Teaching help in the heart of the beautiful mountains of Honduras



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  • Description


    We need mostly English and some French speaking volunteer teachers to stay for 1,2 or 3 MONTHS TO A YEAR. Free room with 2 meals (Mon-Fri) , free WiFi connection and TV.

    We are looking for passionate, lively volunteers who are interested in sharing their knowledge and enriching the lives of our students from 1st. to 11th grade. Classes consist of Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Social Studies, Science, Phonics or French classes for students between the ages of 6 and 16. Any other skills you can offer are more than welcome and can be worked into the curriculum such as music, dance, art, sports, technology, etc.

    The school year runs from February to the middle of November, so we are currently looking for volunteers to fill this time. However, we will accept volunteers at any time of the year.

    If you are interested, please send us a message with your resume and we can set up a Skype interview to get to know you and answer any questions you may have about volunteering.

    Accommodation: You will stay at the volunteer house during your stay. There are four rooms with their own bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. We cook typical Honduran meals 2 times a day(Mon.-Fri.). Our family, led by principal and founder of the school, Carol, will do our best to help with anything you might need during your stay.

    Our Town: Ocotepeque is a lovely pueblo surrounded by mountains and is located near the borders with El Salvador and Guatemala. It is a quiet town with beautiful landscapes and friendly people. Ocotepeque has a public park, a small movie theater, an outdoor produce market, and hiking routes among other things.


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    Nous sommes à la recherche de bénévoles pour rejoindre notre école bilingue.

    Nous recherchons des professeurs d'Anglais et de Français pour une periode de trois mois à un an en échange d´un logement et de deux repas par jour. Les professeurs de Français doivent être en mesure de pouvoir enseigner l'anglais.

    Nous sommes maintenant à la recherche de bénévoles qui travailleront exclusivement avec la mise à jour du site de l'école, de prendre des photos et des vidéos, aide a la mise en place d'une campagne de crowdfunding. Seule experience requise montage video.

    Nous sommes à la recherche de gens passionnés, dynamiques, souhaitant partager leurs connaissances et enrichir le quotidien de nos étudiants. Les élèves ont entre 6 et 16 ans avec un niveau d'anglais assez varié. Toutes compétences sont les bienvenues et peuvent être intégrées a l'emploi du temps des élèves (musique, dance, debats, projets..)

    Logement : Vous residerez dans la maison des volontaires durant votre sejour. La maison est composee de 4 chambres , un salon et une cuisine avec tout l'équipement necessaire. plats typiquement Hondurien.

    L'année scolaire débute en Février et se termine en Novembre. Si vous êtes intéressés n'hésitez pas à nous contacter afin de convenir d'un entretien skype.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteers will get typical honduran food and housing. It is an opportunity to experience a rural honduran town with everyday fruits and vegetables markets. There is opportunities to practice spanish. The volunteers will experience honduran family values and the kids various family backgrounds. As well as work with the honduran educative curriculum and education system.

  • Help


    School runs from 7.00am to 1:40pm, grades Kindergarden to 11th. Class sizes are 5-10 students each. Some volunteers may be asked to do one-on-one tutoring instead.

    This a safe and quiet town located about 10 minutes from the El Salvador border and about 25 from the Guatemala border. There are many tourist attractions in the area which volunteers often travel to, including the Mayan ruins at Copan, the famous church at Esquipulas, Guatemala, the Pacific coast of El Salvador, and more.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can teach Spanish has a language exchange.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers have their own house with private rooms owned by the family. It is located just a couple of blocks from the school and central park. Two meals a day are provided Monday - Friday. For lunch and dinner expect typical Honduran food such as: rice, tortillas, beans, quesillo, eggs, chicken, sopa de gallina.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Carol, a mother of three, had always wanted to give her children, and others in Ocotepeque, the chance to grow up speaking English. Knowing how important the English language can be to Hondurans, Carol acted upon her desire. In 1998, with the help of her mother, long-time teacher Alba , Carol started the school. What started off as a kindergarten with a dozen students has now become a full-trilingual elementary and secondary school educating over 100 students up to 11th grade.

    The School remains strong today thanks to the tremendous support of the parents, who entrusted us with the education of their children when we were just a project, along with the many people who have donated their time to help educate the children of Ocotepeque. Thanks to those contributions, we have been able to to keep our tuition low, and and we continue to offer scholarships to a large portion of our students, extending the benefits of a bilingual education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend such a school.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week, but we can be flexible if required.

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