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The Honduran school year starts in February and ends in early November. We are seeking volunteers who can make a commitment for this specific three month time period (November, December & January) to work together to run something along the lines of a "summer camp" enrichment program for children at 3 locations in El Porvenir. Our volunteers work together to develop an emotionally safe and respectful environment in which children can be curious and creative. We do math, reading, English computers and a variety of other subjects based on the expertise of our volunteers. There’s always time for art, music and sports and also plenty of time to play!
Groups are currently forming for our 11th annual "Vacation Activities Program" which will start in November 2018. Volunteers arrive late-October and work November, December, January, 2018-19. Ideally, volunteers should plan to stay for the full 12 week program (or longer if desired) but we do accept some volunteers who can only stay for a partial period so do not hesitate to apply.
Help give the kids of El Porvenir something fun to do while they are out of school! VAP (Vacation Activities Program) is a free "summer camp" style enrichment program for elementary age children while they are off school in November, December, and January. Volunteers provide a fun and safe place for kids to explore their abilities while reinforcing skills in reading, computers, English, etc. There is time for art, music, sports and teambuilding, and also plenty of time to play! Volunteer in this sweet beachfront town!
Basic Computer Skills
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 20
Orientation or Training
3 month period -- November, December, January
Spanish is a plus (but not required)! Spanish instruction is available.