You're needed for one to three weeks as a volunteer to teach in rural school classrooms in the Siedlce region, east of Warsaw, and at English language camps in the Tatra mountain village of Zakopane - teachers and non-teachers alike are helpful! The primary objectives are to intensify the young students' desire to learn English and to enhance the adults' ability to communicate in English. Summer teams are a fun family Adventure in Service! Volunteers and Polish school students take trips together and play American games.
Through these important volunteer assignments and cultural activities, you'll learn about Poland and feel forever invested.
During the summer months, volunteers to Siedlce teach Polish youth in an informal “camp” atmosphere at Reymontowka Manor House. The summer camp schedule calls for English classes in the morning to the early afternoon and optional organized activities with students in the later afternoons.
- Immerse yourself in Polish culture.
- Work with Polish children to help them gain confidence in the English language.
- 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 beautiful architecture and the hospitable culture of Poland.
Since 1990, Global Volunteers has been playing a small but vital role in Poland’s progress by sending volunteers from all walks of life to teach conversational English – the language of the world’s marketplace – to youth and adults in classrooms and informal group settings. Volunteers teach English conversational skills in classrooms and summer camps in Siedlce, an historical city in east-central Poland, and in the picturesque alpine community of Zakopane, located in the Tatra Mountains along Poland’s southern edge. While volunteering in Poland, you will be an active participant of the community you serve, much more than an observer. The Polish people are very patriotic – they love their country and have a great sense of pride. The Poles are known for their hospitality – they always take care of their guests. They like to say: “Guest in the house – God in the house.” They are also very sociable and love to sing and dance. No teaching experience is necessary, as exposure to the language through native speakers is extremely helpful to the students. You can make a difference teaching English in Poland!