Become a Volunteer

The call is now open for new volunteers! Apply before 10.11.

Volunteer positions

The spring call for volunteers has closed. The next volunteer recruitment round will be opened in autumn 2019. Follow this page for more information.

Apply for a volunteer position

Apply by filling this online application form.

Read the instructions carefully and prepare the required attachments (Attachment 1: CV in English Attachment 2: Preferred positions and your availability). Please please list relevant knowledge for the position(s) applied for, including your experience of development cooperation, NGO work or volunteer work in section: Other skills: you special knowledge and skills and state your motivation in section This position: Why are you inerested in this position?. Referees are not obligatory at this point.


The call is open 7.3-7.4.2019.

The selected candidates are contacted and the interviews will be conducted between 22.4-10.5.2019. The interview may be held at the Teachers Without Borders’ office or via Skype.

Those who are selected, attend a training in 7.-9.6.2019.

General criteria for volunteers

  • Candidates should be at least 25 years old
  • University degree (or degree in University of Applied Sciences) in Education or other relevant field
  •  Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in the education sector, preferably in the area of teacher training
  • International experience preferably from a developing country (internships and/or work and/or voluntary work)
  • Competences: pedagogical knowledge, intercultural awareness, flexibility and ability to adapt to challenging contexts
  • Good physical and mental health. The work usually includes travelling to remote, challenging and/or post-disaster environments
  • Strong stress management skills, as well as willingness and ability to work in challenging situations and out of regular comforts

Read the whole description of the process.