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GIVE Gambia Ireland Volunteers in Education

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GIVE has a long-term commitment to supporting education in The Gambia. We are developing sustainable programmes in cooperation with the CES in The Gambia.

Volunteers spend 4 to 6 weeks in The Gambia.  Our programmes usually run from late January to early March.  We work directly with Gambian teachers, using their school syllabus.  We also work with students receiving ‘second-chance’ education at Skill Centres.  As experienced teachers, our volunteers communicate best practise and support local teachers in developing practical active-learning methodologies with their students in the classroom.

Qualifications and Experience

As we work with teachers in The Gambia, GIVE is seeking fully qualified teachers, retired or on career-break.

Application Procedure

Candidates submit a detailed application form. Following a successful interview, receipt of two suitable references and vetting through the National Vetting Bureau, volunteers are accepted onto our programme and join our team for pre-departure training.


Is Irish            Yes

Non Profit      Yes

Organisation Type   VSA

Age Requirements   Mature

Language Requirements    English


Disability Access    

Education Requirement      B.Ed, B.A with H.Dip,         

Other Requirements            Experienced, fully qualified teachers only.

Application Procedure        Application form, interview, selection process



Work Individually/In Teams Both

Code of Practice       Yes      CoGP Core Standards

Volunteer Charter    Yes

In Country Support Yes


Pre-Programme Training   Yes

Contact with Returned Volunteers           Yes

Location         Projects in Gambia,  West Africa




Activities        Teaching


Duration         4 to 6 weeks