The ability to speak English gives Guatemalans a genuine opportunity to find work in a range of different careers. Lessons can be impractical and unaffordable for some, but volunteers can assist by enabling free English lessons for both adults and children.
Volunteer work varies but generally consists of teaching small groups of children, tutoring local students, setting up workshops, assisting local teachers and organizing educational games and activities. There is also an expectation that you’ll spend time preparing your lessons each day.
You can work in a variety of settings, based on where the need is greatest at the time. Placements include learning programs for the poor, in public schools, community centers and public libraries.
If you’re someone who is interested in teaching a variety of age groups, this project is for you!
As you will be volunteering alongside our local team, you don’t need to be a qualified teacher. Our local team provides Teaching English volunteers with a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) “crash course” and educational materials to help get you started. If you are interested in gaining a TEFL certification at a discounted rate before traveling to Guatemala, visit our Online TEFL Course page.Apply now