Interested in finding out more about VESL? We are attending several Careers and Volunteering Fairs across England and Scotland at universities. Check out our list below to find out where you can find us! Careers & Volunteering Fairs 9th January – Heriot-Watt Refresher’s fair, The Student Union, 13.00. 17th January – UCL Volunteering Fair, North Cloister, […]
Where to find VESL in 2013…
Student Leader Projects Underway
We’ve received a great response from universities to our new Student Leadership Programme. After receiving several notes of interest from past volunteers we were been able to establish Student Lead Projects within MMU, Keele, Edge Hill, Aston and Birmingham Universities and things are looking very encouraging for 2012 (fingers crossed). The past volunteers who are […]
What do I bring as my ‘Teaching Object’?
We ask everyone invited to attend a selection event to bring along a ‘teaching object’, teaching aid or resource that you would find useful when teaching English overseas. It can be anything you like and can be for general use or for a specific lesson. You get a chance to discuss your choice of object […]
Can I apply if I live outside the UK?
We’d love to be able to say we could place everyone that applied but we’re required to interview all volunteers before we can offer anyone a place. Volunteers are also required to attend a training event before heading out to project. Unfortunately all our selection and training events are UK based so if you’re unable […]
I’m concerned I don’t have enough experience
This is a common concern and a natural one for people thinking of volunteering overseas for the first time. We don’t have any set requirements as such so we’d encourage everyone interested to apply even if you don’t have any direct teaching or overseas experience. The reason we try to be as flexible as possible […]
Can I Volunteer with my children?
Unfortunately we’re not able to send families or Parent and Child couples overseas at this point. Although we’d love to be able to accommodate families, we don’t foresee a time when we’ll be able to accept families or under 18 year-olds into our programme. The logistics of setting up, running and supporting family projects simply […]
Do I need a TEFL qualification?
The short answer is NO… you don’t need a TEFL qualification to be offered a project with VESL and the vast majority of volunteers do not have any formal qualifications. In general, applicants tend to have some experience of working with children or are able to show an appreciation of what might be expected of […]
When is the deadline for applications?
Firstly let me state that no time is too early to apply! We have a rolling selection process which is open throughout the year so technically there is no deadline. In practice, however, there are a number of factors that govern what date you must apply by… Re. 4-6 week project If you’re applying for […]
Are all Selection events in London?
We do run a lot of our events out of London as this tends to be the easiest place for the vast majority of people to get to or it’s within a couple of hours of their front door. We do run events out of Manchester and Edinburgh but, for most people, these locations are […]
Why do I have to be interviewed?
Q. Why do I have to attend an information and selection event? A. A selection events is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know VESL and find out if we are the right organisation for you. It also gives you a chance to ask all those questions or natural concerns you might have […]
We would like to thank all those who attended December’s selection day earlier this month. We were extremely pleased to see so many keen and enthusiastic faces, along with such a broad skills base. We look forward to seeing all those successful applicants at our training event in June and have no doubt you will […]
VESL SELECTION DAYS
VESL would like to thank all those who took the time to attend one of our selection days this year and wish any applicants we were unable to place good luck in finding a volunteer programme this summer. Congratulations to all of you that have been invited to join our volunteer team, we look forward […]
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Past Volunteer Feedback
- Travel Advice: Homesickness April 23, 2014
- Volunteer Co-ordinator: Dhanya April 15, 2014
- Teaching Advice: New Ideas April 14, 2014
- Volunteer Co-ordinator: Renata April 8, 2014
- Volunteer Co-ordinator: Ola April 1, 2014