Honduras, a Central American country situated between Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador, is a biodiversity hotspot with mountains, jungles, and beaches. Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry.

Because of a largely agricultural economy, the country is vulnerable to natural disasters; namely Hurricane Mitch, which hit Honduras in 1988. Since then, the country has recovered gradually.

Volunteer work in Honduras largely focuses on community development and education. Volunteers can make a real impact helping locals lift themselves out of poverty, and supporting sustainable growth across the nation.

Community Development

Development homes for children, disabled individuals, and teen mothers are always seeking help. Volunteers can teach kids in preschool to grade 3, work with local food banks, or help rehabilitate women scarred from abuse.


The level of ones health in Honduras is directly tied to income level. Malnutrition and poor sanitation contribute to widespread sickness. Volunteers can work in hospitals or clinics, gaining medical experience while making an impact.

Teaching English

Ever wonder what it’s like to live at the edges of pineapple fields and cloud forests while teaching English and Spanish literacy to children? Education (e.g. literacy rates) are strong in some areas, however the country’s population is sparsely populated. Remote communities and the children within them might not have access to proper educational resources. Volunteers provide support for academics and skill building.

Volunteering Tips

NGOs/Non-Profit/Volunteer History: NGOs are very active in Honduras. From organizations focusing on bilingualism to economic integration with neighboring countries to iguana research, you will not be hard pressed to find an NGO whose goal’s align with yours. Visit here for a complete list of NGOs in Honduras.

How Volunteering in Honduras Will Help Your Future: Volunteering in Honduras will not only expose you to a rich culture in which your Spanish will greatly improve but also to organizations with which you could continue working after graduation.

Questions to Ask: Which areas are most dangerous and should thus be avoided? What are some local customs? Will I be working with community members or other volunteers, foreign or domestic?

Health and Safety of Volunteers in Honduras

Your safety depends on how much common sense you use. Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula have experienced high crime rates. Don’t go out at night either by yourself or with a group. If you have the option of taxing a taxi or walking back from your volunteer site, it’s probably best to take the former.

Note that while Dengue fever is more prevalent in rural areas, malaria has popped up both in rural and urban environments.

Volunteer Programs in Honduras

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United Planet
Gap Year: 6-month+ Service Learning Opportunities in Honduras with United Planet
10 •1 review

Join United Planet on a gap year volunteer Quest in Honduras by...

A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Most Rewarding Social Programs in La Ceiba, Honduras
10 •16 reviews

In La Ceiba there is a growing need for native English speakers to...

Love Volunteers
Make a REAL difference in Honduras - From just $269!
10 •1 review

Volunteer abroad in tropical Honduras with Love Volunteers and...

Bilingual Education for Central America
Teach in Honduras June 2020 - July 2021
9.73 •22 reviews

BECA exists to provide quality, affordable bilingual education to the...

Operation Wallacea
Conservation Research Assistant Program in Honduras
9.5 •10 reviews

Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation...

Honduras Child Alliance
Volunteer to Teach English, Computers, Arts+ to children (grades 1-6)!
9.67 •12 reviews

The Porvenir Enrichment Program (PEP+) teaches English, computers...

NPH Volunteer Program in Honduras
9.63 •8 reviews

Do you love children? Are you interested in serving in Latin America...

Honduras Child Alliance
Children's Vacation Activities Program (VAP), Work with kids and live at the beach!
9.8 •5 reviews

Inexpensive and inspiring! HCA seeks volunteers who are energetic and...

Volunteer Trip
Volunteer Trip: Volunteer in Honduras!
10 •2 reviews

Volunteer on the Caribbean coast of Honduras in the culturally diverse...

Olancho Aid Foundation
Olancho Aid: Serve at English schools in Honduras
9.75 •4 reviews

The Olancho Aid Foundation works to provide a quality Catholic...

Shoulder to Shoulder
Volunteer Teaching Assistant
10 •2 reviews

The Good Shepherd Bilingual School in an extremely rural resource...

America Solidaria
Fellowship for Latin America and the Caribbe
Multiple Countries
10 •1 review

America Solidaria seeks Fellows who are interested in implementing...

Al Campo International
Al Campo International: Immersion Adventures in Hondura
10 •1 review

Our programs are immersion/adventure programs combining language...

Little Red Bilingual-School
ESL Teachers Needed for Honduran Children
10 •1 review

Teaching at My Little Red House Bilingual School is a rewarding...

Inter-cultural Youth Exchange
Volunteer projects with Local NGOs in Africa
Multiple Countries

InterOur projects work across fields including youth development &...

What People Are Saying

Honduras Child Alliance was my first longer volunteering experience. I had originally planned to stay 2 months, but I fell in love with the community and realized I had a lot left to learn from its...

Post-Skit with the Bomberos

HCA has a great relationship with El Porvenir. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly in the community. The area is extremely safe. The kids love meeting new volunteers and will jump all over you and...

Kids listening to a story in one of the classrooms

Translation: My experience in Honduras is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened to me. Honduras is an incredible country and surprising in many ways. El Porvenir is a small village in...

PEP CENTRO afternoon class during Art and Science Day

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