Inexpensive and inspiring! HCA seeks volunteers who are energetic and collaborative, with a red-hot motivation and some relevant talents to help make a difference in the lives of Honduran children during their school break (November through January). Recent years have left students in the public schools far behind grade level due to frequent strikes and limited resources and so, staffed by international volunteers and local Honduran interns, 'VAP' operates along the lines of a “summer camp” experience but also provides daily academic enrichment through games and projects designed to reinforce math, reading, writing and English skills. The children are also introduced to computers and science activities and participate in creating opportunities through art, drama, and music. Sports are popular too and although fútbol rules in Honduras, the children do enjoy the opportunity to try new games!
- All classrooms walking distance from volunteer housing
- Progressive, creative, inclusive environment
- Well organized and well structured in-country support team
- Beautiful tropical environment with beach and mountains!
- Safe and welcoming community!
The most valuable aspect of your work is that it actually fulfills an otherwise unmet need. Honduras Child Alliance educational volunteers provide small group instruction and attention to help children gain the essential skills (English, computers, etc.) that allow them to access opportunities with Honduras. Healthcare volunteers provide needed care at local clinics and hospitals.
Volunteering makes a difference to the people you work with, but it also makes a difference to YOU. HCA volunteers always have natural opportunities to connect with the local children and adults, even outside of volunteering. While our housing includes full kitchens so that volunteers can prepare their own meals, we often arrange group dinners in the homes of our community friends or at local restaurants. Volunteer housing is integrated within the community where we work. This helps to support the local economy, as well as give volunteers a more connected experience within the country. As you become part of the community, you will find that in addition to your tangible project, you will also build genuine connections to the people who live in this hard-working and vibrant town.