Full-time Volunteer Position

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ORGANIZATION: Farm of The Child

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In some small way, our goal is to bring the Kingdom of God to the poor people of Trujillo, Honduras, Central America. Our volunteers are committed to living in a community that prays together and strives to witness the Catholic gospel each day in their lives. Farm of the Child is an orphanage, Catholic primary school and middle school, medical clinic and community outreach program located on the Caribbean coast of the Mosquitia rain forest. The mission of Farm of the Child is to care for and improve the physical, educational, spiritual and social needs of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children of Honduras so that they may become productive, Christian members of Honduran society.

Teachers, medical professionals, social workers, pastoral ministers, construction/maintenance workers, house parents, administrators, and business/finance skills.

Farm of the Child is located in the rural, coastal town of Trujillo, Honduras, Central America.

The volunteer commitment is 27 months, October 1st arrival and December 15th departure two years later. Two to three months of language/cultural training precede October 1st arrival.

Room and board are provided. Volunteer fund raises for language school, transportation and small monthly stipend.

Volunteers live in community with other volunteers, unless they are a married couple or houseparent.

On-site orientation and job training provided. Language/cultural training prior to arrival.

More opportunities with Farm of The Child

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Farm of The Child

Location:

Apto Postal 110, Trujillo Colon, HN

Mission Statement

In gratitude for the grand love that Jesus Christ gives us, we decide to unite ourselves and form a community to care for needy children and to promote the development of a productive society of devout Christians.

Description

Volunteers at Farm of the Child come together in community because they feel called to live together, pray together, share in each other's lives and work together to respond to the needs of the poor, most especially the children of Honduras. All volunteers live together in a Catholic faith-based community. The success of the community depends on each individual's commitment to accept, challenge, respect, and care for one another. Communal life requires that its members share in house responsibilities and participate in the established house activities, business meetings, community prayer times, and the larger Farm community activities. Living and working so closely with others can be difficult at times, but through effort, dedication, good communication, perseverance, and love, community life can be a nurturing environment and an enriching experience for its members. The individuals that are a part of the community make it what it is; together they work to set the guidelines and expectations. Community members are all asked to commit to the same basic ideals and to follow the basic guidelines. However, each member has different ways of participating in community life and each brings meaningful gifts to the community as a whole. Each volunteer works to clean the house and prepare meals. Volunteers commit to sharing meals together in the volunteer house, praying together daily and participating in a weekly community night that includes dinner, personal sharing and an hour of reflection and discussion. The group may decide upon additional community activities.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Faith-Based
International
Children & Youth, Faith-Based, International

WHEN

Sun Jun 01, 2025 - Sat Aug 09, 2025

WHERE

Apto Postal 110Trujillo Colon, 00000Honduras

(15.91168,-85.95345)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Project Management
  • Soccer

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 8-10 weeks in summer or 27 months from Oct 2025-Dec 2027
  • Conversational Spanish required for Summer volunteers. Long term volunteers will go to language school in Antigua, Guatemala prior to arrival.

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