French Language Assistant

1,650 USD

Begins in September 2024 for 11 months

School Assistant

As a French Language Assistant at an all-girls boarding school, volunteers will be a teacher’s assistant in French class where they can support and guide students as they develop their language skills. Additionally, they will provide one-to-one tutoring to students needing extra help. A high level of French and English is essential.

Volunteers will also get involved in all aspects of school life. As a boarding school, students live on campus during term time. Volunteers will also be responsible for boarding house duties such as wake-ups, supervising meals, laundry, organizing bedtimes, and other housekeeping tasks. In addition to these duties, volunteers assist with homework clubs, evening and weekend activities and clubs, sports, and excursions. During the school day, there will be opportunities for you to assist relevant departments if you have a particular skill in areas such as language, art, music, drama, or sports.

If you are passionate about teaching French and excited to work in an all-girls school environment, apply today!

Location

The school is in the town of Letchworth Garden City, near London.

Work Schedule

Expect to be a busy and valued team member during term time. Volunteers have plenty of opportunities to explore the UK and Europe during the school holidays.

Age Requirements

Visa requires volunteers to be at least 18 years old at the point of application.

Reimbursement

Volunteers are reimbursed approximately £70 weekly during placement.

Accommodation

Volunteers have a private room on campus, which could be in the boarding house or a staff flat, and a bathroom shared with other staff members.

Food

Volunteers may have access to a shared kitchen, but mostly volunteers share meals with the team in the dining hall, where traditional English food is served (expect fish and chips). The schools cater for a wide range of dietary requirements.

Volunteer Experiences

Volunteering at a UK Boarding School

Paula, an 18-year-old from Ecuador, and Lili, a 20-year-old from France, are volunteering at a boarding school in the English countryside for one year. We caught up with them a couple of months into their placement.

Paula expressed her enthusiasm for the varied excursions, saying, “We go on cool fun trips every Saturday, from exploring London to go-karting, visiting Cambridge, and attending a video game expo or the science museum. I also escort kids and assist in the language department, teaching Spanish classes and offering one-on-one lessons to help their language skills.”

Lili highlighted the enjoyable nature of her interactions with the kids, noting their humour and sassiness. “I find joy in helping the kids with their French studies and offering personalised support. The kids are hilarious,” says Lili.

Read the full story to discover their motivations, role and responsibilities, highlights, challenges and overall experience.

The Journey of a Lifetime!

New Ventures Worldwide has a global network of non-profit schools who need volunteers. Discover an exciting new culture while gaining invaluable teaching experience and making a positive impact.

Positive Impact

You’ll be a valued team member with a non-profit school and make a real difference to student’s lives.

Trusted Placements

Our schools are risk assessed and have been tried and tested by previous volunteers.

Brilliant Destinations

Our destinations are chosen for their rich culture and fantastic opportunities!

Full Support

We’re here to guide you every step of the way to ensure you have a fulfilling and safe experience.

Community

You’ll gain a deep understanding of a new culture and become part of the school community.

Live Abroad

You can say you lived in another country with placements of up to a year.

Fee Details

Why NVW charges a fee
New Ventures Worldwide is a UK-registered nonprofit charity. The fee contributes to our operating costs and allows us to continue our mission of arranging volunteering placements for our global network of nonprofit organisations.

 

What’s included in the fee
The fee includes a sponsored Tier 5 visa, a thoroughly vetted placement, an appropriate volunteer role based on age, experience and interests, a placement mentor, any necessary training, preparation guidance, ongoing support, accommodation, food and a spending allowance.

 

Additional costs 
In addition to the placement fee, volunteers pay for flights, a visa, and travel insurance, usually costing around $2,500 USD (depending on the departure destination). Volunteers are reimbursed weekly towards their costs during placement. The reimbursement amount varies.

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What is the enrolment process?

After completing the application form, our team will check if you are eligible for your chosen program before inviting you to a Welcome Video Call. The interview is where you get to know the New Ventures Worldwide team, ask questions and get matched to your perfect program. Various background checks are then conducted before you are officially enrolled in the program.

What are the benefits?

  • See the world while experiencing a new culture
  • Experience personal growth, becoming more confident and independent
  • Make an impact working with international non-profit organisations
  • It looks great on your CV
  • Learn new skills for life
  • Gain perspective and understand what life is all about

Do I need flights and travel insurance?

Yes, you will need to arrange your own flights and travel insurance. You’ll need to send us your travel insurance policy details before starting a program.

Can a friend and I enrol on the same placement?

Being on a volunteering placement means you’ll always have a network of people around you, including locals and other volunteers. Providing a readymade community with local knowledge to explore, share, and create incredible memories. However, if you want to travel with a friend from home, let us know, and we can usually arrange for you to be on the same placement.

What happens if there is a problem during the placement?

New Ventures Worldwide has a Ladder of Support so you can see who to contact if you need help. Your placement will assist you in almost all situations. However, we also offer background support, mainly if a more serious issue arises.

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