Bilingual Education for Central America: Volunteer Teach in Honduras
As BECA has grown over the past decade, we have distinguished ourselves from other education programs by the breadth and depth of our community engagement and volunteer training program. At each BECA school, local Honduran stakeholders maintain responsibility for effective school management while BECA recruits, trains, and provides support to English-speaking volunteers. Our provision of bilingual education to low-income students is a solutions-oriented response to multiple issues impacting Central America and the United States —lack of educational opportunity, stagnating economic development, insufficient jobs, violence, and deepening inequality. There is no fee that our volunteers have to pay to work with us. BECA provides shared living accommodation; a daily food stipend, high-speed internet, assistance with obtaining temporary residency status, 6-week Intensive Summer Teaching Training, ongoing teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Volunteers are only responsible for their flights to Honduras as well as health insurance to cover them while they are in country.
We don't just teach English, but rather fully immerse our students in the English language through English Language Arts, Science, Math, Library, Computers, Art, and P.E. all taught in English by our Volunteer Teachers.
Application process and requirements
Once you submit your application, http://becaschools.org/get-involved/volunteer-application, you will begin the 3-round interview process run by our program alumni. The entire process from application to offer usually takes about a month.
Fluency in English is required. No Spanish skills are required but it certainly comes in handy!
We provide certificates to volunteers who complete our 6-week Intensive Summer Teacher Training as well as certificates to those who complete their volunteer year with BECA.