Here is an opportunity for anyone who speaks English and Spanish. We are looking for an individual or several persons that would be interested in teaching English in the village of Oran. The idea would be to accept a class of twenty persons of all ages and teach them the basics of English. Although a very basic English is taught in the public schools, there is a lack of English speakers to help build a strong base of the language.
For the most part there is a great interest in younger persons to learn English and work in tourism. The class will be made up of people interested in learning so there is nothing obligatory about the class.
This is a volunteer position so there is no pay. You will get to stay on the grounds of the Otorongo expedition jungle lodge while teaching in the village. We will provide your meals at the lodge but there is a minimum cost of food of fifteen dollars per day.
There will be occasions that the class will be allowed onto the grounds of the lodge so they can learn more about the service of tourism and the English words that go along with it.
Apart from learning English, the people of the community will begin to understand the importance of being diverse and multicultural while at the same time being proud of who they are and where they live. Many people take for granted and do not understand the full complexity of this world we live in.
The persons who agree to volunteer for this need not be high maintenance. We will not be treating you as a tourist but as one of us who works with local people for the sustainable development of the region.
You must be able to get out of your comfort zone for this, the Amazon river is underdeveloped considerably as soon as you leave the main metropolitan areas. So make sure you bring a flashlight and plenty of rechargeable batteries.
Other things to consider:
Hepatitis b vaccine
Yellow fever vaccine
Flashlight x 2
Long sleeve shirts and pants
Other personal hygienic needs
A sense of adventure and the desire to experience new things
If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email Anthony and Ivy Giardenelli at firstname.lastname@example.org