Most Rewarding Social Programs in La Ceiba, Honduras

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In La Ceiba there is a growing need for native English speakers to help students become a part of the growing hospitality industry. Volunteers teach English to children and young people attending primary and secondary schools in La Ceiba and its surrounding areas. These areas are very poor, and the schools lack native English-speaking volunteers. In this program, volunteers will help children learn the correct use of English words and master English grammar. A typical class averages about 30 students.

The Honduran culture is a blend of Latin America and a multi-ethnic blend of Mestizo, Amerindian, Black and Caucasian. This mix of people influences all aspects of the culture each bringing a unique blend to society. Our volunteer projects allow you to support the local children, at orphanages and primary schools, and work in a local hospital, HIV clinic or both.

  • ABV’s Honduras program is available year-round, you can start any day of the week
  • Highly affordable program fees US NonProfit Organization - Program rates are tax deductible and you can fundraise
  • You’ll be joining volunteers from all over the World Safe, friendly placements and accommodations
  • You’ll be traveling with ABV, the volunteer travel experts, and joining a network of thousands volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart, we are the world’s safest organization
  • Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs


ABV programs are based in the coastal city of La Ceiba. Volunteer support has made dramatic improvements in the lives of the local people by providing adequate medical and dental services, upgrading the ambulance rescue services, and providing thousands of dollars in medical donations to the regional hospital. With ABV support the medical and social welfare projects are reaching thousands of locals.

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Spanish proficiency is not required if a volunteer will take language immersion lessons. The more experience you hope to gain from the program relies heavily on communication. If considering a Latin American location then Spanish is essential.


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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience

I had the most amazing experience in Honduras. I met life-long friends, traveled to place I'd never seen before, helped children in need, and had a lot of fun.

I volunteered in the mornings at a special needs school, helping the kids with their studies, teaching a little bit of art, and learning as much Spanish as possible.

In the afternoons, I volunteered at an orphanage. It was so nice to put a smile on the faces of the children living there. They are smart, and funny, and love new volunteers coming into the home. I really enjoyed learning to cook traditional Honduran foods for the kids.

On the weekends, the other volunteers and I would travel around Honduras. We spend time on the beach relaxing, scubadiving on the islands off shore, hiking in the jungle, and white water rafting. There were only a handful of the adventures we experienced together.

Not only did this trip teach me a lot about the Honduran culture, but it taught me a lot about myself. It was never hard to be far from home because I was surrounded by so many great volunteers and children.

Despite what you may have heard about the dangers of Honduras, it is a beautiful country full of wonderful sights and people. Listening to the volunteer coordinators, coming home before curfew, and pairing up with other volunteers at all times are important parts to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

What would you improve about this program?
Our volunteer coordinator was not aware of when volunteers were flying into the country. A few of us had issues with getting from the bus station to our placements. Be sure a clearly communicated transportation plan is set in place before you land.