At My Little Red House Bilingual School, we have a dedicated staff of Honduran Spanish teachers that offer focus oriented and quality education to their students. Each grade has their own dedicated Home Room Teacher who is responsible for their day to day academic activities.
Why Teach at Our School?
Teaching at My Little Red House Bilingual School is a rewarding opportunity for international, native English-speaking volunteers to live and work in a Honduran community. Our staff of 4-6 volunteers also forms a community. They share the experiences of coming to a foreign country to live and work, and they plan classes together, go out together in Ocotepeque, and travel around Honduras and Central America on breaks.
Volunteering abroad offers incredible challenges and rewards. It can be a deeply enriching experience that teaches flexibility, humility and self-reliance. Our volunteers are eager for the experience and value of working with the children, getting to know the community, being immersed in another culture, and creating friendships with other volunteers.
We give preference to candidates with teaching experience at any level. However, we also accept candidates from any background and life stage. The nature of volunteering abroad means that our teachers tend to come to us within a few years of college or university graduation or at a later stage in life when they change or end careers. At the minimum, all of our teachers have desire to teach or tutor in some capacity, and they must demonstrate a dedication to living and working abroad.
Teachers must be mature, respectful of the values of a small Honduran town, school, and family. They must also be ready to take on the responsibility of educating our children. Volunteering in Ocotepeque is a fun experience, but it is a serious job, not a vacation. Because our foreign teachers teach in English, Spanish language skills are not required. However, learning Spanish during your stay in Honduras will enrich your experience.
Benefits Provided to Long-term Volunteers
Long-term volunteer teachers (serving 3 months or longer) are provided free accommodations and two meals per day. We also cover the costs of and control your access to water and electricity and provide purified drinking water everyday. Due to tourist visa renewal procedures, volunteers have to leave the Central America 4 area to Belize or Mexico after 90 days in order to stay longer. We will provide full details about traveling to Ocotepeque to confirmed volunteers to assist planning your trip.
We welcome short-term volunteers who come with a vision of how they will help the school. Please contact us about how you would like to help. Short-term volunteers will stay at a local hotel in Ocotepeque, either the Maya Chortis Hotel and the Hotel Sandoval (see photos below). Please contact us for room rates, or ask the hotels directly. Food is very reasonably priced in Ocotepeque. You will be able to eat a basic meal from about US$3 to a fancier meal for around US$7. There is also a local outdoor market which sells fresh fruit and vegetables everyday.
It is not necessary to speak Spanish, though coming to Honduras would provide you with a wonderful opportunity to practice.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or talk to you about your long-term or short-term volunteer interest. For more information, please contact the school directly at firstname.lastname@example.org