Do you want to make a real difference to children from disadvantaged backgrounds but don't know where to begin?
There are many children who do not have access to basic learning opportunities.
They have never read a book; they do not have exposure to the English Language; many of them do not go to school.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of these 4-6-year-old children by being Volunteer Teachers.
Calling for Teacher Volunteers
Attend Teacher Everywhere™ training in Jan 2021 - covering child development, strategies for managing challenging behavior, delivering an effective reading session and other important skills in engaging children. (Trained teachers do not need to attend this)
You'll be armed with lesson plans, classroom resources and empowered with support from ECF staff, mentors and fellow volunteers all the way.
Starting March 2021, deliver classes at least 4 times a year on Saturday mornings.
We are looking for Volunteer Teachers who:
Are 15 years and above
Understand and speak English
Enjoy reading to and interacting with children
Are able to dedicate at least 4 Saturday mornings (3 hours each time) in a year
Are committed to complete ECF's Teacher Everywhere training (4 sessions of 3h each + 2 practicums) [Not applicable to qualified teachers]
Volunteer Training Programme
- 4 sessions x 3h (Saturday 9 am - 12 pm)
- 2 practicums
Not applicable to qualified teachers
for children from 2 to 6 years old
Defining and responding to challenging behaviour, strategies for positive behaviour
Defining circle time, strategies for effective circle time
- General points to take into consideration: How to read aloud to a group of children.
Interaction‐promoting behaviors to engage children in conversations.
How to manage incorrect responses.
- Before reading: Physical arrangement, Draw attention to cover page
- During reading: Getting and sustaining attention
Practicums 1 & 2
Classroom strategies in managing children, observe how teacher does circle time and reading experience, How to transition from 1 experience to another, conduct circle time and story telling experience followed with an activity
We are also looking for Mentors to support and coach our Teacher Volunteers.
Email us at if you have any questions or would like to contribute in any other ways.