Volunteer opportunity posted by: Walk Beside me for Knowledge
Posted on: January 29, 2013
Teachers are needed to work at one of two bilingual schools, teaching grades pre-K to 8th. Both long and short term volunteering and internship positions available.
Though all volunteers are required to use textbooks and syllabi for each class as a guide, volunteers are most importantly encouraged to use their own teaching styles, methods, ideas and creativity for their classes. Teachers have the freedom to design and conduct lessons as they see appropriate using skills, knowledge, and personal qualities to develop lessons.
All teachers are responsible for the following:
Our institution runs Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 1:15 PM. Teachers must be at school by 6:45 AM and stay until the end of the school day. Most teachers find that they have to stay later to plan lessons, grade, or tutor students.
Free housing and a weekly stipend are provided. Honduras is a beautiful country that you will have the opportunity to travel during weekends and holidays, as well as the rest of Central America
Relative freedom to develop your own lesson plans and teaches creatively following the school's curriculum. We are located at Villanueva with a population of 50,000 and are located very close to the world famous Mayan ruins at Copan, Pulhapanzak water falls ,Yojoa Lake and much more. Honduras's second city and commercial center, San Pedro Sula, is located just 30 min away by bus or car. A safe environment, fantastic setting, friendly local community, great weather, and close distance to tourist attractions. It is also the perfect chance to improve your Spanish!
We offer a monthly stipend of USD 250$ twhich more than covers ordinary living costs and also 300$ reimburse for airfare allowance . Volunteer housing and food is provided in rented homes in the city. Private transportation to and from the Villeda Morales International Airport (San Pedro Sula) is provided. Our staff will work with volunteers to facilitate all Honduran requirements, as well as personal volunteer needs.
Open to any one that speaks English fluently. You need to be positive, flexible, sensitive to cultural expectations, open minded, and able to make the most of minimal resources. Great chance to put your teaching skills to the test. Spanish language an advantage but not essential. A wonderful opportunity to live abroad and experience life in Honduras for a year