English Teacher Assistant in Nicaragua!

  • Laguna de Apoyo, Departamento de Granada, Nicaragua

How to apply:

Applicants may send their CV to thepeaceprojectnicaragua@gmail.com or fill in the online application on our website [[http:thepeaceprojectnicaragua.org|thepeaceprojectnicaragua.org]]

About the Peace Project

The Peace Project is a community organization working to expand educational opportunities, foster environmental stewardship, and facilitate community development in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua. The Peace Project combines the tenets of Peace Education – the interactive process of learning to love and respect oneself, others and the environment – with classes and activities in a variety of areas including English language, art, computing and environmental stewardship. In addition to our educational initiatives, we also partner with local businesses and residents to facilitate various community development projects, including the creation of Laguna de Apoyo's first health clinic. The Peace Project also runs a hos­tel that helps cover costs and pro­vides fund­ing for com­mu­nity projects. Our hos­tel offers com­fort­able, inex­pen­sive lodg­ing, authen­tic Nicaraguan cui­sine, a very friendly atmos­phere, and is located right on the edge of a breathtaking crater lake.

Role Description

We are currently seeking applications for the role of English Teacher Assistant Volunteer. Responsibilities could include:

  • Tutoring in our after school tutorial program
  • Teaching English to small community classes (all ages)
  • Teaching a swim class
  • Teaching English to our hostel staff and other community members
  • Helping out with monthly beach-cleans and organic gardening
  • Pitching-in on volunteer cook nights

Program dates

The volunteer program runs for 6 terms this upcoming year (2017):

  • January 22 - March 19
  • March 12- May 7
  • April 30 - June 25
  • June 18 - August 13
  • August 6 - October 1
  • September 24 - November 12

Private room and board costs $130 a week.

Role Requirements

  • Native English Speaker
  • Minimum conversational Spanish
  • The ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Flexibility, confidence, initiative and a positive attitude!

Our program fee covers:

  • Private room in our hostel and free tea/coffee, filtered water and wifi
  • Three meals a day
  • Transport associated with your work
  • A structured program which offers professional, cultural and emotional support
  • Professional/career building experience in the education field
  • Letter of reference
  • Organization of monthly cultural and local activities
  • A breathtaking location in a natural reserve on the shores of a volcanic crater lake, a short bus ride from the cities of Granada and Masaya and easy reach of other major destinations
  • The chance to be immersed into Nicaraguan culture while making a positive impact in the community.

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  • The Peace Project
    50 metros de los ranchos
    Laguna de Apoyo, Departamento de Granada, Nicaragua
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  • Duration:

    Less than 3 months
  • Time commitment:

    A lot (10+ hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Afternoons
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
  • International volunteer options:

    International volunteers welcome

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