The job of a VOICE teacher is an important responsibility, so we need volunteers who are well-equipped in teaching and ministry. With this in mind, we have some required training, as well as prerequisites that every VOICE volunteer must complete.
All applicants must...
- ...be 18 or older
- ...have a valid passport
- ...pass a background check
Because VOICE Missions volunteers work closely with children on a daily basis we require that all of our volunteers pass an extensive background check. This background check is conducted by Protect My Ministry, a Christian organization that specializes in screening people for church and mission work.
- ... become TESOL certified
TESOL training (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is very important to anybody who desires to teach English in a foreign country, and is a requirement for anyone who wishes to serve with VOICE Missions in Taiwan.
For more information, visit our TESOL Training page »
Besides meeting the prerequisite requirements, it is also important for you to prepare yourself for working in Taiwan. Here are a few programs and resources to help you do just that. These are not requirements, however the skills that you learn will help you as you teach and minister in Taiwan.
- In The Gap - Teacher Internship Program
The mission of In The Gap is to train and equip youth and young adults to effectively influence children, model integrity, be positive leaders, and passionately love Jesus Christ. During this two month internship you will learn valuable teaching and ministry skills as you work in the public schools of Oklahoma City.
- Serve Your Local Church
The VOICE teams are in Taiwan to serve the people of Taiwan. One of the best places to learn how to serve is in your local church. Helping out in children's church groups or programs like AWANA will help you learn valuable teaching, ministry, and management skills that will benefit you greatly while you are serving in Taiwan.