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Honduras Child Alliance

Reader's Club / Club de Lecturas

This program immerses children in literacy activities in their native Spanish. We read aloud each day!

The Reader's Club operates in tandem with the Porvenir English Program.  It started as we realized that many of the children in our English program had difficulty with comprehension, vocabulary and structure in their native Spanish.  Most children in Honduras do not have ready access to books and in many cases, parents are only minimally able to read and write.   The ‘story-times’ and ‘bed-time stories’ that most of our volunteers have grown up with are not typically part of childhood in El Porvenir.  The Reader's Club immerses children in literacy activities. We read stories, write our own books, put on plays, sing songs and more.  Volunteers work in teams for each location and then split into small groups so that children can work at their own ability level.  The emphasis is on curiosity and fun!


Volunteers work 4.5 days each week and have Friday afternoons and the weekend off.  We hold a planning meeting each Tuesday morning and very much welcome incorporating the interests of the children and the volunteers into the plans for each week's educational activities. Emphasis is on creative expression, problem solving and group skills.  We do a circle time in both Spanish and English so that each child has the opportunity to have a moment to speak publicly. 

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Details on Arrival

The Reader's Club operates year-round; volunteers are able to arrive any month of the year.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
basic reference request. Prospective volunteers email the form to 3 character references.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Spanish is a plus! If you have a sense of humor and a sense of responsibility, this is the program for you!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Honduras Child Alliance are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Our community is next to the Caribbean Sea with plenty to do as soon as you walk outside! Our volunteer houses are all less than a 2 minute walk to the beach and there are several lagoons where rivers meet the sea. The mountains are just to the south, with lovely waterfalls and awesome views if you want to go hiking. The nearby Rio Cangrejal offers rafting and ziplines. There are hot springs about 30 minutes away in Sambo Creek. Sambo Creek also has boats to take you on one day snorkeling tours of Cayos Cochinos. The Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila are a short ferry ride away and they also offer scuba diving and snorkeling plus a lively nightlife! The Mayan Ruins in Copan should not be missed!

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking

Included Services

What's included?
We have two volunteer houses. They are clean, comfortable and secure. All include a full kitchen, running water, bathrooms with showers and electricity. The cost to stay at the volunteer houses is included in the estimated costs above. Volunteers will generally be in a shared room.
Airport Pickup at Goloson International

Arrive at San Pedro Sula airport and then take a bus or local flight to La Ceiba. (Easy to do and we will give detailed instructions.) We will arrange for our wonderful and trusted taxi driver (Sherman) to be waiting when you arrive at either the La Ceiba airport or bus station. He will charge 200 HNL (about 9 dollars) to bring you to the volunteer house and you may pay him directly. If you wish, the driver will at the local supermarket with you so that you can stock up on supplies.

Accommodation

As described above, volunteers live in our clean and comfortable volunteer houses. All are in the El Centro part of town and close walking distance to each project. Our rooms have two single beds and either ceiling fans or floor fans. A housekeeper comes once each week to maintain the common bathrooms and kitchen. Small markets called "pulperias" are very close and so all groceries can be purchased inexpensively and locally.

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
6 weeks (min. stay)
$412.00
7 weeks
$443.00
8 weeks
$475.00
9 weeks
$506.00
13 weeks
$632.00
21 weeks
$883.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$1,794.00
Average fees
$52.00/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.
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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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Honduras. Please check the visa regulations for Honduras.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Honduras.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Goloson International (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Honduras you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Honduras.
Barrio El Centro, El Porvenir, Atlantida, Honduras

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