Speaking English is a ticket to employment in Colombia—and especially here in Cartagena where one of the largest industries is tourism. Unfortunately, a quality English language education is difficult to find in the public schools, and there are limited resources for additional English classes for most low-income neighborhoods, thus leaving these communities with even fewer job prospects.
We work with different foundations, public schools, and social businesses and their English needs. Volunteers are needed to teach English classes or assist in classes/clubs for youth or adults. We also organize English Conversation Clubs multiple times per week that are free and open to all, which is a great way for volunteers to meet others and for locals to practice English in a relaxed environment.
Possible Volunteer or Intern responsibilities:
Teach English (independently or as an assistant) to children (aged 6-17, depending on project) at a local public high school or at one of several foundations.
Teach English to young adults (aged 18-40) at socially-aimed restaurant and/or local projects.
Plan or co-plan curriculum for classes.
Participate in English Conversation Clubs