English Teacher

Want to work with kids in the shadow of a volcano on the largest island-in-a-lake in the world? Want to create opportunities for rural Nicaraguans in an increasingly global world? Come to Ometepe Bilingual School! Here the contributions of volunteers are vital in delivering a bilingual curriculum to our students. Volunteers work approximately 30 hours per week in some combination of the following classes: OBS Kindergarten, OBS First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, English Enrichment for Kids and High School After School English. 

As a volunteer, responsibilities will include assisting the classroom teacher in implementing activities and supporting student learning; leading the class in English language activities; creating supplemental activities to support and enhance our Kids´English curriculum; and planning activities (for execution in Spanish or English) at the direction of the classroom teacher. Depending on the needs of the school, other opportunities may exist. These include coming as a guest to adult English classes being taught by long-term volunteers; working on school-related administrative projects; assisting with non-school related projects (related to the Hacienda, recycling efforts, conservation education, fundraising, social media updates, etc. Whatever your work assignment, you can look forward to a fun, rewarding experience at Ometepe Bilingual School. Furthermore, Ometepe is a beautiful place and you will find many great opportunities for recreation in your free time.

Native-level English speaker with the ability to assist in planning basic English classroom activities for elementary school children. Prior teaching experience is helpful but not necessary.

Skills: teaching, work with children, construction, marketing / outreach strategy, fundraising / grant writing, public health, environmental issues / renewable energy, photography / filmmaking, economic development, information technology / web consulting, agriculture / animal husbandry, graphic design, journalism, land, wildlife and natural resource management / conservation, psychology / social work / counseling, sanitation / waste management, water infrastructure, translation

Timeframe: Feb-Nov
Location: Hacienda MeridaFor more information visit