The Teacher Coordinator's main role is to facilitate the transition between incoming and outgoing language teachers and to coordinate and update, if necessary, the curriculum for languages taught at Lha. Volunteers in this role will preferably have prior teaching experience, and can act as a resource for other language teachers in their lesson planning.
The Teacher Coordinator organizes and runs teachers' meetings when necessary to address any problems which may arise with the curriculum, lesson planning, or class conduct. These meetings can be held on a weekly basis, if necessary, but otherwise are conducted at the Teacher Coordinator's discretion. Volunteers in this role are also responsible for finding substitute teachers should any of the language teachers be unable to attend their courses.
Lha offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Tibetan community. While we welcome drop-in volunteers with no previous communication or planning, we also offer other options for those wanting to plan ahead and receive supported services before arrival in India, upon arrival and during their stay in Dharamsala.
Pre-arranged volunteers are guaranteed a placement at Lha, and we strongly encourage potential volunteers to submit an application before your arrival in India so that we can be sure to place you in a role best suited to your unique skill-sets. Most volunteers work directly with Lha, while others are placed throughout the community with other NGOs.
We believe our reception and orientation service is to the mutual benefit of both Lha and our volunteers, enabling the smoothest and most efficient transition possible to Dharamsala. Please note that all donations received from these services go directly into the social service programs provided by Lha.
If you are trained in any specific skills, we will try to provide opportunities for you to use your expertise to benefit others in our community. If you are planning to just drop in, our office is located on Temple Road in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala (just across from State Bank of India). Our office is open from 9AM-5PM, Monday to Saturday. Please note that the Lha office is closed on the second Saturday of every month.