Volunteer Elementary or Secondary Teacher

Cause Areas


Wed Aug 01, 2018 - Sat Jun 15, 2019


Barrio San Jose del AsiloJuticalpa, Olancho 16101HN
Volunteer Erin Fitzgerald with a student
Volunteer Erin Fitzgerald poses with a second grade student during Field Day.


Volunteer teachers in the elementary school may work with students from preschool to 6th grade and can expect to teach one class of students in several different subject areas, such as math, reading, and science. Volunteer teachers in our bilingual high school work with students from 7th to 12th grade and can expect to teach one general subject across several grade levels. We do our best to match a volunteer’s preferences with his or her final assignment, though volunteers should approach their assignments with flexibility.

Responsibilities as a teacher across all grade levels include preparing and giving lessons, evaluating student performance, and participating in school-wide activities. All classes taught by foreign volunteers are given in English.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom
  • they are responsible.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Assign and grade classwork and homework.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Perform administrative duties such as hall and cafeteria monitoring
  • Report to the principal at Santa Clara Bilingual School (CEBSC) and the Executive Director of the Olancho Aid Foundation (OAF)



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • US teaching certification
  • Excellent English language skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Ability to meet professional challenges and accept new living experiences in a different culture
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in developing a new program for the organization
  • Minimum one year teaching experience


  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience teaching ESL
  • Experience living/working outside of the US
  • Spanish language skills

Though we accept volunteers from all backgrounds and beliefs, candidates should be willing to live in accordance with Christian values and serve as positive representatives of the Catholic Dioceses of Juticalpa. In addition, volunteers will be required to attend religious retreats and Catholic mass on occasion.


  • Monthly stipend to cover food, utilities, personal care items, and modest travel expenses
  • International travel medical insurance
  • Housing with other international volunteers
  • Local cell phone and charger
  • Wireless internet at school and in home

Stipend Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available


Complete online application at www.olanchoaid.org or contact Stephanie Fore at volunteer@olanchoaid.org with questions.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21

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