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Volunteer Overseas

Teaching in Latin America & the Caribbean

Female volunteer teaching at a primary school in Peru

You can impact the lives of numerous children and adults by volunteering to teach in Latin America & the Caribbean. You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer abroad on our Teaching projects, and there is no need to have a TEFL or TESOL qualification. You don’t even need to speak the local language where you are volunteering. The Teaching programme is open to all volunteers, whether you are on a gap year, at university or wanting a career break.

You will find a warm welcome awaits you from our students in Latin America & the Caribbean. A variety of opportunities teaching English and other subjects are available in urban, semi-rural, and rural settings within Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru. Volunteers have the opportunity to teach in primary and secondary schools, and often work alongside local teachers as collaborative counterparts.

Teach in Latin America & the Caribbean - What is it Like?

Projects Abroad volunteer doing a group activity

You will find that most schools in Latin America & the Caribbean are equipped with a wide range of resources. Most schools possess educational tools, and students tend to have a good grasp of basic English and/or French grammar.

As a teacher of English or French, you will fill the gaps by helping students better their pronunciation and conversational skills. You may find that the greatest tool and bridge for effective learning is yourself. The students will want to find out about you, the country you come from, and your interests; topics that can be incorporated into many language lessons.

These Teaching placements are a wonderful opportunity to positively affect the lives of many students, while immersing yourself in the local culture and gaining valuable volunteer experience.

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