Honduras Child Alliance

PEP+ / Porvenir English Program 'plus'

El Porvenir, Atlantida, Honduras show on map
PEP+ provides free English instruction for elementary, kinder and adult students in El Porvenir. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
The children are mainly elementary age and in grades 1-6 and PEP programs are a supplement to their regular schools.  Volunteers work 4 1/2 days each week.   PEP has 3 locations throughout town; a designated classroom across the street from the public elementary school in ‘el centro’ (the center of town), a donated church space near the pineapple fields, and we have our own building/classroom in the La Mitch neighborhood. Volunteers operate in teams and are supported by an on-site project manager who schedules them and helps with planning. We have a basic curriculum but there is lots of room for creativity in how you choose to work with your groups. We encourage you to teach with songs, movement, games and other fun activities.  Immersion is one of the easiest ways for children to learn a new language.

Details on Arrival

The Honduras Child Alliance programs operate year-round and so we can be very flexible in regard to your starting and ending dates. Once you have been approved as a volunteer, you will be given detailed travel instructions and put in contact with one of our in-country managers. They will coordinate your arrival details with you. Traveling to El Porvenir is easy and safe!

Free-time activities

Our community is located next to the Caribbean Sea and our houses are quite close to the beach. Within a 20 minute ride there are mountains with beautiful waterfalls, river rafting, hot springs and zip lines. You can take a ferry to the islands for a weekend of snorkeling or scuba diving.

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Hiking
Riding

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 20 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 (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at One year of university minimum. level
Required Documents
After the personal interview and volunteers will submit three written references.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Sense of responsibility and sense of humor!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:30

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Honduras Child Alliance (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Honduras Child Alliance

The fee is for housing at our clean and comfortable volunteer houses! Housing is $42 USD per week for the first 6 weeks and then drops to $35 per week after that. Please note that there is a one time confirmation donation of $160 that is included in the calculation for the first six weeks. To break it down, it is $160, plus $42 per week housing X 6 weeks = $412. Add $35 per week for each additional week. Airport or bus station pick up in La Ceiba is 200 HNL (about $9.25 USD).

Airport Pickup at Goloson International Airport

Volunteers enter Honduras by flying into the city of San Pedro Sula (SAP). From there, it is easy to take a local flight ($72) or an express bus ($16) to La Ceiba (just east of El Porvenir). Our driver will pick you up in La Ceiba and bring you to the volunteer house in El Porvenir. There are supermarkets in La Ceiba and our driver is happy to stop off so that you can have supplies on hand when you arrive! Detailed travel instructions and contact information will be provided once you are approved to volunteer.

Accommodation

Our houses are comfortable, secure, and clean! HCA operates two volunteer houses in the "el centro" part of town. BothY are a very quick walk to the beach - - one is beachfront! Your housing includes a shared bedroom, bathrooms with showers and a complete kitchen. Volunteers purchase and prepare their own food. 

Bedroom (Double)
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 Goloson International Airport (LCE) in La Ceiba. 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.
Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
$ 412
7 weeks
$ 447
8 weeks
$ 482
9 weeks
$ 517
13 weeks
$ 657
21 weeks
$ 937
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,952
Average fees
$ 54 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in El Porvenir, Atlantida/Honduras between 6 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Honduras Child Alliance will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Honduras.
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 Honduras Child Alliance during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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