2020 will be the 6th year volunteers from across the globe will join Love The Oceans in Mozambique and in addition to the formal training you will receive upon arrival, we have some excellent returning staff that you will be joining who will help show you the ropes. 

Location: Guinjata Bay, Mozambique 

Responsibility: Running our swimming programme, in conjunction with Love The Oceans (LTO), who are a marine conservation charity about to head into their 6th year of operation in Mozambique, Yay! We are after international swimming instructors who will help to teach over 200 children in a two week period. Before the two-week programme commences, you will also be responsible for training one or two of our advanced students to become swimming teachers. Our Community Outreach Manager is already an STA teacher, and six of our advanced students are Aquatic Helpers – it’ll be two of these you’ll be training as teachers. 


Please apply below telling us about why you think you’re an excellent fit for the role by 31st December 2019



This Venture Leader Swimming Teacher is a volunteery position; however, we have sponsorship for a variety of costs/activities, e.g. accommodation, meals and a contribution towards flight/visa costs. Please see full details below. 

Necessary Skills: 

We will only accept applications from people who meet the following criteria: 

  • STA Swimming Teacher 
  • STA Aquatic Tutor (able to train others as swim teachers) 
  • Full, valid driver’s licence 
  • Physically fit and able with a positive attitude 

We would also like to see (but not a requirement) people who also have: 

  • Experience working in a pressured environment 
  • The ability to work independently and take initiative 
  • Experience in a third world country/remote region 
  • Confident team leader 
  • An interest in marine conservation 

The type of person who will thrive: 

We need awesome people who have a strong passion for swimming, have experience teaching children, and who understand the importance of teaching this lifesaving skill in a remote region where over 90% of the population cannot swim. You will be adept at separating the personal from the professional as you will be in charge of the welfare of a group of residential volunteers. 

In addition to your general awesomeness, you will be smart, able to keep your cool in high-pressure situations and be a friendly, approachable sort. You will be working with 4-18-year-old pupils who are local Mozambique children, and international swimming teacher volunteers who will span a range of nationalities and ages. We’re not going to lie, you will be on-the-go a lot of the time, in a stunning but also remote beach location in Mozambique. 

Most days you’ll be working from when you wake up to when you go to sleep so someone with great energy levels and a super positive attitude is essential. If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you! 

What we expect you to do: 

You will be joining our Venture Leaders and Field Specialists whom have already been part of Love The Oceans in previous years. However, these staff members will be running our other specialist and research programmes, focusing on marine conservation rather than swimming. You will be Venture Leader of the Swimming specialist programme, and you will be responsible for ensuring our children’s and volunteers’ safety, keeping them motivated and overseeing the delivery of the programme to provide a complete intensive workshop. You will be sharing accommodation with our staff, and Senior Management will be on the ground at all times to help out where needed. 

The first two weeks of your stay there will be no international volunteers to take care of, but you will be working with our Community Outreach Manager to train two of our advanced students as STA Swim Teachers. After two weeks, your international volunteer teachers will arrive, winter school holidays will start and the next phase will begin. Your job then will be to liaise with the Community Outreach Manager to organise teaching schedules, lesson numbers, and logistics for our intensive two-week swimming workshops, as well as looking after the international volunteers and the swimming students. 

Within these areas, your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Training: Support the delivery of programme training materials, including classroom and practical sessions 
  • Programme Running: Running the day to day activities and ensuring people are in the right place at the right time with the required equipment as determined by the group schedule/s 
  • LTO Representation: you will be responsible for ensuring LTO is represented to our community and to stakeholders positively and professionally at all times and following LTO ethics, values and behaviours 
  • Health and Safety: Monitoring the adherence of all programme participants to LTO’s Code of Conduct, and ensuring adherence to Health & Safety, raising issues/concerns to Senior Management 

How you will be compensated: 

There is no monetary compensation; however, LTO will sponsor the following costs/activities: 

  • Reimbursement to the maximum amount of £800.00 (GBP) to contribute towards flights and/or visas 
  • Shared accommodation is provided for the duration of stay 
  • An allowance for Breakfast & Lunch and a cooked evening meal is provided for the length of stay 
  • All transport as required by the programme 
  • A discounted rate for personal/leisure scuba diving 
  • Transportation from local Inhambane airport/bus station (Mozambique) to LTO base camp 

WHAT LTO DOES NOT COVER: You are physically and financially responsible for visas as required, medical, and travel insurance before arrival to Mozambique. Copies of these must be submitted to LTO Management pre-departure. You are also physically and financially responsible for getting the right jabs and securing malaria medication as recommended by LTO. Please visit your local GP/Travel Clinic to discuss your requirements. 

How to apply

If you fulfil all the criteria above, then we definitely can’t wait to hear from you! Please apply below telling us about why you think you’re an excellent fit for the role by 31st December 2019

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