Volunteer: Education Assistant Internship (Spanish-speaking)

4/23/15 –  Education Assistant Internship (Spanish-speaking)
La Choza Chula, El Paredon, Guatemala

Sarah P’s comments:  La Choza Chula has a library and is seeking help as well as donations.  Click here for more information about the library. No reviews yet but more information can be found via their website as well as Facebook page.  If you are a spanish-speaking, surfing librarian this could be an interesting place to support and volunteer…

Friendly person with a passion for working with children and fun through learning. Unique opportunity to gain incredible experience in remote, welcoming surf community in Guatemala.

● 3-month opportunity, with potential to extend
● Working hours 9.30am-4.30pm five days a week, flexible timings

La Choza Chula creates positive change and opportunities for young people in the surf community of El Paredón, Guatemala. The Education Assistant is a key role in our small team – responsible for supporting our Education Manager to deliver a range of literacy activities through the local library, teaching English and creative educational programmes.

Main tasks

Key support for Education Manager to achieve La Choza Chula’s Educational goals
Help in La Buena Vista Biblioteca – the community library – includes working with local librarians to develop resources and displays and working with Elementary school and Secondary students
Teaching English to children in the primary school
Sourcing materials and developing new programmes

Candidate Profile

Essential

Strong work ethics, which include self motivation and ability to take initiative
Competency in Spanish (minimum intermediate level)
Ability to work with a range of people from different backgrounds
Passion for community/international development
Ability to be self-sufficient in a rural environment
Adaptable, good humored, patient

Desirable

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Previous experience in teaching, education or youth development work
Experience living in a remote location or in a developing country

Interns need to cover own living costs ($750 for 3 months), health insurance and all travel

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter (no longer than 1 page) and a current CV to Adriana Guerrero, Education Manager: education@lachozachula.org

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