I AM YOU are currently looking to employ a skilled English teacher to work in our education program in Ritsona camp

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17. August 2017

Position; English Educator


START DATE : Flexible (minimum 2 month stay)




I AM YOU is a volunteer organization currently operating in two separate refugee camps within Greece. Our mission is to better serve displaced populations in Greece and fight prejudice by putting our common humanity first. We envision a world free of prejudice; where dignity and respect are rights, not privileges.

Volunteering with I AM YOU means that you will join a dynamic team of individuals who work together to support our work while bringing a sense of humanity by improving the lives of displaced men, women and children. Our organization focuses on human-to-human aid, putting volunteers at the forefront of our work and building our organization from their skills and experience. We celebrate the diversity in our team and believe it makes us stronger.


We are currently looking to solidify our education program in Ritsona camp by recruiting a skilled educator to prepare and teach lessons in English for a minimum of two months.




The Educator will plan and carry out English lessons for Adults and Children in six week cycles with clear start and end dates.



Implement /Change/Maintain Current English Program

  • Plan and prepare lessons
  • Teach up to three different levels of English
  • Constantly look to improve the program we offer in conjunction with other staff
  • Take daily attendance of participants
  • Produce report of the lessons implemented


Child protection:

  • Ensure a safe and friendly atmosphere at all times during activities
  • Promote inclusion and equal access to every child
  • Identify and report any child protection issues to his/her manager
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information of beneficiaries






  • Past experience teaching English as a second language
  • Acknowledges and respects gender, cultural, ethical, social, and religious constraints
  • Demonstrates an understanding and desire of working with residents in a particularly vulnerable environment
  • Interest in working with migrant and refugee children
  • Good written communication skills
  • Team player mentality and creative problem-solver
  • Capacity to work in fast-paced and emotionally-intense contexts
  • Good command of the English language
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work required
  • Police/Background Check is also required for this position



  • University degree in Education or Teaching
  • ESL training
  • Knowledge of IELTS examinations
  • Language skills in Arabic
  • Technical experience in a humanitarian aid context
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standards

 Transversal Skills:

Autonomous, dynamic, empathetic, thorough, organized self-starter with solid interpersonal skills.




The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for at least two months. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.




Please fill out a volunteer application on our website.

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