Volunteer teaching in Guatemala

Volunteer teaching abroad and help shape the minds of children in the classroom and make a long-lasting impact on their futures. 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.

Project overview

  • Location: Villages and towns around Antigua Guatemala.

  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day or shared dorms in a volunteer hostel with access to a kitchen.

  • Available: Mid January-Last week of October. A two-week break in mid-July.

  • Other: A little Spanish knowledge is required.

Ready to join?

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1- Pick a program and destination.
2- Apply for free.
3- Get step by step guidance from the INLEX team