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Community-based Educational Enrichment programs for children, teens, and adults! (Beachfront!)

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Honduras Child Alliance
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El Porvenir, Honduras
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Published 26 days ago
Community-based Educational Enrichment programs for children, teens, and adults!  (Beachfront!)

HCA coordinates community-based educational enrichment and healthy living programs to help children gain access to opportunities by developing essential skills.

  • Your co-workers will come from around the world. Blended groups comprised of international volunteers and Honduran interns, work in a unified effort at 3 walking-distance classroom locations in our friendly, beachfront community of El Porvenir.
  • Class topics include English, computers, nutrition, Spanish literacy, science, art, social skills, and more! Our professionally designed curriculum, combined with the creative input of our international education-team provides a well-rounded and engaging experience for the children.
  • Gender-based discrimination and racism are never ok and so our classroom community actively and age-appropriately engages to explore these challenges and ensure that all participants, children, and adults, feel welcome, supported, and respected.
  • Programs operate year-round and there is always a need for volunteers. Some folks come for 6-weeks and others stay for a year!

Honduras Child Alliance seeks volunteers who are energetic and collaborative. Some ability to speak Spanish is a plus but flexibility, a sense of humor, and problem-solving skills are a must! Live at the beach and work with amazing kids! Watch this video to discover what it’s like to volunteer with Honduras Child Alliance in El Porvenir, Atlantida, Honduras!

Housing is available at our 2 clean, comfortable, and secure volunteer houses and costs $35-$42 (USD) per week depending on the length of your stay. The houses each have a full kitchen where volunteers prepare their own food. Generally, there are 5-7 international volunteers staying at each house.

Volunteers of any nationality, race, gender, or religion are welcome to work with Honduras Child Alliance. Volunteers who are 19 + years are preferred and we are especially interested in long-term volunteers. The minimum volunteer period is 6 weeks but many volunteers stay for 3-6 mos. or even a full year. We are always able to be flexible in accommodating your preferred starting date.

HCA's educational enrichment projects operate in the beach community of El Porvenir, on the Honduras north coast. We live and work next to the Caribbean Sea with pineapple fields surrounding us on three sides and mountain waterfalls and the cloud forest, just minutes to the south. While the open-hearted village that houses our projects is semi-rural and poor, the small city of La Ceiba is only 20 minutes away. La Ceiba is a lively place with a mall, an open-air market, ATMs, inexpensive restaurants, and excellent medical care. La Ceiba has a modern airport (LCE), two bus stations, and more taxis than anyone can count! The Honduras Child Alliance is small, but with the energy of devoted volunteers, together we are providing access to opportunities for children who would otherwise have none. Your work makes a difference at Honduras Child Alliance!

HCA volunteers cover their own traveling or incidental expenses and live in our comfortable and secure volunteer houses. Two in-country managers are on-site. Volunteers enter Honduras on a tourist visa that should be renewed every 90 days.

PEP+ is the Porvenir Enrichment Program 'plus' / Educational enrichment classes for elementary-age children, teens, and adults in El Porvenir.

PEP+ provides free English instruction for all ages but that's not all. In addition to English, volunteers and Honduran interns work in blended teams to provide computer instruction, art projects, literacy in Spanish, Healthy Snacks, and much more. Most of our students are elementary-age and morning and afternoon classes are offered in 3 locations, for a total of 6 groups. Teens meet twice a week and there is also a dedicated adult class that meets 3 evenings per week. This project began in 2010 and is ongoing.

Volunteers work morning and afternoon sessions with children on Monday thru Thursday and also have class on Friday mornings. With 3 community-based classrooms, all walking distance from the volunteer houses, our volunteers and Honduran 'ayudantes' operate programs in teams of 2-4 (depending on group size). Visit honduraschildalliance.org to apply!

HCA coordinates community-based educational enrichment and healthy living programs to help children gain access to opportunities by developing essential skills.

  • Your co-workers will come from around the world. Blended groups…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

On-site

Honduras Child Alliance

El Porvenir, Honduras
Directions

Travel info and covid precautions will be explained when you have your interview.

How to Apply

Complete an application and we will respond right away with an invitation for a google-meet interview. The volunteer arrival and departure schedule is flexible. HCA volunteers come from all over the world, and we welcome you to apply!

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Complete an application and we will respond right away with an invitation for a google-meet interview. The volunteer arrival and departure schedule is flexible. HCA volunteers…

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