Inspire and learn in our alternative school - El Zonte, El Salvador


El Salvador

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  • Description


    We are a group of parents that operate a quaint alternative school for children from pre-kinder to grade 6. We follow a home-school curriculum and so volunteers do not need experience as the material we have is user-friendly.

    We are located in Playa El Zonte, El Salvador, about 45 min. from the International airport (SAL)

    We are a non-profit organization and we take in 2 volunteers per cycle to teach children in a non-traditional setting. Applicants must feel comfortable teaching English or Math as a core subject, and they will also take on a supporting subject of their own. We provide coaching and support and work with volunteers'interests to build the schedule.

    Our programs are based on 6 to 8-week cycles and we give priority to those willing to stay for a minimum of 3 months.

    We require 15hrs a week in exchange for accommodation. We do not provide meals and the school has a full kitchen available for the volunteers.

    We are currently looking for a MATH-FOCUSED volunteer for the Sept to Dec cycles, which mean that your core topic would be math for grade 3 to 5 plus supporting subjects that we can determine together.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers are exposed to an alternative type of living and educating children.

    We offer support and so you will learn various communication, group-leading and organization skills that will further your ability to connect and guide young children within a creative style of your own.

    The school is located on the beach, within a local community. Here you can blend with the Salvadorian culture and experience their food, amazing landscapes and simple and down to earth way of life.

  • Help


    What volunteering at our school involves:

    Volunteers must commit to working 4 days a week, or up to 15 hrs a week
    The schedule is Tuesday to Friday.
    Each volunteer is assigned one core class (english or math)
    Other subjects based on the volunteers interest and skills are interwoven to support the teachings.
    There is a week off for every 6 to 7-week cycle
    Volunteers are responsible to prepare their classes with the help of a parent-coach

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Volunteers are required to teach in English

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation and living arrangements:

    Each volunteer get a private bedroom and bathroom
    There is a shared kitchen for the volunteers to use
    Volunteers must provide their own food during their stay
    The general living area and bedrooms are to be kept clean and tidy at all times
    Drinking and smoking is not allowed on the school premises

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are fruit and veggie trucks that comes by regularly.
    We are happy to help get volunteers to the grocery store and nearby town when needed, or there is a local bus to take you places.
    The town of El Tunco offers nightlife and cafés
    There are many tours, volcanos, hikes, waterfalls, and etc to visit on your time off.
    We are also a mere 4hrs to Antigua Guatemala

    El Salvador operates under the USD currency.

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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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week

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