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EVS working in schools

EVS working in schools

Merthyr Tydfil Schools

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

1 , Open

Project description

The EVS volunteers’ role is to support pupils in schools in Merthyr Tydfil by providing individual and in-classroom support to help these polish children to develop their English language skills. The volunteer will gain vast experience working in the schools as he or she will be primarily classroom based. The volunteer will provide classroom support to students on a one to one basis or by working in small groups but he or she will be constantly under the supervision of a qualified staff member. Volunteers will be encouraged to develop his or her ’own ‘special interest’ project, through discussions with the pupils, the local community, or other staff members and with support of the supervisor.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will live centrally in Merthyr Tydfil in a shared house. The volunteer will have his or her own bedroom and will share kitchen, bathroom and living room. An amount of approximately £255 will be paid once a month for food, pocket money and internet.


Volunteer profile

The EAL team in Merthyr Tydfil is looking for volunteers with an interest in working with children and young people from a varied background. Experience of working with young people and basic teaching experience may be useful but are not a requirement. The project hosted by Merthyr Tydfil are open to all young people, regardless of background, competences and experience. Volunteers need to be able to speak English and Polish to be able to assist the polish migrant students in school.


How to apply

Please send an email to to obtain the application form for this project. Make sure you are using the following in the subject of your email: "your name" :: Merthyr


Additional information

This project really demands a lot of initiative and self-motivation and flexibility as the volunteer will be working in different schools each day and the timetable might change frequently. The volunteer will be working between 30 – 38 hours a week and have two consecutive days off each week. The volunteer should be aware that he or she is working in a school and will be given holiday/ leave during the general school holidays. Translate

This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 39 week(s) during the period 05/11/2017 to 31/07/2018

Project location

Merthyr Tydfil

Looking for volunteers from

Poland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal

Project topics

Pedagogy and didactics

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning

Application deadline

Application deadline: 31/10/2017


Name: Michaela Rohmann

Phone: +442920223088

Hosting organisation

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Coordinating organisation

UNA Exchange

Cardiff, United Kingdom