Volunteer Teaching in Poland

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Help Europeans improve their English by being a conversation partner and enjoy free stays in beautiful hotels.

Join more than 8000 people from all over the world for an Angloville experience this year!

As an English speaker, you stay in one of our beautiful venues for 1 to 4 weeks and help our students improve their English through a series of conversations and activities.
You are not a formal teacher, you are a partner for conversation while having a multicultural experience.

What you get in return:
• Free accommodation in beautiful venues across Europe
• Full board during your stay
• Free city tours in multiple cities
• An opportunity to connect with people from 20+ countries
• An opportunity to become TEFL-Certified (if attending 3 weeks)

No participation fee.

Further details can be found on our website.

Highlights
  • Free Board and Lodging
  • Free City Tours of Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw and more
  • A chance to obtain a TEFL Scholarship

Questions & Answers

The two companies I have used for this so far are Angloville and VaughanTown. The enquirer needs to visit their websites and discover what the conditions are. There is availability throughout the year and quite often spaces available on trips at short notice that may not yet have been filled. Angloville has a Facebook page also. volunteers.grupovaughan.com/what-we-do/vaughan-town angloville.com

Reviews

89%
based on 38 reviews
  • Impact 8.9
  • Support 8.8
  • Fun 9.1
  • Value 8.6
  • Safety 9.4
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Cassandra
10/10

Great experience

Volunteering was a great experience for me. I enjoyed all of the different activities they offered and meeting amazing people. I spent three weeks with angloville. I did two junior programs and one adult program. They are quite different but they are both amazing. All of the venues are great and unique. They are all in an area of Poland i wouldn't of seen if it wasn't for Angloville. I am glad I found this program and I will probably come back in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Richard
9/10

Four Programmes As A Volunteer

I have done four programmes as a native speaker, firstly in Czechia, and Hungary, and then two programmes in Poland. It has always been a wonderful and rewarding experience in terms of the English teaching, but also because of the characters I have met, and the memories that we've created. I have also recently become TEFL qualified with Angloville after completing 120 hours of teaching plus the online course. I will definitely continue to volunteer for Angloville in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
John
7/10

Interesting cross-cultural experience

This was an interesting cross-cultural experience. I got to interact with participants from the Czech Republic and Poland, and from volunteers from around the world. There should be better vetting of volunteer English ability. There should also be better vetting of the accommodations. I heard many compliments from both participants and volunteers from both venues (in two different countries). The strength of the program was a credit to the organizers.

How can this program be improved?
Be upfront and honest about the program signed up for. I signed up for the adult program but was shifted to family without notification.
Yes, I recommend this program
Peighton
8/10

Good Opportunity for Those Involved

I volunteered for two weeks in Warsaw, Poland and was surprised to meet some truly incredible people throughout each program. It is a great introduction to teaching English for those who see this as a piece of their future. It is also a great opportunity for those who maybe don’t see a future in teaching because it is a somewhat easy and enjoyable experience as you meet people from different cultures!

How can this program be improved?
More information on TEFL before finishing the registration process would have been nice because I would’ve added an additional week to my volunteering and done that from the beginning. Also, having more information on what to expect from each venue would have been nice to know ahead of time.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Anthony
9/10

Living in a Castle

Fantastic experience all in all! I truly enjoyed getting to know all of the participants, and I am confident all of the learners bettered their language. The venue was beautiful, and the coordinators were fantastic. Without a doubt, I would recommend this program to others. I hope to do another program in the future with my wife. Although I got tired from all of the talking, I am so happy I did this program.

How can this program be improved?
Less Czech language
Yes, I recommend this program
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Leo
9/10

Angloville experience

I had a great time working at an Angloville camp outside Krakow, Poland. The work was accurate to what was advertised and I felt that I made a difference in the lives of the Polish natives. Though a bit vague in description, I thought the camp to be what I expected, and was surprised to find that I improved my communication skills while teaching. The hotel we worked at was more than adequate, with three free meals a day, pool, and other various activities.

