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Community Volunteer at UNV Guyana


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Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma


  • Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Georgetown
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-01


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is a UN organization that encourages peace and development through volunteerism throughout the world. The program proposes volunteer opportunities in 150 countries and has volunteers from 160 countries with eclectic backgrounds and perspectives. UN Volunteers work in different fields such as disaster reply, society empowerment, and endurable livelihoods. If you are curious in serving in a UNV program, you can find a guide to UN volunteer jobs on volunteerforever.com.


The duittes for Community Volunteer at UNV Guyana are:

  •   Reply to the educational needs of out-of-school children by teaching ESL community classes.
  • Plan lessons appropriate to the developmental level and ability of the children.
  • Account for the children’s learning improvement through a reporting system.
  • Keep a clean and safe classroom environment for all children.
  • Design student attendance record.
  • Communicate to parents on children’s challenges in the classroom and how parents can provide help .
  • Liaise with local schools and education officers to arrange activities between children in community-based classes and those enrolled in schools, fostering social cohesion.
  • Boost the progressive transition of children from community-based classes to formal schooling by coordinating their enrolment in local schools.
  • Back the families with school enrolment and translation assistance for helping children to access government school.
  • Gather and report data to identify risks and dimensions to respond to the children’s educational needs.
  • Partake in training activities organized by UNHCR and its partners, as well as in support of community-based protection actions in the communities where they teach.
  • Notify the supervisor on protection concerns of Persons of Concern to UNHCR reported to them by members of the community, including GBV and child protection cases.
  • Any other connected tasks as may be demanded or assigned by the supervisor. Results/Expected Outputs:
  • Out-of-school children supported through community classes for a soft transition into formal education.
  • Increased access to formal education.
  • Improved learning and academic implementation of at-risk children.
  • Enriched data on children’s access to education.
  • Admission to UNHCR through reporting to the Community Volunteer on protection challenges.

APPLY ALSO: National Software Solutions Developer


The requirements for Community Volunteer at UNV Guyana are:

  • 0 years of background in and / or illustrated interest in Childhood Pedagogy / Education; • Experience working with children is an asset;
  • Background working in a hinterland/ riverain community is an asset; • Voluntary service and community engagement is an asset. * 2+ years of background working with children in a classroom setting or voluntary service and community engagement can be accepted in lieu of secondary education / any formal education.
  • Secondary education
  • English understanding  Level: Fluent, Required
  • Spanish understanding  Level: Working knowledge, Desirable.


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