Description of the organisation:
One, Two…Tree! is a non-profit organization focused on education in Central America.
In Guatemala, we are based in Santiago Atitlán, a beautiful small town with a lot of history and an important indigenous culture that make volunteering here both a unique and authentically Guatemalan experience. Santiago is home to approximately 45,000 people, majority of which speak Tz’utujil (one of 24 indigenous languages spoken in Guatemala) as their mother tongue.
Our focus in Santiago lies in providing English classes to primary school children. Although the Guatemalan national school curriculum requires English to be taught in public schools, very few primary education teachers have the skills to instruct it to their students. That’s where we step in. Currently we are collaborating with four schools, where our volunteers teach 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders. In this way, we are preparing the students for their secondary education and future professional lives, as the tourism sector is growing quickly in Central America.
We need our volunteers to:
- Be fluent in English and Spanish.
- Be able to work in a multicultural setting.
- Be culturally sensitive and capable of connecting across diverse cultural and linguistic environments.
- Be able to commit to this volunteer position for a minimum of one month.
Accommodation and food provided? If yes, cost:
We do not charge any administration fees, but you will be responsible for covering the costs of your living expenses. We will help you find accommodation. Prices range between $150 and $330 per month depending on whether you want food included, internet and laundry. Your host family will give you a warm welcome and you will have a wonderful stay during your time with them. Staying with a family allows you to get a truly local experience on the culture and traditions of the country.