While many students in Colombia receive English lessons at school, a significant proportion do not. English is increasingly being seen as a valuable language to know, so by contributing your time you can provide lessons for those who wouldn’t otherwise have them.
Volunteer English teachers are in demand to help with classes in schools, daycares, foster homes and community centers. Students can range in ability and age from schoolchildren to the elderly. Volunteers also have the opportunity to give further lessons in mathematics, science, humanities, music, sports, dance and art.
This is a project that has great need, and there are many placements that you can assist on. It’s best suited to those with a flexible approach to helping where the need is greatest - whether it’s tutoring a small group before a test or being the lead teacher of a larger class.
Your volunteering is generally for a few hours each day, with time to allow for lesson preparation. Volunteers often work together to create lesson plans and are encouraged to be creative and bring new ideas to their placements.
As you’ll work with the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, you don’t need to have prior teaching experience. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing some relevant training, like a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognised TEFL certification at a discounted rate.Apply now