Fundacion En Via

English Teaching Assistance

Oaxaca, Mexico show on map
founded in 2010
Fundacion En Via
Coordinator | Annika
Coordinator | Annika
English teachers plan and lead two 2-hr classes per week for 4 weeks or more in the Oaxacan communities where we work. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

English teachers play a main role for EnVìa's English Education Program. You will have the possibility to plan interactive lesson for kids and adults and help us evaluate the progress of each student. While volunteering with Fundaciòn EnVìa you will get a deeper understanding for the daily life in the communities around Oaxaca and help to open up more future opportunities for your English students.

This is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to improve their teaching skills, get a deeper understanding of educational processes, and enjoys working with kids in a creative way. You should be open to new cultural experiences and have a high level of flexibility. A strong sense motivation, creativity, and a fluent English (written and oral) are essential. Teaching experience and a good level of Spanish are useful, but are not necessary. You will receive teacher training before you teach your first lesson.

Join us today! We are currently recruiting teachers for our English program. We welcome teachers at all times of the year, if you are not available at the moment but further in the future, please get in touch. We also host internships and can complete any paperwork required by your college/university.

At this time, En Vía is a very small organization and unfortunately we are not able to provide assistance with housing or living costs, but we can give you suggestions on affordable housing in or around the city.


  • High flexibility (materials and classroom may vary)
  • Excellent people skills: outgoing, friendly, warm, professional
  • Ability and passion for teaching and working with people
  • High motivation and creativity
  • Ability to work in a team


  • 2 days/week for 4 weeks minimum
  • 8+ weeks preferred. We are always in need of dedicated teachers.


  • Tlacochahuaya: Mondays and Wednesdays – 4:00-6:00 plus travel time
  • Teotitlán: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00-6:00 plus travel time

Position: Teaching English to women, children, and men. No experience necessary, just desire to teach, and fluency in English.

Typical day

Volunteer English teachers commit to teaching two afternoons a week either in Tlacochahuaya or Teotitlán del Valle. Volunteers tasks are to plan dynamic and active lessons based on the class curriculum provided by the organization. We provide teaching materials, printer/copier, training and any support needed during the volunteer's stay. No teaching experience is necessary. In both locations we teach in the Municipio buildings which are an indoor/outdoor space. There are whiteboards, pens, tables, chairs and some teaching materials in the communities but any additional materials have to be carried to and from the office. 

Volunteers work with students in groups of 2-10. The students are mostly youth that range in age from 6-16, but there is a small group of adult learners as well. There are a range of different abilities, but most students are beginners.

To get to both communities, we travel as a group on public transportation which generally takes about an hour in each direction. This is the only cost associated with volunteering, the cost is between 25-30 pesos round-trip. We are leaving normally at 2:30 from our office and are back at 7:00.

Details on Arrival

Timeframe: This position is available on a year-round basis.
We start every month.

Free-time activities

Oaxaca is a vibrant and dynamic place to live with lots of music, art, food and festivals at all times of the year.

Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Letter of Motivation
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Teaching experience is helpful, but not required.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14:30 - 19:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Fundacion En Via (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Xoxocotlan Airport (OAX) in Oaxaca. We assist you to find cheap flights to Mexico.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Mexico provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico.
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