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Honduras Children

Teacher for Kindergarten Children

Educate preschoolers in the kindergarten to make a lasting impact on their future.

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our work. We seek people with a lots of motivation, relevant talents and some background to help make a difference in the lives of impoverished Honduran children. Some ability to speak Spanish is a plus but not a requirement. Flexibility, collaboration and problem solving skills are a must!

We want our volunteers to be at least 18 years old. We know that this is a busy world, so we only have a minimum volunteer period of 4 weeks.

With a crew of dedicated volunteers from all over the world, we operate Kinder Sí Se Puede (Yes you can) in the small, north-coast town of El Porvenir (translates as "the future"). 

Honduras Children volunteer projects are in the beach community of El Porvenir which is located on the north coast of Honduras . The jungle rivers of the Pico Bonito National Forest and the sun and sand of the Caribbean Sea are just minutes from where our volunteers live and work. The villages that house our projects are rural and poor but the city of La Ceiba is only 20 minutes away. La Ceiba is a lively place and has internet cafes, ATM machines, a mall and excellent medical care. It also has a modern airport, a bus station and more taxis than anyone can count!

Honduras Children is small, but with the energy of devoted volunteers, together we are enriching lives and providing opportunities for children who would otherwise have none. We welcome you to volunteer with us!! Our school year runs from the middle of February to the end of November. Should you like to stay longer past the school year we can arrange this with prior notice.

The Honduras Children's Kinder has a common area for meals, a full bathroom, and there is a play area outside. Each morning our volunteer crew works with the children to learn basics like the alphabet and numbers. They also learn appropriate school behavior, raising one's hand, sitting in a circle, etc. We also work on hygiene, tooth brushing and hand washing.

Children attending the Kinder receive a daily breakfast . This is typically corn flakes, milk and some fresh fruit and is often the only complete meal these children will have that day. Volunteers assist in prep and serving.

Honduras Children volunteers and sponsors are helping children prepare for and stay in school. They're improving living quarters, providing clothing, school supplies and uniforms and helping to supplement the children's diet. This support helps fragile family units stay intact, thus avoiding the heartbreak of sending children to institutions.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

 The volunteer's day at the kinder starts at 7:15 receiving the children. At the beginning of the class, the children recite the national anthem and prayer. Usually the teacher reads a story ask the children to tell about their previous day at home. The class covers reading, Spanish, math, and colors.

The class is broken up into groups and the volunteers assist the children in learning their subjects.

At about 9:30 the children break for breakfast and when they are finished they go out and play.

The day is completed at about 11:30 A.M.

 In the afternoon, the volunteer is free to do things they would like. We would like them to work with the children giving English lessons or crafts.

In your free time, you can go to the beach to swim or just lying in the sun for a nice tan. On the weekends, the volunteer can take a ferry out to the Bay Islands to go snorkeling or diving. If you like history, you can go see the Mayan Ruins in Copan, which is my favorite place to go.

 El Porvenir is located thirteen miles from La Ceiba. The volunteer can take the bus or taxi to town to go shopping.

The average temperatures runs about 85 degrees F:  or 30 degrees C: year round.

Details on Arrival

The volunteer may arrive at anytime during the school year. The only problem is Sunday. Flights and buses do not run as often on Sunday. The best time to arrive in San Pedro is around 12:00 P.M. 

We will pick you up from the local airport or bus station only before dark. After dark we can arrange a taxi for you. The cost of the taxi runs about $10.00.

The fastest way to get to La Ceiba is by air. Airfare runs between $50.00 and $75.00 dollars U.S.. It is about a 15 minute flight to La Ceiba from San Pedro sula.
The other alternative is by Auto bus. The bus ride takes 3.5 hours if there is no congestion. The bus arrives between 4 and 6 P.M. in La Ceiba.
The cost of the bus runs around $15.00. 
 You can get a direct taxi from San Pedro Sula to El Porvenir for around $120.00 dollars U.S..

Program 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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
General at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Need to work with crafts, sports and Spanish would be a plus.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 12:00

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

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

The community of El Porvenir is located next to the Caribbean Sea and our Volunteer house is located one block from the beach.  Just a short  ride there are mountains with beautiful waterfalls. On the other side of La Ceiba you can go river rafting, hiking, hot springs and zip lines.

In your free time, the volunteer can go to the beach to swim or just lying in the sun for a nice tan. On the weekends, the volunteer can take a ferry out to the Bay Islands to go snorkeling or diving. If you like history, you can go see the Mayan Ruins in Copan, which is my favorite place to go.

El Porvenir is located thirteen miles from La Ceiba. The volunteer can take the bus or taxi to town to go shopping for food or just see the sights.

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Contact & Reservation
$56
/week
$56
/week
4 - 50
weeks
4 - 50
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by Honduras Children
Local airport pickup and drop off, drinking water at the house, accommodation.
This fee is for housing at our comfortable and clean volunteer house.


Airport Pickup at Goloson International

We will pick you up at the La Ceiba airport or bus station during the day free of charge.

 If you arrive in the night  we will call a taxi to pick you up. The cost is about $10.00 Dollars U.S. You will be responsible  for the cost. 



Accommodation

You will be staying at our volunteer house in a semi private room. Normally you will have a private room and bath. Should we have more than 4 volunteers we would have to put two to a room of the same sex. This information can be given to you at the time you apply.

You will be given a fully functional kitchen with everything needed to prepare your meals. 
The rooms have a floor fan and closets and dressers. The house common area has a TV with cable. Internet is provided at the owners home which is across the street. Internet can be provided at the house should the long term volunteer care to pay the monthly bill of $75.00 dollars U.S..
There is public transportation available to La ceiba which will pick you in front of the house. The cost is less than a dollar.
We will take the volunteer to the store the first time to stock up on food upon arrival.
The volunteer house is cleaned once per week.

Bedroom (Double)
Internet Access
Limited 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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$310.00
6 weeks
$390.00
7 weeks
$395.00
8 weeks
$430.00
9 weeks
$465.00
16 weeks
$710.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$1,750.00
Average fees
$56.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in La Ceiba/Honduras between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Honduras Children will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Budgeting
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Airport
The nearest airport is Goloson International (LCE) in La Ceiba. We assist you to find cheap flights to Honduras.
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