Volunteer Abroad | Pre Departure Preparation

We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible quality training and preparation to allow our volunteers to feel confident when participating in global engagement through volunteering abroad in the South Pacific.  Our high quality, supportive pre departure preparation aims to maximize the personal learning and development experiences of our volunteers during their journey with us.

As part of our pre departure process, Travel Teacher volunteers will be invited to attend a welcome meeting to enhance their own knowledge on our principles, practices and operational ethos, as well as finding out more about their own time abroad. Participants will get the opportunity to meet other members of their traveling group and begin to feel a part of our community.


Support and mentoring

You will be assigned a Travel Teacher mentor who will work with you in your pre departure class room.  Our mentors draw upon their academic and professional expertise to provide you with guidance and support from the moment you enrol, continuing when you arrive back home.

Online classroom

Prior to departure our volunteers will be invited to enrol in our online VLE (virtual learning environment).  By accessing this platform our volunteers will be introduced to valuable resources and materials to begin exploring their role in creating impact and the benefits to themselves and wider society.

The training provided me with confidence before my experience, it also allowed me to meet my group which was a big help. I felt supported every step of the way.
— Courtney Fynan, Travel Teacher Alumni
Our volunteers provide classroom support

Accredited teacher Training

We aim to equip all volunteers with the technical skills to enable them to make a meaningful impact when engaging with students on their project.  Our introduction to teaching course covers the basic principals and practices of classroom engagement allowing our volunteers to feel confident and competent whilst out in the field.

To learn more about the qualification structure and assessment visit our course overview.

 

Ratu Filise Memorial School

Health and safety

As a volunteer out in the field your safety is paramount.  Prior to your departure we will require volunteers to attend an induction welcome meeting.  This forum will allow you to meet your group and field leaders as well as being introduced to our safe practice policies and procedures whilst in - country. Upon application with us you will also receive a set of joining instructions (adapted for each country), we require you to digest this pre reading material prior to your induction.  Check out the role and responsibilities of a volunteer.

 

Connect forums

Travel Teachers participant forum allows you to connect with other volunteers prior to your international experience.  We encourage you to communicate via our social platform as you begin your integration into our community.