetrano, Sicily gives volunteers first-hand teaching experience. Volunteers assist with the daily planning of classes and lessons through reputable texts, lesson plans, and revision of students’ work. Volunteers are welcomed as sources of information on American culture, from history and lifestyle to sports and school. Volunteer activities range from teaching American songs and games to educating on conversational and written English.
This is a new Global Volunteers program in 2020!
Global Volunteers has served in Italy since 1995, and began a new partnership with the municipal government of Castelvetrano, Sicily. Here, we are providing volunteer assistance to English language students of all ages. You can help youth and young adults improve their English and gain new skills to enhance their career opportunities.
- Complete immersion in Sicilian culture.
- Assist eager Italians in learning the language of the internet.
- All logistics (except for international airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on volunteering.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers are well taken care of by their Team Leader while on a service program.
- Discover Castelvetrano, Sicily, famous for its olives and olive oil, cobbled streets, narrow passage ways, and unique architecture reminiscent of the past.
Local leaders believe that learning English is a necessity for their children and young adults’ future success in a globalized world and an increasingly integrated Europe. The demand is high for English-speaking volunteers in the region. You can be a valuable resource in Castelvetrano where it is essential for young people to learn and practice this critical skill to get ahead. The focus of the conversational English program is the students. Most young people have studied English in school, but few have the opportunity to practice with native English speakers. As a volunteer providing your time and dedication, you can help Italian students improve their English and, therefore, their career opportunities.
You will make a difference! By providing the community members the opportunity to expand and improve upon their varying levels of spoken English you can help change the arc of a young person’s life. This is a chance to lead discussions on interesting and enjoyable topics. A typical day might include conversations on subjects ranging from current events to cultural differences. There's no limit to your creativity in the classroom!