Teaching, school reinforcement & special needs

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founded in 2017
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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
Families
Groups
50+
Los niños que asisten a las escuelas con las que colaboramos se enfrentan a grandes dificultades: pobreza, falta de personal escolar, dificultades de aprendizaje, etc. 

Por eso, nos esforzamos en brindarles a estos niños un apoyo escolar personalizado e individual a través de este programa de voluntariado. Como voluntario, será esencial para ayudar a estos niños a obtener más oportunidades y empoderarse a través de la educación.

Los voluntarios pueden esperar realizar tareas como apoyar al aula con sus actividades diarias programadas, crear o programar actividades didácticas como talleres de sensibilización ambiental y reciclaje, actividades deportivas, juegos, organización de Olimpiadas especiales, apoyar a la escuela en algunas áreas acordadas entre el director de la escuela y Voluntariado de Aventura como Inglés, entre muchas otras tareas que pueden surgir dependiendo de las condiciones específicas.

Typical day

Los voluntarios trabajan los días laborables (de lunes a viernes) en dos turnos principales: el turno de la mañana que va de las 7:00 a las 12:00, y el turno de la tarde que va de las 12:30 a las 16:00. Su horario dependerá de los lugares disponibles en el momento de la inducción a la escuela.  
Se tarda entre 20 y 30 minutos en llegar a pie desde el lugar donde se hospedará hasta la ubicación del proyecto. 

Los voluntarios también pueden usar el transporte público para llegar a la escuela; El transporte público en la zona es recurrente y barato: cuesta alrededor de cincuenta centavos por trayecto. 

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

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 program
  • 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 program

Airport Pickup at Tocumen International Airport
Los voluntarios serán recogidos en el aeropuerto entre las 9:00 y las 21:00. Si el voluntario llega fuera de este horario, es posible que deba cubrir algunas tarifas adicionales.
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

Este proyecto solo está abierto todo el año. Durante la primera semana de julio y septiembre las escuelas permanecerán cerradas por feriados nacionales y vacaciones, por lo que los voluntarios ayudarán con el refuerzo escolar en los hogares de los niños seleccionados.

Dicho esto, los voluntarios pueden llegar el día de la semana de su elección, aunque recomendamos que los voluntarios lleguen un viernes, sábado o domingo, ya que esto facilita su inducción al programa. 


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)
$1,199
5 weeks
$1,406
6 weeks
$1,613
7 weeks
$1,820
8 weeks
$2,027
9 weeks
$2,235
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,856
Average fees
$269 /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.

$247/week

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