View our Volunteer Guidelines
BMWEC welcomes volunteers. We always appreciate people with administrative, IT, accounting or finance skills. Teachers are always appreciated, especially if you have qualifications and/or experience either teaching children, ESL or expertise in a particular subject area. We have, for example, had some great input from people with a range of trades skills who have been willing to share their knowledge with students at STTC (see ‘learning centres’). Enthusiasm, a willingness to work hard, and possibly a preparedness to step outside your comfort zone are the only mandatory pre-requisites!
We usually ask for 3-month commitment from our volunteers, but we are flexible depending on the skills that you have, or if your participation is likely to extend beyond a single visit. For example, we have some volunteers who just keep coming back – and over time have built up really firm and long-lasting relationships with individuals and communities.
Overall, volunteering can be really rewarding for both the volunteer and for the community in which you are working. If you are interested in reading what other volunteers have to say, look under the ‘stories’ menu above.
If you are interested, please fill out the application form in this section, or contact us with any questions or for further information.
(Note: The school year begins in June and goes through until March or April. There is usually a two-week break in the second half of October/early November and at Christmas/New Year with longer ‘hot season’ break in April and May.)