How can this program be improved?
I think it could be better marketed with more detail in the program description. There were a lot of great aspects of the program that were not highlighted beforehand that would make me and others more likely to attend. Specifically the one-on-one conversations are not well explained.
Yes, I recommend this program
Karen
8/10

My experience

Angloville is a great concept and well organised, I strongly recommend it. There should be more all over Europe. Teaching through conversation is a great way to help pass on my knowledge of the English language, you meet some great people and stay in some great places. The co-ordinators are very professional, friendly and very supportive. I am proud to have been part of something educational, the locations are stunning. All of the participants worked hard and ga e 100 percent.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Anninha
9/10

Getting to know people, places and cultures

Being a volunteer at Angloville was an enriching experience. We get to meet people from different whereabouts, backgrounds and cultures. It is such a lovely environment to make friends and learn not only English but also from and with each other. I will always remember the lovely get togethers after class and the lively classes I taught. I can't wait to go back and join the team once again. It is a unique experience, for sure :)

How can this program be improved?
The logistics - the information prior to the course (the office should be more organized when giving the volunteers information about the trainstations/airports/busstations to arrive at/depart from). Many people in my group, including myself, went through such a hassle.
I hope it has tacked this issue, which caused a lot of stress and problems to us.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Laura
9/10

Angloville 2018

I completed three Angloville adult programmes in March and April - two in Poland and one in the Czech Republic. All three were very enjoyable and interesting experiences. Taking part in the Angloville programmes was a great way to see new places, meet new people and gain EFL teaching experience. I particularly enjoyed getting to know and wonderful volunteers and participants, many of whom I will keep in touch with and hopefully meet again.
Although I only signed up for the three programmes required to obtain the TEFL certificate, I will most probably apply take part in more programmes in future, and would definitely recommend the program to both volunteer native speakers and to learners.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Michelle
10/10

An Experience Like no Other

My experience with Angloville was absolutely amazing. Great food, great accommodations, and absolutely incredible connections with the locals. It is a complete and, in my opinion, the best way to experience a new country. If you get the ability to travel abroad, go to Poland and have an Angloville experience. Poland is super underrated. From the nature and beautiful sunsets, make sure you have Poland on your travel list. I wouldn't change a thing, and I cannot wait to return.

Yes, I recommend this program
Manon
9/10

Great experience!

This is a great experience that I would 100% recommend! You get to meet people from all over the world whether they are other volunteers, participants or coordinators that might become great friends (I am still in contact with people from all of the programmes I participated in). Everyone comes from a different background and has interesting stories to share and something to teach you. You will get some experience "teaching" English, organizing and/or monitoring activities, mentoring and guiding the participants but you will also learn a lot from them and all the other people involved in the programme! Plus you get to discover a new country/part of the country!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Shirley
9/10

Volunteer in Poland

I had the opportunity to participate in a program in Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic. Through this experience, I was able to learn a lot about the Polish, Romanian, and Czech culture. I had a great time conversing with the participants and volunteers. It was quite rewarding to see the participants gain confidence as their English language skills developed. It was an amazing cultural exchange experience. I would highly recommended to everyone!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Denise
10/10

Forever Friends

I’ve had the opportunity to participate in two programs in Poland and one in Romania. The experiences were excellent! What I find most remarkable is that good friendships were formed that continue to this day. It was rewarding to see how quickly language skills developed with this program.

The accommodations were very nice. Each venue was warm and welcoming. It was a home away from home. The meals were excellent! We ate foods that were typical of the country we were in.

There were many games played to foster learning. It was lots of fun!

After the days were done, we had plenty of opportunity to socialize. Fun laughter and learning continued.

I would suggest bringing something special from home to share. I brought foods that were common in my state. Music,games, pictures and postcards would also be great to share.

Do it! You will be so happy you did!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Teena
10/10

Pleasantly Surprised!

I thought this program was too good to be true but it was not! My experience with Poland and Prague was amazing, all the coordinators and the venues are top notch and I got the chance to make some lasting friends with Polish people and Czechs. My best experience was going to Warsaw for the first time and being blown away at how modern and old architecture mix together so well and just the beauty of Poland. I’m definitely going to continue to do more programs.

Yes, I recommend this program
Karen
10/10

Volunteering

I had an amazing experience, I met some amazing people and teaching was a pleasure. Getting to know and help students develop their English was rewarding, I had many conversations that were interesting. The students were at different levels which can be challenging but that is a good thing, helping students gain confidence is great and it also helps us as we learn things about ourselves to and I cannot wait to go back again.

Yes, I recommend this program

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Angloville is one of the biggest providers of free educational volunteering / cultural exchanges in Europe. We offer ESL-related volunteering experience during which students can discover 7 European countries for free, having their board and lodging...