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Kindergarten Teacher

Assistance during lessons, teaching English, computer classes, homework help, entertain students during breaks

The project

Education is free in Guatemala but this is still a struggle for families as they cannot afford the transport too school or the materials needed to attend school. 

The aim of this project is to give children from poor families new prospects, through the help and commitment of many partners. There has been a huge development in the community structure which includes a pre- and primary school education, career programs, hot meals in schools and kindergartens, medical care, clothing, and access to sports and leisure activities.

In usual schools, the mornings are filled with lessons, while in the afternoon activities range from homework help and creative leisure activities. Older students are motivated to learn English, acquire knowledge in computer programs or to do sports. Students receive fruits, snacks and lunch. 

In regions with high poverty rates of criminality are higher, Education is the best way to prevent criminality and to improve the community. By joining this program you will be helping improve the community and also the lives of families significantly. 


Your Work 

On a typical working day you will be: assisting teachers in classes, correct homework and review books, help students during computer tasks, help with creating projects for classes.

In the afternoon, it is important to provide valuable educational activities to the kids to promote their talents and creativity and keep them away from the street. You will also be asked to teach English, give computer courses, help with homework, paint, dance, sing, do decorative crafts with recycled materials, play football or promote other sporting pursuits.

Suitable for

Singles

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
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 08:30 - 15:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are many different activities to choose from such as an array of sights and museums around the city which helps in understanding the culture. Many volunteers go out to the various bars and retaurants to socialize with friends.

Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Included Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
Accommodation

The first option is to stay with a host families. This will allow you to indulge in the culture getting to know traditional ways, you will have a private bedroom but shared bathroom and living areas, the house is only a bus journey away from the schools.

The second option is to stay in a single bedroom at a Guest House with self-catering (prices vary)

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

If you stay with a host family full board is provided (3 meals per day, except on sundays)

Internet Access
Limited 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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$900.00
5 weeks
$1,030.00
6 weeks
$1,160.00
7 weeks
$1,290.00
9 weeks
$1,550.00
11 weeks
$1,810.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$3,630.00
Average fees
$185.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Antigua/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Guatemala

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Guatemala. Please check the visa regulations for Guatemala.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Guatemala and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Guatemala.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Guatemala.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is La Aurora (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Guatemala while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala

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