Volunteer/teach children from low-income families in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala!

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Guatemala

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Our Community Center is a non-profit, non-governmental organization funded by its Spanish language school. All of our proceeds return directly to the community through our educational programs for children, youth and adults. Our programs involve teaching English, art, Spanish reinforcement, mathematics, science and sport for children. The children we serve often come from families who have been marginalized by poverty, indigenous Mayan heritage, or rural backgrounds, and many lack access to the privilege of a primary school education even though six years are theoretically provided free of charge under the Guatemalan system.

    For 2019, we have following opportunities for volunteers:
    1) Teaching English to students (min 1 month + min basic spanish level)
    2) Teaching Maths, art, music, science or sport (min 1 month + min intermediate spanish level)
    3) Longer term volunteer positions available: International Coordinator and Project Manager

    Our foreign volunteers provide creative, thoughtful instruction and activities which these children would otherwise not receive. To that end we seek dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are motivated to give back to some of the most disenfranchised communities in Quetzaltenango. If you are interested in learning about grassroots social development work through education, want to gain valuable international teaching experience, and improve your Spanish through working with kids, our Community Center has a place for you!

    There are many different activities for volunteers during the week, such as cooking lessons, salsa lessons, day trips to exciting sites around Xela such as hot springs, volcanos, lake Atitlan, etc.

    Unfortunatly, as a non-profit organization we cannot offer food or accomodation, however, we do offer high quality and affordable homestay opportunites, and can assist you in finding alternative low-cost accommodation. We have families that collaborate with us, offer accommodation and food with an affordable cost,

    When you write us for more information you must send an alternative and direct email to contact. The goal is to help avoid mail abuse for users.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Other
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help

    Help

    For 2019, we have following opportunities for volunteers:
    1) Teaching English to students (min 1 month + min basic spanish level)
    2) Teaching Maths, art, music, science or sport (min 1 month + min intermediate spanish level)
    3) Longer term volunteer positions available: International Coordinator and Project Manager

    These positions offer an exciting opportunity to take part in our small community and our mission to educate for social change. We seek innovative, motivated individuals with excellent communication skills, and the passion to improve our organization and the lives of the people we work with. You have an opportunity to make a large lasting impact for this grassroots organization and the entire Pacaja community!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer accommodation options with local families (at a cost, all profit being turned back into the centre), as well as referrals to affordable hostels and shared appartments in town.
    Homestays include private room, 3 home cooked meals per day 7 days a week
    Cost per week or 550Q

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many different activities for volunteers during the week, such as cooking lessons, salsa lessons, day trips to exciting sites around Xela such as hot springs, volcanos, lake Atitlan, etc. Especially be able to share with families and students of our programs, teachers and people from the community

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    No more than 5 hours, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    fees are for room and board $70/Q545 a week.




















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