Volunteer as a teacher
Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding experience? Consider volunteer teaching in Guatemala! This beautiful country offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children who are eager to learn. By volunteering your time and skills, you can help improve the education system and provide valuable knowledge to those who need it the most.
As a volunteer teacher in Guatemala, you will have the chance to make a real impact on the lives of students. Many schools in rural areas lack the necessary resources and qualified teachers, leaving children at a disadvantage. By dedicating your time and expertise, you can help bridge this gap and empower children to reach their full potential. Your dedication and passion for teaching will inspire these young minds and give them hope for a brighter future.
Not only will you be making a difference in the lives of others, but volunteer teaching in Guatemala also offers a unique cultural experience. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Guatemalan culture, learn about their traditions, and explore the breathtaking landscapes this country has to offer. Interact with locals and build lifelong friendships with fellow volunteers who share your passion for education. This experience will not only broaden your horizons but also leave you with unforgettable memories.
As a volunteer teaching, you will be assisting a teacher in a class or teaching a subject directly depending on your confidence on the subject. Volunteering in education is for those who are energetic, patient and like to work with children. No prior teaching experience is needed.
By joining the teaching program in Guatemala you will be assisting a teacher or teaching your class depending on the subject you are most comfortable with. You will be assigned to a rural school or an after school program to teach children from 6-15 years of age.
Most volunteers teach English in Guatemala, but you can also volunteer to teach other subjects like math, science, music or arts.For those volunteers that are very adept with technology, they can teach basic o advanced computer skills to students that will certainly serve them to get ahead in life.
The age of the children being taught will depend on the type of school or after school you are assigned to. Hours vary too. Volunteers teaching in schools in Guatemala can choose to teach elementary school children or teenagers in middle school or high school. Elementary school schedules are in the morning and higher levels are in the afternoon.
Volunteers teaching in an after school project work in the afternoon supporting elementary school children with homework and tutoring.
Available: Mid January-Last week of October. A two-week break in mid-July.
Other: A little Spanish knowledge is required.
- Availability: Year-long
Program Duration: 4-24 weeks.
- Location: Lake Atitlan and villages surrounding Antigua Guatemala.
- Schedule: 8 am-2pm. Monday-Friday