Teaching English in Guatemala



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans
4 calle 1-01 zona 4
San Antonio Aguas Calientes


Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans is looking for a qualified Volunteer English as a second language Teacher who will instruct and supervise Guatemalan primary and high school students living in poverty. English classes are held Monday to Friday in our Educational Center during our after-school programs in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, a typical Mayan village half an hour from Antigua, Guatemala. Class sizes are generally eight to 15 students, but some teaching time will be spent one-on-one. We require 35 hours a week of teaching time, which includes class time and preparation.

You will have the opportunity to use and develop your teaching skills and to challenge yourself with hands-on experience in a non-profit organization while engaging with children of a different culture. This volunteer position comes with a modest monthly stipend.


  • Bachelor's Degree (recent graduates accepted), preferably with a TEFL certificate
  • English as a first language
  • Proven experience with children
  • Patience, flexibility and love for children
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Ability to make the most of limited resources
  • Organized, punctual, creative, ability to work well with others
  • Background check, the cost of which to be reimbursed upon completion of your stipulated contracted term
  • $350 U.S. deposit to be returned upon completion of your stipulated contracted term


  • Teach English to beginner and intermediate level students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities
  • Following our curriculum, design creative activities and comprehensive lesson plans
  • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing, English story books, etc.) to enhance the children's learning experience
  • Make suggestions to augment our supply of teaching material and to expand our current curriculum
  • Evaluate children's performance by organizing vocabulary and progress tests
  • Track attendance
  • Supervise short-term volunteers by assigning them lesson tasks to carry out with students who need one-on-one or small-group teaching sessions
  • Remain in constant communication with the Program Director about any particular needs and update him on student progress
  • Adhere to teaching standards and safety regulations as established by official sources


  • Monthly stipend for a minimum 4 month contract, with a monthly increase for commitments beyond 6 months
  • Acquisition of practical skills in cross-cultural education
  • Reference letter and volunteer certificate upon completion of your contracted term
  • Reimbursement of the cost of your background check upon completion of your contracted term
  • Free wifi in our center
  • Assistance with information about Tourist Visa
  • Assistance with information regarding accommodations
  • Airport pickup on arrival date
  • Support from Program Director
  • Personal days, statutory holidays and sick time

Other Requirements

Two letters of recommendation, and a college/university transcript after the first interview

Does not include

·        Travel costs

·        Health and Travel insurance

·        Housing and Meals: the cost of living in Guatemala is comparably low and we can help you make arrangements

·        Personal expenses

Please send your resume and a personal statement to: info@creatingopportunitiesforguatemalans.org



  • Stipend Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

http://Visit our website - http://www.creatingopportunitiesforguatemalans.org

The complete position description can be found here: 


- click on tab: ESL Position Available

Qualified candidates, please send inquiries, along with your resume, to: info@creatingopportunitiesforguatemalans.org