Volunteer Application

If you have not done so already, please visit the VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROGRAM section for more information about serving with BECA and the various opportunities available.

Please make certain you have all information and materials you need to complete the entire application before beginning to input your information as you will not be able to save the application and return to it later. If you are having trouble submitting your application, you may email volunteer@becaschools.org

We are still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. There is no deadline to apply as applications are accepted until all positions are filled. The sooner you apply the better!

(1) Application To Serve As
This Application Is To Serve As
(2) Name and Contact Information
(3) Location Information
(4) Education
If you anticipate completing a degree during the current academic year, please include that degree here.
Undergraduate Institution
e.g., TOEFL certificate, First Aid Certified, etc.
(5) Spanish Language Level
Spanish Language Proficiency
(6) Teaching, Volunteering, and Community Service Experience
Briefly describe any teaching experience you have had (in reverse chronological order). Include formal classroom experience as well as informal experience, such as tutoring, mentoring, coaching, or special training.
Briefly list volunteer and community service work in reverse chronological order. Include organization (if any), brief description of type of volunteer work you did, and dates of service.
(7) References
We will not contact your references until the final stage of the application process. We will notify you before doing so.
Reference 1
Reference 2
(8) Additional Information
BECA does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or marital status. We make every effort to accommodate those who have physical disabilities or health limitations.
Do you have any physical or emotional limitations, any allergies, or other impairments that would limit your participation in everyday teaching or community activities? If yes, please explain here.
Like many developing nations, Honduras has higher crime rates than the United States. While BECA is vigilant about the health and safety of its volunteers, there are still risks associated with living abroad. If you or your parents have any questions or concerns about safety and/or health in Honduras, please list them here so we may address them in our first conversation.
Please confirm that you have read the Safety and Health information that is available on our FAQ page. (Click here to open the FAQ page in a new window.)
BECA is committed to diversity. Providing this information is optional, but the information will assist us in furthering our commitment to diversity.
How did you Learn About BECA?
If you were referred to us by a friend, BECA alumni, contact, or professor, please write their name below.
(9) Required Documents

Please attach ONE document that includes your resume and responses to the following questions:

1) Your Interest: Volunteering with BECA would probably be one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling tasks you have ever undertaken. Given that the challenges can be significant, why are you interested and what experiences demonstrate that you will be able to contribute to our students' education?

2) Team Player: Our teachers work long hours and live without many of the luxuries that we are accustomed to (warm water, air conditioning, bathtubs, etc.). Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that teachers work together and support one another, both inside and outside the classroom. What experiences demonstrate your ability to work as a member of a team?

3) Future Plans: What are your future personal and professional plans? If selected as a BECA teacher, how do you think your experience with BECA will assist you with those plans?

4) For Program Administrator Candidates only: Please provide at least two relevant examples of your own successful leadership in challenging circumstances.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
(10) Signature and Submit
By placing your Electronic Signature on this form and by submitting this application, you certify that all of the information is true and correct.