Volunteer opportunity posted by: The Starfish Foundation, Inc.
Posted on: February 5, 2013
VOLUNTEER POSITION: Volunteer Music Teacher
The Starfish Foundation (Fundación Estrellitas del Mar) is looking for short and long-term volunteers to work with our high school students giving music classes in Guayaquil, Ecuador! This is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys working with youth, is passionate about Latin American culture, and believes that education is the path to a better future!
WHERE: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Starfish Foundation volunteers live with a host family from our partner foundation, Mi Cometa, in a neighborhood called Guasmo Sur. Volunteers work in Guasmo Sur with our partner foundation and in Starfish's other neighborhood, Flor de Bastión. All families with which Starfish volunteers stay are experienced in hosting foreign volunteers and the accommodations are very comfortable. Buses are easily accessible to take you to the center of the city on your days off.
VOLUNTEERS RESPONSIBILITIES: Our students are interested in learning how to sing, play guitar, piano and many other various instruments. Volunteers will teach classes in the instruments they are proficient in with a fixed schedule during our tutoring program or on weekends. Additionally, all volunteers will:
Current programming runs Monday – Thursday 9:00am-11:30am and 2:30-5pm and 1 Saturday/Sunday per month from 1:30-4pm. Music classes could be set up during these times and/or on Fridays and weekends. When not teaching music classes, volunteers are expected to be present at other programming to be a constant, positive presence in the lives of our students.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
TIME COMMITMENT: We recommend at least a 1 month time commitment*. If you have a special project proposal for less than 1 month, please contact us as it may be possible to do an adapted version of our volunteer program!
To apply please contact Jenn & Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.