** Positions Available ** We accept applications all year long. We prefer long-term volunteers (six months or longer) with some teaching or tutoring experience, but will consider other applicants on a case-by-case basis. We look forward to hearing from you!
All of the school's English classes, including Phonics, Reading, Spelling, and Grammar, are taught by volunteer English teachers from abroad. We rely on these volunteers to give our children a true English education and opportunity to learn from fluent speakers. We have had volunteers from all over the world, including the United States, Europe, New Zealand and more.
Long term volunteers (six months or longer) stay in a volunteer house owned by the Penman family just a few blocks from the school. Room and board (including three meals a day) is provided by the school and there is no fee tovolunteer. There are many schools that take volunteer English teachers, but many of these places charge a volunteer fee. At My Little Red House Bilingual School we understand that not everyone can afford expensive volunteer fees. Here volunteers have the opportunity to experience a new culture and improve their Spanish, and our students are able to learn from a variety of people from all over the world, regardless of financial ability.
While we are extremely grateful to anyone who wants to volunteer for any amount of time, preference is given to those that can commit to longer periods of time. There are times when we have volunteers for as little as one month; however six months is preferable and ten months (a full school year) is ideal. We do this first and foremost in the interest of the students' education and the benefits of continuity. Short-term volunteers (serving less than six months) will pay for their own hotel accommodations and food.
REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS
You must be a fluent English and/or French speaker. You must enjoy working with children and also be willing to work hard, be patient and flexible.
HOW TO APPLY
A complete application will include the following:
- Resume or CV - Letter of Intent - Dates you are available to volunteer
If after reviewing your application, we would like to hear more from you, we will contact you to set up a Skype interview or ask you to send us a one minute video of yourself, explaining why you want to volunteer. This helps us determine if your spoken English will be understood by our students.