Teacher's Assistant (All Subjects & All ages)

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The Exchange

The participant of this volunteering opportunity will have direct in-class experience alongside a Colombian certified educator at a public/private school setting and have the option to lead class sessions. Depending on your experience and chosen role, as a co-teacher or a teacher assistant, you will have the unique opportunity to develop new skills for communicating and directing classes for Spanish native-speakers within their own community.


24 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Depending on your level of experience, your Spanish language skills, and how long you will be staying, you are welcome to help our public and private schools by volunteering in the classroom. All subjects and areas are welcome; it could be academic (English, Math, Science) or could be other areas (arts, music, dance, theater, computers, sports). If you can teach it, we have students that would like to learn from you.
If you can stay for at least two months your expenses may be covered, but if you are short-term you will have cover your own expenses.

Work sites include: Youth Home for Teen Girls, Childcare Center for Sex Workers, Retirement Homes, Language Schools, Public & Private Schools. Private workshops or Community seminars. OPEN & FLEXIBLE, based on your interests.

Activities & Shift

Open & Flexible.


Professional teacher etiquette.
Short-Term Stay: Your cost is $15/USD (includes lodging)
Long-Term Stay: Your expenses covered as you receive a monthly stipend of $1.5M COP (Long-term requires a 4-month contract starting July or February)