Volunteer Teacher in Honduras 2019 - 2020 (room & board included)
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA)
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Every year, BECA assembles a team of committed volunteers who want to dedicate themselves to the difficult but rewarding educational work that we do in Honduras. We seek enthusiastic, curious, diverse, and thoughtful volunteers.
BECA recruits, trains, and provides support to English-speaking volunteers with training and orientation, custom-made curricula and materials, covered living expenses, and the opportunity for Spanish language and cultural immersion. For every application, we consider the applicant's volunteer service, international engagement, teaching experience, and academic record. BECA volunteer positions are competitive, and the work we do is challenging. Please note that applicants need not be certified teachers or fluent Spanish speakers.
Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 2002. What began as an idea born in the homes of several Honduran families has since grown into a community-supported bilingual school model run in partnership with low-income communities in Honduras. BECA’s mission is to provide quality, affordable bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised, while at the same time fostering meaningful cultural exchange between our volunteers and the communities in which they are immersed.
All selected volunteer teachers are assigned to an elementary or a middle school classroom. BECA interviewers will explain the differences between the positions in detail, but here are the general job responsibilities:
• Planning lessons and teaching all subjects (in English) except Spanish and Social Studies
• Collaborating with the Honduran and International teaching team on school projects, events planning, curriculum development
• Providing consistent communication with parents and other community members
• Contributing to a collaborative and respectful group living experience
Benefits include (but are not limited to):
• Participate in a true grassroots community development experience
• Live & work with Spanish speaking colleagues & community members
• Gain valuable teaching experience while learning more about yourself
• Foster long-lasting friendships with Honduran families and other members of the volunteer team
• Career development assistance and access to BECA's growing network of 200+ alumni
Currently, we collaborate with three different communities in two different regions of Honduras: Macuelizo, Santa Barbara and Vida Nueva and Cofradia, Cortes. Each school takes on a unique identity representative of its adjoining community, and partners work closely with BECA teachers and staff to provide cultural training that promotes united community engagement and cultural exchange.
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