The Need

“Volunteerism is a source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and social cohesion. It brings positive social change by fostering respect for diversity, equality and the participation of all. It is among society’s most vital assets.”

– Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General, United Nations

The world needs 68.8 Million teachers.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that the world needs to recruit 24.4 million primary school teachers and 44.4 million secondary school teachers by 2030 to ensure that every child has access to an effective education. Studies show that qualified teachers, trained and supported, deliver the instruction that makes successful outcomes possible.

Trained WorldTeach volunteers are meeting the world’s demand for teachers every day in classrooms around the globe. Will you do your part and help fill this dire gap?

Global citizenship is imperative for the future sustainability of our planet.

Global citizenship — sensitivity to and respect for other cultures, and active involvement in addressing issues of human and environmental sustainability – is a whole-world philosophy that allows one to transcend geographic and political borders. It is an essential mindset for success in the 21st century.

Global citizenship starts with passion and is honed through education, immersion and practice. WorldTeach turns the passion of our volunteers into impact with training, partnership and ongoing support. Where could your passions thrive and make a difference?

English mastery opens economic opportunities for individuals and nations.

Use of the English language by non-speaking English nations increases opportunities for business, scientific innovation, and more just governance. Yet, access to teachers with native-level English proficiency is difficult to provide in most regions of the world.

By providing opportunities to learn English from native speakers, WorldTeach Volunteers improve lifetime outcomes of students in non-English speaking nations. How could you use your language mastery to create an impact?

The world needs greater access to quality, engaged educators and compassionate global citizens: the world needs you.