Honduras La Ceiba Childcare and Orphanage Volunteer Abroad Programs with A Broader View

Location

Honduras: La Ceiba

Description

Work in an orphanage or children's center supporting the local orphans. Share your love and time with the needy children. Volunteers needed to teach basic conversational English and Computers.

Other duties including organizing tram games, helping with homework, drawing, singing, kitchen and laundry help as well as basic upkeep such as sweeping, painting. Children range in age to babies to pre-teens.

No prior experience required, having basic Spanish knowledge is helpful.

Highlights

Volunteering Abroad in La Ceiba Honduras: Our projects are located in La Ceiba, a picturesque town located on the northern coast of the Caribbean Sea. La Ceiba is well known as the gateway of Honduras. The city maintains a small town welcoming feel where the locals are generous and easy going. The area around the city is mountainous and lush with vegetation. La Ceiba is a young, lively town that beats to the rhythm of its Latin, Caribbean and Afro-Antillean culture.

La Ceiba offers a lot of charm and hospitality, as it still slow on the major tourist developments. With its close proximity to Pico Bonito Natural Park, marine reserves and wildlife refuge, it has the potential to develop into a major ecotourism spot in Central America. La Ceiba has many restaurants, small shops, swaying palms and colonial architecture dotting its main streets. La Ceiba is famous for its Carnival week, which takes place during the Month of May to celebrate the patron saint, San Isidro. This is without doubt the largest and most important celebration held regularly in Central America.

The wonderful climate and the hospitable people make La Ceiba a wonderful place to live and volunteer. Our programs provide you the chance to discover the wonders of Central America, while doing meaningful and rewarding community service work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in a coastal Caribbean town, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.

We offer the following programs in La Ceiba:

* Program Length: 1 to 24 weeks
* Program Date: Flexible Start and End Date
* Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
* Accommodations: Home stay
* Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
* Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.

Program Duration

1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)

Typical Duration of Program

2-4 weeks

Dates

Check our Website for dates

Qualifications

- Proactive: Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
- Patient: Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
- Flexible: Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
- Considerate: Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
- Respectful: Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
- Friendly: In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
- Tolerant: The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

780 - Check Our Website for updates

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

- Pre-departure Orientation Guide. Includes detailed travel, safety and cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
- Detailed Fundraising Guide that will help you raise the funds needed to travel, as well as provide donations to the project. Ask us about a Widget
- Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators.
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals at request.
- Airport meet and greet by our ABV project coordinator (At any time, any day!)
- First night hotel accommodation *some programs
- Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency
- Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our ABV project coordinator.
- Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.
- Transportation to project site with our ABV project coordinator. Includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.
- Volunteer Program: Half day (4 hours only) Spanish refresher Lesson. Part of volunteer orientation on arrival. (*Some countries)
- Departure transfer by our ABV project coordinator.
- A Feedback page on our ABV website with pictures of your trip.
- The Presidents Volunteer Service Award lapel pin (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
- Personalized Presidents Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement.
- Letter of completion from A Broader View Volunteers Corp -- By request, A Letter of Recommendation provided by the local organization detailing the activities developed by the volunteer during his or her stay.
- Language and Immersion Programs: include 20 hours a week of Spanish Lessons. Refer to the specific country/city page for more details and cost (this is not included in the general volunteer program). Make sure we offer this program in that country.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare/children
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Renovation
  • Repairs
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching

Age Range

18 to 65

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

12-24 hours