Childcare volunteers read a book to the children at a day care centre in Cambodia

Improve Literacy

Despite improving literacy levels, many kids in developing countries still struggle to keep up in class. This could be due to several reasons such as high student to teacher ratios, lack of teaching support or limited resources.

As an education volunteer abroad, you can help identify students who are falling behind and provide the additional classroom support they need to thrive. 

As a volunteer, you can assist with the following:

  • Classroom support as an assistant to the teacher
  • Personalised lessons catered to the level of the children who are struggling
  • Plan educational activities that support literacy levels

Last year, our volunteers supported the education and development of over 14,000 children. Over 100 of those children took part in our focused literacy programmes and we only expect that number to grow with your help.

Choose a Project that helps Improve Literacy

1-6 of 6 Projects

A volunteer helps improve the literacy skills of her students during her teaching work experience in Belize

From €2,045

Volunteer Teaching in Belize
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Teach children to read, write, and count in the peaceful coastal communities of San Pedro

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Two volunteers gain teaching work experience in Jamaica

From €2,045

Volunteer Teaching in Jamaica
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Gain practical teaching experience and help raise literacy levels in local schools and through community programmes

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student receives homework help from a volunteer working as a teacher in South Africa

From €2,315

Volunteer Teaching in South Africa
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Volunteer as a teacher in Cape Town and work to improve the literacy levels of children at disadvantaged schools

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers working with children in Belize celebrate the end of a successful summer camp with local children.

From €2,045

Volunteer with Children in Belize
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Work with children and give them the extra support they need in idyllic coastal communities of Belize

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer working with children in Jamaica does an activity with a ball to improve hand-eye coordination at our Childcare Project.

From €2,045

Volunteer with Children in Jamaica
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Support disadvantaged children and focus on improving early childhood development and literacy

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
During a Childcare Project in South Africa, a young girl hula hoops outside a care centre.

From €2,045

Volunteer with Children in South Africa
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Do volunteer work with children in South Africa and focus on supporting early childhood development

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week

Want to know more about how we improve literacy?

Get in touch with our Projects Experts. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

+353 (0)1 571 5080

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