BECA’s mission is to provide quality bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised while fostering meaningful cultural exchange. Our model is built on a partnership between Hondurans committed to quality, progressive education and international volunteers interested in a truly meaningful cultural collaboration.
BECA recruits English-speaking volunteers to fill teaching positions at our three unique bilingual schools in Honduras. The Classroom Teacher is a team member who plays an integral role in the bilingual education of our students. The highlight of this job is the genuine nature of the experience: leading a classroom of 25 students, supporting fellow teachers in the classroom, getting to know your students and their families and immersing oneself in Honduran culture. Please note that applicants need not be certified teachers or fluent Spanish speakers.
Currently, we are recruiting volunteer teachers for our bilingual (Catholic) school located at Amigos de Jesus Bilingual School (ADJ)ADJ is located in the beautiful countryside, about an hour from San Pedro Sula, the business capital of Honduras. What makes ADJ so special is that it is not just a bilingual school (with a soccer field, of course!), it is a children's home for more than135 neglected/abandoned children. Under a strong Catholic faith, the children are loved by all, knowing that they have a forever home.
ADJ is a self-sustainable community with its own Catholic chapel, lumber mill, family-style homes, farm animals, and robust vegetable gardens. Our ADJ volunteers live and work on-site at ADJ. While volunteers do not have to be of any faith or religion to teach there, the community is one grounded in the Catholic faith. When BECA volunteers teach at ADJ, they never want to leave. It is an incredibly spiritual and truly beautiful community.
Benefits: Travel stipends are available on a case-by-case basis as well as needs-based scholarships to ensure that anyone who wants to make this commitment can do so. There is no fee to volunteer with us and applicants need not be certified teachers or fluent Spanish speakers. BECA provides shared living accommodation; a daily food stipend, temporary residency status, 6-week Intensive Summer Teaching Training, ongoing teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Volunteers are responsible for their flights to Honduras, health insurance to cover them while they are in country, and background check costs.
A commitment to BECA's mission and a dedication to social justice
Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
Capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Willingness to operate in a low-resource environment under challenging living conditions
Bachelor's Degree preferred
Additional Salary Information: Travel stipends are available on a case-by-case basis as well as needs-based scholarships to ensure that anyone who wants to make this commitment can do so.
HIRING DETAILS: BECA will provide shared living accommodation; a food stipend,
high-speed internet, assistance with obtaining temporary residency status, 6-week
Intensive Summer Teaching Training, ongoing teacher support, and professional
Upon completion of service, BECA will provide career development assistance as well as access to our growing network of BECA alumni.