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Volunteer Teaching: Madagascar

Most people in Madagascar can’t afford to travel, and in villages like Tsararano Ambony, there is little chance of contact with the outside world. You, as a foreign teacher, not only enable the students to form a relationship with someone from a different background and culture, but also the local teachers can learn new and up-to-date teaching methods and techniques from you. You will mainly assist the regular school teachers and therefore - even without a formal teaching background - you can participate in this project.

  • 18 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All transport
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer (Arrivals)
  • No Hidden Charges or Application Fee
  • No Teaching experience required
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfer (Departing)

Overall, I felt very well prepared before starting my trip. I felt very well supported throughout the duration of my volunteer experience by the local team. What a great group of hard working individuals! I continue to reflect on the level of eagerness and interest demonstrated by the students, children, teens and adults. Children attended the classes despite being on school break! My favourite moment was hearing students call out my name while walking about in the village following my volunteer teaching experience. I couldn't believe they remembered my name. This trip generated a renewed sense of gratitude for all things available to me at home. If you are thinking about volunteering, go for it! You won't regret it and will only grow from the experience.

Linda Varve-Perry, Canadian 41

Volunteer Teaching: Madagascar

$428.75 Per Week from
Pay $350 deposit

Madagascar, the world’s second largest island nation after Indonesia (check out our Bali packages!), is one of the richest places on earth for biodiversity. It is a popular ecotourism destination but still a step into the wild for many backpackers. If flora and fauna aren’t your bag, then Madagascar’s 5000 km of coastline provides you some particularly stunning beaches to explore. Our Madagascar tour packages give you a chance to get involved in habitat restoration, teaching, animal care and hands-on renovation work.

  • Length 1-12 Weeks
  • Avg. Age 17+
  • No. Of Meals 18
  • Avg. Group Size 10-40
  • Starting Point Nosy Be
  • Ending Point Nosy Be

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Starting Dates

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to your New Home

Get ready to be greeted with a warm Malagasy welcome by our transfer coordinator! Picture this: You step off the plane and make your way to the meeting point, where our coordinator will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. From there, they'll whisk you away to your accommodation while filling you in on all the exciting adventures in store for the next few days. It's the perfect start to your Madagascar adventure!

  • Meals Included Brunch, Dinner
  • Room Type Volunteer House
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer
Day 2 - 6

Volunteer Teaching

You will teach across different age groups with different learning capacities. You are free to use your own teaching materials and methods. You can use the course book as a reference, or educate children through English conversation. From Monday to Friday you primarily teach English, but there is opportunity to teach across other subjects too! Your role will encourage children in academic work and promote the all-round development of the child, assist teachers and other staff and create teaching plans.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Room Type Volunteer House
  • Activities Included Teaching English, Playing Games with Children
Day 7

Choose Your Own Adventure!

The weekend is time for you to spread your wings a little, if you’re up for it. We’ve equipped you with some language basics, introduced you to the local cuisine…now lets see where that can get you! You’re free to organise any adventure you care to, or simply chill ahead of the volunteer work. We can offer advice on where to go, if you need it.

  • Meals Included Brunch, Dinner

Program Map

Add up to 12 weeks

Pick from a choice of 5 programs to add to your first week of volunteering.

Optional Extras

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$775
$1090
$625
$1165
$1670
$430
$385
$700

Volunteer Teaching in Madagascar

Instruct children of varying ages from rural communities in Nosy Be in fundamental conversational English. You will contribute to the education process by working alongside the faculty at a government-run institution. Additionally, you can offer support in after-school activities, motivating the students to realize their maximum capabilities and expand their horizons through innovatively designed classes.

Volunteer Program

In remote villages like Tsararano Ambony, Madagascar, opportunities for global exposure are limited. As an international educator, you can connect students with diverse backgrounds and cultures, while local teachers learn modern techniques from you. Supporting existing school staff, you'll teach children of various ages and abilities in English and other subjects, using your own materials and methods. Despite higher education being in French and Malagasy, English remains vital for tourism in Nosy Be, making your role essential.