English Volunteers for Change is currently offering TEFL/ ESL Certified English Teachers fully-funded volunteer positions in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica! The Costa Rican Government´s Department of Labor sponsor young adults to receive English classes in their local community and have the chance to better their current life situations.
In order to receive classes, students must qualify for government assistance based on their current income and employment status; the students must be able to dedicate 15-20 hours per week for English classes. The goal of the program is to help these students gain employment at local hotels and businesses where a basic to intermediate level of English is required.
Volunteers will be asked to dedicate 20 hours per week to English lessons with one group of students. The placement is part-time, giving volunteers ample time to explore Costa Rica and immerse themselves in their local community and culture.
Positions: September 27th– December 16th
*University Degree, preferably in Education or ESL/TESOL
*TEFL, CELTA degree or equivalent
*Have experience volunteering in their local community or abroad
*A clean and current criminal background check
*A Basic level of Spanish
*21 years of age
* Native English Speaker
*The desire to immerse themselves in Costa Rican culture for at least 3 months
*The desire to strongly impact the lives of young, at risk Costa Rican young adults
*Patience, strong organizational skills and be very adaptable
Volunteer Benefits: In exchange for their commitment of 20 hours per week to their students, volunteers will receive:
*Housing with a local Costa Rican host family in a private room
*Laundry service once per week
*Transportation to and from the airport
*Local Transportation stipend
*Flight reimbursement upon successful completion of the program
*Volunteer emergency insurance though our partners at Volunteer Card
*24/7 support from the local coordinator and EVOLC Program Coordinator
*All teaching materials and a course syllabus for easy planning
Apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.