Life-Skill Education

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founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
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Provide free classes to teach, mentor, and play with children, while living close to the beach. Expose them to a new world of education, including work on computers. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The program

This life-changing project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of children and youth of El Porvenir. Sadly, the Honduran education system is largely ineffective. Classes are too large and teachers routinely lack proper training and adequate supplies. The result being that many Honduran children, particularly those in rural areas, simply drop out by the time they reach the third grade. In an effort to encourage and instil a love of learning and success in school, this program provides a variety of extra-curricular educational enrichment and healthy living classes to children and teens in the stunning beachside town of El Porvenir. Originally conceived as a program to encourage bilingual literacy in both English and Spanish, the program now also includes tuition in computers, math, creative arts and sports.

Volunteers on this wonderful project work in small groups at one of three locations around the community, all within easy walking distance from the volunteer houses. There are sessions for both elementary age children (grades 1-6) and also for young teens, and the program operates Monday - Thursday in the morning and afternoon, as well as on Friday mornings. Volunteers are well supported with an on-site project manager facilitating planning and preparation for all classes and activities.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide free education life skills lessons to the children and youth of El Porvenir
  • Improve the future prospects of some of El Porvenir’s most impoverished youth, and help them to break the poverty cycle
  • Expose marginalized youth to a whole new world of education and help them discover a love for learning
  • Expose participating children and volunteers to new people and cultures and enable cross-cultural understanding

How you can help

This is a highly varied volunteer-powered program and so volunteers are always needed! This year-round program gives vulnerable children access to educational tools and support so they feel comfortable and have the resources and assistance they need to learn. Volunteers will teach, mentor and play with the children, providing a much-needed safe-haven for them to learn new skills and educational tools, work on computers (simply not affordable for most of them at home), explore the arts, play sports, make friends and have fun. This program opens up a whole new world for many of these children. Volunteers working on this program have access to the program’s Volunteer Houses - fully equipped and comfortable homes located within an easy walk of the program’s classrooms, close to the beach and the several seaside restaurants on offer. Volunteers are free to explore the local area, laze on the white sandy beaches or relax with other volunteers. All volunteer houses have filtered drinking water, hot water showers, ‘western-style’ toilet facilities, comfortable beds and Wi-Fi Internet access.

Volunteers on this project will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide education life-skills lessons
  • Organize games, art and other fun educationally based activities
  • Supervise sports and playground games
  • Provide learning support and assistance
  • Assist with basic chores, including kitchen work, cleaning
  • Network with local residents and local project staff

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast at the volunteer house

8:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

4:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

4:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

Note that volunteers work just a half-day on Fridays and resume volunteering activities on Monday morning.

Evenings Volunteers are welcome to help teach adult English classes in the evenings are of course free to explore the local area, laze on the white sandy beaches or relax with the other volunteers.

Free-time activities

Honduras is a beautiful country with amazing people and a rich culture and with the Caribbean Sea at its doorstep, and mountains with tropical waterfalls and cloud forests just to the South, the community of El Porvenir is a simply stunning place to visit. In their free time, volunteers are free to explore the local area, laze on the white sandy beaches or relax with other volunteers. It's like volunteering in paradise!
Water Sports
Swimming
Hiking
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School, University level
Required Documents
Emergency Contact
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
While the ability to speak Spanish is a huge plus, volunteers are accepted at all levels of fluency and lessons are available. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival (from La Ceiba Domestic Airport)
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Project placement & onsite supervisor
  • Registration Fee included
Airport Pickup at Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport

Volunteers fly into San Pedro Sula and catch a connecting local flight or bus to La Ceiba. Volunteers will be picked up at the La Ceiba domestic airport or from the local bus depot. Note that volunteers should try to arrive in-country mid-day so that they can easily travel to La Ceiba by early evening. 

After being collected by the local team's driver, volunteers will be brought directly to the volunteer house to meet the Project Manager and settle into the accommodations. The following morning an orientation is held and the itinerary presented. This includes a walking tour of El Porvenir and covers details of the social and health issues and educational needs of the community. Your project manager will also address safety and health issues, organizational rules and “do’s and don’ts” of living and working comfortably in Honduras. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: SATURDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (code: SAP)
  • Pick up provided from La Ceiba Domestic Airport (code: LCE) or local bus depot.  

Accommodation

Participants on our programs in Honduras are accommodated in one of two comfortable and secure Volunteer Houses in the seaside town of El Porvenir, just 20 minutes west of La Ceiba.  

The Volunteer Houses provide a home-away-from-home with full kitchen facilities, western-style bathrooms with hot showers, drinking water provided, comfortable rooms and communal areas for relaxing with other volunteers.  Wifi is available for a small fee so keeping in touch with friends and family is easy. Both houses are conveniently located in the 'El Centro' area, within easy walking distance of the beach, local markets and the placement locations. 

The Volunteer Houses in El Porvenir are well set up for self-catering with volunteers purchasing ingredients from nearby local markets to prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen or eating out at inexpensive local restaurants on the beachfront. What better way to enjoy authentic Honduran dishes in a great setting!
Bungalow
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula. We assist you to find cheap flights to Honduras.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Honduras provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Honduras you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Honduras.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$778
5 weeks
$818
6 weeks
$858
7 weeks
$908
8 weeks
$948
9 weeks
$998
10 weeks
$1,038
11 weeks
$1,078
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,128
Average fees
$144 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Life-Skill Education

Provide free classes to teach, mentor, and play with children, while living close to the beach. Expose them to a new world of education, including work on computers.

$144/week

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