Many schools in Mexico are not well equipped to teach students English, which is a skill that can greatly enhance their future opportunities. As a volunteer on this project, you’ll spark an interest in learning English and support important educational outcomes for Mexican students.
If you’re someone who is energetic, has a passion for education and a fun, creative approach to teaching, then you’ll be an awesome fit for this project!
You’ll volunteer in schools, community centers and childcare facilities. You can expect to volunteer for three to four hours per day, alongside local teachers or find yourself leading the class. To make sure you have the best impact possible, you are required to speak Spanish to an intermediate level.
Lessons build upon the work of previous volunteers and are structured as weekly themed English workshops. As a volunteer, you’ll plan activities to reinforce the weekly theme, prepare worksheets, play educational games, help with homework and review previous lessons.
As a volunteer on this project, you’ll work in a well supported volunteer environment with guidance from IVHQ’s local team and placement staff. This means you do not need to be a qualified teacher or have prior teaching experience to participate.
We do recommend volunteers come prepared by completing relevant training, like a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. As an IVHQ volunteer, you can access an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate. Visit our Online TEFL course page for more information.Apply now