Become a STEP Volunteer
STEP camps are established upon the passion of college students to provide a better English education for children who lack resources to do so. Camps will immerse children in an English-speaking environment with a strong focus on learning.
From interacting with English-speaking college students to exercising different aspects of the English language, STEP camps strive not only to create an unforgettable summer experience, but also ensure that students walk away with greater proficiency in English. The core curriculum of STEP camps focus primarily on practical English and those that will appear on the student's upcoming standardized tests. We put a lot of emphasis on encouraging our children to be fearless in their use of English and be confident English learners!
Though our main focus is on English, STEP also provides students an overall fun and immersive way to learn during the summer. STEP volunteers lead out in arts and crafts, science experiments, and sport activities so that the students have an amazing camp experience. Our classes, all designed by STEP volunteers, are tailored to the needs of the students. The whole program provides these students a unique opportunity to get an excellent summer education and develop a passion for learning.
Join as a Project Volunteer/Staff
Based in the U.S., STEP hopes to leverage volunteers here to create positive social change in Taiwan's disadvantaged communities. We are proud that, besides are camp programs, we can sustainably help through our year long projects. Project volunteers help with our day-to-day operations as a non-profit and assist with creating our STEP educational content. If you want to volunteer consistently, this is for you! Once you found your fit, click the contact and fill in your information!
What we're currently Looking for:
Volunteers who are currently undergraduates in college to join our pen pal program. You will be paired up with a student through a Boyo-STEP partnership. Learn More
Writers and editors! We are looking for volunteers to help with our newest newsletter project. Volunteers will translate and abridge English articles for the STEP newsletter (Mandarin Proficiency required). Learn More
Digital art specialist or content creation volunteers. If you are creative, passionate, and artistic, this is for you! We are looking for someone to help with general creative efforts.
Apply for a Program
Looking to spend summer/winter in Taiwan through STEP's volunteering program? Through STEP, volunteers get to engage with students and the local community. The programming for the camps differ from year to year, location to location, but expect a lot time working with students in a camp format. All expenses including food and living will be paid for by STEP. This is also a great way to explore Taiwan as travel is included in the program.
What we're looking for:
Passionate, fun-loving, and experienced volunteers who are comfortable working with children inside and outside the classroom
Currently over 18 years of age and is willing to travel (a lot)
Currently pursuing or has obtained an university Bachelor's degree
Fluent in English; proficiency in Mandarin or Taiwanese Hokkien a plus
(Winter Program) Be available to commit 2 weeks in mid-January (Dates TBD)
(Summer Program) Be available to commit 3~4 weeks in July~August (Dates TBD)