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Ave. de las Fregatas, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Posted: May 08 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid
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Role Overview: Work with children ages 3, 4 and 5 in the preschool. You will assist the classroom teachers. You will be responsible to help carry out activities, games, songs and projects that the teacher has planned. You will also be responsible to come up with some of your own activities for class. You will help the teacher with outside play time and feeding the children breakfast and snack. English lessons can also be incorporated with the kids through activities, games, songs and projects.
We encourage all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. We encourage longer commitments by heavily discounting each additional week stayed. Minimum stay is 4 weeks; maximum stay is 3 months. Subsequent permanent hiring possible. All volunteers must arrive to Isabela on Mondays.
Our schedules are based on 20 hrs/week. The normal schedule is Monday-Friday 7.30 – 11.30AM which may be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand. Preparation time would be in the afternoons.
Cost includes full room and board, permits, visas, local coordination and training at respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, etc.—everything minus personal expenses and your airfare to Galápagos.
Accommodation is provided in our fully equipped volunteer housing or by one of our carefully selected host families. These are families who have experience with outside culture and international living through cultural exchange with our students and volunteers. Additionally to providing extra income for housing our students and volunteers, we train these families to be ambassadors in the community in areas such as English, domestic wellbeing, and nutrition.
You will have breakfast and dinner with your family. Lunch is provided at your choice of various restaurants in town. You simply sign for your meal and we’ll pick up the bill at the end of the month. For volunteer housing breakfast is not included. Lunch and dinner are provided in your choice of restaurant.
• Intermediate level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow workers and
• A genuine passion for children’s education and their well-being
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team
• Energetic, creative, and enthusiastic nature to stimulate the learning environment