Time to Teach

"Come and be part of the experience of improving English learning in Ecuador by being a volunteer teacher in public elementary and high schools; and take the opportunity to explore a country with one of the greatest biodiversity in the world and a great cultural heritage"

The program ¨Time to Teach¨ is developed by the Ministry of Education of Ecuador, and executed by EDIFICAR Foundation. We invite you to enjoy this wonderful once in a lifetime experience while teaching English to children and adolescents from vulnerable sectors of our country.
  • 40 hours per week work schedule (Monday to Friday): 30 academic hours, plus 10 hours of lesson planning and additional activities at the school.
  • The Volunteer Teacher mush comply with the schedule assigned to them by the school (Volunteers can have the morning shift or the afternoon shift).
  • The volunteer teacher must prepare the corresponding activities for all the students, as many as 40 students per class (5 – 18 years old).
  • Attend events and trainings related to the program.
  • Airline tickets: Round trip for long term volunteers (10 months) - One-way airline tickets for the return flight for short term volunteers (5 months)
  • All Visa costs and procedures are covered by the program.
  • Private, national, pre-paid medical insurance for volunteer teachers during their stay in the program.
  • Placement at any of the public schools in the coastal region of Ecuador participating in the program.
  • Accommodation and 2 meals per day provided by a host family.
  • Monthly volunteer living allowance for the teacher’s personal expenses. A total of $355 per month.
  • Induction and training regarding the Ecuadorian public education system and the English teaching plan developed by the Ministry of Education.
  • Native English speakers.
  • Non-native English speakers with a C1 English level or equivalent.
  • Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree, or university students attending the last year/s of their education, or holder of an internationally recognized certification for English teaching.
  • Applicants must have a clean background check.
  • Applicants must not have prohibited/restricted entry into Ecuador.
  • Must hold a passport with at least 1 year of validity.
  • Applicants must be able to make a USD 500 refundable deposit if selected.

Telephone: (57) 1 3910703
Headquarters: Carrera 71D Nº 124 – 61
Neighborhood: Niza Antiguo Bogotá DC.
Email: info@heartforchange.org
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