Volunteer Teaching English in Mexico
children, community, education, women, youth
2016-08-01 - 2016-12-31
(1 month, 1-6 months, 6-12 months, over a year)
Description of organisation:
Fundación En Vía is a non-profit organization working with indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. En Vía is committed to supporting social and community development through the combination of three main programs: microfinance, responsible tourism, and education. We began working with communities in Oaxaca in 2008 and were formally founded in 2010.
En Vía's no-interest loans, generated from our microfinance tours, ensure that our borrowers have a more viable option than commercial banks. Our borrowers are then able to leverage their loans to have a real impact on their small businesses, their lives and ultimately the entire community.
We offer a variety of educational programs such as English and Internet classes, as well as business classes in the local communities of Oaxaca. Our programs are supported by a wonderful team of volunteers. The classes are a great project to get involved in--we have a lot of fun, and it really makes a difference in the communities!
Join us today! We are currently recruiting teachers for our English program. We welcome teachers at all times of the year, if you are not available at the moment but further in the future, please get in touch. We also host internships and can complete any paperwork required by your college/university.
Description of a place:
Oaxaca is a vibrant and safe city in the south of Mexico. Often called the 'culinary capital' of Mexico there is a lots of delicious food to try along with lots of other activities to do in and around the city. With an agreeable climate all year round it's the perfect place to come and experience the best of what Mexico has to offer.
Is there a possibility to go with a friend/family for this volunteering programme?
Description of a target group/who can be a volunteer:
Anyone can be a volunteer as long as they are enthusiastic and have a good knowledge of the English language.
Description of a volunteer’s duties:
Teaching English to women, children, and men. No experience necessary, just desire to teach, and a good knowledge of English.
2 days/week for 4 weeks minimum, 8+ weeks preferred. We are always in need of dedicated teachers.
Tlacochahuaya: Mondays and Wednesdays – 4:00-6:00 plus travel time
Teotitlán: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00-6:00 plus travel time
Information about accommodation, food and logistic:
The closest airport is Oaxaca de Juarez located in the city. There are regular flights from Mexico City. At the moment we cannot provide food or accommodation but we do not charge anything to volunteer with En Vía. We provide you with a housing guide and all the information you need to get settled in this great city.
Possibility of spending free time:
Our minimum commitment is two afternoons a week so there is lots of free time to explore Oaxaca and the surrounding areas. Both the beautiful Oaxacan coast and Mexico City are a few hours away so there is lots of opportunity to travel and see other parts of Mexico. However, with so much to do in the city itself you might find it difficult to leave!!
The date of the beginning & end of the placement:
The date of the beginning of the placement:
The date of the end of the placement:
- All necessary project equipment and materials
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- Long term experienced staff
- Welcome meeting
What's Not Included:
- Airport pick-up
- All meals
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Medical and travel insurance
- Personal kit
- Visa costs