Amman

Amman, Jordan

Refugee Camp Community Center

Arabic (High Intermediate)

These camps were set up in 1968 to accommodate Palestine refugees and displaced people who left the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Participants will have the opportunity to be paired with a teacher and work within the Community Center which provides refugees with practical knowledge and vocational skills training. Participants may teach English, provide tutoring assistance, coordinate sports, music and other extracurricular activities. *Placement availability dependent on issuance of security clearance and political stability at time of program.

The Family Development Association

Arabic (Beginning)

This association works under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan and has two branches, both in East Amman. Both branches organize workshops that focus on general education and vocational skills. For those interested in working with children, one of the branches also operates a kindergarten. Numerous refuges have moved to this area and frequently participate in the foundation's activities. Potential participant responsibilities may include: teaching English to both staff and community members and organizing workshops to improve vocational and technical skills. The NGO also produces handcrafts and assistance in its social media and marketing efforts may be available.

Association for Social Development

Arabic (Beginning)

The Association for Social Development is an NGO located in East Amman. It organizes workshops that focus on general education, language instruction, and vocational and technical skills training. The NGO provides a conservative educational atmosphere for young adults and adolescents. Teaching English will be the participant’s primary task, but additional workshops may also available depending on the participant's skills and interests.

The Family Development Association

Arabic (Beginning)

This association works under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan and has two branches, both in East Amman. Both branches organize workshops that focus on general education and vocational skills. For those interested in working with children, one of the branches also operates a kindergarten. Numerous refuges have moved to this area and frequently participate in the foundation's activities. Potential participant responsibilities may include: teaching English to both staff and community members and organizing workshops to improve vocational and technical skills. The NGO also produces handcrafts and assistance in its social media and marketing efforts may be available.

Association for Social Development

Arabic (Beginning)

The Association for Social Development is an NGO located in East Amman. It organizes workshops that focus on general education, language instruction, and vocational and technical skills training. The NGO provides a conservative educational atmosphere for young adults and adolescents. Teaching English will be the participant’s primary task, but additional workshops may also available depending on the participant's skills and interests.

School for Special Needs

Arabic (Beginning)

The School for Special Needs specializes in teaching children with a variety of learning disabilities. Depending on the specific needs of each child, the school employs behavioral, speech, and physical therapists as well as dietitians to assist the children. The school also provides training and informational courses on special education to the community. Participants may assist the teachers and staff with educational workshops, recreational activities, and English lessons. Leading and planning sports activities during the school's summer camp may also be needed.

Human Rights Organization

Arabic (Intermediate)

This organization provides legal advice and representation for marginalized social groups in Amman. They also draft human rights legislation and advocate through educational campaigns throughout Jordan. Responsibilities will be determined by the participant's language level and the projects available at the time of the placement. Past participants have been responsible for conducting legal research and assisting in English translation services.

At-Risk Youth Institute

Arabic (Beginning)

The At-Risk Youth Institute helps to relieve the on-going struggles faced by underprivileged or abandoned youth who have turned of legal adult age thereby losing access to certain services provided by social institutions. At this critical age, these youth are expected to start leading their lives among the local community. The Institute strives to train these young adults and develop their already existing abilities to find working opportunities that will help them become independent. Assistance in the areas of fundraising, teaching and event coordination may be needed.

School for Special Needs

Arabic (Beginning)

The School for Special Needs specializes in teaching children with a variety of learning disabilities. Depending on the specific needs of each child, the school employs behavioral, speech, and physical therapists as well as dietitians to assist the children. The school also provides training and informational courses on special education to the community. Participants may assist the teachers and staff with educational workshops, recreational activities, and English lessons. Leading and planning sports activities during the school's summer camp may also be needed.

School for Special Needs

Arabic (Beginning)

The School for Special Needs specializes in teaching children with a variety of learning disabilities. Depending on the specific needs of each child, the school employs behavioral, speech, and physical therapists as well as dietitians to assist the children. The school also provides training and informational courses on special education to the community. Participants may assist the teachers and staff with educational workshops, recreational activities, and English lessons. Leading and planning sports activities during the school's summer camp may also be needed.

Women's Think Tank

Arabic (Intermediate)

Founded 30 years ago, the Women's Think Tank has made significant strides to advance women’s rights in Jordan and across the Middle East. It is very active in the Amman community and provides numerous social services in Jordan including providing free legal representation to marginalized social groups, particularly women. Responsibilities of former participants included conducting online research, translating documents from Arabic to English, and editing policy proposals.

At-Risk Youth Institute

Arabic (Beginning)

The At-Risk Youth Institute helps to relieve the on-going struggles faced by underprivileged or abandoned youth who have turned of legal adult age thereby losing access to certain services provided by social institutions. At this critical age, these youth are expected to start leading their lives among the local community. The Institute strives to train these young adults and develop their already existing abilities to find working opportunities that will help them become independent. Assistance in the areas of fundraising, teaching and event coordination may be needed.

At-Risk Youth Institute

Arabic (Beginning)

The At-Risk Youth Institute helps to relieve the on-going struggles faced by underprivileged or abandoned youth who have turned of legal adult age thereby losing access to certain services provided by social institutions. At this critical age, these youth are expected to start leading their lives among the local community. The Institute strives to train these young adults and develop their already existing abilities to find working opportunities that will help them become independent. Assistance in the areas of fundraising, teaching and event coordination may be needed.