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Avenida Independencia, no. 74
415.121.5365




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What is EdCaminos?

We are a new non-profit (NGO) that provides free educational services to children and their families in city of San Miguel de Allende, México, operating out of an office located in the Independencia Avenue area.  EdCaminos works with primary school-aged children using an after (or before)-school tutoring model, and also provides additional classes (like English) to children and adults of all ages.  Our work is important because it provides poor children with much-needed extra help with their education - free of charge - while also providing their parents with an opportunity to obtain skills like English.  Our work is organized around semesters within the school year, and we also offer summer sessions.


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Tutors

We are looking for tutors who can work with young people one-on-one, or in very small groups, in a structured educational setting.  To be a tutor you must have very good Spanish language skills.  Experience with tutoring and/or teaching is desirable, but not required.  We ask that tutors commit to a period of at least one month.  However, the work schedule is very flexible, since tutoring sessions generally do not last longer than 1-2 hours per student.  Also, our Director works closely with all tutors to make sure they receive the support they need.

Other Classes

We are also interested in volunteers who can provide other educational opportunities to children, adolescents and adults.  English classes are a popular option, but we will consider all kinds of academic and non-academic activities that can be developed as a class (or course) for groups, or even just on a one-on-one basis with individual children. These volunteers should have some basic Spanish language skills.  Experience is not required, but an ability to work independently is important.  EdCaminos staff will help identify participants for these additional classes, provide supervision on site and also some support for course design and content (and materials).  But volunteers will be mainly responsible for the day-to-day work.
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Requirements
  • We do not charge any fees to volunteer with EdCaminos
  • Very good Spanish language skills are essential for Tutors, but to give English or other classes you only need a basic level
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • We are open to volunteers of all ages
  • The application process is flexible, just email or call us
  • We provide support and supervision on site, and can purchase learning materials as needed
  • The best months are August-May during the official academic calendar, but summer sessions (June-August) are also possible
  • No fixed daily/weekly schedule, there is a lot of flexibility in terms of schedule
    • For the Tutors we do ask that you commit to at least one month
    • For other classes the amount of time needed will depend on the objective and goals


Working and Living in San Miguel de Allende
  • A safe and picturesque city in Central México (see us on map), about one hour from the cities of Queretaro and Guanajuato, 4 hours from Mexico City, and 4-6 hours from the beach
  • San Miguel de Allende was recently voted the NUMBER ONE city of the world among the readers of Conde Nast travel magazine
  • The city is a popular destination for Spanish language study
  • Accomodation is widely available throughout the city, we can provide some help with finding a place
    • English is widely spoken in the city, especially in the rental market
    • Costs vary considerably, but apartments for as litle as $200 dollars per month are available
  • It is very easy to get around the city, most people do so by foot, on bicycle or on public transport (a bus route goes by our office)
  • San Miguel de Allende climate:  Cool at night, warm in the afternoon May-November, lots of sunshine!

Feel free to contact us at info@edcaminos.org or call (52) 415.121.5365
Thank you for your interest!