Skip to main content
US Flag An official website of the United States government

Connect with the Peace Corps

If you're ready for something bigger, we have a place where you belong.

Follow us

Apply to the Peace Corps

The application process begins by selecting a service model and finding an open position.

Peace Corps Volunteer
2 years, 3 months
Log in/check status
Peace Corps Response
Up to 12 months
Log in/check status
Virtual Service Pilot
3-6 months
Log in/check status

Let us help you find the right position.

If you are flexible in where you serve for the two-year Peace Corps Volunteer program, our experts can match you with a position and country based on your experience and preferences.

Serve where you’re needed most

Literacy Teacher Trainer

Project description

Ricks Institute in Liberia has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Literacy Teacher Trainers. Ricks Institute is a faith and learning community that is committed to developing students through the integration of spiritual, intellectual, technological, physical, emotional, cultural and social dimensions of learning. Ever since the Liberian civil war, the institution has been set back severely. In academic year 2007-2008, Ricks Institute restarted both the boarding school and the day school, and in 2010, the school reopened its elementary boys dormitory. The school attracts students from all over Liberia and beyond; however, there are still major needs in staff capacity and mentorship as well as helping students meet prescribed academic benchmarks.

The PCRVs will co-teach lower grades phonics and literacy emphasizing integrating literacy through the school day and co-develop and co-implement a participatory inventory and analysis of Liberia’s literacy instruction programs for primary and middle grades. The PCRVs will also provide teacher training and after-school literacy activities. The overall goal of this assignment is to support the institute to provide valuable educational opportunities for young African students and become a self-sustaining institution in the years to come.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Required skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Education OR any bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience as an early grades teacher in a low-resource context
• 2-5 years’ experience teaching
• Experience in teaching ESOL and/or literacy
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

Living conditions

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Liberia: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, and health/crime statistics in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.

Medical considerations

Before you apply, please review medical clearance and legal clearance to learn about the process.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you?
Get started on your journey.
Learn what it's like to serve in Liberia
Get detailed information on the Volunteer experience.