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 36 reviews
  • Impact 8.9
  • Support 8.8
  • Fun 9.1
  • Value 8.6
  • Safety 9.4
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Gail
10/10

Lovely experience from the point of view of a volunteer

This was my first Angloville experience, having participated last year for the first time on a similar organisation's project. I was aware of what would be expected of me and the type of week it would be. It excelled my expectations. I stayed in a place called Chojnik, in Southern Poland, a couple of hours from Wroclaw. Everyone who took part was friendly. The leaders Ryan and Mattie were laid back but instilled a discipline in the group because you WANTED to do the best for them. Great enthusiasm from everyone. As with my previous experience, volunteers were from across the pond as well as England, so its great to share travel experiences and tips with them and from them. The Polish participants came from all walks of life so there was never a dull moment as far as topics for conversation went. And of course, as a volunteer, your board and lodging is free. Comfortable room, shared with a very easy to get along with roomie. Ryan checked out our social habits before pairing people up which is useful if you tend to be an early riser and earlyish to bed. The Chojnik venue is totally tranquil, with lovely walks that can be taken in free time. Would definitely recommend Angloville from my experience and look forward to taking part in more, if they will have me, in years to come. Some volunteers use it as a means to travel continually, especially from the USA, and work out a schedule that takes you from venue to venue. Cracking idea!

How can this program be improved?
Can see nothing needed from my recent experience.
Yes, I recommend this program
Krzysztof
9/10

Awesome Experience

Angloville is a great way to travel. You don't have to pay for anything to volunteer: you just need to get there. Once, you are there, Angloville takes care of your accomodation and food. All you need to do is be ready to talk a lot to people to help them improve their English. I had so many great conversations with people and learned so much from them. I really had such a great experience that I'll never forget. I am considering going back for another week this winter in another location.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe one thing that could be changed is the way we come up with conversations with the students. Such as a board-game one-on-one that requires a lot of speaking about a bunch of different topics.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Conrad
10/10

My Wonderful time at Angloville

Angloville saved me from a strange situation.

I had moved my whole life to Poland in June of 2015. But when I arrived, but job and living situation turned out to be very different from what I had envisioned. Things change and people do as well, So its ok.

But I needed to find a new home and I needed time to do so. I was going to need at least a week to reset and figure out my plan. But I didn't know many people in the new country I now called home.

In comes Angloville to save my day. I received a message on CouchSurfing (which Ive been told is rare so dont expect it) asking if I would like to stay in a hotel with 3 meals a day for 1 week free. If ever I've had a Godsend, it was this.
Little did I know that I was in for one of the great experiences in my young life! I made some wonderful friends with both the Native Speakers, Polish Participants and the wonderful Coordinators, many of whom I still keep in touch with!

For anyone traveling Europe this is a must! Not just for a budget traveler but for everyone!

You also get the chance to meet and mentor the up and coming thinkers, musicians, future doctors, lawyers and politicians of the new Poland. These kids are amazing and very smart!

I also had the chance to do Yoga daily each morning with a small group which got me back into daily yoga.

And for anyone who may lament at the thought of being alcohol free (the Junior program is dry, the adult one is not) It was a great chance to detox and take a break from the usual nonstop action in Europe.

If you are on the fence about this. Stop pondering and sign up! Its more than worth your time. It is also a chance to meet the entire English speaking world in one place. Dont miss this!!

How can this program be improved?
No more vocabulary sessions, the kids wanted more speaking sessions, the natives wanted just a little more freetime.
Also having cooking classes, music lessons etc in English would be a great way for the kids to use their language skills in a practical way. I understand that there will not always be qualified Native Speakers, but when the opportunity arises, I think it should be taken advantage of.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sanda
10/10

Fantastic opportunity to experience the country and its people

Angloville is an amazing opportunity for native speakers and English Teachers to experience the country, its people and make lifelong friendships.
A day before the program Angloville offers an amazing tour of Warsaw, not mandatory but definitely recommendable as you will get a chance to meet everyone and learn more about this great city.

You'll spend six days at a secluded, picturesque venue in Poland, dining and socialising with everyone, creating an idea of what it's like to live in an English speaking country for Polish participants and yes, they will love it as much you will love the process of giving them this unique opportunity.
Days start with breakfasts where you will be asked to make sure the number of native speakers and Polish participants at the table is about the same. This applies for lunch and dinner as well. At first, before you get to know everyone, this might be a bit out of your comfort zone but trust me, as days go by and you establish bonds with everyone around you, this will come with ease.
Each day you will have both one-on-one sessions with different people and one hour with your mentee where you help them prepare a short presentation of their choice. This can be anything from their life, work or hobbies, the most important thing is that the subject is something they feel comfortable talking about.
Be ready for fun activities like volleyball, paddle boating and cycling in your free time or during lunch breaks or, if you wish, during one-on-one sessions as well. I had the most amazing time walking around the lake and exploring the venue with my mentee during our sessions.

Scavenger hunts, charades, group activities, barbecues, even horseback riding are just some of the many things waiting for you at the venue. I can not imagine a better holiday and a more relaxing way to teach English.
Come armed with positive energy, great attitude and an open mind to experience everything this program has to offer and I guarantee this will turn out to be one of the best things you've ever done.
Don't be surprised by a few friendly pranks from your fellow participants as you will completely submerge into the summer camp experience, it's all in good fun!
I guarantee great food, fantastic energy and probably a group of the most amazing people you will ever meet.

Enjoy Angloville

How can this program be improved?
I would include even more group activities as participants really seemed to enjoy it.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelly
10/10

Probably the best thing I've ever done

You take a bus to the hotel and then meet the Polish participants. It was awkward for about 5 minutes before you get to know them. It's a week of talking, laughing and making friends. You have breakfast at 9am and social time finishes at 8.30pm. It's all day but you can go for walks, hikes etc in the 1:1 which you have. You change participants every hour. You share a room with another native English and it's an amazing way to make friends. Our group was very social and we stayed up late nearly every evening. The participants are intelligent, funny and great to be around. I wouldn't recommend for unsociable people, you need to have a personality and things to talk about. There's no written or actual work, there are even lists of things to talk about if you can't think of anything to say. It's a very full on week and if you're interested in learning about Poland, you'll be blown away!! For me it was the best week of my life, I had never volunteered before like this and I will be doing it again next year.

How can this program be improved?
More hands on activities in the local area perhaps to use language more functionally- but in the winter you can ski on the hotel grounds so maybe it depends when you go!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Chris
9/10

My Angloville experience

Overall a great programme, a lot of conversations, great people from all over the country, many stories, many great moments shared. Would definitely do it again!
Each day we had a chance to participate in a number of activities. I have learnt so much about Poland. The people here made it so special, I am definitely going to stay in touch with many of them.
The venue was really nice. Very charming location in the mountains. The standard of the hotel was very good.

Yes, I recommend this program

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