Volunteers assist in the classroom and help lead educational & recreational program. Spend the morning volunteering & enjoy free time each afternoon!
Volunteers are critical to the success of our schools and programs in the Ngobe communities of Bahia Roja and Bahia Honda! Volunteers will assist our teachers in the preschool & elementary school classrooms each day and also have the opportunity to help design new lesson plans, create new programs, and lead recreational activities based on their skills and interests.
Volunteers spend Mon-Fri mornings helping in the classroom followed by lunch in the community or in town. Most afternoons & evenings are free for volunteers to enjoy everything Bocas del Toro has to offer, including surfing, diving, hiking, biking, or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches!
Bocas del Toro is a beautiful archipelago in the Caribbean just south of the Costa Rican border! These tropical islands provide plenty of options for outdoor activities and water sports!
We will meet volunteers upon their arrival in Bocas del Toro. Most volunteers take a short flight or the overnight bus to get from Panama City to Bocas.
We have a volunteer house where we accommodate most volunteers. There are shared bedrooms, plus a kitchen, bathroom, living area, and large deck with beautiful views! This rustic jungle house allow volunteers to get to know each other, live close to the communities where we work, and have easy access to town by water taxi. During peak season, some volunteers may be placed at a local hostel in the community of Bahia Roja or Old Bank on Isla Bastimentos.
We provide lunches to our volunteers Monday-Friday either at the local community restaurant or in town.
Volunteers may purchase food for the house to prepare other meals. On the weekends and on some weekday afternoons, volunteers will have access to the main town on Isla Colon where there are a variety of restaurants as well as grocery stores.