Volunteer Experience | Teaching

Mexico: Teaching Volunteer

Tepoztlan, Mexico


Location: Tepoztlan, Mexico

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €650 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

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Join our program in Mexico and make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children by teaching them English and providing them with better educational opportunities. This program aims to connect with children from low-income backgrounds and spend quality time with them, shaping their futures for the better.

Working closely with local school teachers and staff, you will have the opportunity to teach English to smaller groups or entire classrooms of children. Creativity and innovation are encouraged in designing engaging activities to make learning English a fun and interactive experience for the students.

By dedicating your time and skills to this program, you can contribute to empowering these children with valuable language skills that can open doors to better educational and employment opportunities in the future. Your efforts will help shape their lives and provide them with a brighter future.

Daily Life

The teaching project takes place in several government-owned schools located in downtown Tepoztlan. These schools cater to students in elementary and high school education levels. English has become a mandatory subject from seventh grade through ninth grade as it is recognized as a crucial skill for the country’s growth and its engagement in the globalized economy.

The traditional education system in these schools is not accustomed to receiving English classes, especially from fluent speakers. Therefore, your time and expertise will be highly appreciated and valued by both the students and the school staff. While most of the teaching will take place in the classroom, we encourage you to be creative and find ways to make each lesson fun and unique for the students.

During the orientation, you will be assigned a specific school, classroom, and provided information about the students’ level of learning and overall abilities. This will enable you to better understand your specific group of students and create lesson plans accordingly.

Class sizes vary from school to school, with an average of 15 to 35 students per grade or classroom. We encourage you to bring any teaching materials or resources that you see fit, as the students will be excited to work with new materials they may not have encountered before. Donations of teaching materials are always appreciated and welcomed.

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Travel and Accommodation

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our team and taken to the project headquarters. From there, you will be provided with all the necessary information and orientation to familiarize yourself with the program and its activities.

During your stay, you will be provided with delicious Mexican cuisine for all your meals. The meals will reflect the local flavors and culinary traditions, offering you a taste of authentic Mexican food. This will not only keep you energized and nourished throughout your time in Mexico but also allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture and gastronomy.

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  • Minimum age 18.
  • No previous skills are necessary, however you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment – 30+ hours a week
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Necessary vaccinations.
  • Necessary flight & visas.
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Please see our info pages for more information and to get a quote.
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€650 Euros per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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