Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge.
Applications are now open for our volunteer Lead Teacher position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during the fall 2021 semester. Gain online international leadership and English as a Foreign Language experience while making a lifetime impact on young students throughout Latin America. You’ll connect 5 days a week for a weekly total of 15 virtual service hours and use your background as a professional educator to provide our students with English instruction and inspire them to create opportunities for their futures. Join us as we bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach our full potential. All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service.
There is an option to serve an additional 5 hours each week leading English enrichment activities that provide our students with further practice, or leading Spanish enrichment activities that expand our students' horizons, develop their critical thinking skills, and teach them about the world.
Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this virtual volunteer position, but at least some Spanish is preferred since most of our students are young beginners. However, if you would like to serve an additional 5 hours each week leading Spanish enrichment activities, native or advanced Spanish skills (speaking, reading, and writing) are required.
While teaching experience is required for this position, experience teaching English as a Foreign Language or English Language Learners is not required. Your first 2 weeks of the semester will consist of training in these areas, and you will be encouraged to continue independent professional development throughout the course of the semester.
Responsibilities - As a Lead Teacher, You Will:
Teach English as a Foreign Language over Zoom to young students throughout Latin America
Support and mentor English Teachers ages 18 and up who may teach alongside you and may not have any previous experience
Creatively plan for your classes using the designated digital curriculum resources as well as outside materials
Create homework assignments, or edit existing homework assignments, via the Canvas Learning Management System
Grade homework and record attendance via the Canvas Learning Management System
Join the Outreach360 fundraising team
Share about Outeach360 with people in your life in order to help recruit future volunteers
If You Opt for the Additional 5 Hours a Week, You Will:
Lead pre-planned English or Spanish enrichment activities
Support volunteers 13 and up who will lead activities alongside you, or in a breakout room, and may not have any previous experience
Dates + Times
Fall 2021 Session
September 7th - December 17th (15 weeks)
5 days a week, Monday-Friday
First 2 weeks will consist of mandatory training
Approximately 8 total hours in Zoom each week (5 days a week)
3:00 PM to 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Approximately 7 hours administrative work each week
If You Opt for the Additional 5 Hours a Week:
Your time in Zoom will end at 6:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time each day rather than 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
- Must be at least 25
- 5 days a week (15 hours a week) → for 15 weeks
- 3 or more years experience as a teacher/educator for any age level, or comparable experience leading/directing youth programs
- Native or near-native English speaker
- Proficient in the use of Zoom
- Access to a computer or laptop
- Strong and reliable internet connection
This is a virtual volunteer position with no fixed address. There is no salary or stipend offered.
How will I benefit from volunteering?
You will gain invaluable teaching and leadership skills as well as experience in English as a Foreign Language. Volunteering with English Language Learners in a virtual environment will also help you grow your creativity, adaptability, communication skills, confidence, and comfort working virtually - an increasingly prevalent skillset.
How will Outreach360 Virtual English Academy students benefit from my service?
English is a highly sought-after skill for our students and their communities. Opportunities to learn from native and near-native English speakers are few and far between, not to mention costly, so this is an unparalleled service you can offer. The time you spend with students will have an incredible impact on their education and inspire them to get excited about furthering their English learning. In addition, as a professional educator, your expertise and mentorship of the English Teachers that may teach alongside you improves the overall quality of Outreach360's English instruction and enrichment activities for our students. Not only that, but the funds you raise provide this opportunity at no cost to our students' families. We can guarantee that taking time out of your week to serve our students will make a real difference.