Teaching, school reinforcement & special needs

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High­lights

Support children from vulnerable communities gain more opportunities through education
Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education
Practise your Spanish and learn more about Panama's culture by being all the time around locals
Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey.
Enjoy some of the interesting and beautiful things Panama has to offer: tropical beaches, beautiful landscapes, a very rich and unique culture...
Provide personalised educational support to children from vulnerable backgrounds, in order to maximise every children's personal growth and their skill development. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
The children that attend the schools we're collaborating with face very large difficulties: poverty, lack of school staff, learning difficulties, etc. Because of that, we strive to provide these children with personalised and individual school support through this volunteer program. As a volunteer, you will be essential in helping these children gain more opportunities and empower themselves through education.
Volunteers can expect to perform tasks such as supporting the classroom with their daily scheduled activities, creating or programming didactic activities such as environmental awareness and recycling workshops, sports activities, games, organising special Olympics, supporting the school in some areas agreed between the school principal and Adventure Volunteer such as English, among many other tasks that may arise depending on specific conditions.

Typical day

Volunteers work on weekdays (Monday through Friday) in two main shifts: the morning shift that goes from 7:00 to 12:00, and the afternoon shift that goes from 12:30 until 17:00. Your schedule will depend on available spots at your time of induction into the school.  
It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to get from the place you will be staying to the project location by foot. Volunteers are also free to use public transportation to get to the school; public transportation in the area is both recurrent and cheap: it costs around fifty cents each way. 

Free-time activities

A rich cultural heritage, beautiful mountains, tropical beaches, historical monuments, and a bustling capital city —Panama has it all, directly within your reach to discover while you volunteer in this exciting country. Panama is a rather small country with a high density of remarkable and memorable locations, which is something you can completely take advantage of, through cheap and accessible transportation, ease of visiting, and a welcoming people. 

Some of the sites most enjoyed by our volunteers are: 
  • Panama city: a modern and bustling city, it's a city that may offer you both big malls and modern architecture, as well as the scenic old city (in Casco Viejo), old monuments (such as the Panamá Viejo colonial area), a natural park filled with sloths and ñeques in the middle of the city (Parque Metropolitano), plenty of museums and seaside spots (such as the Amador area). In the city you can also go visit and discover first-hand how the Panama Canal works. 
  • Portobelo: a city in the Colón province, it has history that dates centuries back to the colonial era, some very picturesque traditions such as the yearly Cristo Negro festival, and it has direct access to beautiful Caribbean beaches and tropical islands (most famous is Isla Grande). 
  • Bocas del Toro: A province in the northwest of Panama, near Costa Rica; its archipelagos and beaches are very famous among tourists, as they provide near pristine sands, near transparent water, a lot of wildlife you can see in some of its islands, and activities such as partying, scuba, or just swimming in the beach.
  • Guna Yala: An indigenous region, it has 365 islands which all have a fair share of white sand and crystal clear water. The Guna people that inhabit this region have a culture that is very tied in to the Ocean and to life in these islands, so coming here will not only allow you to enjoy the beautiful and picturesque beaches on these islands (each island having something particular, such as Isla Estrella, an island filled with Sea Stars or Isla Perro, an island filled with corals and fish), but also to appreciate a unique culture tied to life in these islands.
  • Valle de Antón: A very famous valley with cool weather and lots of nature, you can go hike the famous mountain of La India Dormida (the sleeping indian woman, tied to a well-known local legend), see lots of native flora and fauna, and also enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • Boquete: Located in the Chiriquí province and known as the "Switzerland of America", it's a small yet very beautiful city in the middle of the mountain, known for its tasty coffee, colourful yearly flower festival (although flowers are an important part of the city any time of year), scenic trekking routes, and all the nature around the city.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding

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 Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect our volunteers to be committed, participative, empathetic, enthusiastic, but overall to be passionate about the cause of helping these children get the education they deserve.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

Your paid fees will cover:

  • Airport pickup and transfer to the volunteer’s home
  • Accommodation during your volunteering
  • 3 meals during the course of your volunteer program
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Civil liability for your activity
  • Receipt from NGO about your program fee
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of programme
  • Volunteer T-Shirt

Airport Pickup at Tocumen International Airport
Volunteers will be picked up at the airport at between 8:00 and 21:00. If the volunteer arrives outside of these hours, they may have to cover some additional fees.
Accommodation

At your accommodation, you will stay in typical Panamanian house, with a shared room with bunk beds alongside other volunteers. You will have a shared bathroom, access to WiFi, and a hand wash area. 

Due to the area, there may be temporary power or water cuts. 

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

We provide three meals a day, usually in the local style. 

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.
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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is only open from mid-June until mid- September. During the first week of September schools shall be closed due to national holidays, so volunteers will help with school reinforcement at the home of selected children.
That being said, volunteers may arrive on their day of the week of preference, although we'd recommend volunteers to arrive on either a Friday, a Saturday, or a Sunday, as this makes their induction into the program easier. 


 
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)
$1,134
5 weeks
$1,350
6 weeks
$1,566
7 weeks
$1,782
8 weeks
$1,998
9 weeks
$2,214
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,862
Average fees
$261 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer 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 Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching, school reinforcement & special needs

Provide personalised educational support to children from vulnerable backgrounds, in order to maximise every children's personal growth and their skill development.

$218/week

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