Why volunteer with UWS?
UWS volunteers are helping change lives right now – raising vital funds, developing valuable skills, experience and friendships along the way.
Be inspired by the genuine desire to reach out to support those who are less fortunate and be in the company of dedicated like-minded people – while improving your own skills portfolio too. We know time is precious. So use yours to do something important.
How you can volunteer
Volunteer in a UWS School (Partner School students and teachers only)
We take up to 6 volunteers a year from any of our UWS Partner Schools. All placements are currently in Cambodia but we hope to offer additional volunteer places in Nepal by 2016/17. We ask all volunteers to be over the age of 17 and to commit to at least 12 weeks of teaching in their UWS School.
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Work with UWS
Have you got a specific professional skill that you think the UWS central team could use? If so, let us know about your experience so far and how much time you’re able to give.
Read about Sheena’s experience
One of the biggest barrier to providing education in rural areas is finance. We would love to be your charity of choice, either through regular giving or one-off donations. All the funds don’t have to come from you, so could you could give your time and energy by organising an event or sponsored activity and donate the proceeds to teaching the unreached.
Other ways to help
Tell others: We are always looking for new Partner Schools or donors to support our growing UWS Schools. Are you able to tell someone else about the work UWS is doing?
Livia Benschu, a 19 year old student from Potsdam, was inspired to become a long-term UWS volunteer after visiting Cambodia with our German partner ConCultures in 2014. Livia has been in Cambodia since early January, working with our UWS team and in the ConCultures Partner School, UWS Roy.
When I first heard about this Project, I was impressed and convinced right away that going to Cambodia and teaching the children there was going to be special. Now, having been part of the in-country team, I can see that it has impacted me 100 times more than I had...
This is the account of one student from the St Louis School of Milan and their experience visiting and teaching in their UWS partner school, Swy in Northern Cambodia. When my teachers first asked me if I wanted to participate in a trip to Cambodia I wasn’t totally...
Profile of UWS volunteer Charlotte Pooler who interned with United World Schools in the summer of 2015.
The Warre Family have been brilliant UWS volunteers – offering their treasure (through fund-raising), as well as their time and their talents (through in country volunteering) to support the cause. Here’s a report from Tanja Warre on her family’s Cambodia trip.
A report by Cora and Lizzie, from our Partner School Red Maids’ in Bristol, who volunteered as part of the UWS Cambodia Team from October – December 2014.
Find out more about Sheena, who works for DMG Media, one of our partner organisations. Sheena has been a fantastic ‘champion’ of UWS and our cause, leading fund-raising and committing her time and expertise following her visit to Cambodia.
Find out more about Will, a UWS supporter in the UK, who after hearing about the charity, supported the expansion in Cambodia by fund-raising with an epic paddle.
Bella’s experience of volunteering with UWS shows the kind of commitment we believe makes an impact on the remote, marginalised communities we work with.
Read more about Hannah, a student from one of our partner schools, Atlantic College, who volunteered her time to raise funds for the schools in Cambodia.