English Teacher (Housing Allowance Offered!)

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Safe Passage/Camino Seguro


Safe Passage, a 501(C)3 non-profit development-focused organization, is seeking exceptional English Teachers and Tutors to join our English Department team. Known in Guatemala as Camino Seguro, Safe Passage’s mission is to empower the poorest at-risk children and families who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community by creating opportunity and fostering dignity through the power of education. Safe Passage is a secular, non-political organization.

Safe Passage is seeking dynamic English Teachers who will:

  • Teach five to six 30-minute English classes per day;
  • Equip students with the English language skills necessary to attend university and secure jobs in fields requiring English;
  • Be responsible for teaching English content while nurturing a safe and empowering classroom environment;
  • Support adult learning through tutoring teachers, staff and parents one-on-one or in small groups as needed;
  • Create fun and engaging lessons to motivate and encourage students;
  • Implement student assessments periodically to monitor progress and complete program evaluations.
  • Passion for Safe Passage’s mission, commitment to service and ability to engage children, families and staff;
  • Experience working with at-risk, low-income student populations and/or experience teaching ESL;
  • English fluency and at least a beginner level of Spanish (Spanish proficiency preferred);
  • Cultural sensitivity, ability to connect across cultural and linguistic divides;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational skills and self-direction;
  • Experience living or working in Guatemala or other developing nation (preferred).
  • Opportunity to work with and learn about an incredible population while gaining professional experience
  • Monthly housing allowance commeasurate with education and experience
  • Free lunch and transportation to the project
  • 5 paid vacation days per 6-month period
  • One month paid vacation during school break (Dec-Jan), if returning for the following school year

For more information about the organization, please see www.safepassage.org/volunteers.

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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


6a Avenida 11-95 Colonia Landivar, Zona 7Guatemala City, Zona 7Guatemala



  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Relationship Building
  • Spanish


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum Six Months

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