NDG is a Dutch-Guatemalan nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education to those who need it most. Since our founding in 2006, we have opened two primary schools and one middle schools which now serve more than 470 Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo de Cubo.
We take a holistic approach to education providing psychology and social work services alongside a nutritional program.
The English Teaching Assistant position is an unpaid volunteer position. The role is designed so that you will get to work closely with the English teacher at one of our schools in either Ciudad Vieja or San Lorenzo el Cubo, two villages outside of La Antigua, Guatemala. All of our teachers, including our English teachers, are from Guatemala. As English speakers we have a natural ability with the English language and can be a valuable resource to NDG´s local English teachers.
Assisting the English teacher with their own English language learning.
Answering questions relating to vocabulary, grammar and functionality
Working on the correct pronunciation of the language
Helping to plan lessons with the teacher in line with the regulated curriculum
Preparing classroom materials and homework
Correcting work completed by the children
TEFL or CELTA trained (or equivalent)
A commitment of 4 months
Fluent English speaker
A responsible, creative and independent work attitude
Ability to support oneself financially for the duration of the role
Dedication to NDG´s mission and its goals
Continued support from the Volunteer Department throughout the duration of the position
Discounted Spanish lessons
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