In and Around Catz

Summer Schools and Volunteering


Are you interested in spending 2–6 weeks this summer volunteering in China on a fully funded program? Apply for EduCamp 2019 for the best summer camp experience!

  • Free return flights (booked on your behalf by the school to/from your chosen destination/s - unlike other camps, there is no huge upfront flight cost to you!)
  • Additional £200–£1200 allowance (depending on the camp)
  • Free accommodation and meals
  • Loads of free trips to local sights
  • Cultural activities and language classes
  • More relaxed, with lower working hours than most other camps (typically just 5 hours per day)
  • Full training, TEFL certificate and example lesson plans/resources provided
  • Choice of 7 locations across China (from Beijing and Shanghai to rural Guangdong!), with potential flexibility to volunteer in multiple locations across a 6 week program
  • Most camps are not-for-profit, supporting disadvantaged rural students

Full details, testimonials and the application form can be found at

Note that, despite the info on the website, outstanding Cambridge undergrads in STEM/ Business/ Economics may also be considered for the Shanghai program.

Please direct questions to Katie Prescott.


I’m a Land Economy Student from Homerton and the Recruitment Officer for Education Partnerships Africa, a student-led, cross-university charity. Due to a large interest in first round applications, we have opened a second round of applications for some volunteering opportunities open at the moment that I hope might be of interest to your students.

We are a volunteer-run organisation and work in partnership with rural secondary schools in East Africa to improve the quality of education and health for students. Every summer, we enable talented UK university students to experience grassroots international development, and provide them with the awareness, knowledge and skills to become leaders of the future. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the ten-week project this summer.

The project helps students develop project management and leadership skills. Many of our volunteers return to take up (voluntary) managerial positions within our organisation, and cite their Education Partnerships Africa experience as critical to their employment and development at leading institutions such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Deloitte, as well in careers such as academia and teaching.

We are an established student charity, and we have been recruiting students from Cambridge, Oxford and London Universities for more than ten years.


EPAfrica is recruiting committed students to spend 10 weeks in East Africa investing time and money in one of our partner schools. Living and working in a rural community, our volunteers develop essential transferable skills whilst experiencing vibrant Kenyan or Ugandan culture.

Working in teams of 2 or 3, volunteers collaborate with their school’s various stakeholders to improve the quality of education offered. Focusing on the sustainability of their interventions, they invest in new educational resources, small infrastructure projects and schemes to improve students’ health and welfare. Whilst receiving specialist training and support from the Central Charity, EPAfrica’s volunteers are given the autonomy to decide how to invest their funds, based on their school’s specific needs.

It also provides a great opportunity for travel and discover other East African nations such as Tanzania and Rwanda.

Internally, EPAfrica volunteers have access to a wide and diverse alumni network, which provides informal careers advice as well as a formal mentoring scheme. We have alumni working in a diverse range of NGOs, as well as civil servants working for the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, academics working on development-related issues, and in many corporate firms such as Deloitte.

Find out more at or for details of our events and socials go to our Facebook page, EPAfrica Cambridge and ARU.

Apply now at

Please direct questions to Matthew Coombes.

Oxford Summer Courses

I work for Oxford Summer Courses – we run summer schools in Cambridge, Oxford, and London for international students aged 9–24, and we are currently hiring for a number of positions in Cambridge.


Please direct questions to Sally Waitland, Cambridge Programme Support, Oxford Summer Courses.