Volunteer English Teachers Needed For Refugees in Lebanon

from Soutien Belge Overseas
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018


2 - 8 months

Starting date:

1st May 2018 (applications are open throughout 2018 with programmes starting every two months)

Programme Description:

SB Overseas is looking for enthusiastic and capable volunteers to teach English and help run two of our schools and women’s training centres in Lebanon, both of which were established to serve refugees: one in Saida (in the south-west), and another in Beirut (in the west).

The refugee children in our schools need this remedial education in order to have a chance of passing entry tests for the Lebanese public education system. Without access to public education, they risk missing out on an education permanently, and becoming a “lost generation”.

The women who go to our centres, meanwhile, find themselves in particularly vulnerable situations inside the refugee camps, and need the training and support provided by our teams to empower them with the promise of a brighter future.


The core activity in this role is providing English lessons to our women and children. Other duties will include running weekend activities for the children, day care, and potentially some other tasks, such as administrative work.


No specific skills or experience are considered essential, although some experience teaching or working with children in some other capacity is desirable.

The single most important quality we look for in candidates is that they are motivated to help others. As with all teaching roles, the ideal candidate will be adaptable and have a positive and resilient attitude, capable of bringing energy, patience, persistence and creativity to the role.

NOTE: We also run a programme that allows volunteers to partake in intensive Arabic lessons for between two and eight months while teaching on a full-time basis. See below for more details.

How to apply:

To apply, please head to our website (www.sboverseas.org/volunteer/lebanon), where you can download a copy of our application form. Please fill out this application form and send it along with your CV to volunteers@sboverseas.org.

Alongside the application form on our website, you can also find our programme FAQ, which contains more detailed information about the programme. You can also check out our programme’s Facebook group, where you can find photos and updates, as well as the most up to date information on the application process.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in these sources, please send them to volunteers@sboverseas.org.