Teaching at Home and Family Development

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Coordinator | Evelin
Coordinator | Evelin
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Personalized school reinforcement.
Develop your proposal for home workshops.
The volunteer will be able to accompany and transmit their knowledge to children of different levels.
immersion in culture.
enjoy natural and green areas.
The volunteer will be able to accompany and transmit their knowledge to children of different academic levels to reinforce and improve their school performance. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Teaching and school review at home, volunteers will be able to accompany and transmit their knowledge to children of different academic levels to reinforce and improve their school performance, as well as guide them in the study process where most children have difficulties in general knowledge. of subjects such as mathematics, Spanish, English, among others, accompanied by savings at home that do not allow them to access an adequate education.
  • Personalized school reinforcement.
  • Develop your proposal for workshops at home.
LIBRE Initiative is a space where the volunteer can carry out workshops and activities that they are good at in a way that they share with the children.

Depending on the number of volunteers we will divide into groups. Since we seek that the workshops, activities and school support are a way to learn, share, have fun and get out of the routine. Therefore, it is important that all volunteers who are part of the project bring an ACTIVITY OR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL.
This proposal can be related to your profession, your talents, hobbit or sewing, art, yoga, garden, recycling and self-knowledge.

Regarding the workshops or activity that you propose in the form that we send to the volunteer, you must indicate:
  • A workshop or activity proposal.
  • Target ages.
  • Materials, since you will be the one directing the activity.
  • Support for students during school hours in public schools.
  • Design and develop complementary training activities for children in educational spaces.
  • Offer assistance during classes in English, mathematics, geography, painting, among others.
  • Organization of workshops, for example, recycling, environmental conservation, among others.
  • Personalized attention at home for children who have more learning difficulties and require more personalized support.
Note: When attending houses (which is your project) you cannot go to the school just to find out how it works, remember that you work with children.

Requirements to participate.
  • Being of legal age.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, proactivity and respect for culture.
  • Make a video call.
  • Required to read and sign a volunteer form, declaration and agreement.
  • Pay the reservation 25% of the place for registration.
  • Send the requested documentation:
    • Passport copy.
    • Travel insurance with civil liability and accidents.

Typical day

Monday to Friday hours:
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. m. / 2:00 to 3:30 in the afternoon: It is a space where the volunteer attends to groups of children in their own homes. It is a space where you can do things that you are good at as well as help children with educational problems.

In both spaces we seek that all those who are part enjoy and live together in a pleasant and harmonious way.

Free-time activities

San Blas Islands

Considered the most beautiful islands in all of Latin America.  Visitors choose them for their crystal clear waters and white sand.  These islands are 3 hours from Panama City.  

Bocas del Toro

It is very close to the Costa Rican border. On its beaches you can regularly go surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, enjoy the sun and the nightlife among many other activities.  

Santa Catalina-Santiago Beach

It is a small coastal town, during the day you can go to the beach and go surfing.  You can also book an excursion to Coiba Island. 

Portobello and Mamey Island-Colón

This beautiful and historic place located in the Caribbean area can be visited in a weekend. 

Water Sports


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 Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Flexibility, adaptability, proactive and respect for culture, creative, dynamic, listening skills, empathic at High school level
Required Documents
Passport and Travel insurance with civil liability and accident
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Available for other activities
Observation skills
Intermediate level of Spanish
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by La Escuelita

Volunteers are provided with the following:

  • Accommodation in a volunteer house with other volunteers.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Monday to Thursday. On weekends, Thursdays and Fridays you can use the kitchen.
  • Orientation day in the village to adapt to the area (Mondays). 
  • Support from the team from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 in the afternoon.
  • Weekly follow-up and evaluation meeting.
  • Certificate of participation at the request of the volunteer.

The house where we live is simple, it is in the center of town, humble but with everything necessary and comfortable. There is a good coexistence with the people of the town and respect for the culture and customs of the country.


  • We have 3 rooms with fans:
    • 6-bed room (bunk beds)
    • 5-bed room (bunk beds and single)
    • 4-bed room (bunk beds)
  • We have two bathroom areas: There is no hot water
  • Kitchen for common use
  • Drinking water
  • Room (rest area)
  • Garden and Yoga and relaxation area (summer 2023)
  • Laundry area: Use of washer and dryer at low cost $10 (only on Mondays and Thursdays)

Bedroom (Single)
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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Panama.
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 Panama provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Panama you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Panama.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Incorporation to the project and the country:

  • The incorporation is on MONDAY
  • Arrival days Sundays

At the moment of contacting us, you will be sent a guide with the indications from the arrival at the Tocumen airport in Panama City to the recommendations on how to get to Chame. the document is called; ARRIVAL GUIDES\ARRIVAL GUIDE TO PANAMA AND HOW TO GO TO YOUR VOLUNTEER IN CHAME.

This project is open during the Panamanian school term, which is usually from mid-March to mid-December each year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$189 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. La Escuelita will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with La Escuelita during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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