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Teacher for Young Deaf Children (Voluntary Position) - The Welcome Home Foundation - Philippines

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About the assignment

We’re looking for a Teacher for Young Deaf Children who can live and volunteer in the Philippines for 10 months. 

  • The assignment seeks to contribute to the learning and development of Special Education Teachers in the Philippines with a focus on supporting local staff in the early intervention strategies for deaf and hard-of-hearing babies, toddlers, and children.
  • To be considered for this role, you'll need a relevant qualification in Education, Speech Therapy (or a related qualification) and experience in early working with young deaf children (toddler age) with special needs.
  • Participate in improving the lives for deaf children in the Philippines.

About the Partner Organisation

The Welcome Home Foundation, Inc. (WHFI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization supporting deaf and hard-of-hearing children. They were on the forefront of education during the national transition to Filipino Sign Language (FSL) with not only helping other deaf individuals becoming skilled workers and students, but also strengthening the Filipino deaf community and culture. In 1995, they established the Welcome Home Educational Resource Center (WH-ERC) for deaf children and in 2010, established their Early Intervention Program (EIP) to stimulate early language and literacy development of younger deaf children with their parents. The WH-ERC is looking to request an in-country volunteer that can mentor and train local staff to increase the development of Special Education Teachers in implementing early intervention systems and working with deaf and hard-of-hearing babies, toddlers, and children.

About the Australian Volunteers Program: 

The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian government-funded initiative. We support partner organisations across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa to achieve locally led change.

Volunteers are supported throughout their volunteer journey, and we actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer internationally and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. Find out more.


We cover your flights, insurance, and provide a living and accommodation allowance. Learn more here.

AUD$1432 per month. 

Find out more about in-country allowances.


  • All applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Permanent Residency Visa of Australia, or New Zealand residents in Australia with a Special Category Visa (SCV). 
  • A National Police Check must be completed during the application process.  
  • A Psychological Test is required for all volunteer assignments.

A position description is attached.

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