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1a. Avenida #25A, Colonia La Asuncion Zona 3Jocotenango, GT
A volunteer working on reading with our 1st graders!
We are looking for volunteers to work in our school in Jocotenango, Guatemala!
Description: The activities that students participate in outside school hours are critical to their development. We want to keep them off the streets and away from negative influences. After-school programs serve children and young people of all ages by providing them with a new way to express themselves through art, music, sport, etc. The demand for afterschool programs is strong; high quality afterschool programs generate positive outcomes including improved academic performance, classroom behaviour, and better health. The larger community also benefits when young people have safe and productive ways to spend their time while their parents are at work. You can help us do just that! You’d be running the whole show so get excited!
Requirements: Previous experience working with children; a flexible approach to work; good organizational and self-management skills, the ability to work as part of a team, but also on your own initiative; Exhibit patience and positive attitudes in establishing an encouraging learning environment.
Level of Spanish: Advanced
Continued support from the Volunteer Coordinator throughout the duration of the position
Assistance in organizing a homestay and transportation from the airport
The opportunity to work in an international, multi-cultural environment
The opportunity to collaborate in the development of an organization working for the benefit of Guatemalan children
Letters of Recommendation
Time Duration: 1 month minimum
Volunteer Fee : All international volunteers are asked for a one-time donation of $75 to cover the administrative costs of running the volunteer program.