Teaching Assistance

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What will I be doing?

  • Teaching basic English to children at the HUB which is run by our local partner

  • Support with sourcing appropriate teaching resources to support HUB activities

  • Assist with developing case studies and outcome reports and other promotional documents

  • Take part with the activities at the HUB centres  including scheduling, developing the time table and maintaining accurate records.

  • Support with conducting regular monitoring visits, develop/use appropriate monitoring tools to monitor outcome and output of the project.

  • Willingness to undertake any other responsibilities entrusted by the deputy team leader or Team Leader, as and when requested.




  • Successful applicants must be prepared to live and work in very basic conditions with limited access to running water, electricity and wifi.

  • A fundraising commitment for charity is required. Successful applicants will be assigned a fundraising mentor who is on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have as well as providing ideas, advice and support to help you reach your target.

  • Once in country there is a fixed daily cost covering accommodation and any work related travel. A more detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for an interview.

Location: Mannar, Sri Lanka / Dates: Flexible / Duration: 8-12 weeks placement

The Role:

Join us to help children in remote areas of Northern Sri Lankan province escape the low education-low income trap. Our fantastic local partner is working on the ground to deliver modern-methodological teaching that improves educational outcome.

We need volunteers to assist with their English Language Development programme and to help create greater educational awareness among students, parents and teachers in the local communities.

We have identified that out of school children is one of Sri Lanka’s main development issues, particularly those in marginalised communities, despite having an overall literacy rate of over 90%.

This placement is a unique opportunity to make a critical contribution to an organisation that is looking to pilot and expand its efforts within various communities in rural and urban Sri Lanka.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Confident and diligent

  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment

  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn  

  • Culturally responsive and respectful

  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector


For more information, please email: intvol@street-child.co.uk