Niños de Guatemala

English Classroom Assistance

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala show on map

Come and Volunteer with NDG as a English Classroom Assistant for unpriviledged children, while you experience the Guatemalan culture.

Volunteer Work description:

NDG is working really hard this 2018 into the betterment of the quality of the programs we offer, and we think that having an English Classroom assistant for all our 3 English teachers will help them focus more on quality and to give a more personalized class.

The English Teacher Assistant is a volunteer who assists the English teacher with the daily running of the English program. The English Teacher Assistant will be paired with one of our three English teachers and help them with running their English classes, but also with the planning and development of the English program.

This program can be combined with some English tutoring in the afternoons with small groups of students or one on one.

Responsibilities

  • Assist English teacher with preparing materials

  • Assist English teacher with lesson planning

  • Write weekly evaluation reports

  • Make a plan for improvement of teaching

  • Have daily meeting with English teacher

Volunteer won´t need to bring anything, the teacher have all materials in the class.

Volunteers can expect to have all support from the Volunteer Department and also from the teacher and academic coordinator at our school. 

Typical day

8am- 12:30pm every weekday and it can be combined with English tutoring in the afternoons from 2pm until 4pm, tutoring can be done one on one or small groups. 

You´ll have the oportunity to work with all the 200 children in the school, because they all receive English classes.

Assisting the teacher during her classes, helping planning the curriculum, making fun materials and interactive activities, etc. All to improve the English Program at NDG.


Details on Arrival

Volunteers can join the program throughout the year.

Free-time activities

The majority of NDG’s volunteers live in the beautiful colonial town of La Antigua. With a population of roughly 40,000 people, Antigua is set in a spectacular valley, surrounded by 3 volcanos and beautiful foothills. Antigua is a destination for tourists from around the world, as it is home to a unique Guatemalan culture, a plethora of Spanish language schools, and a base for continued travel throughout the country. Incredible ruins and churches dating back to colonial times give the town a unique and interesting feeling, as it was (and still is) a place of large historical significance. 

Antigua is the perfect place for volunteers to live during their time in Guatemala, as it is a much more developed and comfortable town than the most of the country, yet it is significantly less expensive than the average costs of living in the United States or Europe. During their free time, volunteers can travel to nearby destinations such as Lake Atitlan, the pacific coast, large Guatemalan markets, and beautiful hot springs. Within the city itself, volunteers can expect to enjoy the vast array of cuisine, the diverse traveler scene, the entertaining nightlife, and rich cultural diversity.
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

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
required
Education Requirements
English at University level
Required Documents
Resume, passport copy, motivation letter and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Niños de Guatemala.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Niños de Guatemala (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

Services by Niños de Guatemala

Volunteer Packeges include:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Homestay (All meals included, except Sundays)
  • Spanish classes, we can give you linguistic credits.
  • Experience Guatemala tour
  • Volunteer Support (Includes “Application fee”)
  • Donation (The minimum of $250 US Dollars)
Airport Pickup at La Aurora International Airport

Private airport transfer is included in your volunteer package. 

We included arrival and departure transfers for our short-term pacakages and only arrival for our long-term packages.

Accommodation

You will be placed at a homestay, here you will have the opportunity to share with a Guatemalan family.

You will have your own room, and you can choose between having a private or a shared bathroom.

All our homestay are in Antigua, Guatemala.

The homestay will provide all food, except on Sundays. Food will be a combination between Guatemala traditional and also international food.

There will be drinkable water available for you at all times.

Also you will have acces to WIFI.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

All (breakfast, lunch and dinner) food is provided by your homestay, they give volunteers a good mix of traditional Guatemalan food, with some international food. Sundays food is not included.

Filtered water is provided by the homestay, the schools and the NDG office.

Our homestays are able to accommodate speacial dietary needs.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Guatemala.
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 Guatemala provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$900.00
5 weeks
$1,028.00
6 weeks
$1,157.00
7 weeks
$1,285.00
11 weeks
$1,799.00
19 weeks
$2,826.00
48 weeks (max. stay)
$6,550.00
Average fees
$181.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Antigua Guatemala/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Niños de Guatemala will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Guatemala.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas Central America Guatemala  Antigua Guatemala, 4a Calle Oriente

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