Volunteer in Honduras

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In 1998, Hurricane Mitch laid waste to Honduras, inflicting billions of dollars worth of damage and killing nearly 5,600 people. Ever since then, the country has recovered very gradually. The government has diversified the goods it exports but such decisions have brought incremental change. There is still a huge income disparity and the unemployment rate is one of the lowest in Central America. Volunteers have the potential to make a huge change in Honduras.

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Community Development

Development homes for orphans, 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 to administer drugs and assist various medical procedures.

Teaching English

Ever wonder what it’s like to teach English in a jungle-engulfed school as a teacher’s assistant? All Access Volunteers is just one organization of many that has such a program. Education (e.g. literacy rates) are strong in some areas. However, the country’s population is sparsely populated. The more remote communities have little access to proper educational resources.

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.

While Dengue fever is more prevalent in rural areas, malaria has popped up both in rural and urban environments. Always prepare for the worst (yes, that includes crazy monkeys and annoying mosquitoes).

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Volunteering Solutions
Take the volunteer trip of a lifetime in Honduras with Volunteering Solutions! Although Honduras is famous for its beaches an...
Love Volunteers
Volunteer abroad in Honduras with Love Volunteers and join other volunteers on a variety of projects in La Ceiba. Love Volunt...
Combine exciting adventure travel with a project placement and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adv...
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
In La Ceiba there is a growing need for native English speakers to help students become a part of the growing hospitality ind...
Operation Wallacea
Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build...
Volunteer Trip
Volunteer on the Caribbean coast of Honduras in the culturally diverse city of La Ceiba! In addition to volunteering, enjoy s...
The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos home in Honduras is located about one hour outside of the capital city of Tegucigalpa on a lar...
Shoulder to Shoulder
The Good Shepherd Bilingual School in an extremely rural resource challenged area of Southwestern Honduras is the only public...
Volunteer Honduras
At Volunteer Honduras we believe there is much more to travel than sight-seeing and all-inclusive resorts -- and we know you...
Olancho Aid Foundation
We work to provide education, hope, and transformation to everyone we serve. We deliver Catholic-based education and outreach...
Honduras Child Alliance
The Honduran school year runs from February thru early November. However, recent years have left students in the public schoo...
America Solidaria
America Solidaria seeks Fellows who are interested in implementing effective projects that help alleviate inequality and pove...
Cuso International
Cuso International works collaboratively with overseas partner organizations on locally and nationally managed projects. Our...
Al Campo International
Our programs are immersion/adventure programs combining language training, immersion living, local homestays and sustainable...
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Little Red Bilingual-School Profile
Teaching at My Little Red House Bilingual School is a rewarding opportunity for international, native English-speaking volunt...