Fall 2021 - Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
Accepting applications through August 30th, or until positions have been filled!
Serve Virtually ~ Impact Globally
Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with our students in Latin America. Applications are now open for our volunteer English Teacher position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during the fall 2021 semester. This position is ideal if you are taking a gap year. Learn teaching and leadership skills while gaining education experience and making a lifetime impact on young students throughout Latin America. You’ll connect 5 days a week for a weekly total of 15 hours of virtual service-learning to provide our students with English instruction and enrichment and inspire them to create opportunities for their futures. If you have native or advanced Spanish skills, you may have the opportunity to lead Spanish enrichment activities. 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.
Be 18 years of age or older (by September 2021)
Have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
Be interested in learning teaching and leadership skills
Be a native or near-native English speaker
Be proficient in the use of Zoom (tutorials are available online)
Be available to commit to 15 hours of service-learning each week for the full semester
Agree to be on the fundraising team and help recruit future volunteers
Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient for this position)
Have a strong and consistent internet connection
Have a quiet place from which to volunteer
Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this virtual volunteer position, though it may be useful since most of our students are young beginners and we offer Spanish enrichment activities.
Previous experience is not required.
Dates & Times
Fall 2021 Semester
September 7th – December 17th, 2021 (15 weeks, 5 days a week)
First 2 weeks will consist of mandatory training
3 PM - 6:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time *weekly meeting at 3 PM
3:45 PM - 6: 15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
90 minutes each week
independent professional development
Complete the Application Form
Applications are open now and will be accepted until August 30th
Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible
Review of applications will begin June 25th and continue until positions are filled
Participate in the Selection Process
You may be asked for any of the following:
Responses to questions via VideoAsk, Typeform, or email
An interview over Zoom
To lead a mock lesson or activity
Sign a position agreement
Create your fundraising page and begin raising funds
Each virtual volunteer receives a personal fundraising page on our website
All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers
Why is fundraising required?
Outreach360 is committed to providing powerful opportunities to students in Latin America at no cost to them or their families. This is made possible by our virtual volunteers who donate their time and commit to raising and donating the funds required to sponsor these programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be leading the classes and activities by myself?
You will typically have at least one partner (Lead Teacher, English Teacher, or Enrichment Volunteer). You'll work together to support the students and each other, but you should be comfortable on your own if need be as absences happen.
Will I need to dedicate time outside of my volunteer hours to prepare?
No, any preparation will take place within your 15 hours of service-learning each week.
Will I have support from Outreach360?
Yes, your first 2 weeks of service will be dedicated to training, so you'll have the knowledge necessary to teach Outreach360 Virtual English Academy students prior to your first class. After that, each time you connect, you will receive guidance from an Outreach360 Lead Teacher before students join your Zoom room. You'll also be able to ask for support during the course of the classes and activities, and there will be a weekly leadership meeting on Mondays.
How will I benefit from volunteering?
You will gain invaluable teaching and leadership skills as well as experience working with children - specifically English Language Learners. If you are considering a career in education, this is an excellent position for you, and if you aren't, you'll grow increasingly prevalent skills for any profession: creativity, adaptability, initiative, public speaking skills, confidence, and comfort working virtually.
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. 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.
Why is there an application and selection process?
The Outreach360 Virtual English Academy is a rigorous program in which the students receive daily instruction. The goal of our application process is to get to know the personality and skills of our applicants in order to determine the best fit for our students and all parties involved.
What Our Students Are Saying
What Our Volunteers Are Saying
Thank you for teaching me English, and for teaching me to pronounce each of the words! Above all, thanks for the love and patience with which you taught me!
Thank you very much! It's wonderful to have the opportunity to learn from you!
Thank you for helping me learn English! I really like your teaching style, so I have learned new things!
Thanks for the time you have spent teaching me English, which I love! I dream of speaking it very fluently!
Outreach 360 has the most positive learning environment that could ever be imagined. There is nothing better than serving through this organization and being able to first-hand see the difference that you can make in these young students' academic journey. Opening up Zoom and seeing their smiling faces and eagerness to learn brings hope for our future generations through seeing their love and passion for learning. You will probably learn more from these students than what you could ever teach them by their resilience and their passion for learning. There is no better organization to be a part of.
Kennesaw State University
It is so rewarding to be able to pass along education experiences to the students, but also to be able to grow as an individual. I am leaving this experience with such a strong sense of the global community I belong to, and feel dedication to continue to serve as a global citizen in as many ways as I can. The students and the team from Outreach360 make all the difference for this experience - if given the chance I would not say no to the powerful opportunity to serve!