Volunteer in Honduras

Volunteer Programs in Honduras

Working in close partnership with our team in the Central American country of Honduras, we are delighted to offer a range of programs for volunteers in the spheres of education, childcare, medicine, nursing or dentistry. These placements provide the chance to spend time in a Caribbean setting where the locals are known for their smiling, laid-back demeanour and great hospitality. The programs are based at La Ceiba, a port town in the Atlántida region of Honduras, located in the north coast of Honduras on the Caribbean Sea.

Here in particular, volunteers really get to immerse themselves in the culture. These are ideal placements for individuals with some background in the caring professions. Anyone with the willingness to throw themselves into directly helping members of the local community can enrol, whether as a replacement for a more conventional holiday, as part of a gap year or sabbatical or to broaden professional experience. When volunteering in Honduras, the participant samples a distinctive culture and gets to know new people who appreciate their presence.

As with most Central American nations, Honduras presents the newcomer with challenges as well as rewards. Political problems and poverty mean that this rapidly changing country is troubled in part. Children from disadvantaged homes, youngsters with learning difficulties, sufferers from HIV and casualties of poverty in general form the groups in need, and helping them is what volunteering is about.

There is also, however, great beauty to be enjoyed. Lying between Guatemala to the west and Nicaragua to the south-east, Honduras has a vast stretch of northern coast on the Caribbean, comprising white sand beaches and an unspoilt coral reef. Of the population of around eight million, 65% live in poverty, and the main sources of income are subsistence farming, the export of agricultural produce, textiles and clothing and electrical parts for the US automobile industry.

Programs

4 programs
  • El Porvenir, Honduras
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 269
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included

This life-changing project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of children and youth of El Porvenir. Sadly, the Honduran education system is largely ineffective. Classes are too large and teachers routinely lack proper training and adequate supplies. The result being that many Honduran children, particularly those in…

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  • La Ceiba, Honduras
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included

This essential volunteer program was established with the aim to make a real difference to the lives of the impoverished people of La Ceiba by supplying dental services they would otherwise be unable to access. Unfortunately, the public health care system in Honduras is one of the worst in Latin America, resulting in hospitals that are under…

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  • La Ceiba, Honduras
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included

This important project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in La Ceiba. Set in the popular seaside city, famous as the original port city for the ‘Banana Republic’, the Healthcare and Medical Program provides a medical internship in a public hospital, where volunteers can use their skills…

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  • El Porvenir, Honduras
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 269
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included

This amazing project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of the residents of El Porvenir. The program first opened its doors to the community in 2010 to provide completely free English ​classes for kinder​, ​elementary, teenage and adult students. The ​elementary age ​children​, grades 1-6,​ attend…

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