Come and help to teach English at an NGO school for vulnerable young girls in Vereda la Balsa, near Bogota, Colombia



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  • Description


    We are a charity for orphaned, abandoned, vulnerable and abused young girls in Colombia. Our mission is to give to these girls the opportunity for an education so providing prospects of a proper future, which would otherwise not be open to them. By nurturing the girls (aged 5-16) through a holistic personal development program, we give them with an education in music, arts and English Language. This results in restoring their confidence and self-esteem and creates the foundation to fulfil their potential in life. The girls, some of whom have had deeply traumatic lives, benefit from this as the music serves as therapy to help them to trust, engage and interact again. As you no doubt will agree, learning music at an early age has been proven to enhance abilities in many areas of personal development.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All sorts of people volunteer for many different reasons, but one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied.

    Volunteering can add a great deal to your life and the lives of those for whom you volunteer. It offers you a chance to become involved in a project or with an organisation you really care about as well as an opportunity to meet new and like-minded people. It also gives you the chance to try out something different to your 'everyday' job, which may lead on to new career options.

    Even a small commitment can have a lasting effect on our charity and the the gilrs.

    Here are some of the reasons why you would like to volunteer:

    Learn spanish
    Make a positive difference
    Team work
    Gain skills
    Make new friends
    Have fun
    Keep busy
    Use existing skills
    Gain work experience
    Give something back
    Sample a career
    Do something different from paid job

  • Help


    We are looking for 3 FEMALE volunteers native english teachers who are available for a minimum 4-6 months or if you cant come to Colombia we are looking for volunteers who help us with our social media and marketing campaign
    Your duties in Colombia will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
    •Assisting with overseeing and implementing all elements of the English teaching programme.

    The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible, keeping the students’ best interests in mind at all times.
    • TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or equivalent, plus relevant experience. ( No Necessary )
    • Minimum of 6 months active ESL/EFL teaching experience.( No Necessary )
    • Familiar with Communicative Language Teaching.
    * No necessary but will help if you know some Spanish.
    * British English
    • Good teaching and interactive skills with students.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteer position. Accommodation provided in a very nice, safe and comfortable house, (single room) we will provide food expenses or arrange your meals at the school.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be at 40 min from Bogota so you can be in a relaxing , beautiful countryside and visit the exiting city of Bogota anytime.

  • A little more information

    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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4- hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 885822495818