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Volunteer at Children’s Home & Jungle School Honduras

 

Description

We are a diverse group of volunteers and Partners united by a love of children and the desire to help them move from abject poverty, abuse, neglect and abandonment to a satisfying, decent and fulfilling life. Volunteers and Partners come from all walks of life, striving to provide a loving and healthy environment to children in the city of La Ceiba on the north coast of Honduras.

We are looking for volunteers to assist the children at our Children's Home and at our Jungle School (Grades K-9) which sits up on a hill surrounded by trees and overlooking the Cangrejal River. Volunteers are immersed in day-to-day life with the children, and volunteers should be ready to help the children with their homework, tutoring in English and Math, teaching computer skills, planning different activities for the children, and reading stories, etc. At the Jungle School, you will be assisting the teachers in various grades and classes. The volunteers work alongside the Honduran teacher to assist the children with understanding Math problems, speaking and writing English, Science projects, teaching different classes as occasionally needed, and getting involved in other daily activities, etc. There is never a dull moment, and there is always a child ready to give or receive a hug. We also appreciate volunteers that desire to share and teach talents and skills with our children (e.g. computers, karate, athletics, dancing, sewing, carpentry, cooking, gardening, etc). If you have a special skill or talent to share, we would love to have you volunteer with us.


Details

Organisation:
Helping Honduras Kids

Location:
La Ceiba

Qualifications/Skills:
Speaking some Spanish is highly recommended but not required.

Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
Volunteers are asked to give a one-time US$100 volunteer confirmation donation prior to arrival which helps cover administrative fees, transportation, and confirms your volunteer position. We have a room with 4 bunkbeds and private bath for same gender only or a married couple. Cost is US$10/day per person including food. Please inquire for additional information. Meals on your day off are your responsibility if you leave the compound. A free bus ride is provided to the Jungle School in the mornings, and you should take the same bus back to the Children's Home in the afternoon. If you want to go into town or sightseeing on your day off, you will have to grab a taxi. Taxis are approximately US$2.50-$3.00 one way per person.

Other information:
A volunteer application and references are required. A waiver and rules of conduct form require a signature and have to be scanned back to us by email prior to your arrival. We are a Christian organization.


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