English and Critical Skills Co-Facilitators will be part of the Teaching English, Leadership and Life Skills (TELLS) program. TELLS Volunteers aim to help Panamanians gain skills and promote individual and collective efforts at improving their quality of life through capacity-building opportunities.
TELLS Volunteers work in public primary and secondary schools as well as universities to co-facilitate English language learning initiatives. One way this is done is by supporting the English department through a variety of possible activities such as: conversation hours, communities of practice, co-planning and co-teaching, English clubs, materials development and teacher trainings. Volunteers also help students, community members, youth, teachers and partner agencies develop better communication skills and co-plan and co-facilitate extra-curricular activities to learn and practice English through camps, clubs or English classes.
TELLS Volunteers also work with school counselors, social workers, teachers, health promoters, Host Country Agencies and community members to co-plan and co-facilitate leadership and life skills activities like: in-school workshops, camps, sports groups, clubs and courses. Volunteers will be seen as a role model and will have the opportunity to coach/mentor children, youth and adults in different contexts. Volunteers will divide their time between school and community activities. They are responsible for organizing their calendar based on input from school staff and community members and effectively communicating their responsibilities to the various stakeholders.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training
Subject to criminal background check